We will be arriving in time for a late dinner on Wednesday, 10/24, staying at the Raffaello and would like someplace more casual that night. Thursday will be our "blow out" dinner, price or cuisine doesn't really matter. For Friday, we'd like either a late lunch or early dinner before heading to United Center for the concert.
We don't want huge portions, but husband is not too keen on spoon-size portions either where you walk away from a $300 hungry. We are very food adventurous and an interesting menu is a must. We'd be okay with a true and tried Chicago established restaurant - or - someplace new and hip. I've ruled out Everest (I was there prior to my husband).
I've checked OpenTable and struck out so far with Girl & The Goat and The Pelican. I will call the concierge to see what help I can get there, but not hopeful for these two place.
HELP! Suggestions? And TIA for any and all suggestions!