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Eating alone in Grant Park

redthong Dec 4, 2013 04:10 PM

I'm going to be spending several days in the Grant Park areanext week and will need to have dinner alone two or three nights. What are some good places where a middle-aged female will be comfortable having a fairly early dinner on her own? I don't mind traveling a bit but won't be up for half-hour cab or train rides.

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    ferret Dec 4, 2013 04:23 PM

    There are a couple of spots right across from Grant Park (it's a pretty big park) The Gage and Henri. They're under the same ownership, The Gage is a gastropub and Henri is French. Both are quite good. Mercat a la Planxa, a great Tapas restaurant, is a few blocks South. You should be fine dining alone at any of these.

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      redthong Dec 8, 2013 12:10 PM

      Thanks -- those sound perfect.

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        312Ana Dec 10, 2013 06:42 AM

        The are some other good ones just a little North of Millennium Park, III Forks for steak and Mezcalina for oxacan mexicqn from Carlos Gayton of Top Chef.

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      chris Dec 9, 2013 04:25 PM

      Seconding ferret! The Gage and Henri are definitely the way to go - The Gage tends to be pretty loud, so I gravitate towards Henri. The bartenders there are very friendly if you want to sit at the bar - plus they have a great cocktail list.

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        solon Dec 10, 2013 07:00 AM

        You didn't say what you want to spend, but if you want something a little lower-key and less expensive, there is Ruby of Siam (Thai) at 170 W. Washington.

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