Where should I take my parents to eat in Chicago?
September 14, 2013 5:50 PM Subscribe
My parents are coming to visit in Chicago and I'm trying to think of restaurants to take them. Doesn't have to be fancy, but they're in their mid-50s and 60s so nothing divey. They're not into ethnic food (although Thai is ok) and nothing super spicy.
posted by matildatakesovertheworld to food & drink (24 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Alas, this isn't what I normally eat when I go out, so I have no idea where to take them. Despite the above description, they do like interesting food! They're just more into European or "new American"-type cuisine. Fusion is fine. Sushi is good, as long as the place also has some cooked fish options for my Dad.
When: Wed 9/18-Tues 9/24
Location: They'll be staying near North and Clark, and there'll be at least 1 night where we'll want something nearby. Otherwise, I have a car and don't mind using it. And of course there's public transportation.
Price: Entrees around $20-30 are fine. We might go somewhere nicer 1 night, if you have any exceptional suggestions.
Ambiance: Since we'll be eating out multiple nights in a row, it'd be nice if some of the restaurants were a little more casual. Still good food, but not necessarily an "event."
I'll probably take them to Balena. I know about Trenchermen/Longman and Eagle/Publican/Girl and the Goat but they all seem hard to get reservations at this close.