My mother, three sisters and I are going to see Wicked next Friday at the Ford Theatre. Can you recommend any good restaurants around the area where we could quickly eat before our 8:00 PM show?
Catch 35 and Atwood are good. My preferred destination before a show is Bin 36, which is just across the river. Nothing like a flight of wine and a plate of cheese (they have around 50) to set the tone. They also have a full menu.
If you want real casual, Pisano's for deap dish. It's on Madison, also very close to the theater.
Also consider Trattoria No. 10, on Dearborn, about 3 blocks from the theater. They have good food and are very efficient at serving customers pre-theater.