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Houlihan’s

111 E. Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 · (312)616-3663

Houlihan’s uses only fresh, local produce and local beef. A casual restaurant, but everything here is made from scratch. They also have the “Nooner,” a lunch within 15 minutes or it’s free!

Billy Goat Tavern & Grill

430 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 · (312)222-1525

A must see for any Cubs or Saturday Night Live fan! Billy Goat Tavern & Grill has been a Chicago legend since 1934. It is also the cause of the Cubs curse. Across from United Center, Billy Goat Tavern is a Chicago must eat!

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Sopraffina Market Caffé

111 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601 · (312)861-0200

A “Guaranteed Green Restaurant,” Sopraffina specializes in fresh, gourmet pizza. They also have homemade pastas, focaccia sandwiches and fantastic desserts. If you’re in a hurry, you can even place your order online.

Corner Bakery Cafe

224 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604 · (312)431-7600

Corner Bakery Café is just that; a wonderful bakery where you can order Paninis, warm up with a great soup and relax with yummy baked goods.

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Aria

200 N. Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 · (312)444-9494

Aria specializes in New World Asian cuisine, though their menu “transcends any one cultural tradition.” They have menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner with prices running about $20 or more for dinner. Don’t forget to check out their unique bar while there! Pictured (right) their famous Beet Salad.

Stetson’s A Chop House & Bar

151 East Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 · (312)239-4491

If you’re looking for an upscale evening, Stetson’s A Chop House & Bar is the place to go. Conveniently located in the Hyatt, Stetson’s is the ultimate in exquisite cuisine.

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China Grill

230 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601 · (312)334-6700

Grab some friends and dine at the China Grill in the Hard Rock Hotel where their menus are designed for sharing. A mixture of Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese and American cuisines, the menu is enough to make your mouth water. The lunch menu runs up to about $20 and the dinner s up to about $30. If you can’t decide what you want, you can try the “Dinner Classics Tasting Menu” for $58 a person.

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Bella Bacinos

75 E. Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 · (312)263-2350

If you want to try a good Chicago pizza, be sure to try Bella Bacinos. They use only fresh cheese and vegetables and the sauce is made from scratch. The menu runs up to about $30 for an entrée.

South Water Kitchen

225 N. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60602 · (312)236-9300

Traditional American meals “with a twist” is what you’ll find at South Water Kitchen. Be sure to visit Monday-Friday for lunch to experience their T.V. Dinner Specials. The menu pricing stays under about $35.

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Potbelly Sandwich Shop

1 N LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60602 · (312)279-0436

Originally an antique store, Potbelly Sandwich Shop is now the ultimate place to get a sandwich. With homemade breads and quality meats, you won’t leave hungry. Be sure to try their hand-dipped ice cream shakes, too.