DENNIS FRANZ'S CHICAGO ESSENTIALS

LODGNING
Ambassador West, $99-$139; (312) 787-3700

The Drake Hotel, $235-$450; (312) 787-2200

Four Seasons Hotel, $455-$3,500; (312) 280-8800

Omni Ambassador East, $139-$229; (312) 787-7200

The Palmer House Hilton, $99-$429; (312) 726-7500

DINING
The Berghoff, German; $7-$15; (312) 427-3170

Como Inn, Italian; $13-$30; (312) 421-0022

El Jardin, Mexican; $7-$16; (773) 528-6775

Golden Cup, American; $2-$7; (773) 525-8833

The Grill on the Alley, American; $10-$35; (312) 255-9009

Mike Ditka’s, American; $9-$36; (312) 587-8989

Mr. Beef, Italian; $2-$4; (773) 283-7444

Pizzeria Due, pizza; $5-$21; (312) 321-1000

Pizzeria Uno, pizza; $6-$22; (312) 943-2400

SHOPPING
Marshall Field’s, (312) 781-1000; (312) 335-7700

THEATER
Goodman Theatre, (312) 443-3800

The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, (312) 739-0120

Organic Theater Company, (847) 475-2800

Second City, (312) 337-3992

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, (312) 335-1650

NIGHTLIFE
Yak-Zies, (773) 327-1717

MUSEUMS
The Art Institute of Chicago, (312) 443-3600

Museum of Science and Industry, (773) 684-1414