I'm visiting Chicago for the weekend, and some of my friends and I have spontaneously decided we'd like to have dinner at at least one high quality restaurant. Below is a list of guidelines to help narrow us down from the myriad Chicago dining options: - Getting a reservation on short notice must be feasible (obviously we have no reservations at the moment, and I imagine we're too late for some of the most popular places). - Our preferred restaurant types include steakhouses and Chinese (think more authentic than P.F. Chang's style, but not to the point where we can't get by speaking English), and Italian and seafood options are also being considered. We absolutely do not want any continental European cuisine or trendy fusion cuisine, but other brands of cuisines not mentioned haven't been ruled out. Places with tasting menus or fixed course lists aren't our cup of tea either. -We'll be staying near Midway and the University of Chicago, so the closer to that general area, the better. Don't put too much stock in location, as we are willing to drive the necessary distance for a quality place. -Food quality is #1. We have no problem going to a place with a less ritzy ambience if it means better food. Similarly, we're not interested in having an "experience" or hitting up a reputed hotspot if the food isn't that great. -The following restaurants have already been ruled out: Gibson's, Gene and Georghetti's, Morton's (and any other chain place that we can eat at outside of Chicago), N9ne, the Rick Bayless restaurants (Frontera/Topolobampo), and Charlie Trotter's. I'm flying out tomorrow afternoon, so if anyone can throw me some ideas on short notice, it would be great.