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Lunch in Chicago

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Blake686, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Blake686

    Blake686 Senior member

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    Wife and I are heading to Chicago Fri-Sun and I am looking for lunch recommendations for Fri and Sat. We have dinner lined up at Girl and the Goat Friday and Sepia on Saturday. We are staying at the Westin on Michigan Ave, so any spots close to that would be great. Looking for anything from pizza to a sit down meal on the pricier side.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Pat

    Pat Senior member

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    blackbird and topolobampo are my two favorite spots for lunch in chicago. both are on the pricey side as far as lunch goes, but if you do the prix fixe at blackbird it is actually quite reasonable.
     
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    I really like Vivo, a little italian joint in the west loop. You can't go wrong with Mastro's (if you can get in). Best pizza is Lou Malnati's if you want deep dish, and La madia for thin crust.

    For a more mainstream, yet local favorite steakhouse checkout Wildfire. just my 2 cents.
     
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    Mastro's, Topo and Avec are awesome but very expensive. For something also very good but a bit cheaper, check out Purple Pig.
     
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    +1 for Avec.

    Also mention Boka, Custom house, Hot Dougs.
     
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    boka and avec are not open for lunch.

    purple pig is a great suggestion and is right of the mag mile.
     
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    Blackbird has a $22 prix fixe lunch.
     
  9. Blake686

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    Thanks for all of the replies, much appreciated. My wife mentioned going to Frontera Grill, is it a good option? I'd love to try Topolobampo but it looks to be tough to get a reservation.
     
  10. Blake686

    Blake686 Senior member

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    also, Purple Pig looks to be right up my alley, thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    if you're flying american, frontera grill at the american airlines terminal is one of the best airport eats i've had!
     
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    Frontera is a great option for lunch.
     
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    ... if you like eating some Mexican food with your salt....
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Au Cheval on Randolph or Longman and Eagle in Logan Square or Pleasant House Bakery on the south side

    Topo is easier to get into than Frontera. If you want to try Frontera, arrive about an hour before lunch service ends and grab a spot in the bar.
     
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    David Burke's Primehouse offers fantastic dry aged ribeye/sirloin burgers at lunch. Reasonable price, too.
     
  16. Blake686

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    We ended up eating lunch at Purple Pig on Friday, dinner at Girl and the Goat and lunch and Longman and Eagle Saturday, dinner at Sepia. Some high points and some low points, but overall great meals.

    Thank you all again for the suggestions, will definitely add some of the ones we missed to the list for our next visit.
     

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