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post #16 of 65
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Apartment Number 9
Scoop NYC
Jake

--yea, jake looks pretty cool. not my bag though
post #17 of 65
I will check out those shops...great thread even for us locals...

Soph, give me a good place to take my GF for her birthday, done Alinea for Valentine's, done trotters...what do you recommend...open to anything.
post #18 of 65
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Originally Posted by Soph
Joe's: You have to get reservations for dinner they are packed even on weekdays, the locals know.

Joe's is a tourist joint. They also serve frozen stone crab, out of season.
post #19 of 65
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Originally Posted by charlief1975
I will check out those shops...great thread even for us locals...

Soph, give me a good place to take my GF for her birthday, done Alinea for Valentine's, done trotters...what do you recommend...open to anything.

Heat for Sushi
They do an 8 course chef special with real high end saki ($150++ bottle)
I don't care if its close to hell, best sushi in town
Freaking live fish in tanks.
They used to do live fish, they stuff was breathing.
they have eel, osterich. crazy

Moto for crazy avant garde over the top stuff.

Spiaggia only 4 star Italian
980 North Michigan Ave
Level 2
Chicago, IL 60611

Ambria for French
Great Buffalo! Yum!

Blackbird for hip french
http://www.blackbirdrestaurant.com/about.html

Joe's for trad
--I've always been disappointed by everything else in the city for Trad food (steak/seafood) as Joe's gets EVERYTHING right. They even give you prep.reheat.serving instructions for take home. That place is ridiculous and underrated.
post #20 of 65
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Originally Posted by Soph
Heat for Sushi
They do an 8 course chef special with real high end saki ($150++ bottle)
I don't care if its close to hell, best sushi in town
Freaking live fish in tanks.
They used to do live fish, they stuff was breathing.
they have eel, osterich. crazy

Heat has me intrigued and it's not that far from where we live.
post #21 of 65
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Don't mean to derail the thread, but I'll be in Chicago early next week with the gf. I'm looking for some decent places to eat. Nothing to fancy, just some good Chicago food. Something the locals would enjoy. Any recommendations?

BTW, we'll stay at the Congress hotel on Michigan Ave..

I take everbody to "Frontera Grill" or "Topolobampo". James Beard award winner chef Rick Bayless. Never been disapointed. They do so much right. Frontera is everday casual, Topo is dinner only and upscale.

"Crofton on Wells". Minimal decor. quiet atmosphere. Great food.
post #22 of 65
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Originally Posted by Despos
I take everbody to "Frontera Grill" or "Topolobampo". James Beard award winner chef Rick Bayless. Never been disapointed. They do so much right. Frontera is everday casual, Topo is dinner only and upscale.

"Crofton on Wells". Minimal decor. quiet atmosphere. Great food.

---- Yes, I like the Topo side and good Mex-I-Can.
post #23 of 65
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Originally Posted by Despos

"Crofton on Wells". Minimal decor. quiet atmosphere. Great food.

Suzy rocks.
post #24 of 65
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
Suzy rocks.

I don't know anyone else that goes there, but I love it.
post #25 of 65
http://www.naha-chicago.com/
cross corner across from topo.

I like this place.
post #26 of 65
Be sure and do the stores on Oak St.
post #27 of 65
Thread Starter 
Naha is where I had my first real date with the woman who is now my wife. That was about 5-6 years ago when it was new. It was the only bright spot of that daytrip and we were both sure that we had nothing in common. On ocassion, that feeling returns.

Chris, perhaps I'll stop by if you are in tomorrow and we can work on a suit.

Tomasso, I'll try to stop by Jake's while I am there.

Thanks for the food and clothing tips everyone. I may have to extend my stay!
post #28 of 65
I am travelling back from Dallas Thurs. night. Will be in the store on Friday if you are still around. Jake is right around the corner from me. They also have a store in Lincoln Park I believe.
post #29 of 65
Ok Here is my take on food in Chicago.

There are so many choices, just doesn't get any better.

One of my favorites and regular places is Ruth's Chris. I know it is a chain, but the one in Chicago is great. Make sure you try to barbecue shrimp and the lobster bisque. Make sure you ask for Chris the GM, tell him Paul Blackburn sent you, get seated in Matt McCarthey's section...Hes the best.

I like all the big names, but LOVE the smaller ones.

Lincoln Park you have Tarantinos at 1112 W. Armitage, along with Sappori Trattoria (not sure on the spelling) which is at 2700 N. Halsted (East side of the street). Also try Vinci at around 1800 N. Halsted. You can even see a show afterwards down the street.

For big names in Chicago, you have Gibsons, Hugos, Everest...and a slew of others. Carmines is on Rush street, around 1100 N. Rush...right by Gibsons, the prices are not bad for the food and you still get the rush street CHIC. Also try Tavern On Rush.

For breakfast there is a great little place called Mary's Cafe, it is 215 E. Grand. I know the owner, let them know Paul sent you, you might get some $$$ off.

Enjoy your trip to Chicago, in my opinion there is no better place in the country!
post #30 of 65
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Originally Posted by Soph
Joe's: You have to get reservations for dinner they are packed even on weekdays, the locals know. 1. Get the Lobster bisque soup 2. 2nd mortgage app 3. Bone In filet is freaking amazing! with Jennie's potatoes 4. Crab if you like crab is their specialty Alaskan King is nuts. 5. Sugar Prawns 6. After dinner Key lime or the chocalte fudge ice cream thingy 7. cognac Extase XO---great after dinner your done
Thanks to all. Joe's sounds like a great idea for dinner. I'm always a sucker for a good steak. We'll probably stop by Frontera for lunch. Looks like I'll have to bring my fat jeans along.
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