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Jan 20, 2007 02:28 AM

...And the worst restaurant in Chicago is....

Hands down, the Fiddlehead Cafe on Lincoln Ave. We waited 2O MINUTES for bread and drinks. The food was mediocre at best, more accurately described as bland and unexciting. Don't waste your time at this overpriced, poorly serviced dud with no valet parking in a very difficult-parking neighborhood.

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  1. Italian Village is pretty close...

    Ceasar's Mexican...

    it's a long list...

    1. Well, I don't suppose the Peninsula Hotel's "Lobby" is the worst restaurant in town, but if you want to spend $300 for a Sunday brunch where the buffet is broken down an hour before the end of service; where most of the food in chafing dishes is stone cold even before then; and where you have to whistle down the waiter to request not only coffee but a glass of water---definitely go there and see what you think.

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      1. re: Querencia

        I totally disagree, based on my experience. I have been to the Lobby Restaurant in the Peninsula for dinner on three separate occasions, and each time, it has been OUTSTANDING. The food has been delicious and creative, the service has been efficient and friendly (memorably so, one of the best service experiences I have had), and the atmosphere is elegant, with its spacious room, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows along one side. They had an entree of pan-sauteed skate wing, and it was simply wonderful. I have not been there for brunch, but my experience with dinner on three different occasions is exactly the opposite of yours. I highly recommend it. (Especially later on Friday and Saturday evenings, when they offer the pricey but fantastic all-you-can-eat chocolate dessert buffet.)

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        1. Querencia posted about brunch. You're posting about dinner. Not surprising that you'd have a completely different experience.

          1. Isn't this what Metromix is for? Lousy service does not make the worst restaurant in Chicago. Neither does a lack of valet parking.

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