I am traveling to Downers Grove, IL for work in a couple of weeks. I will be arriving around lunch time on a Wednesday and leave around lunch time on a Thursday. My hotel is located Downers Grove, IL, but I will have a car to get around and I'm willing to drive for good food.
I need some help from the Chowhounds on this site. I need some recommendations for lunch/dinner in Chicago and coffee (espresso preferred) in Chicago or in Downers Grove. From reading the boards and thinking about my budget, I think I'm going to try Topolobampo for lunch one day and either Graham Elliott or Blackbird for dinner. What do you think?
I'm willing to try any type of food and my budget is up to $40 (including gratuity, but no drinks) for lunch and up to $75 (not including gratuity, but including drinks) for dinner. Because of my budget, Alinea, NEXT, Avenues, and TRU are out of question.
Hope the Chowhounds on this board can help me out.