Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago?

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2013/08/10 17:14:49 (permalink)

Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago?

I'm looking for a casual restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago. Walking distance would be preferred. Thanks
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    hatteras04
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    Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/10 18:05:50 (permalink)
    I've always found that area to be a little challenging. How casual do you want? It's not too far from a Harold's Chicken Shack which is decent but that might be a touch past casual.
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    Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/10 18:53:01 (permalink)
    hatteras04

    I've always found that area to be a little challenging. How casual do you want? It's not too far from a Harold's Chicken Shack which is decent but that might be a touch past casual.


    Thanks. I'm sure it will be fine.
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    Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/10 21:07:44 (permalink)
    Russian Tea Time is fairly casual. Good borscht.
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    Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/10 23:08:04 (permalink)
    Billy Goat Tavern is close
    The Berghoff is closer (about 2 blocks)

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    Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/11 00:58:22 (permalink)
    I think Miller's Pub on south Wabash would be a good choice. A Chicago classic and definitely can be casual. Can check it out on their website www.millerspub.com
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    Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/11 02:54:59 (permalink)
    Try the Artist's Snack Shop, practically across the street from the AI.  It's a pleasant little diner type establishment that might suit your needs.  Food is good, not great; about what you'd expect from an urban diner like this.
     
    We used to eat there occasionally when I was a student at Columbia College, further south on Michigan.  I know a lot of the Art Institute students make it a regular haunt, as well.
     
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    Artist's Snack Shop
    412 S. Michigan Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60605
    (312) 939-7855
    http://www.artists-cafe.com/original.html
     
    It turns out they have a new, second location a block west and seven blocks south:
    The New Artist's Cafe
    1150 S. Wabash St.
    Chicago, IL 60605
    (312) 583-9940
    http://www.artists-cafe.com/index.php
     
    The original Michigan Avenue location appears to have a more extensive and less trendy menu.
     
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    Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/11 14:17:00 (permalink)
    BuddyRoadhouse

    Try the Artist's Snack Shop, practically across the street from the AI.  It's a pleasant little diner type establishment that might suit your needs.  Food is good, not great; about what you'd expect from an urban diner like this.

    We used to eat there occasionally when I was a student at Columbia College, further south on Michigan.  I know a lot of the Art Institute students make it a regular haunt, as well.

    Buddy


    Sounds like another great place to go to. My son will be a freshman at SAIC this fall.
    post edited by 3 Olives - 2013/08/11 14:18:29
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    Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/11 15:11:27 (permalink)
    Walking north and crossing the river is Howells and Hood.  Love the food and a great beer selection.  Outdoor dining on the south (plaza side) side of Tribune Tower. 
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