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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 #2680 on: February 08, 2022, 12:17:27 AM »
Hope to be there next week and I hope not to be to disappointed.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2681 on: February 08, 2022, 12:18:14 AM »
So that's it?!! No more of the best sushi in the world?!?!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2682 on: February 10, 2022, 03:51:51 AM »
-1it's an amazing flavor combination at any level. I wouldn't necessarily drizzle it on top but would serve it on the side.

Steak and mayo? If you say so...
Whats your take on steak with ketchup?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2683 on: February 10, 2022, 05:41:55 AM »
Steak and mayo? If you say so...
Whats your take  ketchup?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2684 on: February 10, 2022, 07:36:48 AM »
Steak and mayo? If you say so...
Whats your take on steak with ketchup?
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steak with horseradish sauce is a very common flavor combination

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2685 on: February 10, 2022, 08:40:22 PM »
They didn’t ask at Shallots though they aren’t in Chicago proper (Skokie).

Went the other night and they didn’t ask.

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Whats your take on steak with ketchup?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2687 on: February 16, 2022, 11:22:37 AM »
Any recommendations for a mid - upper class Dairy restaurant in Chicago?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2688 on: February 16, 2022, 11:25:16 AM »
Nuovo

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Sea bass
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« Reply #2691 on: February 16, 2022, 06:02:36 PM »
Pan seared red snapper
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Mocha....
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2693 on: February 16, 2022, 06:13:33 PM »
Their creme brulee was also delicious

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2694 on: March 20, 2022, 11:02:15 AM »
Have an 8:30 flight out of ORD tomorrow morning.

  • How’s traffic to the airport?
  • How crazy are the lines? Checking bags. Have Pre-check and clear.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2695 on: March 20, 2022, 02:47:59 PM »
Have an 8:30 flight out of ORD tomorrow morning.

  • How’s traffic to the airport?
  • How crazy are the lines? Checking bags. Have Pre-check and clear.

figured since you were in chicago back in Janaury, you would have answers to both questions already.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2696 on: March 20, 2022, 03:03:59 PM »
figured since you were in chicago back in Janaury, you would have answers to both questions already.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2697 on: March 20, 2022, 03:09:03 PM »
That was a Sunday, this is a Monday  :)

monday morning is the worst morning traffic day of the week, so give yourself 45min.
CLEAR is terminal/airline dependent, so cant count on it IMO.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2698 on: March 23, 2022, 10:02:47 AM »
How long does usually take to return a car and get to the gate in MDW? southwest on a Sunday night?

Thanks.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2699 on: March 23, 2022, 06:50:02 PM »
monday morning is the worst morning traffic day of the week, so give yourself 45min.
CLEAR is terminal/airline dependent, so cant count on it IMO.

Thanks. Left WRP at 6:30 was in airport by 7. Uber driver knew all the shortcuts. Was very impressed how ORD kept the line moving with the massive crowds.
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