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jcarlile Jan 19, 2007 05:18 PM

I'm visiting chicago for the first time with a group of 5 friends, and we're looking for some good food. We're staying at the Hilton Chicago Suites/Magnificent Mile. Since we're 6 people, I'm looking for places that are good for groups and are fairly casual, and especially places for BBQ & brunch, though we're open to other food genres as well. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Also, any suggestions for good bars/lounges?
Places within walking distance are preferred.
Thanks!

  1. nsxtasy Jan 19, 2007 05:24 PM

    Regarding your question specifically as it relates to barbecue options in and around downtown Chicago, read this discussion which began with a similar query:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/360674

    1. c
      Chicago Mike Jan 19, 2007 08:36 PM

      Since there are 6 of you it might be like herding cats...

      You're in luck because there's a huge concentration of bars, restaurants, etc. just a few blocks west of you around the intersection of Rush and State. Walk west on Delaware to Rush street then north on Rush and you'll see places everywhere.

      1. c
        chowgrrl Jan 20, 2007 02:30 AM

        The Oak Tree in the Bloomingdale's building on north Mag Mile is fantastic for brunch, and great for a group. It can have a bit of a wait, so go prepared to shop a little for eating.

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