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Oct 30, 2009 06:15 PM

Restaurant recommendations east of Michigan Avenue?

I need to find a restaurant for a pre-theater dinner before a performance at Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier. Don't want to be too far away and waste too much time trying to get to the pier and miss the curtain but also want a good dinner. Anyone have any ideas?

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  1. Volare. Frank Sinatra Italian. Absolutely delicious. You have to walk down at Illinois from Michigan. It's terrific. But old-fashioned. You can get the shuttle a block south after dinner.

    I really recommend the veal there. It's real veal, not fake. It's really old-style but fun.

    201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

    1. Riva's on Navy Pier is not bad for pre- and after-theatre dinner. Although IMO it's a bit overpriced because of the location (and spectacular views), their food is quite competent, particularly the seafood. And, I believe you'll get a discount if you show your theatre tickets (which might cover the "location-premium").