I am looking for a restaurant where I can host a dinner for approximately 25 people, on a Sunday night in a few weeks. The group will be staying at the Palmer House on 17 E Monroe St, so a place within a mile of there would be nice but a cab ride is not a problem. I'd like to keep the cost to approx $75 per person, including wine; a set menu would be fine.
I would like suggestions for place with a casual atmosphere but a focus on good food, ideally with a seasonal (farm to table) menu and a moderately priced wine list. There need to be some vegetarian options. To give you a sense of my taste, last time I was in Chicago (a few years ago), I had a (small) dinner at Blackbird and Spring, both of which I liked a lot.
Thanks for your advice