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Heading for the Windy City...would like four of the best restaurants in the downtown area. Any thoughts?

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  1. It's tough to choose only four, but here goes my picks:

    Tru - this is the big splurge, but its an experience to remember. They do degustations here so you can choose from a 4 course meal to a grand 13 course feast. Each course is fascinating and fun. Very sleek dining room.

    Frontera Grill - not exactly downtown, but close enough. This chef, Rich Bayless, is nationally known for his excellent authentic mexican food. Fun, casual restaurant. Savory food.

    Shaw's Crab house - pristine seafood, clubby environment

    Spiaggia - another splurge but great great upscale italian.