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Oysters, steak, scotch: suggestions for where to find the best combo

DuchessNukem | Aug 22, 2011 04:38 PM

Hey all, I beg your advice/experience. I have been researching this so hard, on CH and the web, that my brain feels hot. :)

Quick two-day trip in a couple/few weeks for a late anniversary. One night will be at Next; the other, a steak for my husband. His desert-island meal, fortunately, is available in Chicago in multiples:

Oysters (raw) (Kumamotos, Wellfleets a bonus)
Beef carpaccio
Lobster bisque
Steak (dry- or wet-aged, he likes sirloin and ribeye; I like filet)
Single-malt scotch, more obscure selection the better

The carpaccio and bisque are negotiable, even disposable. And any place will have at least an acceptable scotch.

We're staying in the Loop and would enjoy walking to and fro for dinner, but can transit or taxi; will eat early (around 6:00 p.m.) on a Wednesday. I don't mind higher-end chain steakhouses. $$ not an issue but not interested in 'scene' over food.

Shortlist so far (not married to any of these):
McCormick & Schmick

Does anyone have experience on this combo of overindulgence lol? Appreciate any thoughts.

McCormick & Schmick's
1 E Wacker Dr Lbby 3, Chicago, IL 60601

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