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Oct 16, 2008 10:06 AM

Coming in from NYC

Coming in from NYC for the weekend. I have a resevation at Blackbird on Saturday night. Any reviews on the place? Should I be going to a place like Schwa instead? Also, any recs for a good casual fun place to go Thursday night? I am staying at the W Lakeshore but will go anywere.

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  1. It depends on what you want. Blackbird has always been one of our best "casual fine dining" restaurants, with contemporary American cuisine. Schwa puts more emphasis on molecular gastronomy. However, there's no way you can get a weekend reservation at Schwa two days in advance, so that's not even an issue. Go to Blackbird and enjoy it!