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Concierge Hot Spots
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Terry Young
Concierge,  Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Named one of Chicago’s top 10 restaurants, The Blanchard offers a not-tobe- missed dining experience. Serving up French cuisine with a contemporary flair, the service and atmosphere is as enchanting as the food itself. A highlight on the menu are the various preparations of foie gras and their libations are a must as is dessert.

Others to Try:
  • Cafe La Cave
  • North Pond
  • Angry Crab
Myles Shapiro
Concierge,  Warwick Allerton Hotel

For a neighborhood trattoria with Roman-inspired cuisine, I highly recommend Tre Soldi Trattoria and Pizzeria. The food is fresh and local, the service is top-notch, the atmosphere is upscale and elegant, and the prices are very reasonable.

Others to Try:
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Green Street Smoked Meats
  • Strings Ramen Shop
Rebecca Starodub
Concierge,  Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

When I have guests looking for family friendly activities I always recommend they visit The Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier. Older children can explore how skyscrapers are built or imagine they are a paleontologists, and toddlers will find plenty of ways to stay busy in the Kids Town area. Added bonus? Every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. is Target Free Family Night.

Others to Try:
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • The Field Museum
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