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Need steak and Italian recs

whoopdido | Jul 28, 2008 08:41 PM

Hey...need a little help here.

I'll be heading to South Bend from Minnesota for a Notre Dame football game in October. Been doing it yearly for the past 5 years or so. We always stay in Chicago Friday night, go to the game on Saturday and then also spend Saturday night in Chicago.

I'm sorry to say but we've usually been disappointed with our restaurant choices. The Rosebud, Gene and Georgetti, The Chop House and Gibsons have all been just ok, but nothing spectacular. We've tried some other places too, but the names escape me.

Last year we actually stayed on the north end of town (Wheeling to be exact) and went to the two Tramonto restaurants there. Both experiences were great, but this year we're planning on staying in the city and would like to go to some places closer.

Anyway, we'd like to do Italian one night and steak the other night. Any suggestions? I know Chicago has GREAT food, but unfortunately I just haven't been able to find it yet.

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