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marcy Aug 30, 2006 05:55 PM

I apparently am stuck on "blue" but regardless, any opinion as between the 2 for a dinner for 2 friends (NY and TX) both in town for business next week. Price really not an issue. Any other suggestions for new/interesting welcome as well - thanks!

  1. bobzemuda Aug 31, 2006 01:43 AM

    i've not eaten at copperblue, but I've always enjoyed everything I've ever eaten at one sixty blue. You could certainly find more adventurous dining, but it's always well cooked and flavorful.

    Last time I was there I had this peach brioche french toast with foie dish that was a real showstopper.

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      Akatonbo Sep 1, 2006 12:59 PM

      Of course, there's no more foie gras in Chicago - until some one is willing to go to court to overturn the crazy law against it. But try the suburbs - it's still legal there. Maybe suburban restaurants will include it more on their menus now that it's unavailable in Chicago. I like Jackie's Bistro, in Evanston, but don't recall if they have any foie gras on the menu.

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        chicagospice Sep 7, 2006 07:28 AM

        I have been to both of the restaurants...I enjoy 160 Blue very much and it is decorated out of this world....CopperBlue is a new place that only has about 50 seats..it is hard to describe except that the food is usually adventuresome...great combinations of flavors....where 160 blue is french influenced,,,I am going to say CopperBlue is more med/spanish influence with french techniques.....can't go wrong with either...have fun

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          Michael E Sep 7, 2006 08:19 PM

          I just left a note for someone looking for a anniversary meal. My best friend and his wife just had a birthday dinner at copperblue and can't stop bugging me about the place! They loved the personal service and all the attention to detail. She had the duck 2-ways and cleaned her plate. (I think she's about 90 lbs. soaking wet, so that's saying alot) Looking forward to my visit soon.

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            atd Sep 7, 2006 11:04 PM

            I've been to Copperblue twice so far, and the same for 160. Copperblue blows me away every time, so I definitely recommend it for fabulous flavors and fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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              jillazz Sep 8, 2006 01:30 PM

              I have dined 4 times at copperblue and I have always had a phenomenal experience. The food is an incredible inventive mix of mediterranean and spanish flavors incorporating local ingredients. We took a group of business associates from NYC and they raved that it was one of the best meals they have ever had. Get in your car or a cab and get yourself to that Lake Point tower for a yummy time. Especially if it is a special occasion. The space is cozy and I mean that in the romantic way, not the apartment listing way where you eventually realize cozy means tiny and cramped.
              Everyone I've recommended it to has loved it. I hope you do too.

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                nu_sue Sep 9, 2006 03:58 PM

                i have to agree with Copperblue.

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                  Karrakk Sep 11, 2006 02:56 AM

                  Going copperblue on this one.

                  Been there twice with my wife and once again with the in laws. Great each time.

                  onesixty is good, but not as inventive.

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