But Sable in the Hotel Palomar is pretty great if you’re looking for a low-key place to catch up with someone downtown. It’s cozy and relaxed inside - and they have good bar food (like truffle popcorn and a solid burger) not to mention a long whiskey menu that you can navigate while killing time downtown.
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Shake Shack's burgers live up to the hype, but the food love stops there. Local partnerships at least help give the first Chicago location some street cred.
Gene & Georgetti
Gene & Georgetti is a classic Chicago steakhouse that’s as old-school as they come.
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Boeufhaus is a different kind of Chicago steakhouse. It's small, loud, cool, and still serves excellent steaks.
Go to Bub City for live country music and some action at the bar, but don't expect top notch barbecue.
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