We are travelling to Chicago for one week in September, staying at the Kinzie Hotel. We have been to Chicago in 2012 and ate very well, too well at The Publican, Girl & a Goat, Sunda, Terzo Piano, Chicago Cut, Shaw's and the Gage. I'm sure that many new places have opened and need some suggestions for lighter fare, more seafood, lunch places, Thai or Sushi, options for breakfast in the area, and good food with less noise would be great. We have no problem with taking a taxi and eat everything.
Love your city and can't wait to go again.