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Kosher Restaurants:
MEAT:
Milt's (BOOOOO).
Get chili, cornbread, and beans. Drink a beergarita. 
3411 North Broadway Chicago, IL 60657. 773-661-6384
Delivery available through Postmates
Open S-T: 11:30-10 F: 11:30-2 S: Call for hours

Shallot's.   Amazing sushi and great steaks though quite pricey.
7016 Carpenter Rd Skokie, IL 60077. 847-677-DINE
Delivery available. Shallots has their own app.
Open S-T: 11:30-9:00 Closed Friday Sat: 1.25 hours after Shkia-11:00

Ken's Diner.  The classic burger diner joint. Better than Milts.
3353 Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-679-4030
Delivery Available
Open S-T: 11:00-8:30

Great Chicago. Used to be owned by Ken's, but sold to a different owner. Many of the same items.
3149 W. Devon Chicago, IL 60659. 773-465-9030
Delivery Available. Great Chicago has its own app.
Open S-T: 11-9 F: 10-3

Taboun Grill. Good Israeli food. Schwarma, Shnitzel, moroccan Cigars.
8808 N. Gross Point Rd Skokie, IL. 847-965-1818
Open S-T: 11-10 F: 11-2 Closed Saturday.

Mizrahi Grill. Similar to Taboun. Located in the northern suburbs. 
215 Skokie Valley Rd Highland Park, IL . 847-831-1400
You can order online via their website.

Tein Li Chow. Chinese food. Located in the Jewel supermarket which also has a kosher bakery and deli.
Takeout only.
2485 W. Howard Evanston, IL. 847-328-4642


The Sandwich Club. Burgers, deli sandwiches...etc.
4507 W. Oakton Skokie, IL 60076. 847-677-6020
Open S-T: 11-8 F: 11-2 Closed Saturday

Bebe's Kosher Deli. Downtown Chicago- They have bagels/cream cheese on one side and deli sandwiches on the other.
Located in the French Market by the train station. Free parking with $20 French Market Purchase
131 North Clinton Chicago, IL 60661. 312-207-0572
Open M-T: 10-6 F: 10-1(winter) 2(summer) Closed Sat & Sun

Evita Steakhouse. Argentinian Steakhouse -
6112 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60659 (773) 463-8482
Sundays to Thursdays from 5 pm to 12 am. Saturdays on winter time sometime after Shabbat to 12 am. Summer time Saturdays closed!!


Metroklub. Downtown Chicago-Only open during lunch M-Th.
In the Crown Plaza hotel. 733 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661. (312) 602-2104
CLOSED

Hy Life Bistro. Connected to Slice of Life (see below). On the expensive side, though not quite Shallots levels.
4120 W. Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-674-2021
CLOSED


Tacos Gingi. Mexican Place. Pretty much takeout only.
5128 Dempster Street, Skokie IL 60077. 847-983-0648
Open S-T: 11-8  F: 11-1 Closed Saturday


DAIRY:
Emma's Bagel Cafe. Many breakfast options, but they have lunch dinner options as well like mac n' cheese. 9306 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077. 847-673-3030

Chalavi. 2931 W. Touhy Chicago, IL 60645. 773-338-9640

EJ's Pizzeria.   9149 N. Gross Point Skokie, IL 60076. 224-534-7215 On ubereats, and have their own app as well.

Bond Coffee. Starbucks type atmosphere and food. Has a drive through. Available via grubhub.
7555 N. California Ave Chicago, IL 60645

Slice of Life.(request Cholov Yisroel)4120 W. Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-674-2021  CLOSED

Tel Aviv Pizza (Cholov Yisroel - Pizza is Yoshon), 6349 N. California Chicago, IL 60659. 773-764-3776

Hamachi Sushi. Sushi Bar and Chinese menu (Meat and chicken) They have their own app. 2801 West Howard Chicago, IL 60645(773) 293-6904

The Lincoln Cafe. Breakfast/lunch food as well as pre-packaged wraps and salads. Don't miss the bbq chicken pizza!!! Takeout only. Lincoln Cafe has their own app. Located in The BP gas station 6599 N Lincoln Ave. Lincolnwood IL 60712

Sarah's Tent (Brick oven?) New place 12/18. Pastas and sandwiches. Located next to Hungarian Kosher Supermarket 4020 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60076

Activities:
Navy Pier
Millennium Park/The Bean
Segway Tour
Six Flags Great America
Botanic Gardens
Willis Tower Skydeck
Lincoln Park Zoo (Free, but their lot is pay to park, look for street parking)
Museum of Science and Industry


Hotels:
Fairmont Millennium Park
Park Hyatt Chicago>Category 6
Hyatt Regency Chicago>Category 4
Hyatt Regency O'Hare>Category 2
W Lakeshore>Category 5
W Chicago City Center>Category 5
Westin Chicago>Category 5
Aloft Chicago City Center>Category 4
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers>Category 4
Aloft Chicago O'Hare>Category 2

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Other Tips
Parking at ORD: The cheapest place to park is in the O'hare lot G. It's $10/day. Be aware that you need to take a bus to the tram (in lot E) which takes you to the terminals. This can take 20-25 minutes
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1650 on: September 11, 2017, 11:30:27 AM »
They got caught doing work without permits and had to take all their work out and redo it... not sure why that played into bad design choices. But the illegal work apparently was a lot nicer
exactly
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1651 on: September 11, 2017, 11:57:20 AM »
Shallot's is way more than the normal going price for kosher restaurants, but I've found their steaks and sushi to be of very high quality, as have people like @AJK who have flown in to Chicago for a meal more often than I have.

