Hi everyone -
First, I've read through the board a few times, so I feel somewhat sheepish asking this question - but I'm gonna do it anyway! I am staying at the Ivy Hotel (Ontario Street, near Michigan Ave) from the 19th through the 23rd with my friend. It's his birthday and he loves steak, so I wanted to take him out for a nice steak dinner.
So, the recommendations I'm looking for are: good steak restaurants near the hotel AND just general recommendations close to the hotel. We'll have my car, but I don't know how much I want to drive in downtown Chicago.
I like to eat, well, everything. He is a little pickier and I doubt he would like any of the haute cuisine with prix fixe menus (which is sad because I definitely would). I am going to try for an early dinner at Frontera or Topo because I've been there before and I think it's terrific. Otherwise, maybe the Purple Pig since it's on Michigan Ave. But I'm open to your expertise!
Thanks in advance.