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Flatwater or Park Grill? Or somewhere else?

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starbucksbrew May 23, 2007 04:08 PM

For one day of my trip, we want to have lunch on a patio, not excruciatingly far from M Park, but does not have to be right there. I was thinking Flatwater or Park Grill, but all I see online are mediocre reviews for each. What do you suggest?

  1. nsxtasy May 23, 2007 07:01 PM

    I've eaten at Park Grill, and I think it's very good. Not unusual in any way, but the food is very well prepared and the service is good too. And, as you note, it's got a nice atmosphere and a great location. I recommend it.

    I haven't been to Flatwater.

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      shachi May 23, 2007 07:25 PM

      The view and atmosphere at both is great. I'd say both the food & service are better at Park Grill. Flatwater is great on a nice day, especially sitting on the river side patio though the service is pretty terrible and the food is overpriced.

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        byob Chicago May 23, 2007 07:52 PM

        Across the street from M Park is Gage Restaurant, an upscale english pub with terrific food, and huge beer selection, and nice variety of wines by the glass. Gage has a nice patio in front of the restaurant on Michigan Avenue. The place is really popular so consider making a reservation.

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          starbucksbrew May 26, 2007 06:45 PM

          Thanks, I think that will be perfect!

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