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Sep 24, 2013 08:59 AM

Coming to town for a couple of nights

My friend and I are coming to Chicago at the beginning of November. We are staying on Wacker Drive right on the river. I have been to Chicago a few times for work but this is the first time that it will be a vacation. We will be traveling mostly by taxi and we are looking for a good place to eat. We would rather stay away from the higher price places and looking at a budget of anywhere from $30 to $70/person. Also, a place that serves beer would be great.

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  1. Hi - Purple Pig and Au Cheval are fantastic. Neither take reservations, but both are worth the wait (suggest going early though). The Publican, Sable, and Quartino are really good as well.

    1. RPM Italian, Sable, Joes Seafood and Prime would all be close to where you are staying.

      1. Girl and the Goat would require a little bit of a drive but it would be a great choice.

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        1. re: Spiritchaser

          A bit of a drive? It's always been a 10 minute cab ride for us--really quick. If they're staying on Wacker Dr, it sounds like it's probably the Trump or Hotel 71 or Hotel Sax, etc.

          1. re: Spiritchaser

            I've gotten from the Hyatt on Wacker to the Girl and the Goat in 20 min on the green line, and it might be even quicker if you're willing to take a bus.

            1. re: W42

              You can walk from Hyatt to GATG in 25 minutes, it's only 1.4 miles. A cab ride is less than $10.

              1. re: jbontario

                Well then I guess we just hit traffic, I can only comment on my experience.

                1. re: Spiritchaser

                  You are right, if you try to cross the loop at rush hour it could take 20 mins in a cab.