SD CH on the Miracle Mile
Will be staying in the Fairmont soon. Any recommendations for lunch or dinner? I am not looking for Alinea or the like, just good food, hopefully even very good-excellent. Could be Italian, Asian, vegetarian or anything. Hopefully pretty close to Michigan Ave or a short cab ride. I love to try new things and even a Chicago hot dog rec is appreciated!
First off, Magnificent Mile, not Miracle Mile ;-).
The Gage and Mercat ala Planxa are excellent places that are walking distance from your hotel. The Gage is an Irish gastropub, but don't let that label dissuade you. The food is wonderful, and great atmosphere. Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Mercat ala Planxa is a great Catalan-focused tapas place. Great room, atmosphere, view.
24 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Mercat a la Planxa
638 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Just returned home after a three night stay at The Fairmont. I recommend you have a drink at the aria bar. Unforgettable ambiance.