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!
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.
You can also make use of this search engine http://www.boorah.com/restaurants/ to find restaurants specializing in Sea food & for reviews
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 ).
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!
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.