But Sable in the Hotel Palomar is pretty great if you’re looking for a low-key place to catch up with someone downtown. It’s cozy and relaxed inside - and they have good bar food (like truffle popcorn and a solid burger) not to mention a long whiskey menu that you can navigate while killing time downtown.
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Slurping Turtle is a respectable Japanese restaurant in River North. It's never going to be great, but you can count on it for certain situations in this part of town.
We wanted to hate it, but we can’t. RPM Steak can hang with the Chicago steakhouse classics any day.
The Smith is a chain restaurant from New York. It’s a good place to get together when food isn’t the most important aspect of the night.
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A fish shack on the South Side that everyone should visit at least once. Calumet Fisheries is a true classic.
Green Street Smoked Meats
Hip warehouse barbecue joint serving up some tasty meats and even better sides.
3 Greens Market
3 Greens Market has a lot going on: Small Cheval burgers, Dillman’s pastrami, salad bar, coffee, booze, and ping pong. Feel free to hang out.
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