I need some advice on where in Chicago to go for a unique, can't miss dining experience. I live in the city, but my Mom is coming to visit from Canada for her birthday and we're looking to go to a really great restaurant to celebrate.
We've been to Alinea and Moto before, and had wonderful meals at both places. Tru, Schwa, and Avec are all frontrunners for this next trip, but we're having trouble deciding. We're looking for someplace with outstanding food and a unique atmosphere, without being too stuffy.
Any advice? Any restaurants that I'm not thinking of that we just have to try?