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Nut Free Restaurant

Any recommendations for a nut-free restaurant for a foodie with a severe nut allergy? Thanks in advance!

Nov 08, 2014
KarenM in Chicago Area

Recs for kids around Georgetown?

They aren't exactly adventurous, though they like grilled steak, chicken noodles and rice, so japanese is usually a hit.

Recs for kids around Georgetown?

Any restaurant ideas around Georgetown for young kids, ages 5 and 10?

Need restaurant close to 1 North Wacker

Thanks! As far as budget, moderate, but no tasting menu. I would say 50 pp, no paticular type of cuisine - just something that is good with a great atmosphere and festive. I wanted to try Bavettes, but no reservations (even mid-week).

Dec 02, 2013
KarenM in Chicago Area

Need restaurant close to 1 North Wacker

Either walking distance or short taxi ride is fine, and this is for 4 people for an employee holiday meal. Thanks so much!

Dec 02, 2013
KarenM in Chicago Area

70th Birthday Party, 25 Guests?

Does anyone have any suggestions for my parent's 70ths? This would be in June, and they are about an hour outside of Chicago, so one thought was dinner at Sixteen and then get them a room at Trump for a night. They aren't 'foodies', but, like most of us, appreciate good food. Thanks!

Apr 07, 2012
KarenM in Chicago Area

Dinner and Drinks for 40?

Thanks! That is incredibly helpful! I had already checked out the lettuce site, but I wasn't familiar with open table. Thanks again - you are obviously a pro at this!

Aug 04, 2011
KarenM in Chicago Area

Dinner and Drinks for 40?

Thanks so much! It's a holiday party for former classmates coming from Oak Park on December 10th (I know, not the greatest timing). They met at Rockit one year, and were on their own with hotels. I would say River North, Gold Coast for location, and they want to eat from 7 to 10, and then go out after, so nearby nightlife is a plus. I think more meat and potato than foie gras ice cream, if you know what I mean.

Aug 04, 2011
KarenM in Chicago Area

Dinner and Drinks for 40?

For about 90 per person.

Aug 04, 2011
KarenM in Chicago Area

Dinner and Drinks for 40?

Is this impossible? Looking for a venue, either hotel or restaurant, for 40 people. We need 4 to 5 hours of open bar, and dinner too! Thanks!

Aug 04, 2011
KarenM in Chicago Area

Gold Coast restaurant for a group?

Thanks - good point - I would say 8.

Jul 26, 2011
KarenM in Chicago Area

Gold Coast restaurant for a group?

I am not sure what the price range is yet, but I am looking for a fun place for a group of 40 something ladies (some of us married, some of us cougars) who haven't seen one another in a long, long, long time (they are staying close to the Omni hotel - 676 Michigan).

These are my ideas so far:

Gibson's
Hugo's
Quartino
Rosebud on Rush
Table 52

What do you think? As I said - not sure about price ranges, but we do want to catch up, laugh and people watch! Thanks!

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Quartino
626 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Rosebud on Rush
720 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611

Gold Coast Cafe
1112 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

Jul 26, 2011
KarenM in Chicago Area

Comme ca` v. Sage and STK v. Carnevino? Help!!

I can't decide!! Any thoughts about the food, service, atmosphere would be appreciated. Thanks!

Jul 12, 2011
KarenM in Las Vegas

Best atmosphere and food?

Any suggestions for Vegas restaurant with great food and atmosphere? We are thinking about Bartolotta or Mix? Is it difficult to get outdoor seating at Bartolotta? Thanks!

May 01, 2010
KarenM in Las Vegas

Looking for Help - "Affordable" 20 person birthday dinner in Chicago?

We had a large group (15) at Quartino, lots of food and lots of wine for about 20 per person - I thought it was a mistake! It's loud and lively - maybe a little tight with the seating (they just opened a few weeks before we were there), but it was a great night. They will give you a reservation, but I don't know if they have a private room.

Jan 26, 2010
KarenM in Chicago Area

Fig Catering

Thank you so much for the information. They are doing a cocktail party for us, so I was thrilled to hear your comments. Thanks!

Jan 26, 2010
KarenM in Chicago Area

Fig Catering

Has anyone had any experience with Fig Catering? Thanks!

Jan 25, 2010
KarenM in Chicago Area

Las Vegas Recs Wanted: Steak/Seafood or Italian With Nice View, Great Ambience

We are looking for recommendations for October LV trip. Steak/Seafood or Italian with a really nice, quiet, pleasant, and relaxing atmosphere. We are looking to spend no more than $100 - $125 per person. Thanks!!

Oct 04, 2007
KarenM in Southwest

Farmers' Markets

Does anyone know of a Chicago outdoor market that sells fresh roses?

May 29, 2007
KarenM in Chicago Area

NYC couple visiting Chicago for 2 nights

My husband and I were recently at Sweets and Savories and thought it was excellent...a little quirky but the staff and atmosphere are very approachable and friendly. Highly recommend the tomato bread soup and filet or the tasting menu.

Nov 14, 2006
KarenM in Chicago Area

A Taste of Bartolotta in Chicago?

We went to the Las Vegas Bartolotta and it was fabulous. Can anyone recommend a Chicago restaurant that prepares food similar to Bartolotta? Thanks!

Oct 21, 2006
KarenM in Chicago Area

Looking for Sunday Breakfast in Addison IL

I think the place in Elmhurst is Our Kitchen. There is also Dappers and Milly's in Addison but I think Our Kitchen is the best.

Oct 20, 2006
KarenM in Chicago Area

San Diego Resataurants With Kids

We are staying at the Marriot Hotel and Marina next week with our 2 1/2 year old (active) boy. Are there any kid friendly restaurants you might recommend? He eats just about everything. We have a car so we can go anywhere but I would like to know if there is anything walking distance from our hotel? Thank you!!

Oct 20, 2006
KarenM in California