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Place to eat close to Green Mill

Thank you for your help. We were trying to figure out when to take the cruise but if it is close to the Sable, then we will take the cruise Monday, before dinner. Trying to organize an itinerary is harder then I anticipated.

Cafe Magnolia is perfect. Thank you for coming to the rescue. We were about to give up finding a place close to Green Mill.

Oct 20, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Place to eat close to Green Mill

For Sunday early evening, I am looking for a place to eat, close to Green Mill or close to Wyndham Blake. If we take the architectural river cruise in the afternoon, then maybe a place close to there? Any advice is appreciated.

Oct 20, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Is there another restaurant similar to Sable?

Is there another restaurant similar to Sable? Also, is Sable far from Soldier Stadium and can we take the el to solider stadium from Sable?

Oct 20, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Monday night football in Chicago. Good place to go after game?

I will check in to that. Thanks for the ideas

Oct 16, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Monday night football in Chicago. Good place to go after game?

I think the Red Ivy sounds like something we would like.

Oct 16, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Monday night football in Chicago. Good place to go after game?

Good TIp!

Oct 16, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Monday night football in Chicago. Good place to go after game?

I will check in to both of those. The Purple Pig sounds interesting. Thank You

Oct 16, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Monday night football in Chicago. Good place to go after game?

Thank you, You are right, we have plenty of BBQ here. I think we will skip the BBQ places

Oct 16, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Visting Chicago this weekend. Need help with suggestions.

We have reservations for North Pond at 5:45. Our plane doesn't leave till 9:45. So it should be a perfect way to end our visit

On the list of places we are planning on going. Bongo, Fox&Obel, Portillos, Pizza, Sables, French Market...some other pastry/coffee shops, and a popcorn place that I can't think of off hand. Also cocktails at the John Hanncock building at sundown Sunday night.

We have tried fine dining here and find it is not our style, However, North Pond sounds like a place we do not want to miss trying. Here is kansas city, we like restaurants in what we call the " Arts District" or River Market area. They offer ethnic food ( but Moroccan is not our favorite), lots of historical places/restaurants ( a passion of ours) and small restaurants popular with locals, hidden gems, they usually have some creative chefs and the best helpful, friendly service around. After word gets out either reservations are needed or you will be waiting a long time. I am not familiar with areas in Chicago but does any one know of restaurants that are popular with the locals, historical places with a story, or, restaurants ran by chef with their own unique style.

Oct 16, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Visting Chicago this weekend. Need help with suggestions.

I hear publican recommended several time so I think that is a place to go. Thanks for all your suggestions.

Oct 16, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Visting Chicago this weekend. Need help with suggestions.

La Sardine sounds perfect for lunch Sunday.

Oct 16, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Visting Chicago this weekend. Need help with suggestions.

The sable sounds like a perfect place before the game. If we go to Northpond, what is the best time to go? I was going to make it at night but then I am not sure if we would be able to enjoy the park and the scenery.

Oct 15, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Monday night football in Chicago. Good place to go after game?

Lots of great information. We are looking for steak or chicken before the game, something filling. We will be dressed very causally and the same after game , as we will not be going back to the hotel to change. Not fast food price range but not fine dining prices...somewhere in the middle maybe? As for after the game. Cocktails and finger food...something more experimental then nachos and fries. A place to listen to music (maybe JAZZ) and people watch.

Oct 15, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Visting Chicago this weekend. Need help with suggestions.

Lots of great advice and tips. I have one quick question. I looked up Northpond menu and we didn't see anything we would be adventurous enough to try . The restaurant location and atmosphere sounds just like what we are looking for. Something romantic and something we don't have here in Kansas city. I looked up the Sable and they have more of a selection of foods we would like to try. Not sure of the atmosphere there, Do you have any recommendations? I know I will have other questions as I am planning our itinerary. Thank you all the links and information on getting around Chicago.

Oct 15, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Visting Chicago this weekend. Need help with suggestions.

I started a thread about " Monday night Football and where to go before and after the game to eat/drink". but after reading the boards I realized I need more advice.

We are arriving at 10am on Sunday, Oct 21. What are some good ideas for lunch and dinner.
We want to experience Chicago's favorite foods. I have read that Pizzeria Uno is best for Pizza. Portillo's for hotdogs...unless there is a better place to experience a "true Chicago hotdog"

Monday...Bongo for breakfast. We will do some sightseeing during the day so we need ideas for lunch. We are going to the football game at night so need ideas for dinner before and drinks/food after.

Tuesday we have the entire day. Our flight doesn't leave till 9pm so we have all day for sightseeing and eating. I need breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas

I also love lattes, cappuccinos, and pastries. So what are some of the best coffee shops and where is the best to buy pastries...I love sweets!

We are staying at the Wyndham Blake . The hotel is two blocks to the train but if there is a "not to be missed" place to eat., we do not mind walking or a taxi.

I don't have an itinerary yet, but I do know that the Navy pier, Willis tower, Millennium Cloud Gate, and tour of Wrigley field are places we want to see.

Thanks for any suggestions you can give us.

Oct 15, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area

Monday night football in Chicago. Good place to go after game?

We are arriving in Chicago, Sunday morning on the 21st. Leaving Tuesday night. We are staying at the Wyndham Blake Chicago Hotel. I have no idea where it is but according to the website it is located four blocks from Grants Park and is two blocks from train station. We will be using the train, cab or walking to get around the city. At first, I had some general ideas of what to do but after reading several discussions on restaurants, I can see I need some help. We want to visit the navy pier, Willis tower and Millennium Park Cloud Gate. We want to take a tour of Wrigley Field. The French Market sounds interesting but not sure if it is close. I need to do some more research on places to visit but those are a few we know about.

I had read somewhere, that John Hancock has a place to eat and to try to make reservations around sundown. Any advice on this idea?

My big question is where should we go to dinner, before the football game on Monday and after the game to have some drinks/food? A place where we can people watch, listen to music..etc.....

We want to go to either Andy's jazz club or Green Mill I have also read about The Violet hour. Not sure how far any of these places are. We had considered those places for after the game but we are not sure if that is a good option or should we go the Jazz Club Sunday night.

We want to try Pizzeria Uno and the Bongo room. I would like to try North pond but not sure if I can get reservations this late in the planning. We heard Honey one BBQ is good but would like other opinions on that. We are in need of suggestions for other places to eat. So any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Oct 14, 2012
dawn65 in Chicago Area