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Jun 04, 2008

Booking a Business Dinner in Chicago

by BeenAfewPlaces

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You are out of town but need to meet a few business associates in Chicago and it's up to you to organize a cozy evening meal. Thank God for the internet that lets you find what you need in one place.

Here are some suggestions for you to consider when in a need of a place for a good business dinner in Chicago. All the reviews are people's actual experiences!

N9NE Steakhouse, 440 W Randolph St, (between Canal St & Riverside Plz), Chicago, IL 60606

Category: Lounges, Steakhouses, Seafood                                                  

Working hours:

Mon 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Mon 11:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Fri 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Fri-Sat 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Sunday closed except during specified conventions

Characteristics:

•    Good for groups and business dinner
•    Takes Reservations
•    Accepts Credit Cards
•    Waiter Service
•    Wheelchair Accessible
•    Happy Hour
•    Alcohol: Full Bar
•    Parking: Valet
•    Smoking: No
•    Outdoor Seating: No


Reviews:

•    A steakhouse with great food and salads
•    The appetizers and desserts given the rate – phenomenal
•    You will definitely clean your plate if you order one of the following: the miso cod, the filet mignon or the surf & turf
•    Good service
•    A great atmosphere
•    I would go back again and again
•    One of the highlights of my visit to Chicago

http://www.n9negroup.com/#/steakhouse/main/

Coobah, Lakeview, 3423 N Southport Ave (at Newport Ave), Chicago, IL 60657

Category: Latin American 

Characteristics:

•    Accepts Credit Cards
•    Good for Groups
•    Takes Reservations
•    Suitable for brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert
•    Waiter Service
•    Wheelchair Accessible
•    Outdoor Seating
•    Good for Dinner
•    Alcohol: Full Bar
•    Parking: Street
•    Attire: Casual

Reviews:

•    A good spot if you are looking for something exotic like Cuban food
•    The decor and atmosphere are a lot of fun. 
•    Great service; A friendly server - checking on us regularly
•    It is a casual place
•    A great place when craving for some new and exotic
•    Incredible live Latino music in the evenings

http://www.coobah.com

Fulton's on the River, Near North Side, River North, 315 N La Salle St (between Carroll Ave & Lasalle St), Chicago, IL 60610

Categories: Seafood; Steakes        

Working hours:

Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sat 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sun 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Characteristics:

•    Good for Groups
•    Accepts Credit Cards
•    Takes Reservations
•    Waiter Service
•    Wheelchair Accessible
•    Outdoor Seating
•    Parking: Valet
•    Attire: Dressy
•    Alcohol: Full Bar

Reviews:

•    Impeccable service
•    Magnificent outdoor patio overlooking the Chicago cityscape and the beautiful Chicago River.
•    Very  delicious chocolate souffle or creme brulee
•    Excellent place for big corporate parties with the buffet style service full of wonderful items. 
•    Very fresh giant cocktail shrimp! 
•    Easy to carry on a conversation with your table with soft and lounge-like music
•    Too loud at Sidebar
•    The outdoor seating is what makes this place
•    The appetizers, sides, and desserts not too pricey
•    Pricey steaks
•    Voted Best Outdoor Dining in 2007 by Time Out Chicago


http://www.levyrestaurants.com/Levy/DiningExperiences/Restaurants/Group5/Fultons+on+the+River.htm

Joe's Seafood
, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Near North Side, 60 E Grand Ave, (between Rush St & Wabash Ave), Chicago, IL 60611

Categories: Seafood, Steakhouses  

Working Hours:

Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Mon 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Characteristics:                               

•    Accepts Credit Cards
•    Good for Groups
•    Takes Reservations
•    Waiter Service
•    Wheelchair Accessible
•    No Outdoor Seating
•    Parking: Valet
•    Attire: Dressy
•    Alcohol: Full Bar

Reviews:

•    Excellent bone in fillet
•    Fresh crab legs and stone crab
•    Hard to get a prime reservation.
•    It can get noisy, just the perfect place for a business type dinner or a large party
•    Great service, great food, great experience
•    It has a very good reputation in other major cities as well (Vegas and Miami)
•    best run restaurant in the city
•    A little difficult to get in without reserves but the bar usually has space.
•    It's very crowded.
•    The appetizers were amazing, main course was delicious, and dessert melted in your mouth.

http://www.icon.com/joes/Chicago_home.html

Zealous Restaurant, Near North Side, River North, 419 W Superior St, (between Hudson Ave & Sedgwick St), Chicago, IL 60610

Category: American (New)
 
Characteristics:

•    Accepts Credit Cards
•    Good for Groups
•    Takes Reservations
•    Waiter Service
•    Wheelchair Accessible
•    No Outdoor Seating
•    Parking: Valet
•    Attire: Dressy

Reviews:

•    May not be in the city center but it is much better than many other restaurants that are.
•    Delivers great food and drink sin a relaxing environment. 
•    The decor is simple, contemporary and very comfortable.
•    Very good service; our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and offerings
•    A great place for a business dinner or lunch
•    Once you've been there, you'll visit regularly!
•    The waiter perfectly timed his entrance between conversation and didn't seem  intruding
•    Good portions
•    Private dining rooms available


This was our choice but you are more than welcome to leave your reviews or suggest other good places for a cozy, business dinner
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