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Old 03-11-2008, 04:13 PM   #11
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sorry Buddy, Gordon has closed. and I have never heard of Absinthe. Is it a new place?

My FAVorite place in Chicago is Red Light. Its Pan Asian (not fusion) and wow is the food ever delicious!
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:59 PM   #12
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Charlie Trotter's and Alinea are both reputed to be among the 'top 50' in the world. True? If one can go to only one, which, and why?

I saw that list and I have been to some of those places, including Charlie Trotters. I have no clue how it made its way on there.

BTW, I'd choose Tru also, though admittedly I have never been to Alinea.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:49 PM   #13
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sorry Buddy, Gordon has closed. and I have never heard of Absinthe. Is it a new place?

My FAVorite place in Chicago is Red Light. Its Pan Asian (not fusion) and wow is the food ever delicious!
Sorry to hear about The Gordon, but the last time I was there was about 8 years ago so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
The Absinthe has been around for at least 5 years, not sure exactly how long but less than 10. It is at Damen Ave. and North Ave., and there is an exclusive invite only club above that has the same owner.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:42 AM   #14
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I'll take the Custom House. 1/2 the price of Trotters and the food is great. they are "meat heavy"... but I like meat.

If you want a real treat.. Forget the expensive stuff.. head over to Dragonfly Mandarin, you won't be disappointed and your wallet won't hurt..
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:44 PM   #15
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I'll take the Custom House. 1/2 the price of Trotters and the food is great. they are "meat heavy"... but I like meat.
then you need to go to the Chop House. It's on the near North Side - where exactly I forget, maybe Superior and ??.

I agree w/an earlier poster, though. Chicago is a great food town, and even the neighborhood joints can blow your mind with great ethnic food.

for example, there's Greektown.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:02 AM   #16
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Alinea would definitely be my first choice.....possibly of any restaurant in the United States, let alone just Chicago. I've never been there and I'm absolutely dying to go.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:18 AM   #17
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I prefer Charlie Trotter's because of its beautiful ambiance & very good service.
Wildfire on 159 W Erie St is also one of my favorite.
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:12 AM   #18
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my favorite places in Chicago right now are (not considering budget) Red Light (w. Randolph at Halsted), Bin 36 (in Marina City) Tru, Arun's (on North Kedzie -- fantastic, high end Thai), and Spiaggia (right on the corner opposite Oak Street Beach -- Spiaggia means beach in Italian!)
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I just saw this thread - funny enough I used work in the same building as the 'Tru' - all the windows were blacked out (so you couldn' see in) and the waiters dressed like unemployed actors.

We went to Arun's once year's ago - only to discover they didn't open until 5 PM. Bummer, still meaning to try it. Good alternative, is the PS Bangkok on Clark and Belmont - it's the real "authentic" Thai not the trendy (although still good) stuff but without the super steep prices of Arun's.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:01 AM   #20
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I have not been to many of the places talked about, but for my money, I really enjoyed the Tenderloin Tips at "Heaven on Seven"

I think that's what it's called.
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