In Chicago for One Night
My wife, my sister-in-law, her husband and me are are all going to be in Chicago for one night (next Saturday night). We're from LA, they're from NYC. We want to go somewhere that's fancy but not necessarily break the bank fancy (ie. We've ruled out Charlie Trotter's.)
Can any Chowhounders out there recommend something appropriate? I know it's a kind of general request, but any ideas would be most appreciated.
I guess to limit the area, we're going to be staying in the Park Hyatt and we'd prefer to not have to drive/take a cab too far from that area.
I'd look into Topolobampo (www.fronterakitchens.com, follow the link to Topo). Topo is four-star regional Mexican, of which there are very few anywhere in the country. The menus are online - probably the best-priced four-star restaurant in Chicago (on par with Blackbird, which is a great restaurant but IMHO probably similar to many three-star restaurants in NY or LA).