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I am a chef and restaurant owner and this in our 3rd trip to Chicago. Would welcome some suggestions of must check out places.
Have been to Trotters, Tru, Tompolabombo/Frontera, Avec, Spring. I know many places good places are closed on Sunday & Mondays, but is the only time we can get away.
I have started to look into
MK's, Moto, Otom, 61blue, and Alinea( I know rated best in America-Gourmet, and is battling tongue cancer-so hard to get in)

Any word on the actual opening date to Takashi's new place, I know him form Tribute, Detroit, MI

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  1. I recently had a fantastic meal at Chalkboard(which I will give a whole post to soon) in Lincoln Square. The chef is as talented as any in town, but has a restrained, subtle style of cooking. I had a starter of seared diver scallops with candied kalamata olives and a vanilla bean aioli that was one of the best dishes I've had all year. Specials change weekly and are written on a chalkboard on the wall, and the wine list was very well picked. a lang and reed cabernet franc from napa valley paired beautifully with my cassoulet main course, and was a great value($45) Nice room, perfect service. about $65 pp including tax, 3 course and grat

    Chalkboard
    4343 N Lincoln Ave
    773.477.7144
    http://www.chalkboardrestaurant.com/

    1. While many of our best restaurants are closed on Sundays and Mondays, many others are open those days.

      SUNDAYS

      There's a comprehensive list of special restaurants open on Sundays in this topic, including links to the restaurants' websites:
      www.chowhound.com/topics/378848

      For Sundays, those listed there which are most interesting from the standpoint of creative cuisine include Alinea, NoMI, Spiaggia, North Pond, Custom House, and Spring.

      MONDAYS

      As for Mondays, here are some of our best restaurants open on Mondays:
      Aigre Doux - contemporary American - www.aigredouxchicago.com
      Bistro 110 - French bistro - www.levyrestaurants.com
      Cafe Spiaggia - Italian - www.levyrestaurants.com
      Charlie Trotter's - fine dining - www.charlietrotters.com
      Coco Pazzo - Italian - www.cocopazzochicago.com
      Le Colonial - French-Vietnamese - www.lecolonialchicago.com
      Cuatro - Latin fusion - www.cuatro-chicago.com
      Custom House - contemporary American - www.customhouse.cc
      MK - contemporary American - www.mkchicago.com
      Naha - contemporary American - www.naha-chicago.com
      NoMI - contemporary American - www.nomirestaurant.com
      one sixtyblue - contemporary American - www.onesixtyblue.com
      Salpicon - Mexican - www.salpicon.com
      Shaw's Crab House - seafood - www.shawscrabhouse.com
      Sweets and Savories - contemporary American - www.sweetsandsavorieschicago.com
      Tru - fine dining - www.trurestaurant.com
      Vermilion - Latin-Indian fusion - www.thevermilionrestaurant.com

      and, if you can get to the suburbs:
      Michael (Winnetka) - contemporary American/French - www.restaurantmichael.com
      Vie (Western Springs) - contemporary American - www.vierestaurant.com

      Also open on Mondays (as well as Sundays) are most of our steakhouses (see www.chowhound.com/topics/359377 ) and seafood restaurants (see www.chowhound.com/topics/370202 ).

      For Mondays, those listed here which are most interesting from the standpoint of creative cuisine include Charlie Trotter's, Tru, NoMI, one sixtyblue, Aigre Doux, Custom House, Naha, and Vie.