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ISO downtown steakhouse w/ bar seating for solo traveller lunch

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ISO downtown steakhouse w/ bar seating for solo traveller lunch

Kelly | Sep 6, 2009 10:19 AM

Having just posted about choosing among Avec, Blackbird and Green Zebra, I'm already questioning my decision and wondering whether I should also indulge in either a great hamburger or a great steak (like great Mexican, these things are totally unavailable in Brussels).

I had thought I might go to Green Zebra Wednesday night and Blackbird for their prix fixe lunch Thursday (Blackbird will be closed Wednesday night), but am now concerned that I might not be able to get away from the office in time to get out to Blackbird before heading to O'Hare -- so am thinking of an alternative lunch option downtown.

I know the relative merits of Chicago steakhouses have inspired intense discussion on the board already -- so I hope this tangential questions won't spark vituperative debate! Do any of the steakhouses downtown with loyal followers (perhaps Primehouse or Rosebud?) that have bar seating where a solo traveller would be able to get either a fantastic burger or a fantastic steak?

And finally, to return to Wednesday night -- if I don't get out to Blackbird for lunch, would you think Avec or Green Zebra would be the better bet? I can't remember where/when I originally heard about GZ, but I haven't read any detailed positive recent reviews on the board -- so am wondering if it's not all it was cracked up to be.

Sorry to waffle on about this -- I hate having such limited chow opportunities and am eager to make the most of 'em!

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