My friend (no romantic dinners) and I will be spending 3 days in Chicago in early may. We will be staying in the really nice James Hotel, corner Ontario and Rush. These are four places that I've read about on Chowhound:
Mercat a la Planxa
What we really LIKE is good food, young upcomming chefs, local products, classic european style quality bistro, and what we really LOVE is wine, wine and wine...
We don't mind walking a few blocks or even taking a cab ride if necessary for a good glass of wine and the great food that comes with it. We have a medium budget but don,t mind paying for a great meal if it is worth the cash. We are both from Québec City, which is north of Montreal, so we are used to live in a french/european style city where the food reflects the town.
Not so much into dogs, Lavazza, chains, pizza, anything fried...
Thanks for all your help