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Apr 20, 2007 09:38 PM

Wrigleyville - Need casual place for a Sunday evening

We'll have a group of about 10-12 with widely varying tastes (some foodies and some very much not foodies) and need a casual place with food in the $10-20/person range, but would like something other than bar food or pizza. Any ideas?

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  1. Theres a bunch of listings on here... just search anything with Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and/or Wrigleyville in the subject line.

    If you can be more specific as to the type of cuisine you're looking for, you can get specific recommendations, but otherwise I'd have to type the same laundry list I've given to people you can search for.

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    1. re: Chicago Mike

      I have done some looking at everyone's previous posts. I guess the problem is that I need something kind of generic to fit a wide variety of tastes, but I want something that's not generic, if you know what I mean. We're already eating at Andalous one night, Gino's East and La Scarola, so I'm thinking not Italian, Pizza or anything too exotic, especially since on this night we have some rather non-adventurous eaters joining us. What I'm looking for is a place that you'd take out of town visitors who are un-adventurous and on somewhat of a budget, but that isn't a chain and that might have something actually interesting to eat. A tall order, maybe. Type of food isn't important, as much as the above-stated criteria. Any ideas you can provide will be much appreciated.

      1. re: MidTexHorn

        Tango Sur is a great option for a large crowd. It is close to Wrigley and is a BYO so prices are reasonable.

    2. I am new to the Chicago chow board and have not perused previous posts. So not sure if this restaurant has already been mentioned - Deleece on Southport / Irving Park may fit your criteria. I took my brother and sister there for their b-days a few Sundays ago and the food was "deleecious" while the price was right. The menu is eclectic but not pretentious. The salmon was incredible, as were the diver scallops. Entrees range from $14 up to $25. It is not a big space so you would want to call ahead for a larger party. Can't believe I have lived in the Wrigleyville area for 3 years and just discovered this neighborhood gem. Menu available on their website:

      1. How about Thai. PS Bancock is perfect for non-Thai purests. I think they even have a buffet on Saturday. They may be able to accomidate your party. Give them a call.

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        1. re: Scooped

          For food near Wrigley I love Goose Island. It's a little bar food in that it's a lot of burgers but it's really pretty good and it's pretty big. Lots of good places on Southport - Tango sur, which was previously mentioned, Coobah is good but smallish so 10-12 people may be tough. Rise is a good sushi place on Southport.