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Sep 17, 2008 03:58 PM


My DH is attending a conference in Rosemount in October. Where does one eat? We will have a vehicle, however he will be spending 12 or more hours per day in meetings and so we likely won't go too far.

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  1. Rosemont is close to O'Hare Airport and has a lot of convention business, hotels and offices. Unfortunately, this means too many restaurants are rather corporate. You might start looking at these threads:

    Rosemont is also close to both the Edison Park neighborhood of Chicago and the suburb of Park Ridge.

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    1. re: Eldon Kreider

      From these links, I can provide two personal recommendations:

      Flamingo's Seafood (Mexican) is well worth a visit.

      Topa in Elk Grove is a place where we dine frequently. I am always quite happy with their appetizers, salads and fish offerings, whereas my wife is frequently delighted with their steaks.

      I have not eaten at Rosewood in Rosemont, but it is operated by the same family involved with Topa.

    2. If your husband is spending 12 hours/day in meetings, does that mean that YOU can head elsewhere for lunch (or even dinner)? Downtown is only about an hour away via the blue line.

      I guess my point is that I understand that your husband might not want to venture out after a long day of meetings, but there's no need for you to be stuck out in Rosemont if you don't want to be out there.

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      1. re: rubinow

        thanks all for the suggestions....i will do a little homework here shortly and check out all these links.
        rubinow...i have ABSOLUTELY no intention of staying in Rosemount all day...I'll definitely be elsewhere for lunch.

        1. re: heavenstobetsy

          Well, we have returned from Rosemont & I thought I should report back. We tried Flamingo's on our first night and had a fantastic DH is still talking about it. I think he has been dreaming about the salsa. The second night we ate at the hotel (Hyatt Rosemont) and although it was late, we were tired and in a hurry, we had a decent burger that certainly exceeded my expectations. For lunches, we tried Udupi Palace for dosa (delish) and NoMI. Overall, a great trip. Thanks for all the recommendations - we look forward to returning next year.