Where is a good place to go after a day game at Wrigley?
I am from NYC so i am used to good eating. After the game where would be a good place to eat diner in Chicago. Looking for the best pizza place or a nice steakhouse with a limit of around $100-$150 for 2 people. We woudln't be going in game jerseys right from the game so that attire wouldn't be a concern. Thanks for everybodys help.
I highly agree with pepperphil... there's only 1 place to go after a Cubs game and that's the Wild Hare, although I've never eaten there. They have live reggae playing for a couple of hours after the day games and there's no cover. Not to mention, they've been voted in Chicago Magazine for mixing some of the strongest cocktails. Great music, friendly atmosphere. You could always head off to dinner afterwards if you don't eat there and it's a great way to pass time until the traffic dies down!
As far as pizza goes, one place that's often overlooked is My Pie @ 2417 North Clark:
We drive about 30 miles in from the western suburbs for one of their pizzas.... well worth the trip.
This topic discusses steakhouses:
but depending on what you order (and how much you drink), they might be pushing your budget.
Here are the closest locations of the biggest chains of Chicago deep-dish pizza, all of which are delicious. Giordano's is an easy walk at 1/2 mile away, and the others are 1.5 miles away. Call ahead if you don't want to wait 30-45 minutes for your pizza to bake:
Giordano's (stuffed double-crust)
1040 W. Belmont Ave.
Lou Malnati's (single-crust pan pizza)
958 W. Wrightwood (at Sheffield & Lincoln)
Gino's East (single-crust pan pizza)
2801 N. Lincoln Ave.
Edwardo's (stuffed double-crust)
2662 N. Halsted St.
Just South of the park is great Mexican food and atmosphere at El Hardin Cafe. Giordano's serves up some pretty good pan pizza, theres one in the hood on Belmont Ave about 6 blocks from the park.
Theres some more info for you on wrigleyville places to eat. GO CUBBIES!
Do you want to eat right around Wrigley or are you returning to a hotel and if so, where's the hotel ?
If you want to stay in the Wrigley area, then:
1) For Pizza there's a Giordano's on Belmont west of Sheffield. But my favorite place for pizza in the area is Pizza Capri at the corner of Belmont and Sheffield. In addition to pizza, have they serviceable pasta dishes, and good apps, especially the calimari which is exceptional (served grilled, fried, or stewed).... Within walking distance of Wrigley, IMO the best pizza is probably at the Red Ivy, about a block away.
2) As for Steaks there's Biasetti's on Irving Park and Tango Sur on Southport. Biasetti's has a variety of Italian dishes as well, and Tango Sur has an Argentinian theme, both recommended. Otherwise, the majority of the city's steakhouses are about 20 mins south of Wrigley, in the River North and Viagra Triangle (rush street) areas.
One other restaurant I really like in the Wrigley area: Andalous for quite authentic Moroccan dishes.
There's a ton of other "bar food" type places around there, especially on Clark St. south of Wrigley field....
At any of these places you'll have quite alot of change back for $100 for 2.
There are two El Jardin's...one is a store front/cafe and the the large restaurant is about a block further south. If you have one of their margaritas it doesn't really matter what food you order -- you're not going to be aware of anything going on around you. It's a good recommendation.
Another good recommendation is Tango Sur on Southport. Argentinian, a country known for having the best steak in the world. It might still be BYOB, but don't know.
Getting away from Wrigley after the game is a good idea.