Dinner Suggestion -- walking distance to Sofitel Water Tower hotel
I will be in chicago for one night staying at the Sofitel Water Tower hotel. I'm looking for dinner recommendations walking distance from the hotel. Prefer fun, relaxed atmosphere but more importantly delicious food. Prefer entrees less than $20 each. Favorite cuisines include mediterranean, middle eastern, tapas, italian, comfort food...basically wide-ranging as long as it's memorable. If it's a unique Chicago experience even better.
Ditka's is only about 50 yards from the Sofitel and is good; I recommend the pork chop. Morton's steakhouse is also within walking distance. Entrees wouldn't fit your budget, but they do a very nice happy hour menu in the bar area that might suffice.
Pizano's is literally feets away from your hotel. The Goddess & Grocer too is an excellent deli.
Pizano's Pizza & Pasta
864 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
Goddess & Grocer
25 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
Polish places tend to be quite a distance from the high-rent downtown areas. The closest Polish place is Podhalanka, which is on Division Street near Ashland and Milwaukee and is practically across the street from the Division Street Blue Line stop. This is about 2 1/2 miles from Sofitel Water Tower through some areas that are not nice walking territory.
There is an Armenian restaurant within walking distance and your budget that you might want to consider: Sayat Nova. Search will turn up a fair number of references.
Sayat Nova East Armenian
157 E Ohio St Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60611
Sayat Nova is a good bet; Cafe Iberico is also a solid tapas option not too far from there (LaSalle & Superior).