Good Seafood in the LOOP?
My in-laws will be staying at the Palmer House this weekend and are looking for a good mid-level seafood restaurant. I saw Nicks Fish House, but online it seems to be very expensive.
I need a restaurant on the higher quality, moderate price plan if possible.
definitely looking for seafood however.
thx for any guidance and recommendations!
Within a recent two week period both my wife and I individually visited Chicago for work. We both happened to stayed at the Marriott Renaissance on Wacker. My wife had dinner at Catch 35; I found my way to McCormick and Schmicks. Each is about a half block from the hotel.
My dinner at McCormick and Schmick was disappointing and the service was wanting. I ordered Mahi-Mahi and it was served overcooked with an overly salty sauce. For the price I paid I left very disappointed. My wife on the other hand raved about her meal at Catch 35. Good luck.
Catch 35 is wonderful. And, the last time I was there they had a very good pianist playing during the Happy Hour. Nicks used to be good - at least the one by O'hare but has gone down big time over the years - and is expensive! Houlihans? Why? You can get a fish sandwich at McD's and not even get out of your car!
Nick's Fishmarket is expensive and not worth it IMHO.
There are three excellent restaurants specializing in seafood, all within a block of the Chicago River just north of the Loop, about a 10-15 minute walk from the Palmer House. One is the previously-mentioned Catch 35, on Wacker on the south bank of the river. Just across the river are Shaw's Crab House ( www.shawscrabhouse.com ) and Fulton's on the River ( www.levyrestaurants.com ).
I like to recommend you HOULIHAN'S on 111 E Wacker Dr for American Seafood.
The location is great, food is delicious and the service is top notch.
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