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Dinner near Hotel Blake, Chicago?

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redgirl May 11, 2014 12:38 PM

would love a recommendation - we are getting in at 6pm and want to drop our bags in our room and walk to dinner near our hotel - hotel blake, 500 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL, 60605,

i have restaurants mapped out for the rest of our 5 day visit but nothing for the 1st night. new yorkers who love food - doesn't have to be fussy - can be ethnic - must have booze.

thanks for the suggestions.

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    chunker RE: redgirl May 11, 2014 12:51 PM

    Hi I would suggest Mercat a la Planxa, a nicer Spanish tapas restaurant. 638 s Michigan. 8min walk from hotel.

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      masha RE: redgirl May 12, 2014 08:05 AM

      Meli Café in the Blake serves fairly simple food and does have a bar. It's mainly sandwiches,, salads, and breakfast all day, but there are also other entrees on their dinner menu (I've only eaten there for lunch). Especially if your flight is delayed and you don't want to go far, I'd recommend it.

      1. nsxtasy RE: redgirl May 14, 2014 02:43 PM

        I agree with the recommendation for Mercat a la Planxa. Another great choice is Lou Malnati's for our delicious local specialty of deep-dish pizza. They have a location nearby at 8th and State. To avoid waiting 30-45 minutes while seated for your deep-dish to bake, you can phone ahead and they'll have your pizza ready at whatever time you specify. www.loumalnatis.com

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