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Missy Jun 3, 2009 11:10 AM

I'm all alone in town for a meeting, and I'd like to have a small plates meal tonight. I like everthing, and went to Takashi on Sunday night for tehir small plates menu (yum, BTW)
Any suggestions? Thanks so much!
Oh-there are no decent xiao long bao in Chicago---right?

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    pastry634 RE: Missy Jun 3, 2009 11:48 AM

    Definitely Avec. One of my favorite small plates (and restaurant in general) in the city.

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      rubinow RE: Missy Jun 3, 2009 12:51 PM

      Word is that Lao Shanghai has acceptable xiao long bao, but I, unfortunately, haven't had them. They, along with Lao Sechuan and Lao Beijing have very good food, though, and they are all in Chinatown.

      1. chicgail RE: Missy Jun 3, 2009 04:57 PM

        A lot of good options. Avec is very good.

        Others I love these days include Mercat a la Planxia in the Blackstone Hotel and the Bristol on Damen.

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