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May 16, 2008 09:35 AM

Help! Mission: Brunch

Hi All,

I need to find a restaurant for a brunch tomorrow (Saturday) for a very difficult group of people that meets the following requirements:

- Takes reservations (no Orange, Bongo Room, etc.)
- Is located the Loop, River North, Gold Coast or Old Town. West Loop or South Loop might be OK.
- Is not a huge, fancy, all-you can eat affair (no NoMi)
- Is not ethnic (no Frontera or Salpicon)

We had reservations for Sola, but people decided that the location was inconvenient.

Please let me know if you have any ideas, I'm out.


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    1. re: nsxtasy

      Thanks nsxtasy. We ended up getting breakfast/lunch (they don't officially serve brunch, but they told us we could order off the breakfast menu, even though they weren't officially serving it anymore at the Ritz Carleton.

      I would not have picked the Ritz, but we had a lovely meal. The highlight was a smores dessert we all shared - fantastic. It was some form of chocolate mousse with graham cracker crust and lovely, perfectly browned marshmallow on top. What made this really special was the great, smoky chickory nut ice cream that came with it.

      1. re: SuzMiCo

        Sounds great, glad it all worked out. Thanks for reporting back - good info to keep in mind!