September 2018


2018 AAO annual meeting • October 27–30, 2018
Chicago dining

1639 South Wabash Avenue
Cuisine: New American
Acadia was opened by Chef Ryan McCaskey in 2011 and is inspired by his time spent in Maine. Many of the food products used come from the Deer Isle area. The menu includes a seven-course tasting experience or the bar menu, which features a variety of oysters.

1723 North Halsted Street
Cuisine: New American
Open for more than a decade, Alinea highlights both its cuisine and total atmosphere. The restaurant offers different food and drink tasting menus for diners to choose from.

Au Cheval
800 West Randolph Street
Cuisine: American
This bar and diner has a number of brunch and other options. It also has an extensive beer menu, as well as wine and cocktails.

615 West Randolph Street
Cuisine: Mediterranean
This restaurant aims to give a Midwestern twist on Mediterranean food. It has a number of wine options from different regions and in different price ranges.

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.
2121 North Clark Street
Cuisine: Italian and Pizza
This well-known restaurant offers a variety of unique dishes, including the oven grinder, a large sandwich on an Italian loaf, and pizza potpies. The restaurant is located in Lincoln Park. Payment is cash only.

440 South La Salle Street
Cuisine: French
This restaurant is located in the Chicago Stock Exchange on the 40th floor. It offers French cuisine, including Chef Joho’s seven course degustation menu. The restaurant has a wine selection of 1,600 wines and offers great views of the city.

Fat Rice
2957 West Diversey Avenue
Cuisine: Asian
Fat Rice serves Euro-Asian comfort food, with influences form China, India, and Southeast Asia. Drink options are influenced by the Iberian Peninsula. Menu options include noodles, dumplings, vegetables, and a variety of meat and seafood.

Frontera Grill
445 North Clark Street
Cuisine: Mexican
Despite the continually changing ingredients and menu flavors, Frontera Grill’s goal remains the same as when it opened, which is to showcase Mexican food. With brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, diners can enjoy a number of appetizers, entrées, street foods, and more.

Girl & The Goat
809 West Randolph Street
Cuisine: New American
This restaurant opened in 2010 and has a family style menu, with a variety of dishes, including seafood and goat. It also has an extensive wine menu and craft beer options.

GT Fish and Oyster
531 North Wells Street
Cuisine: Seafood
GT Fish and Oyster has a half-traditional, half-modern menu focused largely on fish, with a number of small plate options. There are a variety of seafood options here, both hot and cold.

Over Easy Café
4943 North Damen Avenue
Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch
This café in the Ravenswood area offers breakfast, brunch, and lunch options. Over Easy Café is open Tuesday–Saturday from 7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

1466 North Ashland Avenue
Cuisine: New American
Located in the Wicker Park neighborhood, Schwa uses global and seasonal ingredients to create “a fluid menu of vivid courses.”

980 North Michigan Avenue
Cuisine: Italian
This Italian restaurant from chef Tony Mantuano and executive chef Joe Flamm is located in the Magnificent Mile area. It has a tasting menu, a la carte options, and a bar and lounge menu.

445 North Clark Street
Cuisine: Mexican
This restaurant opened in 1989, and its menu is divided into three different chef-selected tasting menus.

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