How does a hot soup with a triple-decker beef sandwich sound in an ambiance that has the ideal blend of sophistication and modesty? Perfect! Enter this Jewish deli, which serves Kosher and many more delicacies and have a meal to remember. This spot is not the best you can give your date, but it has its own charm and will save you some money too! Now you can actually enjoy the most important meal of the day, breakfast is served hot and fresh. Another plus is the wee hours of the weekend, so you can hang around till late, or come for some grub after shaking a leg at any of the nearby nightclubs.
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A fusion of Italian and Asian, might sound a little adventurous. A taste of one of the dishes here will tell you that the cuisines are a perfect combination. Though the restaurant is not too busy during the week, when it does get a crowd the wait could be long. A reservation would be wise. Check with the staff on what the dishes are before ordering. The menu features a good variety of desserts and appetizers. The cannoli wontons is a must-order dish.
Copper pots and flower arrangements adorn the white stucco walls of this upscale Greek restaurant, only five minutes by cab from downtown Chicago. In the winter months, a large stone fireplace blazes away. Along with the usual array of appetizers, seafood is the specialty of the house, especially the sea bass and trout, which are filleted table-side. Enjoy the great barbecued lamb special on Sunday. Big parties can order off of a special menu. A nice selection of wine is also available.
Gino's East Pizza is the famous brainchild from a couple of cab drivers, not your traditional pizzaiolos. In 1966, Gino's East Pizza opened shop on a turbulent corner of Michigan Ave. and since then it has served celebrities, politicos, sports-stars and thousands upon thousands of tourists and locals alike. Like many other establishments in the city, the focus here is on their classic deep-dish; a flaky, buttery crust which holds succulent sausage, tangy tomato sauce, piquant pepperoni and mounds of mozzarella. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular spots in town, and they have locations in the entire Chicagoland area. The closest other one in the city is located in River North. This location is the original and is the only one where you can still write your name on the walls (if you can find space). However, if you can't get here, thankfully, the taste of the pizzas is remarkably consistent and the same delicious ingredients are used in each pie, at every location.
Tavernita is the epitome of trendy Spanish cuisine. The cocktail concoctions are meant to be noticed, like the Comandante Big Nose, which includes hibiscus rum, macadamia liqueur, falernum, lime and nutmeg. The somewhat traditional menu contains delightful favorites like croquettes and fried potatoes, along with some slightly more adventurous dishes like the Corn Pudding, which is made with poblano peppers, and the Tuna and Crab Roll, which is served with a gazpacho broth. A DJ spins most nights, adding to the bright intensity of the ambiance.
This low key Rick Bayless eatery was inspired by Mexican street taco stands. Bayless serves up creative tortas, sandwiches, and number of caldos (soups), sure to warm anyone up on a cold winter day. The pozole is a healthier take on the traditional dish. Made of chicken instead of pork, the pozole usually served on weekends at most Mexican eateries is served here daily and is quite tasty. The pork and vermicelli caldo adds a bit of an Asian influence to the menu. The ever popular tortas are placed on a crunchy french bread that, while not the typical bread used in this traditional sandwich, only enhances the flavor of the specially cured meats and vegetables. Xoco also offers a great selection of specialty drinks such as aguas frescas (fruit drinks), along with a decent wine and beer selection. Dessert is a must, and during the summer months diners can look forward to a cup of homemade ice cream with strawberries. The made to order churros, available all year round, melt in your mouth. The place is normally packed so be ready for a wait. -Sylvia Barragan
Two dance floors, excellent food and drinks menu, great music and a fabulous crowd, Supper Club Chicago is where you should spend your leisure time. The club is known for its exquisite decor and ambiance which works for those who are looking to uplift their mood. The DJs at the club are great and know how to please the crowd, and the variety of events held here just get better each day. A little dinner, drinks and dancing never hurt anyone, thus, make sure you make your way towards the Supper Club Chicago and have a fabulous time. For further details, do visit their website. or fax them on +1 773 533 1572.
100 South Chop House & Grill is done up with a 50s-style decor. While regulars at this casual dining place vouch for the steaks and chops, the menu has a lot more to offer. Specialties include BBQ Combo and the signature 100 South Rissotto. Also worth trying is the Petite Filet Mignon, which complements every wine on the list.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. The signature bread sticks and one-of-a-kind menu make Olive an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and Eggplant Parmigiana grace the Burbank menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. The bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu. Lunch and take out menus are available.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like Chicken Fingers and Mac & Cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
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