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Great dinners in ORD

Bublan59 Jul 27, 2013 04:27 PM

I will be in Chicago late aug, and wanna make the most of yummy dinners. I've not been to Chicago recently, based in SFO and love Cotogna, slanted door, state bird provisions,choqueta, Farmshop etc. so if you know SF restaurants and these, where should I dine in ORD?
Appreciate the insights, goosefoot, avec sound great but hard to get into. Thoughts anyone? Thank you

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    sunbrace Jul 27, 2013 06:30 PM

    As of this writing, Goosefoot still has a table for 1 person on Aug 30 on Opentable. Delicious food, but be prepared to stay for at least 3 hours.

    I also like Girl and the Goat, Blackbird, Publican and The Lobby at the Peninsula. Further north, in Lincoln Park and Lakeview, Boka, Alinea(if you can get tickets) and Senza.

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    1. re: sunbrace
      Bublan59 Jul 27, 2013 06:52 PM

      Thank you, the date is aug 25th and I need more than 1 person, we are 5-:( I'll try the other suggestions. Thx

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      masha Jul 28, 2013 12:09 PM

      Are you seeking recommendations for dining at O'Hare Airport or the city of Chicago? ORD is the abbreviation for the airport. It's never used to refer to the city. From the title of your post, many regulars are probably skipping it as they think you are looking for airport recommendations.

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        Bublan59 Jul 28, 2013 03:14 PM

        Oh dear absolutely I mean re city I shall go in and change it, I am in the travel business and have a tendency to abreviate all cities-:) point we'll taken I have no plans to dine at the airport!

        1. re: Bublan59
          chicgail Jul 29, 2013 05:59 AM

          Good that you don't plan to eat at the airport. Acceptable food at ORD; Great food in CHI.

          Some good suggestions above. It also depends on where you are staying and what kind of transportation you are comfortable using.

          You might also consider El Ideas, Perennial Virant, Nellecote or Naha. G&TG likely to be a tough rez to get this close, but worth a try. Same for Topolobombo, which I highly recommend. I sometimes find a phone call is more productive that opentable.com.

          1. re: chicgail
            rlcole4346 Aug 2, 2013 04:13 PM

            I'm actually going to be working in the immediate ORD area. Love good neighborhood bar food and interesting beers and wines, also interesting bistro type (I know, that is an overused term, but still, interesting, well prepared food, casual atmosphere), will drive a short bit, but long days, sigh.

      2. MisterBink Aug 3, 2013 07:11 AM

        ...you'll want to check out urbanbelly and meet chef kim!

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