Restaurant & People Watching with good bar
Going to be in Chicago for one night and looking for a restaurant with good food and some decent activity/people watching. Not looking for just some staid reserved neo modern sterile room but a place with some activity, a good bar but also decent food.
I know these may be mututally exclusive but any ideas...?
You don't say where you will be in Chicago, what kind of food you like or how you will be getting around, but the first place that came to mind was Japonais. Sushi and cooked food, it has a great swingin' lounge. Youngish (not fraternity) crowd.
I suppose there are also places on Rush St. like Gibsons (steak house) or Carmine's (Italian) that have a slightly older, more touristy crowd. Also Nationale 27 is young, swinging and has good Latin food.
600 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610
1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
Gibson's Bar and Steakhouse
1028 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611