Originally Posted by Xericx
Going to Chicago for st. paddys day weekend. what's a good casual restaurant for a friday night. thinking a rick bayless restaurant or the girl and goat. checked on the girl and the goat there were no reservations available......my brother said his friends just walked in but probably not on a friday night.
any other suggestions?
Also, a good Sunday brunch after checking out of the hotel? (staying at Hotel 71, anything noteworthy in the immediate area?)
thinking deep dish pizza, greek food, etc....lou malnatis any good? i've been to Giordanos and Geno's east already.
Most good food stuff in Chicago is not in the loop... but nothing's far.
MGM - these things are for you too...
For Friday night, I recommend The Bristol, Green Zebra (if you feel like Veg) or possibly Arami sushi - a little out of the way, but great and full of hawtness on a Friday night (AMIRIGHT Kwilk?)
The Pump Room is a new Vonrichgten venture similar to ABC in NYC.. worth a shot
Gilt Bar is also serving some pretty decent stuff right now
And the Boka group places are all good (GT Fish & Oyster, Boka, Perennial Virant and they are also opening a new one in partnership with the chef from the Bristol)