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Fodor's Chicago 2014
The Plaza Review
Location trumps service at The Plaza, where a seat outside in summer, in full view of Millennium Park, is among the best in the city. The waitstaff is not always on top of things—grin and bear it with another drink from the outdoor bar. The menu includes small plates, soups and salads, and main courses, with a something-for-everyone selection. The burgers are first-rate, as is the more ambitious seasonal fare such as duck tacos and American Kobe beef sliders. A grab-and-go window supplies park picnics. In winter, the restaurant shuts down to make way for the ice-skaters warming up in the rink right outside the picture windows.
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Where: Chicago with a friend and her pre-teen daughters
When: Two days in February 2014
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