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Jan 29, 2008 07:02 PM

Friday Night Recommendation

Need a recommendation for Friday night dinner - Have a work thing and 4 of us are staying to indulge in some great food and ambiance, the works, in Chicago. We are seeking something really special and hip but not stuffy $60-$100 per person max - but could be less - We are staying at Delaware and Michigan - although not our first trip, it's probably best to stay close to there.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. You are a couple of short blocks from Cafe Spiaggia, for excellent Italian food in a casual setting, easily within your budget. That would be my top recommendation. www.levyrestaurants.com

    Other excellent places close by and within your budget include:

    Bistro 110 (French bistro) - www.levyrestaurants.com
    Le Colonial (French Vietnamese) - www.lecolonialchicago.com
    Hugo's (seafood) - www.hugosfrogbar.com
    MK (contemporary American) - www.mkchicago.com

    All of these accept reservations on opentable.com

    1. There are tons of great places right around there. One of my favorites is Bandera, which is right on Michigan Ave, just a few blocks south of you. It's on the east side of the street on the second floor. If you get a window seat you will have a great view, and the prices are reasonable. Even if you don't get a window seat, it is a great relaxed atmosphere. It is casual American comfort food.

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      1. Definitely check out Hugo's on Rush Street at Bellview just a couple of blocks away! Great food and ambiance. A great place to people watch in a bustling space. Hugo's shares a kitchen with Gibsons but is a few dollars less expensive.