Taking three funa and rowdy Chicago visitors out for a Friday night dinner next month. We're all adults, big drinkers, and bigger foodies. Not looking for anything too fancy (no 7 course tasting menus) but price is really not an object. Trying to stay in the River North/Gold Coast area but willing to take a short cab ride. Ones we've tried and loved: Merlo on Maple, Sepia, Le Colonial, Mercat a la Planxa etc. but can even be less fancy if atmosphere makes up for it- a Quartino's-esque type. Anyone have any fun ideas? Wait time also not an object if there's a bar... Thanks in advance!