I am heading with a colleague to Chicago in July. We are staying in the W hotel (lakeshore). The last time we went to Chicago we had just one night free from work duties, so only had one place to try. We chose Alinea that evening and loved it.
This time around we will have two nights (sat/sun) free and would like to try some new places. We are looking at the high end places mainly. We aren't particularly looking for another alinea, the molecular gastronomy thing is fun, but we equally like more traeitional dining experience.
Key for us, is that the food is memorable. Chicago is a culinary hotspot so we want to try the best of the best. Price isn't so much an object, neither do we have a preference of cuisine. Any suggestions would be very appreciated!