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Special dinner for Special lady

Thank you so much! We are staying at the James, downtown and some place walkable or a short cab ride is best. We have talked about taking her somewhere more "fancy" but I don't want her to be out of her comfort zone since our trip is to celebrate her. Italian, contemporary American, Thai are all some of her favorites. Thanks in advance!

Oct 11, 2011
steph38018 in Chicago Area

Special dinner for Special lady

The Berwyn looks fun but I probably didn't describe what I'm looking for properly. I don't want any place stuffy (which the Berwyn doesn't seem to be :-).) However I would like something whimsical and fun since this is an all girls trip. My mom is not a hip chic so tapas, tasting menus, and community tables are not needed. Just something delicious and memorable for her 55th. While my sister and I are paying for the trip I know my mom would panic if she saw the menu had $50+ entrees so I know we will not be visiting one of Chicago's finest. Thank you for the Berwyn suggestion, maybe we'll try lunch there.

Oct 11, 2011
steph38018 in Chicago Area

Special dinner for Special lady

My sister and I are surprising my Mom with a trip to Chicago to celebrate her 55th birthday this weekend. (Yes, this weekend and we don't have reservations yet... shame, shame.) Any suggestions for a special place to take her? She is not a super fancy person or a foodie but does enjoy delicious food. I want somewhere that will make her feel comfortable and not worry about the price of the entrees. I would prefer for the ambiance to be "magical" (think Serendipity NYC) and the food to be yum, and not too fancy. Any suggestions?? Thanks so much!

Oct 11, 2011
steph38018 in Chicago Area