Hello! I am back in Chicago visiting after moving to Philly and I'm really missing the Chicago experience. My mom, me (23), boyfriend, and dad were all going to adventure into the city from Naperville on Saturday. What I'm basically looking for is ambience, great food, great drinks, and not too expensive (say, $25 a plate average). The boyfriend and dad are meat kind of people while my mom and I are always up for an adventure and like places that offer an asian flare (like Catch 35, although that's not a must). No tapas, kind of over that trend. Any suggestions? We'd like it to be in a fun neighborhood too so we can grab a couple drinks before dinner somewhere else.
In my head I'm thinking something of the ambience/neighborhood where Vivo is on W. Randolph but am open to pretty much any suggestions.
Whew, that was long winded. Thank you for all your help, hope everyones New Years was fun and filled with yummy food!