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One dinner in Chicago?

hppyheather | Nov 8, 201112:31 PM

Hello! I live in DC (I guess I'm technically a "dc hound", but that feels like a weird term), and my husband and I will be in Chicago on Saturday night and will just have time for one dinner. He is a chef (formerly in SF, now in DC) and is an ultimate foody. I love good food, but you won't catch me ordering off of an offal menu. I've been perusing your board and you all have some great reviews of some really great restaurants. Do you mind if I solicit recommendations for just one dinner from you?

Here are some details on what we're looking for:
*We are staying at the Hotel Allegro. I believe this is in the West Loop (I don't know your city well though), but we are totally willing to travel via cab or public transit.
*We are considering Frontera Grill (no reservations, right?), because we spent a good bit of time in Oaxaca and do love Rick Bayless -- but if we only have one dinner -- is this the best?
*We're looking for something not on the price level of Alinea (oh, how I can dream), but are open to most price points below that!
*We love all food and all cuisines. We are looking for innovative, and most of all, DELICIOUS food. Would love something that we will be talking about for quite some time ('remember that great meal we had in Chicago?')

Thanks in advance!

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