My boyfriend and I are taking our first trip to Chicago. We're staying at W Lakeshore and would like some reccomendations for dinner. I wasn't sure which W (Lakeshore City Center) was a better location, so I picked Lakeshore for the view even though I don't know what kind of neighborhood it's in, is there anything worthy within walking distance? We're not looking for any super fancy 7 course tastings . . . we prefer places that are busy, hip, popular restaurant/lounges that's a guaranteed great meal and wine list. I'm thinking of Japonaise and Blackbird just from other postings I saw . . .
Oh also - any south american places with salsa nights?