Have reservations at Alinea in a few weeks and would like to dine at one more high end spot on this trip.
Initially wanted L20 for the 'plus one' (we dined there two years ago shortly after Gras left and wanted to try the new chef's menu) but unfortunately they are closed the one night we have available (Wednesday). A bit of rooting around on the OpenTable list of top Chicago restaurants and the Michelin 1 star list produced goosefoot or Tru or Senza as possibilities.
goosefoot looks ideal but to my surprise goosefoot is harder to get into than Alinea, with zero openings the next eight weeks.
So maybe Tru or Senza or something similar that the good folks on this board might recommend. Or is there a way to get a res at goosefoot?
We are looking for a restaurant with a tasting menu with small plates, not overly hip, not too old school ... French or molecular are fine. So places like Everest or Topolobampo are not really what we want.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.