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May 8, 2012 04:47 PM

Special Occasion dinner?

We are traveling to Chicago to spend our 15th anniversary, looking for some advice on where to go to dinner. We will be in town on May19th, so it will need to be someplace that we can possible get a reservation. We will be staying at the Wit and already have a 10 reservation at The Aviary? Any deas...Thanks

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  1. Tru would be my top suggestion.
    Then maybe Graham Elliot, Naha, or a steakhouse, like Chicago Cut.

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    1. re: camusman

      Agree with camusman; last month I enjoyed an extended tasting menu at Tru, and it was incredible.

      1. re: degustingdiary

        We did Tru a year ago for my birthday and loved it. We've also done Graham Elliot twice and really enjoyed it the first time, didn't enjoy it as much the second. We think it wasn't as great the second time because it wasn't as surprising or new..

    2. Acadia, in the South Loop, has been getting some rave reviews lately. I don't think the tasting menu is listed on the website, but if you give them a call, I believe they can set one up for you.

      1. Note that May 19 is the first day of the 3 day NATO summit, which may pose some logistical challenges. You may want to plan on eating within walking distance of your hotel or locations accessible via the L. Vehicular traffic in the Loop and South Loop is likely to be problematic. Street traffic north of the Chicago River and away from the lakefront is less likely to pose challenges.