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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

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



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

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 Brick oven. New place 12/18. Pastas and sandwiches. Located next to Hungarian Kosher Supermarket 4020 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60076


Nuovo. Italian. Open lunch/dinner. High end dairy restaurant. 3750 W Devon Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712. (847) 213-1026


ALL DAIRY RESTAURANTS LISTED ABOVE ARE C"Y AT THIS TIME (9/2021) BUT DOUBLE CHECKING IS RECOMMENDED AS THINGS CHANGE

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
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2660 on: February 05, 2022, 07:38:09 PM »
Any suggestions for MUST haves on the shallots sushi menu?
I heard they got a new sushi chef recently

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2661 on: February 05, 2022, 08:15:46 PM »
Any suggestions for MUST haves on the shallots sushi menu?
I heard they got a new sushi chef recently

Their rumaki is amazing

Did they ask for vax?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2662 on: February 05, 2022, 09:48:32 PM »
 :-[
Their rumaki is amazing

Did they ask for vax?

Was there last Motzaei Shabbos and no vax request.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2663 on: February 05, 2022, 10:01:48 PM »
Any suggestions for MUST haves on the shallots sushi menu?
I heard they got a new sushi chef recently

Avoid the Sushi.

Since their Sushi chef left it went completely down hill.

I was there was a few people the other night and for the few rolls the table got, none had any flavor.

Appetizers are good, main steaks are ok.

When I go lately, I usually jus stick with appetizers.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2664 on: February 06, 2022, 01:35:09 AM »
Their rumaki is amazing

Did they ask for vax?
picked up so dunno

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2665 on: February 06, 2022, 01:37:06 AM »
Avoid the Sushi.

Since their Sushi chef left it went completely down hill.

I was there was a few people the other night and for the few rolls the table got, none had any flavor.

Appetizers are good, main steaks are ok.

When I go lately, I usually jus stick with appetizers.
didn't see your post till after, $100 on sushi later and I agree. Very sad

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« Reply #2666 on: February 06, 2022, 08:57:39 AM »
Did they always serve their steaks with drizzled mayo on the top?

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« Reply #2667 on: February 06, 2022, 01:23:55 PM »
Did they always serve their steaks with drizzled mayo on the top?
Not that i remember
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« Reply #2668 on: February 06, 2022, 01:30:31 PM »
Did they always serve their steaks with drizzled mayo on the top?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2669 on: February 07, 2022, 02:29:02 AM »
Did they always serve their steaks with drizzled mayo on the top?
Was there one year ago and one of the steaks had a horseradish mayo on top.   Was really good

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« Reply #2670 on: February 07, 2022, 10:22:57 AM »
Was there one year ago and one of the steaks had a horseradish mayo on top.   Was really good
Generally that practice is reserved for fast food places. Any mayo on top is pretty much sacrilegious for fine dining.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2671 on: February 07, 2022, 10:44:48 AM »
Generally that practice is reserved for fast food places. Any mayo on top is pretty much sacrilegious for fine dining.
-1it's an amazing flavor combination at any level. I wouldn't necessarily drizzle it on top but would serve it on the side.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2672 on: February 07, 2022, 01:10:00 PM »
Shallot's is a sad shadow of what it used to be :(
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« Reply #2673 on: February 07, 2022, 09:08:31 PM »
Shallot's is a sad shadow of what it used to be :(

Amen.

Since they lost their main Sushi chef and main chef, the place has not been the same.

Its sad.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2674 on: February 07, 2022, 09:10:55 PM »
Amen.

Since they lost their main Sushi chef and main chef, the place has not been the same.

Its sad.
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« Reply #2675 on: February 07, 2022, 09:13:00 PM »
During COVID.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2676 on: February 07, 2022, 11:47:57 PM »
Although I heard you can still order sushi platters from Justin, the old sushi chef. He works out of someone's basement

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2677 on: February 07, 2022, 11:53:06 PM »
Although I heard you can still order sushi platters from Justin, the old sushi chef. He works out of someone's basement
He just got shut down.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2678 on: February 07, 2022, 11:57:19 PM »

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2679 on: February 08, 2022, 12:04:01 AM »
by who?
Not sure exactly, I think it was either Rabonim that got the persons basement he was making it in to agree to stop or the CRC spoke to him.