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ays89 May 7, 2010 03:59 PM

need help with a good restaurant near chicago theatre, something thats a walking distance is preferable. I plan on going to a show at 7 so something thats open late around 9 or 10. Thanks for the help

  1. chicgail May 7, 2010 05:09 PM

    Top of my list would be Atwood Cafe or the Gage.

    Atwood in the Burnham Hotel at State and Washington is closer, but not by much. It's a creative kitchen in a hotel restaurant. I've only been for lunch, but the food was delightful and the service attentive.

    The Gage is a gastro-pub on Michigan Ave. across street from the Art Institute. It's fun and a bit noisy. Highly creative and seasonal food and really interesting artisanal beer list, but IMO not the best of it's type in Chicago.

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    The Gage
    Chicago, Chicago, IL

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    1. re: chicgail
      nsxtasy May 7, 2010 05:33 PM

      The Gage is a bit of a walk from the Chicago Theatre (four blocks south, two blocks east). With the exception of Pizano's, the other places mentioned in those two topics - Petterino's, Atwood Cafe, and Catch 35 - are within a two-block walk of the theater.

      If you're willing to walk as far as the Gage, then I would also recommend Vivere ( www.vivere-chicago.com ), which serves excellent Italian food, and is open till 10 during the week, 11 on weekends.

      All of these are good places. The choice is a matter of what kind of restaurant you would prefer. Check out the menus on their websites as it might help in your decision.

    2. nsxtasy May 7, 2010 04:21 PM

      You'll find recommendations in these topics:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/563087
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/566875

      They were in response to requests for places near the Oriental Theatre, which is just around the corner from the Chicago Theatre.

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