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Dinner in the West Loop tonight - help

scout1 Apr 25, 2007 08:44 AM

Actually, my husband and brother are having dinner in the west loop area tonight. Looking for recommendations on a place with good atmosphere and relatively inexpensive. Any ideas?

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    masha Apr 25, 2007 02:00 PM

    Also Wishbone for southern/ soul style food. Definitely inexpensive. Atmosphere is casual.
    More upscale but still moderate, La Sardine, for bistro French.

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    1. re: masha
      scout1 Apr 25, 2007 02:14 PM

      awesome!! this is great! thanks!!

    2. ChefJune Apr 25, 2007 01:04 PM

      I vote for Red Light! My favorite place to eat in Chicago at the current time.... ;>D

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        Chicago Mike Apr 25, 2007 01:43 PM

        Greektown, especially since "inexpensive" is one of your criteria. The entrees are often large enough to split so a little $$ goes a long ways AND it's a fun environment.

      2. durzia Apr 25, 2007 10:29 AM

        My husband and I like Vivo. The pasta dishes are really good and inexpensive and the atmosphere is really cool. It would be fun to eat at the bar too, lots of people do. Its a really cool space.


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        1. re: durzia
          wak Apr 25, 2007 01:02 PM

          Marche has a three course dinner special on Wednesdays - Choose any appetizer/salad, entree, and dessert for $25.00. French Bistro food.

          Its also across the street from Red Light (Asian) and Vivo (Italian) if they decide to try something different once they get there.

          That said, my favorite place in the area is Carnivale.

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          gryphon773 Apr 25, 2007 09:20 AM

          You might also look into West Town Tavern


          1. nsxtasy Apr 25, 2007 09:07 AM

            Depends on how inexpensive you are looking for.

            ENTREES BELOW $20
            Greek places in Greek Town:

            ENTREES AROUND $20
            Two KDK restaurants:
            Red Light - www.redlight-chicago.com
            Marche - www.marche-chicago.com

            And if you don't mind group tables:
            Avec - www.avecrestaurant.com

            ENTREES AROUND $30
            Still more expensive, but worth it if you like spectacular food:
            One Sixty Blue - www.onesixtyblue.com
            Blackbird - www.blackbirdrestaurant.com

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