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Jun 11, 2010 03:39 PM

Help need ideas for 50th anniversary party

I am trying to plan a 50th anniversary dinner party and do not live in Chicago. There will be about 20 people and I was thinking of something upscale with possibly a private dining room. We will be staying at the Hyatt so wanted something relatively close by. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. Which Hyatt?

    a. The Hyatt Regency Chicago on Wacker Drive
    b. The Park Hyatt on North Michigan Avenue
    c. The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
    d. The Hyatt Regency O'Hare

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      1. re: henley

        Most hotel restaurants can accommodate you in a private dining room. The restaurants in the Hyatt itself are relatively undistinguished. Aria, in the Fairmont, offers excellent food; the menu is pan-Asian but there are a lot of American/steak items as well (last time I was there I had an excellent smoked prime rib). The Palm, the steakhouse in the Swissotel, is another option. If you are looking for a real fine dining restaurant nearby, Sixteen is in the Trump Hotel, just across the river. I'm sure any of these can provide a room for your group.

        Those are the primary options within a few blocks. There are a lot more options in standalone restaurants but the good ones tend to be at least five blocks walks or so from the Hyatt. For example, Coco Pazzo Cafe, which is 5-6 blocks away, has a raised alcove that's the perfect size for your group, and separates it from their main dining area.

        You also might contact the Hyatt Regency Chicago's concierge to get ideas for your event. Providing such advice is what they do for a living, and they often have inside knowledge and contacts that can be very helpful. You can contact them by phone or via their website at https://chicagoregency.hyatte-concier...

        Coco Pazzo Cafe
        636 N St Clair, Chicago, IL 60611