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Sep 12, 2008 07:47 AM

Which of these 3 restaurants would you pick?

Two, 30-something out-of-towners, looking for a restaurant on a monday night that has good food but is hip but not outrageously expensive. Narrowed it down to: Gordon Elliott, MK or Naha? Thoughts?

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  1. I'm pretty confident that Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot have not (yet) joined forces in Chicago -- it's Graham Elliot. In my opinion, GE would be the best pick for the two of you. The space is beautiful and modern and, more importantly, Chef Elliot's menu is pretty darn creative and it tastes good, too.

    Without question, Naha and MK are both excellent. I would certainly not describe either restaurant as "hip" or a current hotspot, but many may argue that the food is more consistent than GE. Naha and MK are also more expensive than GE especially if wine is involved.

    Graham Elliot
    217 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL, 60610

    1. I second. I love Naha but if you want new and hip, go with GE.

      1. Not to be difficult, and I have not been to GE, but I would choose Blackbird over these three options. It just keeps getting better all the time. Here's a link to their web site