I moved to Chicago 1.5 years ago after living in Manhattan for 10 years. I will be in the city for a luncheon (with a 3 year old) and 2 dinners (adults only) and am stumped at where to go. I obviously have way too many faves (listed below) but think I might want to steer towards something new (ish) that I haven't tried.
Some of my faves include:
Anything Danny Meye, Barbuto, Alta, Osteria Morini, Peasant
Pearl oyster bar, luke's lobster, momofuku ssam, keste, locanda verde, ippudo, Sakagura, Yasuda.