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Jan 30, 2008 04:49 PM

Near Westin Chicago

Can anyone suggest a great local restaurant near the Westin. In town on business, but doing b-dinners on nights two and three, so want some good local atmosphere and food and not touristy. Any type of food would be okay, except steakhouse! Thxs.

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  1. Are you asking for recommendations near the Westin Chicago River North (at 320 N Dearborn), or near the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago (at 909 N Michigan Ave)?

    I'll recommend a variety of restaurants. One type I'll include is our delicious Chicago deep-dish pizza, a local specialty; there are two main varieties, a double-crust "stuffed" pizza and a single-crust "pan" pizza. Both are excellent. Wherever you go, you may want to check the menu on their website and phone ahead with your order, to avoid waiting 30-45 minutes while seated for your pizza to bake.

    Good places near the Westin Chicago River North:

    Bacino's on Wacker (stuffed pizza) - www.bacinos.com
    Uno's at Ohio and Wabash (pan pizza) - www.unos.com
    Catch 35 (seafood) - www.catch35.com
    Brasserie Jo (French bistro) - www.brasseriejo.com
    Naha (contemporary American) - www.naha-chicago.com
    Kevin (contemporary American) - www.kevinrestaurant.com
    Shaw's Crab House (seafood) - www.shawscrabhouse.com
    Frontera Grill and Topolobampo (creative Mexican) - www.rickbayless.com/restaurants

    Good places near the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago:

    Giordano's on Rush St. (stuffed pizza) - www.giordanos.com
    Pizano's on State St. (pan pizza) - www.pizanoschicago.com
    Cafe Spiaggia (Italian) - www.levyrestaurants.com
    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

    1. Le Colonial is definitely good, and the Mexx Kitchen in the Sutton Place Hotel might a good pick as well (upscale Mexican fare).