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Jun 4, 2007 09:13 PM

Gold Coast/Rush recs

Need recs in Gold Coast/Rush St area, three nites, three dinners, any food, any pricing ok.
thanks all.

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  1. Le Colonial (French-Vietnamese) is my favorite restaurant in the area.

    1. Ashkenaz Deli, Big Bowl, Le Colonial(2nd!), Cafe Spiaggia, Johnny Rockets, NOMI, Avenues

      1. And not too far away, if you want to get away from the "scene," for reasonably priced, dependable Italian, try Quartino:

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        1. re: jbw

          Quartino WAS a favorite of mine, but after three really terrible meals in a row, I have no desire to go back. I ate there at least once a week for several months. Not just poorly prepared, but virtually inedible. Maybe I just had a string of bad luck, but I'd rather spend the extra bucks for the quality and ambience of Cafe Spiaggia or Coco Pazzo.

          I'll cast yet another vote for Le Colonial (don't miss the spicy monkfish appetizer...#7). Fairly expensive restaurant, but well worth it.

        2. In addition, I like Phil Stefani's on Rush near Hubbard, Saloon Steakhouse, 200 E. Chestnut. Also in that area is Tru, 676 N. St. Clair.

          1. You didn't mention mornings, but the Original Pancake House on Bellevue is great for breakfast, which is served until after lunchtime.