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DrGail Jul 19, 2011 09:23 AM

We've been challenged to come up with a restaurant with good food that also has a color in its name. This is a longstanding theme with some friends. So far, we've been to Turquoise, Sepia, Silver Seafood, Sage Grill, Golden Chef, Vermilion, Marigold, Hot Chocolate, and so on. The only requirements are that the food has to be good and that it will take reservations for a party of 4 on a Saturday night. BYOB is fine, and anything from casual to uber-fancy is okay with us. We live in the far north burbs (near Gurnee), but are willing to travel 1+ hours. Ideas?

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Hot Chocolate
1747 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Golden Chef Restaurant
7156 W 84th Pl, Bridgeview, IL 60455

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    mlipps Jul 20, 2011 10:16 PM

    Blue Elephant, a Thai restaurant on the Rogers Park/Edgewater border at Devon & Broadway. Also, I haven't been but I hear the Red Apple is some of the best Polish food in Chicago, it's at 3123 N. Milwaukee. What a fun idea!!

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    Red Apple Buffet
    6474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

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    1. re: mlipps
      nsxtasy Jul 21, 2011 04:34 AM

      Red Apple has two locations. Both are on Milwaukee Avenue.

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      ferret Jul 19, 2011 12:34 PM

      Brown Trout

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        ferret Jul 19, 2011 12:32 PM

        Green Zebra.

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        Green Zebra
        1460 W Chicago, Chicago, IL 60622

        1. mcgeary Jul 19, 2011 10:50 AM

          Blue 13 (http://www.blue13chicago.com), Red Apple (Polish buffet; http://www.redapplebuffet.com), Karyn's on Green (vegan; http://www.karynsongreen.com), Orange (breakfast/brunch; http://www.orangerestaurantchicago.com/Main.html), Black Sheep (http://www.blacksheepchicago.net/

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          Red Apple Buffet
          3121 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

          Blue 13
          416 W. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60610

          Orange
          2011 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618

          Karyn's On Green
          130 South Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607

          Black Sheep
          1132 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

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            masha Jul 19, 2011 02:21 PM

            Putting aside that there's a color in the name, Blue 13 is also very good.

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            Blue 13
            416 W. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60610

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            AnneMarieDear Jul 19, 2011 09:56 AM

            Is Green Zebra still around?

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            Green Zebra
            1460 W Chicago, Chicago, IL 60622

            1. theskinnyduck Jul 19, 2011 09:44 AM

              Besides Purple Pig, on top of my head there are Blackbird ( www.blackbirdrestaurant.com ) and one sixtyblue ( www.onesixtyblue.com ).

              www.theskinnyduck.com

              1. lyndak Jul 19, 2011 09:38 AM

                The Purple Pig. I haven't been but I'm doing some research for my visit this fall and I'm definately planning on going to the Purple Pig.

                Please do let me know how it is if you end up going.

                bon appetit!

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                Purple Pig
                500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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                  kathryn Jul 20, 2011 08:47 PM

                  The Purple Pig doesn't take reservations, BTW.

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                  Purple Pig
                  500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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                    lyndak Jul 21, 2011 05:36 AM

                    I did not know that, thanks for mentioning it.

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