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romantic meal THIS THURSDAY!

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Hello fellow foodies,
I am heading to Chicago for one night only and want to enjoy a romantic meal with my husband. Of course we want great food, a view would be ideal. I have reservations at North Pond. It looks a little to swanky. We really want a great view...and great food. Another option is a great place for a drink and some heavy appetizers? We are staying downtown, so close to Water Tower is great. We don't mind noise/music for drinks...

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  1. Stick with North Pond! It has a great view and great food, and I don't know what you mean by "too swanky" (it's not jacket-and-tie, if that's what you mean - business casual is just fine).

    Before you go to dinner at North Pond, go to the Signature Room at the top of the John Hancock Center for a drink.

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      I second nsxtasy. My wife and I have enjoyed a number of meals at North Pond and have never been disappointed. The location is great although parking can be a problem and the food is outstanding.

      1. re: dlpens

        Third. The location alone is great, but the building is beautfiul and you will not find another restaurant like it in terms of overall ambiance in a classic setting. This dining experience is unique in Chicago, it's not stuffy and the food/service are great.

    2. Depending on timing, try to get to the rooftop lounge at the Trump Hotel by 9:30. You'll be rewarded with a perfect view of the Navy Pier fireworks and a wonderful view of the city.