i'll be in chicago next weekend and need advice on where to take my parents, brother and girlfriend. they will be staying in the loop area, and I in wicker park. there are 6 of us.
we'll (we = me) will eat any kind of food. i'm seeking a chicago restaurant that is relatively new (2 years or less?), mid priced ($50/person plus wine?), in downtowny area (not suburbs), and astonishingly good. it's even ok if it is trendy - i find these atmospheres in chicago pretty comical and fun.
let me preface what i am about to say by proclaiming my love for chicago. now: i have a jillion choices of great restaurants in NYC, so i am a bit spoiled. i really really want to find something in chicago that will allow me to compare favorably to some of my NYC faves.
any advice will be much appreciated. thanks.