Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Eats and Drinks for Symposium

USk Chicago after sketching in Chinatown

Chicago is a foodie town! We have everything: from food trucks to 5 star restaurants, from hotdogs to every cuisine in the world.

We love to eat and we love to eat well. And we want our Symposium guests to eat well too. We prepared a selection of eating and drinking establishments close to the Symposium and tried to have something for every budget and every taste. 

Bon Appétit!


At a counter - Don Colley

Goddess and the Baker and Peaches and Greens 
33 S Wabash Ave 
all day cafes of baked goods, salads, soups, beer and wine

111 W Jackson blvd (closet to Roosevelt, but has several locations
health conscious menu of salads, soups, burritos and more

Naf Naf Grill 
28 S Wabash. 
Modern middle eastern; quick bites, schwarma, falafel

Good Stuff Eatery
22 S Wabash 
creative burgers with vegetarian options

Potbelly Sandwich Shop
several locations, 300 S Michigan location is the same building as the American Academy of Art
Counter served soups, sandwiches and salads

Mariano’s Lake East 
333 E Benton Pl (upper Randolph)
Unique Grocery store with many prepared food stations

The Walnut Room
111 N State st. 7th floor
Macy's building is a Chicago landmark from 1907

108 N State St
Mexican, Latin American. A food court with many stations.

Moderate prices:

Pizano's Pizza & Pasta
864 N State St 
Pizza Restaurant

Brightwok Kitchen
21 E Adams St
Asian Fusion, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

Nandos Peri Peri
22 S Wabash
South African inspired cuisine 

74 W Illinois
Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern cuisines with a Californian influence 

RPM Italian 
52 W Illinois 
Italian small plates 

Ramen San
59 W Hubbard 
Ramen & Asian style small plates

Hub 51
51 W Hubbard
Diverse menu from sushi to burgers

The Gage 
24 S Michigan ave  
Inventive American eatery with a long list of beers

The Berghoff 
17 W Adams
117 year old Chicago icon serving traditional German and Contemporary cuisine

Cochon Volant
100 W Monroe St
French, Breakfast & Brunch, American

Mercat a la Planxa
638 S Michigan Ave, Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
Sushi and small plates

Sofi Restaurant
616 S Dearborn St

730 S Clark St
Japanese, Sushi, drinks

McDonald's - Harold Goldfus


Trattoria No. 10
10 N Dearborn St

Everest Room
440 S Lasalle in the Chicago stock exchange building . 
French prix fixe menu and stunning views of the city

Terzo Piano
159 E Monroe. Tucked away in the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago 
Italian, Mediterranean

Russian Tea Time
77 E Adams St
Coffee & Tea, Russian, Vegetarian

122 W Monroe St
Cocktail Bars, Argentine, Peruvian

10 s Wabash
Latin contemporary with gorgeous decor

Outside the Loop

Magnificent mile : 835 N Michigan Ave
Foodlife food court - lower level Water Tower Shopping center, 15 food stations to choose from - one bill

Little Italy:
Tufanos 1073 Vernon park circa 1930
old School Italian, delicious food in large portions (budget to moderate priced)

Pilsen (artist's studio area) :
Pleasant house 2119 S Halsted
Rustic cafe with a British twist. The meat pies are the best!

Ming Hin 2168 S Archer ave
Famous for their Dim Sum available 8am-4pm and 9pm - 2am late night bites!

Greek Islands on 200 S Halsted. So many great restaurants in this area! Hard to choose!

West Loop:  
This area is a huge corridor of restaurants that attract foodies day and night so it is generally very busy


Bars / taverns
At a bar - Adriana Gasparich

Designated tavern hangout for our Symposium is:
Exchequer Restaurant and Pub
226 S Wabash (steps from Roosevelt!).
Serving cocktails, pizza, ribs and more
Open 11-11pm and 12am on weekends
Discount with Symposium Badge!

Buddy Guy’s Legends
700 S Wabash Ave
Jazz & Blues, Music, Sandwiches. Go there for an excellent blues scene, very Chicago.

The 95th Floor
875 N Michigan Ave - Hancock center
Good drinks and best views of the city. Go there for drinks and views, but go somewhere else to eat – touristy and overpriced for what you get.

Drawing Room
12 S Michigan Ave
Coffee, cocktails, American fare

Three Dots and a Dash
435 N Clark St
Asian Fusion, Tiki Bars

Plymouth Rooftop Bar & Grill
327 S Plymouth Ct

Cavanaugh’s in Monadnock Building
53 W Jackson Blvd
Amazing chance to be in the one of the first skyscrapers ever built. It is constructed entirely from stone. Historic landmark and architects' dream.

Not to overlook:

Stan's Donuts
26 E Roosevelt Rd

Stan's Donuts - MJ Ernst