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Help! Tonight's dinner? Salpicon, Mexique, Quartino or??

tennisboy Aug 28, 2013 01:29 PM

4 people, visiting at the Hyatt regency. Don't want anything too fancy but know our choices at this point are limited.

Salpicon, Quartino and Mexique are available but Sable is not. Any recommendations out of those 3? Or any others I'm missing? Want not too expensive, nonpIzza and we like mexican.

Help!!! This is for tonight!

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    kathryn Aug 28, 2013 01:50 PM

    Sable has some tables in their bar area, if you want to walk in and dine. You can order from the full food menu in the bar area.

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    1. re: kathryn
      tennisboy Aug 28, 2013 01:53 PM

      We don't want to risk waiting since we don't have tons of time.

      1. re: tennisboy
        ferret Aug 28, 2013 02:05 PM

        I'll also suggest Tanta on Grand. It's a new Peruvian spot (and has openings for tonight), one of Gaston Acurio's restaurants. Really great food. That or GT Oyster.

        1. re: ferret
          tennisboy Aug 28, 2013 03:05 PM

          Love the Recc for Tanta - been meaning to try it. Just snagged the last 6:30 one. Thanks!!

        2. re: tennisboy
          Morton Arthur Eaton Sep 9, 2013 11:34 AM

          In any case, the food at Sable is quite generic and mediocre. Unless so-so shortrib sliders are still the cutting edge for you.

      2. chicgail Aug 28, 2013 05:24 PM

        Of those three, it's easy: Mexique. Salpicon & Quartino are ok, but neither is memorable. Mexique can be.

        Oops. Sorry, I see I am too late. Hope you enjoy Tanta.

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        1. re: chicgail
          tennisboy Aug 28, 2013 07:08 PM

          Just got back from Tanta - was pretty good. Glad we tried it. Ordered the pork fried rice (good, but a tad sweet), ceviche w/ahi tuna and avocado (excellent), half chicken and sides (very good), causitas w/crab (so-so---needed lime), and quinoa salad (good). Probably wouldn't go again given the dining options in Chicago but overall we were glad we went. Clearly they're still working out kinks as a new restaurant since service was good but slightly spotty.

          Great recommendation - thanks again! Now for our next meal, I don't have a reso for Frontera but would like to go!

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