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I have a relative coming in to town from Northern Europe. I'm sure we will be wandering the streets of Chicago for at least a few days. I'm trying to think of some interesting lunch spots (maybe a few dinner spots too). He enjoys a good meal as much as I do but I'm looking for some new inspiration.

I haven't been to Bistro 110 for years and I can't remember much about the food but it's a great location for people watching. I like RL for the clubby atmosphere, good service and good food. It doesn't need to be fancy, just good food and a good atmosphere (whether that means neighborhood casual or comfortable city).

Got any suggestions? I'm a bit overloaded at the moment with no time to think.

P.S.I think we'll be hitting Adobo Grilll one night before 2nd City so that will be our "Mexican" spot.

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  1. Hi twodales. Can you be a little more specific as to what you're looking for? "good food and a good atmosphere" makes it hard for people to help. Do you have a price range? Nieghborhood preference? Varieties of food in mind? What constitutes a "good atmosphere" for you?

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    1. re: PlatypusJ

      Hmmm. My second attempt at posting here. I prefer a place that is not "snooty", with unobtrusive service, and fresh food. Not mad about sushi but nearly anything else goes. I want to show off the city a bit. I'm thinking maybe RL one day, maybe the cafe in the Peninsula? Possibly tea at the Four Seasons or the Peninsula? Bistro 110 (outside) is a good place to people watch but I don't know about the food. What about Bice or Coco Pazzo? Tucchi Benucch is good for salad & pizza but the atmosphere is a bit corny.

      Where would you take someone from out of town to lunch?

    2. If you get a nice clear day, consider the luncheon buffet at the Signature Room on the 96th floor of the Hancock (or you can order from the menu). Visitors from "away" love the view---the entire city and the lake---as the walls are made of glass.