My SO and I are traveling from Los Angeles in a few weeks, and we're looking for a nice place to have dinner. I'm a huge foodie, but unfortunately, the b/f is not. I want Alinea or Avenues, but since it's a bit beyond his budget, I have to look elsewhere.
Any suggestions for great places that we could eat for about $65-100 per person? Food is very important to me, as is trying a place that is solely found in Chicago (Arnie Morton's just ain't gonna cut it). Any cuisine is fine, but bonus points if the chef has a unique style - perhaps Achatz and Bowles on a slightly lesser level.
Thank you for your help!