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help. dinner with 80 yo chicago resident

shen Dec 17, 2007 06:20 PM

help. we are visiting your city from nyc and need to take out our 80 yo very fussy grandmother. she has been everywhere and we can spend the money on the right place. she wants us to pick. we are staying downtown but will have a car. thanks. need help asap

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    gordeaux RE: shen Dec 18, 2007 05:56 AM

    If she's fussy, please at least let the ch'ers know what she likes.

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      shen RE: gordeaux Dec 18, 2007 06:16 AM

      she will eat about everything. prefers a finer dining experience. but does not have to be stuffy

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        gordeaux RE: shen Dec 18, 2007 06:34 AM

        What is she "fussy" about?

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      lskohn RE: shen Dec 18, 2007 08:07 AM

      As one with a mother of that age (therefore I am persumably old enough to be OP's mother!), let me point out that "Conversation-friendly" may be a huge asset in the experience a hit. Check reviewers' comments on that, and when you make your reservation, be sure to ask for a quiet table! Can't make more specific recommendations until you pinpoint what type of cuisine (and what part of town).

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        ChiGuy RE: shen Dec 26, 2007 10:34 AM

        Try the dining room at the Drake Hotel

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