Restaurants near Mag. Mile Marriott?
Can anyone recommend restaurants near the downtown Marriott this Sunday-Tuesday?
Don't want to bust the bank but I do want something decent. Oh and it'll be just one person so I don't want to feel to out of place.
I don't know the name of it (sorry), but at the John Hancock building there is a fantastic Italian grocery/market. Whenever I'm on N. Michigan for lunch, I eat there. It's "downstairs", you'll see a gazillion people lined up for Cheesecake Factory, just walk right past them and smile knowing you are about to have a much better meal, for 1/4 the price, and without any wait.
It is a grocery/deli, so don't expect table service, but do expect some really fantastic food. :)
A solo diner should feel comfortable *anywhere*. I've eaten solo a lot, and I've never felt out of place.
What kind of food are you looking for? You might want to take a look at these topics, each of which has recommendations:
Brunch and Breakfast:
Well, there are literally hundreds of places within walking distance that are good. But here are places just within two blocks or so, all of which are good IMHO:
Heaven on Seven (Rush St location) - Cajun - www.heavenonseven.com
Boston Blackie's - Burgers - www.bostonblackies.com
Sayat Nova - Armenian - www.sayatnovachicago.com
David Burke's Primehouse - Steak - www.davidburke.com
Joe's Seafood and Steaks - www.icon.com/joes
Capital Grille - Steak - www.thecapitalgrille.com
Coco Pazzo Cafe - Italian - www.cocopazzocafe.com
Uno's and Due - Pizza - www.unos.com
Tru - Fine Dining - www.trurestaurant.com
Shaw's Crab House - Seafood - www.shawscrabhouse.com
Yup, post ten recommendations, and someone's bound to disagree with at least one of them. :grin:
One other place worth checking out is Fox and Obel. It's an upscale gourmet grocery store (THE such place in the downtown area) and it's just a few blocks east of the Marriott. In addition to groceries, they also have a cafe in the rear where they cook excellent food to order all day long. Very casual, communal tables, newspapers to read, that kind of place - perfect for a solo diner. You'll find the cafe menu on their website at www.fox-obel.com