Hi Chicago Hounds,
I'm coming to Chicago for the weekend with my husband (a very picky eater--though he never met a steak he didn't like) and a friend (who is adventurous as the day is long, and, like me, lives for a fabulous meal). We originally had reservations at Charlie Trotter, but upon taking a close look at the menu, realized my husband, while quite good natured about my endless quest for chow, would be filling up on bread and wine, and for Trotter's prices I know we can do better elsewhere.
We want to stay relatively close to downtown (we won't have a car, so places that are easy by taxi are preferable), but we want a really great restaurant with great atmosphere that has a steak on the menu for my husband.
It also has to be a place we can get a reservation for this Friday (!), which I know makes things more difficult.
Can you help me?