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Jun 17, 2011 06:22 AM

Last minute dinner tomorrow

I need help finding a place for dinner tomorrow night. Either BYO or has a reasonably priced wine list; menu heavy on either red meat or seafood. (Not Tango Sur-- it's fabulous but was just there.) No Asian and no Italian. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Tango Sur
3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

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  1. Or let me re-phrase-- are there any BYO steak restaurants in the city besides Tango Sur?

    Tango Sur
    3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

    5 Replies
    1. re: dallarose23

      I don't know of any. Hopefully others do and can chime in with suggestions.

      If I could relay something I've found by experience, though... When we struggle coming up with ideas on where to eat because we just went to such-and-such place and we loved it, so we look for places that are similar to it - we often end up going right back to that same place we loved. So based on what you've asked, I wouldn't rule out going back to Tango Sur, especially if you can't find a compelling alternative. HTH

      Tango Sur
      3763 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

      1. re: dallarose23

        Well, not a steak restaurant but Los Nopales has a nice skirt steak and it is BYOB. Also Dorado has good meat entrees. Both are in the Lincoln Square area. BYOB with corkage



        1. re: lbs

          >> BYOB with corkage

          There is a city ordinance preventing restaurants in Chicago from charging corkage fees unless they also have a liquor license. I'm not saying restaurants don't do that, and the fees are usually very modest, but technically it's against the law.


          1. re: nsxtasy

            Aloha nxtasy - this sounds like Maui in a way. One of their 3 odd liquor laws (no infused alcohol is another) it is against the law to BYOB.

            The Purple Pig has a list that touts "50 under 40" bottles there were some good ones there.

            Purple Pig
            500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

        2. re: dallarose23

          Las Tablas is a Columbian steakhouse- food is very good and reasonably priced. Unfortunately, they only allow BYOB (wine only) Mon-Thurs and I know you mentioned you are going tomorrow night.

          They do have a full bar though and although I can't say from experience, I would think that the wine is as reasonably priced as the food.

          The location I have been to is by Lincoln and Southport, but they also have a location at Irving Park and Laporte.


        3. Andalous on Clark and School - moroccan food with fabulous lamb shank... its BYOB and NO CORKAGE FEE - andalous.com‎

          3307 N Clark St Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60657