Magnificent Mile Late Night?
Girlfriend and I are arriving in Chicago late tomorrow (Friday) night and heading to our hotel in the Magnificent Mile area. I expect we'll both be starving. I'm wondering if the board has any ideas for good late-night eats in the area. And I mean late -- like 1am or after. At that hour, and after travel, we probably won't have the energy for a long trip.
I'm aware of the Purple Pig, and am hoping that works out. But according to their website the kitchen closes at 1am, and that's going to be cutting it close for us.
Thanks in advance for the help. I promise to repay the favor if anyone needs good spots in Los Angeles.
Avec might be another possbility. It would be a quick cab ride and worth it!
615 W Randolph St Ste A, Chicago, IL 60661
Steaks: Smith & Wollensky in Marina City (the "corn cob buildings") is open till 1:30 a.m. and will first seat you as late as 1:00. www.smithandwollensky.com/locations/c... Chicago Cut Steakhouse will seat you as late as 2:00. www.chicagocutsteakhouse.com
Mexican: Mercadito will seat you as late as 2:00. www.mercaditorestaurants.com
Italian "small plates": At Quartino the kitchen is open till 1:00 (I know, this means it might not work for you) and the bar is open till 2:00. www.quartinochicago.com
Tapas: Cafe Iberico is open till 1:30. www.cafeiberico.com
Diner cuisine: Tempo Cafe is open 24 hours. www.tempocafechicago.com
All of the above options are within a short walk of the Mag Mile. (Avec, mentioned above, is not, and the kitchen at Avec closes at 1:00.)
had dinner at bijan bistro last night. walked in and we were seated right away. the place was about 75% full. service was good/prompt. we did not have a bad tempo experience.
two ordered the whotefish in a lemon capoer sauce with roasted potatoes and asparagus. i tried the whitefish and it was good.
one ordered the mac & cheese with applewood bacon. tried that, too, and it was good. maybe a bit too rich for me to eat and entire serving.
i had a caesar with chicken. the salad was good but the chicken was a bit well done.
four meals, two beers, and two iced teas was ~$70 plus tip.
liked it and would go back.
nsxtasy has said he doesn't like G&TG. S/he's pretty much a crowd of one on that.
Nothing we had there was bad. I thought the pig's face was amazing (no, it's not a whole pig's face) and all the veggie dishes we had were memorable. Haven't tried the actual goat there, but if you're up for it, it's the place to go for it.