We're coming to Chicago Wed-Sat for our 10th anniversary. We lived in Chicago while my husband was in business school and haven't been back in 10 years.
We're staying at the Elysian. I have resevations at a couple of our favorites. I didn't include Mia Francesca. I remember loving it, but wasn't sure if I should fit it in on this trip w/all of your new restaurants. We don't need Chicago pizza. My husband is a pretty adventurous eater (more than I am, I don't eat much red meat, lamb, etc.) DH doesn't eat sushi. We love local farm fresh restaurants, love Italian, Mexican, Nuevo Latino, great burgers, great desserts. We've been to Charlie Trotter's so I didn't even try to get a reservation there. I would love to go to Alinea, but I wasn't sure if there were too many things I don't eat. I'm kind of regretting it, but I'm sure there's no way we'd get a reservation now. Same w/Girl and the Goat.
Wed dinner: Boka (we're going to see Jeff Garlin at Steppenwolf at 7:30 so I wanted something close. I'm very open to other suggestions.)
Thurs lunch: Topolobampo (one of our favorites restaurants anywhere, we planned the trip too late to get a dinner reservation...I'm still holding out hope our concierge may be able to help, but not counting on it)
Thurs dinner: Spiaggia (my husband still talks about our meal here 10 years ago and I just finished reading How Italian Food Conquered the world so I thought we should go back. I was kind of surprised how easy it was to get a reservation here.)
Fri lunch: we're going to the Cubs game. I just read about DMK Burger, thinking we might go here first, but I'm totally open to other suggestions.
Fri dinner: North Pond (I put this in when we couldn't get in to Topo. I've read mixed reviews here and again am open to suggestions.)
Sat: our flight is at 3. Would love ideas for breakfast, lunch or brunch.
Thank you so much for any advice you can share!
1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
1729 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614
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DMK Burger Bar
2954 Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657