Flying in to Chicago from SF early for a mid-week conference next week (June 2-4). My friend will be joining me for the weekend (reservations at Grace and Next, respectively). A couple of people from our team on Tuesday and Wednesday, which leaves Monday where I'll be a solo diner.
I was really hoping to eat at Schwa or 42 Grams, since both seem like they would be accommodating to singles, but both are closed on Monday. As I expanded my dragnet of restaurants, it seemed to be a trend, virtually every one took Monday off.
Any good recs for a solo diner on Monday. I'd love a place like Publican (but not actually Publican since we're going there Tuesday), or if there were some sort of place like Animal or State Bird with interesting and extraordinary small plates. Failing that any great sushi spots that aren't dark on Monday?