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Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

#651 Post by Paul Miller » October 25th, 2019, 1:09 pm

Saw this on Facebook
Starting Friday, November 1, join Dutch & Doc's for their Balena pop-up, which will feature a menu of Balena favorites like the tagliolini nero with crab and sea urchin. You won't want to miss it! Make your reservation ASAP before availability is gone. #DutchandDocs
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#652 Post by Keith A k e r s » October 25th, 2019, 1:59 pm

George Hejna wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 1:01 pm
I didn't even know it was still open. I never hear anyone talk about it.

George

I don't know anyone who would want to be caught dead there. Too many other options and he's still clearly a massive dickbag

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#653 Post by Ryan Kilkenney » October 25th, 2019, 2:17 pm

Paul Miller wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Saw this on Facebook
Starting Friday, November 1, join Dutch & Doc's for their Balena pop-up, which will feature a menu of Balena favorites like the tagliolini nero with crab and sea urchin. You won't want to miss it! Make your reservation ASAP before availability is gone. #DutchandDocs
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Too bad they can’t resurrect the wine list for the pop up. And it sounds like they have no plans to bring the restaurant back. A shame.

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#654 Post by johngonzales » October 29th, 2019, 9:12 pm

Anyone have a suggestion for a place close to the Fairmont @Millenium Park.
I have to fly out Sunday night after a wedding Saturday, so want to leave my bags at hotel, hit an early dinner nearby, then retrieve bags to head to the airport. So it needs to be nearby and can’t be a real drawn out affair.

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#655 Post by George Hejna » October 30th, 2019, 6:45 am

There is nothing really with in walking distance as the hotel is pretty Far east. There are tons of restaurants within a 10 min Uber. It depends on what you want. If you are just traveling with carry on you could head west (towards O'hare) and the restaurant will keep your bag giving you more time to enjoy your meal.

Sundays may limit your choice a bit.

How much time will you have approximately?

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#656 Post by David K o l i n » October 30th, 2019, 6:58 am

If dim sum or other Chinese is of interest, there is a decent restaurant - Ming Hin Cuisine - on the park several blocks away. They have several locations, you’re looking for the Downtown one. They are a Bib Gourmand winner

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#657 Post by Keith A k e r s » October 30th, 2019, 4:21 pm

wouldn't Cherry Circle Room, Acanto, or the Gage be the best options? Those are the places that come to mind first

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#658 Post by johngonzales » October 30th, 2019, 4:43 pm

Thanks Guys.
We take off from Midway at 9:40. Backtracking means arrive there at 8:20, Uber from Fairmont at 8:00 after grabbing bags, so could leave a restaurant not far away in an Uber at 7:45. So I’m thinking of a 5:30 table somewhere we we can be in and out of in about 2 hrs.. So that means something not too far, but not necessarily right there; and something that’s just a la Carte, not some sort of tasting menu format.

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#659 Post by Ryan Kilkenney » October 30th, 2019, 7:06 pm

Another vote for Cherry Circle Room.

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#660 Post by Paul Miller » October 30th, 2019, 7:09 pm

Ryan Kilkenney wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Another vote for Cherry Circle Room.
This and Acanto are both good options

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#661 Post by John Davis » October 31st, 2019, 5:48 am

Had an early dinner at Cherry Circle Room before a Bears game recently and recommend it.
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