I am going to be in Chicago visiting my sister for my birthday and we're looking to go out to a fancy dinner. I will be there the weekend of the Oct 5th, so I think I've missed my chance to get a reservation at many places. I am considering Bonsoiree, but I hesitate because they have a new chef. Has anyone been there since Beverly Kim took over? If you recommend against it, do you have any alternative suggestions?
I am a fish-eating vegetarian, but other than that I have no restrictions. Bonsoiree is barely in my price range, so I am not up for anything more expensive. (Under $200 for two people would be ideal.) A tasting menu is appealing, but not necessary since I know it can get pretty expensive.
I am going to be in Logan Square, where my sister lives, but I am happy to go anywhere that we can get by public transit in under an hour. We also might be dining on Thursday or Monday, so I might be able to get in somewhere I couldn't on the weekend.