Topic Wiki

Links to Trip Reports:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/31066
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32272
CGR

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

Shabbos Tips:

Public Transport options:

Guidebooks:

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
« Last edited by henche on November 06, 2019, 12:33:14 PM »

Author Topic: Chicago Master Thread  (Read 256729 times)

Offline henche

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 3864
  • Total likes: 405
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1680 on: September 11, 2017, 03:42:52 PM »
im stuck in chicago with some phenomenal wines, buy me dinner, i'll bring wine, change my mind.

@Yordai Dooma

Offline Yordai Dooma

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 4170
  • Total likes: 34
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA EXP/LT Platinum, SPG gold, Hyatt Globalist, IHG Platinum Ambassador, Hilton Gold, Marriott Gold, Hertz PC, National EE,
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1681 on: September 11, 2017, 03:43:31 PM »
@Yordai Dooma
nah. i dont drink wine. and im rarely in chicago.

Offline ChaimMoskowitz

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 6669
  • Total likes: 1059
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1682 on: September 11, 2017, 03:43:49 PM »
Is this issue specific to the kosher scene or is there the same issue with non-kosher restaurants? @ChaimMoskowitz ?

This should answer that question.  ;)
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 = Prime Rib
I just found a new supply of forks!

Offline chevron

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 2024
  • Total likes: 269
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1683 on: September 11, 2017, 03:44:27 PM »
If it was only a half-roll, pray tell how do you have leftovers?

my hosts have from shabbat

Offline as2

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Mar 2013
  • Posts: 5378
  • Total likes: 678
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1684 on: September 11, 2017, 03:44:55 PM »


For the record: The best way to be disappointed by a restaurant is to go in with high expectations.
+100000

Memories last forever, make them while you can.

Offline henche

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 3864
  • Total likes: 405
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1685 on: September 11, 2017, 03:45:54 PM »

Offline chevron

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 2024
  • Total likes: 269
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1686 on: September 11, 2017, 03:50:51 PM »
DO at Chevron's friend in Woodmere?


naw you guys arent in to wine, it would be a waste ;) we did a 45 course dinner by him last year.. rawr!

Actually I invited JJ to a hajdu fest I did in miami, he declined. We cooked:

50 LBS 3 BONE RIBS smoked

25 lbs brisket smoked

25 lbs corned beef, sous vided

25 lbs deckel brined to pastrami smoked

25 lbs french roast brined to pastrami sous vided

30 lbs drummets

mashed potatos, cole slaw 2 ways, a pot of chilli about 5 gallons.

And about 25 wines


And the price was less than my mother effig burger at shallots

Offline as2

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Mar 2013
  • Posts: 5378
  • Total likes: 678
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1687 on: September 11, 2017, 03:58:56 PM »
Lmao he's got beef with the beef
Memories last forever, make them while you can.

Offline mmgfarb

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 8263
  • Total likes: 929
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1688 on: September 11, 2017, 04:01:47 PM »

naw you guys arent in to wine, it would be a waste ;) we did a 45 course dinner by him last year.. rawr!

Actually I invited JJ to a hajdu fest I did in miami, he declined. We cooked:

50 LBS 3 BONE RIBS smoked

25 lbs brisket smoked

25 lbs corned beef, sous vided

25 lbs deckel brined to pastrami smoked

25 lbs french roast brined to pastrami sous vided

30 lbs drummets

mashed potatos, cole slaw 2 ways, a pot of chilli about 5 gallons.

And about 25 wines


And the price was less than my mother effig burger at shallots
Now we just need the wine list.
"JS [is] a fetid cesspool of unvarnished linguistic manure, with lots of useless drivel and post-padding." -Moishebatchy

Offline chevron

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 2024
  • Total likes: 269
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1689 on: September 11, 2017, 04:15:25 PM »
Now we just need the wine list.

Off thhe top of my head at hajdu bbq:

merlot 14
counoise 15
alder grenache 15
pn 15
grenache 15
ps 15
syrah 15
prop red 14
white
rose
sangiovase 15
picpoul blanc 15

library wines:
pn 12
syrah 12
carignan 11
prop red 11 double magg
Barrel pulls;
port
toreldago 16
zin 16
mtb cab 16
ps 16
pinot gris 16

And a few more i cant recall

Offline ChaimMoskowitz

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jun 2014
  • Posts: 6669
  • Total likes: 1059
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1690 on: September 11, 2017, 04:21:48 PM »
Off the top of my head at hajdu bbq:
Can't be much of a BBQ without Mad Dog 20/20!!!  :P
I just found a new supply of forks!

Offline chevron

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 2024
  • Total likes: 269
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1691 on: September 11, 2017, 07:03:55 PM »
@Dan Why do they sell burgers if they are crap? why dont they just knock them off the menu? the fact that they do sell them and based on their reputation, I have every right to expect to get an amazing product.

I should try ken's dinner

Offline henche

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 3864
  • Total likes: 405
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1692 on: September 11, 2017, 07:11:49 PM »
@Dan Why do they sell burgers if they are crap? why dont they just knock them off the menu? the fact that they do sell them and based on their reputation, I have every right to expect to get an amazing product.

I should try ken's dinner

+1 

Get a burger, even if you're dying for steak.  If you're dying for steak, go back to shallots you idiot.

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 57367
  • Total likes: 5080
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1693 on: September 11, 2017, 07:31:53 PM »
@Dan Why do they sell burgers if they are crap? why dont they just knock them off the menu? the fact that they do sell them and based on their reputation, I have every right to expect to get an amazing product.

I should try ken's dinner
 
The same reason that Izzy's sells burgers, harbour grill sells short ribs, and Fuego sells steak.
So Jews have what to kvetch about.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Online aygart

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 10687
  • Total likes: 4422
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
    • Lower Watt Energy Brokers
  • Programs: www.lowerwatt.com
Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1694 on: September 11, 2017, 08:19:56 PM »
 
The same reason that Izzy's sells burgers, harbour grill sells short ribs, and Fuego sells steak.
So Jews have what to kvetch about.
And the same reason why Lawry's sells salmon
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.