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Jul 23, 2008 05:37 PM

One vegetarian, one kosher, 3 eat-it-all

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. 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. 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

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

      6339 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

      733 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60661

      Spertus Cafe
      610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL