Coming to Chicago from the San Francisco area (Napa) and will be staying with a friend just south of the river and north of Millennium Park (right behind the Hyatt Regency).
Looking for Chowhound recommendations for lunch, cocktails and dinner within 8-10 blocks walking distance from this location. All cuisines and price points are fine, so long as the food is delicious and the atmosphere lively and fun. I'm not bringing a tie or jacket so more formal places are off limits.
In previous visits to Chicago, I've really enjoyed Frontera/Topolobampo (how is Bayless' new place?), Cafe Spiaggia, Japonese, Blackbird and NoMi. Could go to these again but would like to branch out. I love great cocktails as well.
Thanks for your recommendations!
980 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611