where to take my parents
my parents are coming into town next week and i'd like some new ideas on where to take them. they come a few times a year and i feel like we have been everywhere already! we have been to:
girl and the goat
sun wah bbq
coal fire pizza
cafe baba reeba
franks and dawgs
and probably others i just cant think of them at the moment. they do not like mexican or sushi and my husband doesn't like indian. my mother is a vegetarian so the restaurant should have some of those options. they like reasonable restaurants nothing fancy and neighborhood doesnt matter. thank you!
1) Reza's. Persian experts in grilling any meat or seafood, all served with perfect rice, and there are wonderful vegetarian options. We have had good luck taking guests there, as we have also had at 2) Big Bowl---a cheery Lettuce Entertain you place specializing in excellent Asian stir-fries. 3) LB's Bistro & Patisserie, lower level of Sheraton Hotel, has a deal that you pay one price, about $22 I think, and get ad lib access to all the chef stations for breakfast---custom omelets, eggs any style, crepes and waffles to your taste, pastries, lots of good stuff. 4) If your folks like reasonable restaurants take them to the Red Apple, a Polish smorgasbord---all you can eat including (weekends) carve-your-own roast beef, ham, turkey plus sixty or seventy other selections---Milwaukee Ave just below Belmont, has a free parking lot in rear---has been a huge hit with our out-of-town guests---total price range is $10-$14 pp depending on weekend or weekday. Weekends are best---tons more food.
Your list is missing many of my favorite restaurants in the city, including:
The Purple Pig
GT Fish & Oyster
Mercat a la Planxa
Piccolo Sogno and Piccolo Sogno Due
And for breakfast:
M. Henry and M. Henrietta
Wander the French Market at Ogilvie Station for a lunch. A great cross-section of Chicago tastes. I don't think its open Sunday and lunch rush during the week is very busy, so go early before 11:30 or after 1:00. Wishbone (one west loop and one on the north side) is great for Cajun styled brunch or any meal really. In Little Italy I like Davanti Enoteca and it is fun to take the family to Rosebud for some old-school red sauce.
And also agree with all of chicgail's suggestions.