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within walking distance of palmer house hotel

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raider Jun 26, 2012 07:20 AM

staying at palmer house hotel next month without a car. need recs for breakfast/lunch/dinner. any kind of food is ok. notlooking for grant achatz level food, but rick bayless level will do.

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  1. chicgail RE: raider Jun 26, 2012 10:54 AM

    See if these threads don't help.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/840010
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/843334
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/830126
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/843644

    1. weinstein5 RE: raider Jun 26, 2012 10:55 AM

      The Rick Bayless restaurants are within walking distance - about a mile away -

      Other choices are Pizanos for pizza, Oasis Cafe a hole in the lebanese place for lunch -

      1. camusman RE: raider Jun 26, 2012 10:56 AM

        Heaven on Seven (Cajun, breakfast/lunch)
        Oasis Cafe (Middle Eastern, lunch)
        The Gage (Irish gastropub)
        Cafecito (Cuban)

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          masha RE: raider Jun 26, 2012 11:19 AM

          Here is another recent thread with some suggestions: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/854947

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            Querencia RE: raider Jun 26, 2012 06:15 PM

            Within a block or so of the Palmer House you have the Russian Tea Room, the Atwood Cafe (in the Hotel Burnham, recent remodel of the historic Reliance Building), and the Berghoff (German restaurant that has been there for a century and is now in its most recent incarnation). For breakfast a short walk away is Wildberry, on Randolph just across (east of) Michigan Avenue. If you are big breakfast eaters the Sheraton (on the river just east of Michigan) has an interesting deal in its LB Bistro & Patisserie---lots of chef stations preparing everything and for one price you get access to all stations. All of these have websites with more detail. The Palmer House is in the Loop, older section of downtown that is south of the Chicago River. If you walk north of the river (20 minute stroll from your hotel) and cut two blocks east (Palmer House is on State Street then comes Wabash then Michigan Avenue) you will be on the Magnificent Mile (Michigan between river and Oak Street Beach) where a lot more action is to be found---restaurants, shopping etc. Loop now is mostly financial and some theater. But you don't need a car. All of downtown is walkable and there is a taxi every six inches.

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              raider RE: Querencia Jun 27, 2012 01:59 PM

              thanks, these are very helpful responses!

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