Light Meal near Hyatt Regency
I'll be in chicago next month and staying at Hyatt Regency on East Wacker. Don't get there until around 9:00 p.m. so wondering if there's anywhere in the area for a light meal, not necessarily somewhere fancy.
I already have a lunch next day booked for Topolobampo - ate there last time I visited but am travelling with a friend who loves mexican food who hasn't been there so thought it was worth another visit.
I still have all my notes from my trip last year and, again, thank everyone on these boards for their time in recommending restaurants. I actually lucked out with a reservation at Alinea last year. May try an alternative tasting menu this time.
Also, what good breakfast places are around the Hyatt. Last time I stayed at the Hotel Felix and ate breakfast at Elate and at Orange.
1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
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For the light meal late, I'd walk over to Sable, about five blocks walk from the Hyatt. The cuisine is contemporary American from Chef Heather Terhune and it's just fantastic. Many of the dishes are available in half portions if you want to eat light (and/or try a lot of things). They also have amazing artisanal cocktails. I'd recommend making an advance reservation, just in case. The dining hours run till 10 on weekdays, midnight on weekends, 9 on Sundays. www.sablechicago.com
Another good option, only a block or two further, is Quartino, for Italian small plates. Their kitchen is open till 1 a.m. six days, midnight on Sundays. www.quartinochicago.com
Here are breakfast recommendations within a couple of blocks of the Hyatt. Note that the first three of them are located north of the Hyatt and east of Michigan Avenue. The shortest way to get to those three is to cross the river on Columbus Drive; to do so, you'll need to exit the Hyatt on the lower (parking) level, where Columbus crosses over.
1. LB Bistro - www.lbbistro.com - This is the restaurant in the Sheraton hotel, and is run by a two-time world pastry champion. They have a huge AYCE buffet.
2. Fox & Obel - www.fox-obel.com - This is our premier gourmet food store, with the best of everything, including meats, cheeses, fish, prepared foods, etc. Their baked goods are fantastic, especially the cinnamon swirl rolls, bran muffins, croissants, brioche, etc. They have a cafe in the rear of the store where you can get anything from a cup of coffee to a complete meal, prepared to order. For breakfast, I recommend the Cobb omelet.
3. Yolk (corner of Grand and McClurg) - www.yolk-online.com
4. South Water Kitchen - www.southwaterkitchen.com
5. Heaven on Seven is a little further (both the Wabash and Rush locations are about 5 blocks away) and offers a creole/cajun breakfast. www.heavenonseven.com