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Looking for "teen-friendly" restaurant for birthday dinner

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natwha18 Jun 19, 2012 08:30 PM

Hi I'm turning fifteen in two weeks and want a classier, nicer restaurant to go to for a birthday dinner near the Loop (preferably) with about 10 girls. We'd be taking a train down from the suburbs into Union Station then walking or taking a bus down there. Any suggestions would be awesome! Thank you.

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    ferret Jun 20, 2012 07:05 AM

    For the 15-year-old girl scene I'd recommend Carnivale. Loop-ish. Don't know if it meets your price expectations:

    http://www.carnivalechicago.com/menu

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      natwha18 Jun 20, 2012 09:17 AM

      That would be awesome but they said they were all booked up for the next month...any more suggestions?

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        ferret Jun 20, 2012 11:36 AM

        Then I'd recommend Hub 51 or Sushi Samba (the New York West Village location got some "Sex and the City" notoriety back in the day and it's still a fun spot).

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          lbs Jun 20, 2012 12:41 PM

          Along the same line - Sunda.

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            ferret Jun 20, 2012 12:48 PM

            Sunda is a clear winner for food, but I thought Samba had the teen appeal factor.

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              lbs Jun 20, 2012 01:36 PM

              True - but sometimes you can spot a celebrity at Sunda.

    2. mcgeary Jun 20, 2012 09:47 AM

      How about Mercat a la Planxa for tapas? Very fun place with good food.

      http://mercatchicago.com/

      If you walk from Union Station to Jackson and the river and take the 126 bus toward Congress, get off at Congress & Michigan and you're very close. Mercat is at 638 S. Michigan in the Blackstone Hotel.

      Have a happy birthday!

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