I'm visiting Chicago for the first time with a friend from Mar. 24-28 and pinning down some places to try. We like affordable to high-end eats, but on this trip have room for one meal that is >$100 pp, we both don't drink which lowers prices somewhat. This is our restaurant itinerary so far based on recommendations and reading some Chowhound threads:
Dinners: Avec, Girl & The Goat (reserved), Frontera Grill (reserved), Tru (reserved)
Question on Tru, my friend is only comfortable with the prix-fixe at $125. Is it worth going if not getting "The Experience" option?
Lunches: Au Cheval, any lunch recs. greatly appreciated
If anyone has input into whether there is a must eat missing from our dinner list (<$100 pp) or maybe a better swap in for Tru if the prix-fixe isn't worth it, that would be helpful.
Also trying to think of other good places for lunch, two potentials are Hot Doug's and Black Bird.
Thanks for the advice in advance!