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Chicago lunch- River North or near Hotel Allegro

Chicago lunch- River North or near Hotel Allegro

Old Jun 15th, 2006, 04:52 AM
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Chicago lunch- River North or near Hotel Allegro

I'm looking for a great place for a light lunch either near the Hotel Allegro, or close to the galleries located around Superior and Franklin in River North. Not Italian or Mexican (those are covered with other plans). Sushi would be my first choice, or possibly a good seafood restaurant.

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Old Jun 15th, 2006, 06:56 AM
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How about Bin 36 in Marina City? It has great windows looking out on the cityscape, excellent food, is a reasonable stroll from where you'll be, etc.

Or the Atwood Cafe in the Hotel Burnham (State and Washington). One of my favorites.
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Old Jun 15th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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Thanks cageym. These both look great.

Any thoughts on a place near Superior/Franklin area?
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Old Jun 15th, 2006, 01:32 PM
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Most emphatically NOT a seafood/sushi fan here, but some other considerations in your general Superior/Franklin area would be Crofton on Wells (on Wells) and Nacional 27 (Latin American) on Huron. I'd definitely advocate Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill/Topolobampo, except you said Mexican was already taken.
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Old Jun 15th, 2006, 01:37 PM
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Duh, oooops. Just remembered you were talking lunch and both Crofton and Nacional are dinner only, I think.... I'm not much help in that area for mid-day.
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Old Jun 15th, 2006, 01:56 PM
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There's a restaurant on Wells called Karens Cooked--it's the mostly veggie restaurant of a chef who is a big part of the raw food movement.

Sushi Samba Rio is on Wells around Grand--Sushi/Latin fusion (no, really--it's yummy!) and Naniwa (just north of there) is more traditional sushi.

For seafood, there's Catch 35 in the Leo Burnett Building--35 W. Wacker, right across from the river.

Those are my initial thoughts.

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Old Jun 15th, 2006, 02:13 PM
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Thanks for these additional ideas. We're actually going to Topolopambo for dinner (can't wait), which is why we're thinking about eating light at lunch.
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Old Jun 15th, 2006, 02:31 PM
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If you want seafood in Chicago some of the best is at Shaw's Crab House which is in the area you are asking about. Locals and visitors both love it!

21 E Hubbard

http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/s...,1605260.venue
 
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