I'm a Chicago native who works in the restaurant industry out in New York City, and as of late, I have been hearing some wonderful things about about Chicago's thriving dining scene (and it makes me very proud).
I am visiting for a short time in September, and was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to recommend favorite Chicago restaurants, of 3-star (NY Times) caliber? I'll probably only be able to afford to go out for one blow-out dinner, so I am looking for the epitome of (3-star) Chicago dining. It would be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance!