We have friends from Florida visiting us next month who have never been to Chicago. We will be showing them around the downtown area Saturday and need somewhere for dinner Saturday night that is unique to Chicago. We have reservations at Spring for Sunday night and I am holding reservations at Topobalombo for Saturday, however, we were disappointed with our recent dinner at Topo and are trying to come up with another choice. We will be dressed casually so I don't want somewhere that men need to wear jackets. I was thinking of Zinfandel or Blackbird. I don't want Asian or a steakhouse. We will go for drinks at the top of the 95th before dinner so we want somewhere in the downtown area. Entrees in the $20-$25 range is ok. Any suggestions?
Also, any suggestions for somewhere for lunch Saturday near Michigan Ave. that would offer outdoor seating?