Girls Night Out in Bucktown/Wicker Park
We need a rec for a Saturday girls night out. We're looking for a fun, trendy restaurant in Bucktown or Wicker Park. Sushi or something latin would be great, but we've all been to Coast to many times (love it btw) so we need something new. Any suggestions?
"Sushi or something latin would be great"
Travel a few miles south, and have both?
I've never been, and really have no interest in going. Just a suggestion:
If that doesn't excite you, then here is my "blammy!" rec.
Semi - trendy, and "latin." if you like the food more than needing to be seen, an obvious choice:
Sushi Samba and Fonda Del Mar are not in Bucktown or Wicker Park. Sushi Samba is certainly trendy, but the food is just good and not cheap. If you're going to travel down to River North, I think Japonais has a better combo of Trendy/Sushi.
The best Sushi I have had in Bucktown is Mirai. A table in the second floor lounge would be a good fit. I can't think of any good Latin in those neighborhoods. I was underwhelmed by the Adobo Grill branch on Division, and likewise with Mas, if it is even open anymore. Carnivale in the West loop always seems to get good reviews for groups out on the town. Maybe not the most authentic Latin food, but its fun, trendy, and I've always had a good meal there.
BTW, some other past GNO links.
You're right about Fonda Del not being in those specific parts of town, but I was thinking that in a car, I can get from north/mil/damen to fullerton and kimball in about 7 minutes. (I absolutely loved living around Logan Square. Seemed close to everything.) From there it's like three blocks west. My experience is that it would be the best food of that type in the area, and well worth the short travel.
around chicago and damen- Bob San. great sushi, modern ambiance. also an adobo grill on that corner.
Hot Chocolate in Bucktown is fun. So is Crust in Wicker Park. For really great sushi that compares with Coast, I love Hachi's Kitchen on California in Logan Square, about 5 minutes north and west of Buck/Wick.
What about Mirai? It's definitely one of the best sushi places in the area. As for drinks later, the Violet Hour is always a good idea (but you will have to get there before 9 to avoid waiting for a table).