Dinner recs before Buddy Guy's Legends?
My wife and I will be in Chicago over the labour day weekend, and we were looking for a place for dinner before walking over to Buddy Guy's Legends. Somebody recommended a new restaurant called Exposure, but I have been unable to find anything on it either here or elsewhere on the web. Has anyone been there, and can they recommend it?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
If you are interested in casual fine dining from acclaimed chef Shawn McClain, just a few short blocks from Buddy Guy's:
500 S. Dearborn
Also nearby, for stuffed (double-crust) Chicago-style deep-dish pizza:
521 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Check the menu on their website and order ahead of time if you want to avoid waiting 30-40 minutes for your pizza to cook.
re: Suburban Sandy
This sword's been hanging over their head for some time, but as far as I can tell they're still going strong. See site: http://www.buddyguy.com/
By the way, BG's does serve southern style dinners, altho I would hesitate to call them anything above average. Custom House and Edwardo's recommended above are two extremes in the area's spectrum (high-end/fine American vs. casual/stuffed pizza). Any cuisine in-between you'd like recs on? The tapas "supper club" recommended above is also very new.
Other options nearby include Thai food:
600 S. Dearborn St.
and, a bit further south, on the same block as Exposure:
Opera (upscale Chinese)
1301 S. Wabash Ave.
1312 S. Wabash Ave.
We've eaten at Buddy Guy's numerous times prior to or during a show. I honestly think the food is quite decent there. They have many vegetarian items (their veggie burger is the best around!) and IMO their food is much better than anything I've had at Heaven on Seven. The real advantage to eating there is that if you get there early enough, you can grab a table and remain there for the evening, instead of having to stand. There is very limited seating there; something they'll hopefully rectify when the new club opens. Also, keep an eye out for Buddy. If he's in town, he usually sits at the far end of the bar!! Enjoy!