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Avenues, Tru, Les Nomades, or Everest?

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It is my husband's 30th birthday. We have been to Alinea, L20, Trotters, Schwa, Spiaggia, and more. We have not been to any of the four above. Which would you suggest?

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Alinea
1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Les Nomades
222 E Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611

Spiaggia
980 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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  1. It has been a little while since I have eaten at any of these so forgive me if things have changed but your not going to have a bad meal at any of them. I always liked the sheek decor of tru but overall food wise I would have to say the best meal I had out of those four was at Les Nomades.

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    Les Nomades
    222 E Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611

    1. Of the four you've listed, the only one whose food I thought was not as good as the others was Les Nomades, which I thought was okay but just not particularly special or unusual. I've enjoyed all of the other three. Everest also has that great view looking out over the city; I suggest asking in advance for a table near a window.

      If you're still having trouble deciding and you haven't already done so, I recommend looking at the menus on their websites to see if one sounds particularly appealing to you.

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      1. re: nsxtasy

        I agree. I think Les Nomades is the weakest of the four. If you liked Alinea and Schwa then you will like Avenues the most. I definitely do.

      2. I have not eaten at Everest, but it's at the top of my list for my next trip to Chicago. Of the other three I agree with nsxtasy and Chihab that Les Nomades is weaker, although I think it is a little closer to TRU and Avenues. Avenues has two tasting menus only (one is vegetarian) while at TRU you can order prix fixe or do a tasting. I really enjoyed my meals at TRU and Avenues and it's hard to pick a winner. The food and service were exceptional at both. Les Nomades was a much cosier restaurant with very good food and excellent service.

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        Les Nomades
        222 E Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611

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        1. re: ChemWork

          I pretty much agree with ChemWork. If it were my choice, I would go with Tru first. Everest and Avenues are probably a bit better than Les Nomades though I do believe Les Nomades is under-rated. I have been to Les Nomades and Tru recently (within the year) and would recommend them both. I haven't been to Avenues or Everest in a couple of years.

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          Les Nomades
          222 E Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611