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 Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago?

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3 Olives

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Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? Sat, 08/10/13 5:14 PM (permalink)
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? Sat, 08/10/13 6:05 PM (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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      3 Olives

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      Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? Sat, 08/10/13 6:53 PM (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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        jomackiewicz

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        Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? Sat, 08/10/13 9:07 PM (permalink)
        Russian Tea Time is fairly casual. Good borscht.
         
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          plb

          Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? Sat, 08/10/13 11:08 PM (permalink)
          Billy Goat Tavern is close
          The Berghoff is closer (about 2 blocks)

           
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            ChicagoIrish

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            Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? Sun, 08/11/13 12:58 AM (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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              BuddyRoadhouse

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              Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? Sun, 08/11/13 2:54 AM (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.
               
              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.
               
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                3 Olives

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                Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? Sun, 08/11/13 2:17 PM (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.
                <message edited by 3 Olives on Sun, 08/11/13 2:18 PM>
                 
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                  ChiTownDiner

                  Re:Casual Restaurant near the Art Institute of Chicago? Sun, 08/11/13 3:11 PM (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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