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Judith Skolnik Jul 23, 2008 05:37 PM

My husband and I and 3 adult children will be in Chicago in mid-August for 3 days. We'll be staying near N. Michigan Ave and Seneca Park. As you can see from the heading, dining can be a problem. Any great vegetarian restaurants or restaurants where we can get wonderful fresh fish? Any suggestions appreciated.

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  1. chicgail RE: Judith Skolnik Jul 23, 2008 07:50 PM

    I'm assuming that the one who keeps kosher isn't "too" kosher. I know people who won't eat vegetables that might have been on the same grill that might have cooked non-kosher meat.

    The first two restaurants that spring (no pun intended) to mind were created by the same chef, Shawn McLean. Spring in Wicker Park (about a $10 cab ride for you) is his fish restaurant; Green Zebra, his vegetarian place, is a tad closer to you, but still a taxi ride.

    As you may already be aware, most of Chicago's fine restaurants, including the steak places have excellent fish and vegetarian offerings, so you shouldn't have too difficult a time ... again unless the food has to be prepared under strict kashrut regulations.

    1. weinstein5 RE: Judith Skolnik Jul 23, 2008 09:30 PM

      As the other poster you will find most places will have some vegetarian and fish dishes - My most favorite seafood restaurant in Chicago is Catch 35 at 35 W Wacker - for kosher really the choices are limiyed downtown - there is the Spertus Cafe and Meto Klub both are really aimed at lunch time crowd - the other kosher spots are in West Rogers Park (a neighborhood of north Chicago - about 15-18 cab ride) Taboun Grill which is quite good and Skokie, a suburb which is about a 30 cab ride

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      Catch 35
      35 W. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601

      Taboun
      6339 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

      MetroKlub
      733 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60661

      Spertus Cafe
      610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

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