One of my favorite things to do when I visit a city, is find the best and most eclectic restaurants.
The first one I visited was
Attire: Sports Coat, or dress. (I wore flare jeans and wedges and felt very underdressed).
Scene: People from work, or groups of people celebrating a birthday or special event.
Recommended by: Luxe, and a number of Chicago Natives
Ordered: A glass of Chardonnay, a Cosmo, east coast Oysters, and a filet mignon accompanied by macaroni and cheese and spinach. Oh and did I mention I ordered Dessert.
I have a problem.
(GREAT patio for lunch, I’m sure it would be fab for drinks before the sun goes down)
I visited this restaurant after a way too long architecture tour on the boat. I was hot and hungry and ready for a feast.
Attire: Sundress, Polos and Khakis.
Scene: Cute young people who crave champagne and sushi on a saturday afternoon
Recommended by: Luxe and new Chicago natives Jessica and Sara
*Made the mistake of asking a for their signature drink.
Don’t do it. Order what everyone is sipping: A glass of champagne.
(great mexican food, book FAR in advance because this place is packed)
Attire: Going out clothes, high waisted skirts, colorful tops. (I wore my new romper from Top Shop).
Scene: Young crowd. Great restaurant to prepare you for a night on town. Mojitos were bomb.com.
Recommended by: Luxe, and concierge at our hotel
*Order the Chile Releno
A MUST for lunch.
Located in the RL store, this restaurant offers a warm, calm, and preppy setting from the hustle and bustle of tourists on Michigan Avenue.
Attire: Sunday Brunchers wore their best cardigans and dresses paired with fun wedges.
Scene: Families who came to eat after church combined with tourists.
Recommended by: Everyone
I ordered: A Mimosa, Beef Carpaccio with a baby arugula salad, and 2 A la carte oysters.
Oh, and key lime pie.
Because I was on “vacation” I indulged in my favorite food…
I visited “America’s Dog,” for a classic Chicago hot dog… in the airport.