Midwest hound coming to Chicago early Xmas week. Planning on Merlo and Paprikash. Staying at hotel just off Michigan. Seeking suggestions for very good food at reasonable prices for dinner, lunch, and tea.
Hoping to find warm and cozy places (could be cold that week) where we can sit and talk for a while, and not be rushed. Perhaps French, Asian, and some uniquely Chicago. Want to avoid excessive noise, long cab rides, fish places.
I will report after Xmas.