I'm going to be near Chicago next weekend for my grandfather's posthumous purple heart ceremony. All of my family will be there, which rarely happens. I'd love to find a nice place for dinner for all of us on Sunday night, but I'm unfamiliar with that area. We'll be staying in the Libertyville area. My parents are getting older and I'd rather not drive into downtown for dinner, though we could if we didn't find anything we liked near the hotel.
When downtown, I've had very memorable meals at Avec (love!), Carnivale, Frontera Grill and some fun places in Wicker Park. We're a foodie family so I'd love to find a place similar in spirit that's nice enough to go to dressed up. We'll be in suits and dresses after the ceremony.
Also welcome would be cheaper lunch or brunch places for the other days we'll be around.