Howdy folks, I'm coming to Chicago for a conference tomorrow from the DC area and have been charged with getting last minute dinner suggestions for tomorrow night. Staying at the Palmer House. I'm looking for a restaurant first and foremost with REALLY good food. The only caveat is that the people attending have a variety of tastes, so if there are items on the menu that are somewhat traditional, that would be better.
What would you recommend close to the hotel (say within five miles)? Anything?
What would you recommend that's within a reasonable cab ride of the hotel?
Finally, is Blackbird really worth it?
Let me know if you need more. Thanks.