It's my birthday next month and I've been given the opportunity to pick out any restaurant in Chicago. I'm specifically looking at fine dining options. I had the privilege of doing the tasting at Alinea back in April and it was absolutely incredible, but unless the menu has changed by the end of next month, I don't want to go and have mostly the same dishes.
The two choices that are coming to mind for me are Tru and Charlie Trotter's. I've heard some mixed things about the latter lately, and wonder if the atmosphere there is really what I'm looking for.
I'd love to hear opinions about the aforementioned restaurants, and any suggestions would certainly be welcome. Thanks!