I am visiting Chicago with my wife and looking for recommendations for a nice weekend dinner for two, preferably in the Wicker Park area. We used to live there in the early 90s when the only options seemed to be Leo's Lunchroom, Soul Kitchen and the Busy Bee (RIP) and are curious to check out anything recent of note.
We're basically looking for a nice, creative meal that is casual but still elegant. In New York, this would be anything from Cafe Boulud to WD-50 to Babbo. Something uniquely Chicago would be a plus but any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Looking at some previous threads, Meritage looks like it might be suitable but the reviews seem a little mixed. Is there anything else along those lines in the area?