Need a reasonable (not great) dinner place in the Loop
I need an O.K. place for dinner in the Loop next week. I'm not looking for "great" (my wife says, why do you always look for great? Besides, she says, this is Chicago - my home town - fugeddaboutit). Last time we ate in the Russian Tea Salon, which is about the level IL'm looking for; good but not great. Any help?
Just in downtown proper, here are a few to toss at you:
Miller's Pub, 134 S. Wabash (my mainstay)
The Grill Room, across from the Shubert -- er, the LaSalle Bank Theater, 33 W. Monroe;
Siam Rice on North Wells (they close by 8p. though)
Shikago, 190 So. LaSalle Street
Trattoria No. 10, 10 N. Dearborn
Italian Village, 71 W. Monroe
Now outside the loop is another story.
I second Trattoria No. 10. Great food, very accommodating service. They don't overdo it with the food - the menu is classic, the food is fresh and tasty. Great bread before the meal too.