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Posted February 6th 2012, 7:18pm
Hello everyone,
I want to take my wife, my sister and her husband out for dinner next week. Looking for a place in the city with good food and good live entertainment. (maybe greek, italian, american etc)

or could be a restaurant with good food that is walking distance from clubs, bars etc.. similar to tavern on rush I guess. (dont want to go to that area)

Any suggestions?
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#2
Posted February 6th 2012, 7:38pm
Oh by the way

No seafood.

Brazillian or American steakhouses would be my number one choice.

I heard great things about fogo de chao but i dont know if there is any fun around the area.
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Posted February 7th 2012, 3:06am
Chief O'Neill's has live Irish music every Tuesday and Saturday evening, and much better food than you could reasonably expect from an Irish restaurant, thanks to The Lake Effect.
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Posted February 7th 2012, 7:01am
Uncommon Ground has live entertainment - http://www.uncommonground.com/

Fogo is close to www.bluechicago.com - http://www.andysjazzclub.com/
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Posted February 9th 2012, 9:35pm
Hope its not too late, but how about dinner at Sun Wah (5039 N Broadway St, Chicago IL60640) and then strolling over to the Green Mill (4802 N. Broadway Ave. Chicago, IL 60640)? It's a little bit of a walk, less than 1/2 mile, but you pack in a lot of quintessential Chicago.

Silver Seafood (4829 N Broadway St, Chicago IL60640) is even closer, but you nixed seafood.

A little less adventurous, but still nice, would be Erwin Cafe (2925 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60657) and B.L.U.E.S. Chicago (2519 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60657).
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Posted February 10th 2012, 1:43am
Another idea would be Union Pizzeria - upscale pizza (and other entrees) with a great music room in the back, called SPACE.

Union Pizzeria
1245 Chicago Avenue (one block east of the Dempster El stop)
Evanston, IL 60202-1337
(847) 475-2400
unionevanston.com

SPACE
(Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture in Evanston)
same address
(847) 492-8860
evanstonspace.com
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Posted February 10th 2012, 2:25pm
nr706 wrote:Another idea would be Union Pizzeria - upscale pizza (and other entrees) with a great music room in the back, called SPACE.

Union Pizzeria
1245 Chicago Avenue (one block east of the Dempster El stop)
Evanston, IL 60202-1337
(847) 475-2400
unionevanston.com

SPACE
(Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture in Evanston)
same address
(847) 492-8860
evanstonspace.com

Excellent suggestion. It's worth adding, SPACE features some relatively big-name musical acts, with the opportunity to see them up close in a small venue. Check out the calendar on their website and see what strikes your fancy.

Some words of caution about the Union/SPACE combo, though. As you can see on the website, you can order pizza at Union and bring it in to SPACE to eat. I would strongly advise not doing this, unless you like eating out of your lap. The reserved seating at Space has four people at a table, but the tables are tiny (my recollection is they are rounds maybe a foot in diameter), barely enough for drinks; even worse, if you have general-admission seating, there are no tables at all. If you want to eat at Union before a show, allow plenty of time; waits of half an hour to be seated are fairly common, and they don't take reservations. (I ate there before a show and did not like their pizza at all, but I know some other people like it, so there's that too.)

Other restaurants within a block of SPACE include Blind Faith (vegetarian) and Dozika (pan-Asian). Expand the radius to half a mile and excellent choices include Oceanique (upscale seafood), Cross-Rhodes (Greek), Kuni's (sushi), Campagnola (contemporary American and Italian), Lucky Platter (eclectic), and Prairie Moon (California-ish).
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Posted February 10th 2012, 7:13pm
I think Al Hambra on Randolph does a good job of combining those.
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