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Planned dining in Chicago

csb95 | Jan 14, 201112:16 PM


I've been researching restaurants, etc for an upcoming Chicago trip at the end of March.

It will be by husband & myself, arriving on a Wednesday pm and leaving Saturday afternoon. Of course there are far more places I want to try than we will have time for!

I have a plan for the most part, but had some questions.

Wed night: arriving around 5 pm. Our hotel (Amalfi on Kinzie in River North) has a complimentary drinks & hors d'ouevres that we will probably take advantage of when we first get there. After settling in I would like to go to Bin 36 for wine & cheese flights.

Then possibly the signature lounge in the Hancock bldg for dessert and drinks.

Thursday lunch:
La Madia or The Russian Tea Room (leaning to the latter). We will be going to the Art Insitute for the Thursday free night from 5 to 8, so will be in the area during the afternoon.

Thursday dinner: Girl & Goat, have 8:15 pm reservation already. Thinking I should switch to 8:30, since the free hours at the AIC goes until 8...

Friday lunch:
Les Colonial, but open to other ideas

Friday dinner:
Reservations for Perennial. My husband wants to go to a gallery that is also in the Lincoln park area, but we would have to go there mid afteroon (gallery closes at 5).

Are there any good bars like Sable, Gilt or Watershed in that area to get us through to the 7 pm dinner reservation?
Or I can move dinner earlier. Since it is Friday, I'm thinking the bars will get busier later rather than earlier, so would rather go earlier to a bar.

Speaking of Sable, Gilt, etc, I would like to try at least one of those, too, but not sure when we can fit it in!

Saturday I think we will be going to the Museum of Science & Industry for the majority of the day, so will have to do lunch there.

Thoughts on my plan?


Bin 36
339 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610

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