We are fairly new to Chicago (been here about 2 mo), and I am looking for some suggestions for lunch with my gf this Friday. I've done a fair amount of research on restaurants, but they tend to be dinner places, and we have a couple favorites already (Piccolo Sogno and Purple Pig), but would like to try something new. Not looking for anything fancy, and prefer not to have to wait long for a table. She isn't really a fan of breakfast foods (though I'm working on that), and she tends to be not big on sandwiches. I know, tough for lunch options...
A few places I've thought of:
Xoco (though not sure we're really fans of Bayless)
Little Goat (would we have to wait?)
Southport Grocery & Cafe (seems like it's a bit breakfast heavy)
Oh, and she doesn't like Chicago style pizza (grrr....).
PS - Would Grand & Michigan be considered Downtown - or do you just call it Magnificent Mile?