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  • TomM
    Chicago / Illinois •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Some of the best mussels and scallops I've ever tasted. Bryan was an outstanding waiter -- we'll be back.
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    La Grande Boucherie - ChicagoPrice: Very Expensive• Steak• River North (Chicago)
    4
  • SeafoodFanvip
    Chicago / Illinois •119 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Our mosr recent visit was for their Passover meal. Food as outstanding as the regular menu. A real treat!
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    Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabPrice: Very Expensive• Seafood• River North (Chicago)
    4.9
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    Denver / Colorado •4 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Lovely way to spend a weekend morning. Good food and very kind service!
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    Beatrix - River NorthPrice: Moderate• American• River North (Chicago)
    4.6
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    Chicago / Illinois •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    We loved Quartino’s. Outstanding place and the food was too good. We shared about 6/7 dishes for 4 of us. The mushroom pizza was delicious and very fresh. Tara made us feel special and explained the many very well. Even when back and couple check on a few things for us. She remembered our names. We were there for lunch on Saturday and most of the tables were full. Recommend doing a reservation.
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    Quartino - ChicagoPrice: Moderate• Italian• River North (Chicago)
    4.5
  • Francophile19vip
    Chicago / Illinois •28 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Apr 15, 2024
    Outstanding evening sharing small plates at Ema. Beautiful airy space (especially when open to patio on the warm day), impeccable service and delicious food. Bridget did an excellent job with the delicate balance of giving us space and time while also being attentive - checking in unobtrusively as we were talking. The new hamachi crudo (with strawberries and rhubarb) was delectable, and the new "Bhel" hummus sounded a bit crazy when we read the description, and ended up being our favorite dish. Taking a pause and looking across the dining room we could see the team working together - even managers helping to serve - to ensure everyone had a seamless experience. Going out to eat is as much about that and the atmosphere as it is the food - and Ema delivers on all 3.
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    EmaPrice: Expensive• Mediterranean• River North (Chicago)
    4.7

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Near North is one of the four sections of downtown Chicago and encompasses a densely populated area, including residential, retail, commercial, and recreational areas. One of the most popular destinations is Navy Pier, which enjoyed 9.3 million visitors in 2016 and is home to many casual restaurants featuring vegetarian wraps, Angus beef hamburgers, and traditional Chicago-style pizza. The Near North has a diverse population of residents, including many people who are of Mexican and Chinese descent. This is reflected in the city's many small restaurants that feature totopo, pastel azteca, and carne a la tampiqueña. Some of the Chinese-American specialties available at the local restaurants include Peking roast duck and dàzhǔ gānsī.

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