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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 #2720 on: June 23, 2022, 04:40:54 AM »
IIRC I’ve gotten free kosher breakfast under FHR at Crillion Paris, FS Geneva, MO BCN, Shangri La YYZ, & Connaught London, and failed at Faena Miami.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2721 on: July 17, 2022, 05:20:47 PM »
Best dinner these days?
Evita? Shallots? Milts?
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.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2722 on: July 17, 2022, 05:49:43 PM »
Best dinner these days?
Evita? Shallots? Milts?
I had a phenomenal meal at Shallot a few weeks ago. Beautiful outdoor area if it isn't too hot.

Crystal Tuna (happy hour until 5pm 65% off), Gnochette, Rib Eye steak in brandy/mushroom sauce & Horseradish salmon were all world class.

Rumaki dates were very good as well, similar to Asiatiko.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2723 on: July 17, 2022, 07:47:07 PM »
Best dinner these days?
Evita? Shallots? Milts?
Evita imo

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2724 on: July 17, 2022, 08:00:28 PM »
Price wise, where do you get the most bang for you buck?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2725 on: July 17, 2022, 08:04:18 PM »
Price wise, where do you get the most bang for you buck?
Telshe Yeshiva kitchen

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2726 on: July 17, 2022, 08:13:39 PM »
Best dinner these days?
Evita? Shallots? Milts?
Shallots any day

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2727 on: July 18, 2022, 01:07:20 AM »
Shallots any day
been there recently? They've definitely changed from 'back in the day'

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« Reply #2728 on: July 18, 2022, 02:34:24 AM »
been there recently? They've definitely changed from 'back in the day'
I don't have a clear recollection of my last time at Shallot a decade ago, but a few weeks ago it was easily better than anything currently in NYC
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2729 on: July 18, 2022, 08:33:16 AM »
I don't have a clear recollection of my last time at Shallot a decade ago, but a few weeks ago it was easily better than anything currently in NYC

i disagree but to each his own

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2730 on: July 18, 2022, 04:19:32 PM »
Do they still squirt mayonnaise on their steaks? They did a year ago.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2731 on: July 18, 2022, 04:26:01 PM »
Do they still squirt mayonnaise on their steaks? They did a year ago.
Not on the steak I had
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2732 on: Yesterday at 07:27:17 PM »
any kosher grocery or restaurants that are open late? like after 11pm?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2733 on: Yesterday at 09:27:55 PM »
any kosher grocery or restaurants that are open late? like after 11pm?
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