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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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  1. Depends on how inexpensive you are looking for.

    ENTREES BELOW $20
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    Greek places in Greek Town:
    www.chowhound.com/topics/119233

    ENTREES AROUND $20
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    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
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    Still more expensive, but worth it if you like spectacular food:
    One Sixty Blue - www.onesixtyblue.com
    Blackbird - www.blackbirdrestaurant.com

      1. 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.

        http://www.vivo-chicago.com/websiteda...

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        1. re: durzia

          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.

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

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          1. re: ChefJune

            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. 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

              awesome!! this is great! thanks!!