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Need dinner recs near Broadway Playhouse and Second City

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stloochew May 16, 2011 12:44 PM

We are taking in some Chicago Theater this weekend (Working and Second City) and would like recommendations for restaurants near the Broadway Playhouse for Saturday night and Second City for Sunday night. Don't want to go too pricey, but could go nicer for Saturday night. Also, how much time should we give ourselves for dinner -- 2 hours? Thanks!

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  1. nsxtasy RE: stloochew May 16, 2011 05:46 PM

    The Broadway Playhouse is in Water Tower Place. There are lots of great places to eat close by. I would particularly recommend Cafe Spiaggia for moderately-priced Italian food, Mity Nice Grill for comfort food, Bistro 110 for French bistro fare, Saloon for steaks, Shanghai Terrace for upscale Chinese, Le Colonial for Vietnamese food, or Hugo's Frog Bar for seafood.

    For recommendations near Second City, see these discussions, whose recommendations are still current:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/451851
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/501369
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/716855

    >> how much time should we give ourselves for dinner -- 2 hours?

    It really depends on the type of restaurant. My recommendation is, choose a place that accepts reservations (which includes all the places I've mentioned above), decide what time you'd like to be done (based on distance from the theater, etc), and then phone the restaurant and ask them what time you should make the reservation for if you need to be done by such-and-such time. Ask them to add a comment to the reservation specifying the time you need to be done by.

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