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Hello!  I am new to this forum and would appreciate any suggestions for the best dining experiences in Chicago.  By "best", I do not necessarily mean "most expensive" (however, I am not averse to an expensive dinner, provided that it is a pleasant and delicious experience).  I am looking for excellent dining experiences that are not just tourist magnets, but local favorites.  I am interested in both ethnic and standard American cuisine; I would like suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Thank you!smile.gif

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Yolk on Michigan Ave is very good for breakfast.  It's priced OK and the portion sizes are huge!

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Thanks so much for the suggestion.  I perused the menu and it sounds delicious!

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We also liked the Exchequer I think they are on East Wabash but check with google to be sure.  I managed to get the bug that was going through our kitchen while we were there and we found this place on our first night.  I ordered the daily specials for the soup which was amazing and the meals were very good.. generous portions (huge by our Canadian standards...lol) and the service was amazing.  I wish I had felt better when we were there....

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I have had nothing but amazing dinners at Blackbird. 

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Yolk on Michigan Ave is very good for breakfast.  It's priced OK and the portion sizes are huge!


^  I love this place.  Best breakfast ever!
 

 

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I have never tried this place.  I am going to look into it!

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I have had nothing but amazing dinners at Blackbird. 

 



 

post #8 of 9

Chicago here you go.

 

  • Alinea - one of the best restaurants in the country right now and it is a great experience.
  • Lou Mitchells - Classic Chi-Town breakfast
  • Pegasus - Wonderful rooftop experience.
  • Tru - Best desserts - Hot Chocolate has some good ones to
  • La Sardine - Best deal in the city on Tuesdays.
  • The Publican - Best spot for beer, pork, and seafood. Owned by the guy who has blackbird (Paul Kahn)
  • Hot Doug's - Best dogs in the city and where else can you get foi gras hot dogs?
  • Les Nomades - Great romantic spot
  • Spiagga - Excellent italian but pricey

 

 

 

 

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post #9 of 9

Check out Al's Italian Beef on Ontario Street as it has great reviews.

 

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