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Aug 13, 2009 08:29 AM

Help me fill in the blank: L20, ______, Alinea

I'm coming to Chicago in October and will be eating dinner (in this order): Topolo, plain pasta, David Burke Primehouse, L2O, ___, and Alinea. I need to fill in the blank and would prefer a step down from the multi-course affairs we will enjoy at L20 and Alinea. I've been to Blackbird and enjoyed it, but would prefer to try something new. Is Publican the way to go?

Also, I had a great steak and sides at DB Primehouse 3 years ago? Is there a better overall steakhouse that I should be considering?


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  1. Publican is def a good mix since there is a lot of high endm and a steakhouse on your list already. Publican is casual, fun, loud. Beer, oyster, and pork. Get the pork rinds. And the dessert waffle.

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    1. re: ms. chow

      And the little gem salad. And the aged hams. And the crudo. And the beets. And the ribs. Seriously, I could go all day on this place. Enjoy!

      1. re: uhockey

        Tru is a great place but not exactly a step down.....Naha, Perennial, MK......

        1. re: HoosierFoodie

          Not a "step down" per se, but you can order per course as opposed to a tasting.