Good places to eat in downtown Chicago?
We are staying in the Gold Coast area near Gaudy Square Park. Can you please provide me with the names of a few places to eat (breakfast - small bakery, lunch and dinner) in that area, the near north side and in downtown. Curb appeal doesn't matter, good food does. We actually prefer smaller restaurants. In the past we have eaten on several occasions in Greektown and loved it, but we will not have a car. Any ethnic or Kosher restaurants would be fine, Thanks.
The Original Pancake House on East Bellevue - www.originalpancakehouse.com
Delightful Pastries on North Wells Street - www.delightfulpastries.com
La Fournette on North Wells Street - www.lafournette.com
Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter on East Walton Street - www.hendrickxbakery.com
Salpicon for contemporary Mexican - www.salpicon.com
Perennial Virant for small plates - www.perennialchicago.com
Lou Malnati's at State and Rush for deep-dish - www.loumalnatis.com
Café Spiaggia for Italian - www.cafespiaggia.com
Café des Architectes for contemporary French/American - www.cafedesarchitectes.com
Hugo's for seafood - www.hugosfrogbar.com
Gibson's for steaks - www.gibsonssteakhouse.com
Kiki's for French bistro fare - www.kikisbistro.com
MK for contemporary American - www.mkchicago.com
All of these are very good and are in, or relatively close to, the Gold Coast. (Of course, there many, many more restaurants in the neighborhoods comprising downtown Chicago!)