I will be joining about 5 girlfriends in downtown Chicago in late September and we're looking for some fun places appropriate to smallish 20-something budgets.
I am smitten with Bin36 and would like to go there for wine and cheeses before or after dinner. Can you recommend a place near there (River North?) to have a reasonably priced dinner? No sushi (*sigh*) or super-spicy stuff, unfortunately. How is Mambo Grill?
Also, any ideas for a fun meal on Saturday night would be greatly appreciated as well, preferably in a walker-friendly neighborhood. I'm considering tapas places, like Cafe Iberico or X/0, or perhaps Maza (Lebanese) or Rose Angelis.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!