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Aug 16, 2012 06:23 PM

Dinner on Saturday

My girlfriend and I decided on a last minute trip to Chicago this weekend. Arriving on Saturday and leaving Monday morning and staying along the Magnificent Mile by the Navy Pier area. I need recommendations for a dinner on Saturday (before a Second City show at 11:00) and brunch on Sunday. I have already made reservations at Sable Kitchen for dinner on Saturday and Publican for brunch on Sunday. I also thought about Sprout for dinner Saturday night as well. Any other places I should consider?

My budget is fairly limited ($100 for two people before drinks and gratuity). I also have a car and willing to drive.

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  1. I think your current plan, with dinner at Sable on Saturday and Publican for Sunday brunch, sounds fine. Perfect for your stated budget, too.

    Perhaps you meant to ask for suggestions about dinner on Sunday, rather than Saturday?

    7 Replies
    1. re: nsxtasy

      Thanks nsxtasy. I already have plans for dinner with a cousin that lives in the area on Sunday. If my cousin bails on me, any recommendations for dinner on Sunday given my criteria?

      1. re: manhong

        Well, you haven't really provided much to go on, other than your budget. There are a lot of excellent places within a few minutes walk of your hotel, and Sable is one of them. Here are some more, all open 7 days a week, and within your budget:

        GT Fish & Oyster (seafood small plates) -
        Uno and Due (deep-dish pizza) -
        Pizano's (deep-dish pizza, 864 N State) -
        The Purple Pig (Mediterranean - but beware of long waits for dinner and they don't take reservations) -
        Quartino (Italian small plates) -
        Cafe Iberico (tapas) -

        If there's anything in particular you're interested in, mention it and we'll try to help!

        1. re: nsxtasy

          Hi nsxtasy,
          Have you tried the pizzas at Quartino?
          Any vegetarian recs from their menu?

          1. re: mrsdebdav

            Pizza's are good. The broccoli rabe is a personal favorite, but they do everything well.

            1. re: ferret

              Pizzas (and the rest of the menu) are good at Quartino's but Q is one of those places I go to because of its value in that location. If you're looking for exceptional pizza and have a car, some places you might want to look into (and all of these concentrate on pizza) are Coalfire, Great Lakes, and Spaccanapoli. None of these, by the way, serve deep-dish.

              1. re: jbw

                Thanks jbw. I will check these places out.

          2. re: nsxtasy

            Thanks again nsxtasy. I don't have a preference for any food and my main issue is budget. I will definitely try Purple Pig on Sunday if my cousin bails on me. Thanks