Finding a place in Chicago to get a quick lunch is not difficult, but what about a place that not only offers quick dining, but good food and good value too? The following is what I consider to be the 5 best Chicago lunch spots (in no particular order);
Bijans Bistro (Erie and State): sit outside, start with the edamame and end with the steak salad with a nice glass of Shiraz. Most notable, Bijan is known for its late-night menu; serving until 2 AM (grilled tenderloin sandwich is phenomenal).
Big Bowl (Ohio and Wabash): with awesome Asian (Kung Pao Shrimp rocks) dishes and superb green tea options and a cool mid-day scene, Big Bowl is a good choice for lunch in Chicago.
D4 (McClurg and Grand): this newly opened Irish Pub/Café offers a cool inside setting, or outdoor dining. If you like to grab a beer at lunch this is the place to get the best Irish suds while chomping on one of their Irish sandwiches, or a cool salad. Try the French onion soup if it is not too hot outside.
Foulton’s (LaSalle and the River): take the water taxi back to work after dining on the Chicago River. Foulton’s has a great menu and the dining experience is even better. This place is a Mecca for dining business people, so if it is networking you are looking for, this is the spot.
OYSY (Grand, between Wabash and State): some of the best sushi in Chicago! OYSY has a great dining room, but offers outdoor seating as well. This place is always packed, so catch a later lunch, or get there nice and early. There is nothing like a little Saki at lunch to make the afternoon go smoother.
What are your favorites?