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Chicago: Looking for $50 pp dinner 3 nights


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Can you give us more information like any geographic limitation?  What kind of food do you like?  Chicago is a big city, with lots of "good places to eat at".

Cuisine wise, anything.

The hotel is in Northbrook but will go anywhere downtown.

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All of these are in the city...

If you're going to be in town on a Monday you could do Sweets & Savories. On Monday's you can do a tasting menu for $50.

You could probably get away with $50 pp at Avec (mediterranean influenced small plates). They don't take reservations and weekends there are VERY busy, so that would be something to stick with during the week too.

Mado is a new spot in Bucktown, focusing on local and seasonal ingredients. They are BYO, so $50pp is definitely do-able.

If you want to stick to more ethnic eats, $50pp is no problem. For Thai, I would recommend TAC Quick. Sun Wah is an awesome spot for Chinese BBQ. Lao Sze Chuan is currently my favorite spot in Chinatown.

Sweets and Savories

1534 W Fullerton Ave

(773) 281-6778


615 W Randolph St

(312) 377-2002


1647 N Milwaukee Ave

(773) 342-2340

TAC Quick

3930 N Sheridan Rd

(773) 327-5253

Sun Wah

1134 W Argyle St

(773) 769-1254

Lao Sze Chuan

2172 S Archer Ave

(312) 326-5040


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Since you're in Northbrook. and it sounds like your companions aren't especially adventurous, you should seriously consider Prairie Grass Cafe. Two chefs with exceptional pedigrees have created a high-end casual place close to you.

Ronnie Suburban posted a great review of their new spring menu here.

It's possible to stay within your budget, depending upon how you order, although you may exceed it, too. If you do, just down the street, is a nice little classic Italian place which can bring your budget into line.

Prairie Grass Cafe

601 Skokie Blvd.

Northbrook, IL 60062


Francesco's Hole in the Wall

254 Skokie Blvd.

Northbrook, IL 60062


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