I have a meeting at the Willis Tower and I'm staying the night before at the Palmer House Hilton. Before my meeting I'm going to take a buddy who lives in town to lunch. Can you recommend the Lockwood Restaurant, Lobby Bar, Potter's Lounge, or something else VERY near by (easily walk-able)? I'd like to keep it under $30/plate if possible.
Thanks in advance!
The Gage is a good recommendation, a couple of others to consider are Russian Tea Time on Adams which is a classic Russian restaurant with wood paneling and Russian servers or Rosebud Theater District which is where I always go before shows at the Shubert Theater (renamed Bank of America) which is very close to the Palmer House. I tried Italian Village a few months back and am still not impressed. I haven't been to Atwood Café in quite a few years (too many places to eat!) but I love the space, its in the old Reliance Building that was designed by Daniel Burnham.
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I love love love the Atwood Café! Y=The room is small and very cool. The drinks are excellent ad the food is unique. it has a very bistro look. We often ate there before the theater. High review!
Hey Stephen- I recently worked in the loop for several years, and based on your criteria, my recommendation would be The Gage. It's a trendy, upscale pup with great food and atmosphere.
As you can see on the map to the right, it's a close walk from the Palmer House Hilton. I would call for reservations just to be on the safe side.
Have a great lunch and meeting in Chicago!
We ended up at Atwood Café and really enjoyed it. The food and Lemonade was great, and we did spend a bit of time making digs at the hipsters that thought they were business people and the business people that thought they were hipsters. Overall, a great lunch. Thanks!