Lou Malnati's: what kind of place?
Hi Chicago CHers,
Pardon the dense nature of my question, but--should I/ can I call ahead for Friday-night seating at the Lou Malnati's near the Hyatt Regency on East Wacker? We're only in town for two nights and will be driving and tired on the first night, so I would like a laid-back dinner.
I assume it's a pretty big place... any guidance would be helpful. Also would love some recommendations for places for breakfast or lunch on Sunday.
Definitely it will be a laid back dinner - it terms of calling ahead it will depend - I just went to Lou's in evanston and they had a party of 40 there that made us wait 45 minutes for a party of 7 -
If your party is small say 5 or less even at their busiest I would say a 30 minute wait -
I'm a former Michigander and don't worry you can opine on the pies here--I admit it, once in a while i take a spin to my nearest (miles away) Little Ceasers.
IMO, I would choose Lou's and make a reservation/call ahead. No need to order in advance. Make sure to get the butter crust--so good.
I would also suggest that there's a newer Lou Malnati's in the Gold Coast on N State St that also then puts you in the middle of some fun nightlife and great people watching. About a 10-15 minute cab ride from Hyatt.