Not sure why anyone would judge a sushi and steakhouse by a burger.
Real shame if they closed for a month and spent a lot of money for poor decor.

Like I said, the appetizer selection was silly,  had to ask 3 times for sushi menu.

Would I have spent $75? Maybe.. If it was a restaurant like tiera sur but this menu didn't impress.

75 = 100+ with tax, tip, corkage.

A burger shouldn't just be OK because the place Is fancy, the opposite, the burger and every item on the menu should be extraordinary.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1652 on: September 11, 2017, 12:03:45 PM »
Like I said, the appetizer selection was silly,  had to ask 3 times for sushi menu.

Would I have spent $75? Maybe.. If it was a restaurant like tiera sur but this menu didn't impress.

75 = 100+ with tax, tip, corkage.

A burger shouldn't just be OK because the place Is fancy, the opposite, the burger and every item on the menu should be extraordinary.
Which burger did you get that was so terrible? I've had most of their burgers, and was never thoroughly disappointed.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1653 on: September 11, 2017, 12:19:24 PM »
LOL, judging shallots based on a burger
That's like saying you went to here Beethoven play but he was just ok. And by the way, I only paid for the Fisher Price piano concert

Poor analogy. It's more like, Lang Lang can play amazing music but he better be good at the basics too.

A burger shouldn't just be OK because the place Is fancy, the opposite, the burger and every item on the menu should be extraordinary.

+100

I'm not commenting specifically regarding shallots.
Trolls will always post stupid replies

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1654 on: September 11, 2017, 12:41:09 PM »
Which burger did you get that was so terrible?
I guess when a burger is $30 you expect to be blown away not just OK.

$30 gets me a Kobe burger.  ;)
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1655 on: September 11, 2017, 12:49:53 PM »

Seems like they are still in middle according to Instagram.
I asked someone for a pic and now I'm actually confused bc it's clear that they are not done. They prob couldn't afford to stay closed.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1656 on: September 11, 2017, 01:17:35 PM »
I guess when a burger is $30 you expect to be blown away not just OK.

$30 gets me a Kobe burger.  ;)

I didn't know shallots was fancy or was because now the decor blows. I thought it would be a great retro restaurant. I bought a bigger as I said, because the apps were lame and the mains were insanely expensive.

I very rarely eat out and when I do I'm not so cheap, but nothing there justified the cost IMHO.

But anyways, having an OK burger is not like comparing economy to business class, I paid a premium for a burger, paid 20$ to bring wine for a formal dining, 18% tip. Now $100 for burgers for 2 and 1 roll of sushi and a desert when it was just OK.. Well that's not OK.

Now Milt's brisket burger is amazing!!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1657 on: September 11, 2017, 01:22:19 PM »
Which burger did you get that was so terrible? I've had most of their burgers, and was never thoroughly disappointed.

pastrami burger, it had no chemistry, the pastrami was like hard lamb bacon and there was no sauce, the burger lacked flavor. I can make a better product at home for about 5$ and 15minutes

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1658 on: September 11, 2017, 01:34:35 PM »
Sorry, but nobody told you to go to Shallot's and order a burger. I can also assume that Shemtov's makes good pizza or that Fuego makes good steaks, but those would be wrong and I should've done the research into what's actually good there beforehand.

If you wanted recommendations, you should have read this:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=83267.0
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1659 on: September 11, 2017, 01:45:05 PM »
We went to Lawry's that is famous for the PR. DW ordered salmon and it was just OK. The moral of the story is ...  :)
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1660 on: September 11, 2017, 01:45:12 PM »
Sorry, but nobody told you to go to Shallot's and order a burger. I can also assume that Shemtov's makes good pizza or that Fuego makes good steaks, but those would be wrong and I should've done the research into what's actually good there beforehand.

If you wanted recommendations, you should have read this:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=83267.0

I did not like the Patron steak, which is a signature steak, so is incorporated by reference at that link.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1661 on: September 11, 2017, 01:45:32 PM »
We went to Lawry's that is famous for the PR. DW ordered salmon and it was just OK. The moral of the story is ...  :)

PR?


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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1662 on: September 11, 2017, 01:46:19 PM »

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1663 on: September 11, 2017, 01:48:09 PM »
prime rib probably

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Moral of story is don't go to restaurant that is famous for good pr

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1664 on: September 11, 2017, 01:50:10 PM »
prime rib probably
The best I ever had!!!
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