We have room in our weekend for one nice meal in Chicago. Thought I had decided on Trio Atelier, but we will be relying on public transportation ... can we take a train (subway, el) there? Even returning late? Seems like it would be a heck of a cab ride.
I am also enamored of North Pond Cafe's location ... seems like the better (and more reasonably priced) meal would be at Trio Atelier, but man ... the view! It would also be more romantic and convenient to post-dinner activities. (If we choose here, should I make a seating request when I reserve?)
Also considering Naha, Blackbird, and Meritage. Help an indecisive fellow calm down and enjoy the fact that he has to make a "choice" between these fine establishments!