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Concierge Hot Spots
Doris Vann-Evans
Chef Concierge,  Embassy Suites Lakefront

My all-time favorite place in the city is The Art Institute of Chicago. Simply put, it is awesome. This local gem was also recently named the #1 Museum in the World by TripAdvisor.

Others to Try:
  • Chicago Line Cruises
  • Navy Pier
  • Millennium Park Summer Music Series
Etienne Padin
Concierge,  Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

Acanto is a great place to unwind for lunch after exploring The Art Institute of Chicago, or Millennium Park, or for dinner before a show. Not to miss small plates include the bruschetta topped with truffled ricotta and prosciutto and the spicy sausage with peperonata, ricotta, and calabrian chili.

Others to Try:
  • Paladar Restaurant & Rum Bar
  • Lady Gregory’s Irish Bar & Restaurant
  • Little Bad Wolf
Bob Klees
Concierge,  InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

Tagged as one of the best new restaurants in River North, Imperial Lamian serves up imaginative modern Chinese fare. They are developing a great reputation for their hand-pulled noodles and incredible soup dumplings. The décor is quite clever, using huge abaci to divide the booths and a great open kitchen.

Others to Try:
  • Sparrow
  • City Winery Chicago Riverwalk
  • Smack Shack
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