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,
chicago cubs, www.chicago.cubs.mlb.com
chicago white sox, www.chicago.whitesox.mlb.com
the field museum,
museum of science and industry, (773) 684-1414
navy pier, (312) 595-7437
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.