My father is visiting me from NY in two weeks, and I would like to take him out to dinner somewhere similar to Gramercy Tavern in NY (his favorite restaurant). Does anyone have any suggestions of Chicago restaurants with similar quality and style of food? Thanks!
Gramercy Tavern is one of my favorite restaurants, too -- it's hard to replicate, but Chicago does have a few spots that come close. North Pond and Perennial, both in Lincoln Park, remind me of Gramercy in a couple of ways. Both highlight organic, seasonal ingredients (often locally-sourced) and serve refined takes on clasic American fare.
Beautiful rooms -- North Pond takes the cake for its setting in the restored Arts and Crafts-style skating house in the middle of Lincoln Park (the park, literally) -- and gracious service at both.