Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago?

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3 Olives
Cheeseburger
2013/08/10 17:14:49
I'm looking for a casual restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago. Walking distance would be preferred. Thanks
hatteras04
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/10 18:05:50
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.
3 Olives
Cheeseburger
Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/10 18:53:01
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.
jomackiewicz
Junior Burger
Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/10 21:07:44
Russian Tea Time is fairly casual. Good borscht.
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/10 23:08:04
Billy Goat Tavern is close
The Berghoff is closer (about 2 blocks)

ChicagoIrish
Hamburger
Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/11 00:58:22
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
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/11 02:54:59
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
 
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.
 
B.
3 Olives
Cheeseburger
Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/11 14:17:00
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
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? 2013/08/11 15:11:27
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.