For Chicagoan's, What restaurant is on top of your list to try?
So far this year I have hit quite a few restaurants for the first time in the Chicago area based on rec's from this site, and LTH (Amanacer Tapatio, Frontera, Sa Soo Gap San, Coalfire, Saloon Steakhouse, Joes Seafood, Prime Beef, and Stone Crab, Katy's Dumplings, Lao Szechwan).
I am now looking forward to my next meal out, at the top of my list to try next are:
1) David Burkes Primehouse - I cant get enough dry-aged beef.
2) Le Colonial
3) Fultons on the River
I am curious if others have a list of places they have at the top of their lists to try?
Despite always trying to find something new when I go out, its amazing how may places I have not visited. For example Coal Fire - I live a mile away. Why have I not tried this yet? My current list:
Coal Fire Pizza
'Little' Three Happiness
Sol de Mexico
Old Town Brasserie
Sabitino's (I know I spelled it wrong!)
Sol de Mexico
Sa Soo Gap San
BTW Swsidejim - I went to Fulton's on the River a week after I went to Keefers. I didn't like Fulton's at all. I thought the food was just ok and the prices a touch too high for what was being offered. We did get to sit outside which was wonderful but all in all, I'd rather spend my money at different place.
There's just too many to list, but No. 1 is Shikago on La Salle in the loop. TAC and Sticky Rice are two others. Every time I think I am going to try the latter two, I end up at Spoon.
Right now it's Avec for me. We've done blackbird and were blown away. Vie in Western Springs is going to be up soon too.