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Harry Caray's vs Portillo's

snowbordinglife Aug 13, 2012 12:53 PM

Our flight does not get fly into Midway until 9:00 and we will be looking for a place in the direct area of our hotel Dearborn/Ontario for dinner. Maybe something gimmicky and casual. Both Harry Caray's and Portillos are close and was thinking one of them. Does anyone have a preference of one over the other or any other suggestions.


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    jbontario Aug 13, 2012 01:00 PM

    Totally different. Harry Caray's is an Italian steak house while Portillo's is hot dogs, italian beef and terrific chocolate cake.

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    1. re: jbontario
      ferret Aug 13, 2012 02:11 PM

      Caray's is table service while Portillo's is counter service. Caray's has full bar, if that makes a difference. Another good option is Quartino, right around the corner from your hotel. Kitchen's open late, nice Italian small plates menu and you can also eat at the bar.

    2. nsxtasy Aug 13, 2012 02:10 PM

      Other suggestions within a few blocks of your hotel, all delicious, all casual, all open till 11:00 pm or later:

      Sable (contemporary American small plates and craft cocktails) - www.sablechicago.com
      GT Fish & Oyster (seafood small plates) - www.gtoyster.com
      The Purple Pig (Mediterranean) - www.thepurplepigchicago.com
      Quartino (Italian small plates) - www.quartinochicago.com
      Cafe Iberico (tapas) - www.cafeiberico.com
      Uno and Due (deep-dish pizza) - www.unos.com

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        LikestoEatout Aug 14, 2012 04:02 AM

        I love Portillo's for what it is but there is no comparison to the others. Hit Portillo's for a great lunch.

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          snowbordinglife Aug 14, 2012 02:00 PM

          Thanks everyone for the help we will hit up Porillos for lunch one day and Quartino when we fly in.

          Thanks again

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          1. re: snowbordinglife
            aburkavage Aug 14, 2012 03:23 PM

            I love that plan! Enjoy yourself!

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