fogo de chao, argentine steakhouse, expensive, (312) 932-9330

gibson's, steak, expensive, (312) 266-8999

japonais, asian, very expensive, (312) 822-9600

lawrence fish market, seafood, moderate, (773) 267-6838

mr. benny's, steakhouse, expensive, (708) 481-5800

ronny's original steak house, steak, expensive, (312) 346-9487

signature room, american, expensive, (312) 787-9596

stetson's chop house & bar, steakhouse, expensive, (312) 565-1234

vermillion, indian/latin, moderate, (773) 384-8880

back room
, (312) 751-2433

whiskey bar & grill,
(312) 475-0300

chicago cubs

chicago white sox,

the field museum
(312) 922-9410

museum of science and industry, (773) 684-1414

navy pier, (312) 595-7437

we said...
here's where we like to hang when we're in chicago.

city suites hotel
, moderate, (773) 404-3400. this 45-room spot in a mostly residential neighborhood is close to public transportation (if noise from the el is a concern, request a room on the east side) and, for cubs fans, wrigley field (you can walk to and from games). we skip their free breakfast, though, and head next door for ann sather's out-of-this-world cinnamon rolls.

the seneca, moderate, (312) 787-8900. the 80-year-old seneca, with its elegant, european-style touches, is conveniently located for both biz travelers and tourists. after a long day, relax on the rooftop sundeck or enjoy a treatment at the in-house spa.