Request "Gold Coast" suggestions
We will be visiting Chicago in mid-September and staying on E Delaware nr Michigan Ave. Looking for dinner suggestions, preferably walking distance. We do pretty much everything and would like a selection of what the area has to offer. "Fancy" not a requirement.
Pane Caldo for Italian, Walton St west of Michigan. Rosebud Steakhouse, Walton St. east of Michigan. Bistro Zinc, Rush Street. Don't remember the name, but there's a good not fancy Tahi place on the NW corner of Clark and Chicago.
Gibson's for steak, Hugo's for seafood, Big Bowl for cheerful stir-fries, Original Pancake House for breakfast. Totally ignore McCormick & Schmick, and we think Carmine's is 'way over-rated for Italian and that, long ago, they should have left Bit of Sweden in that spot.
The Grill on the Alley (first floor of the Westin on Michigan & Delaware) is quite good. LOVE their Lobster Bisque. Spaggia on Michigan for upscale Italian (do a search on Spiaggia on this board, highly rated) or it's sister less expensive Cafe Spiaggia. I also really enjoy Cru Wine Bar at Rush & Delaware. Intimate/casual wine bar with outdoor seating for great people-watching.
Since you'll be right there, walk north of Delaware on Rush Street. Good people-watching, plenty of restaurants, cool bars (jazz). Just ask your concierge about "the triangle"...
Oh, and Goddess & Grocer at Rush & Delaware. It's an upscale grocer....good if you wanted to pick something up to bring back to your hotel, though there are limited seats to eat there as well.
Winsor, I think you're thinking of Panaang (sp?)?