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