After a meeting or convention, you’ll
find top-notch group dining in Chicago conveniently located near McCormick
Place. These Michelin-rated and recommended eateries ensure that groups will enjoy excellent
cuisine. And meeting planners will love that many of the restaurants near
McCormick Place tout budget-friendly price points.
BIB GOURMAND PICKS
For “exceptional food at moderate
prices,” take a cue from Michelin’s Chicago Bib Gourmand
recommendations with budget-conscious restaurants ranging from casual to
Informal groups looking for organic,
local and sustainable Chicago dining will feel at home at Nana, a laid-back eatery where the bounty of local farms and orchards take
the form of soups, salads, sandwiches and more. For large groups, book the Halsted Room (50 seated/65 cocktail).
Give team members a break from business
at the casual-yet-refined DeColores Galeria y
Sabores, a colorful Mexican restaurant in
Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, offering authentic dishes, flavorful margaritas
and moderate price points.
An upscale Chicago gastropub
with a rustic, welcoming vibe, The Duck Inn touts a menu
packed with hearty, homey fare—with a modern twist. Guests will love dishes
like Wagyu skirt steak served with twice-cooked sweet potatoes or braised pork
shank alongside garden pepper spaetzle. And you’ll love the budget-friendly
price points and array of group
Prix fixe is the name of the game at Han 202, a Chicago BYOB
eatery with Asian-inspired eats. The $35 per person menu makes it easy to stick
to a budget, while the four courses allow guests to choose plenty of options,
from Shanghai dumplings to spicy Mongolian beef to crispy quail.
For an elegant experience that won’t
stretch the expense account, MingHin Cuisine in Chicago’s Chinatown features traditional Cantonese cuisine in an
upscale setting. From delicate dumplings to whole fish and crab, diners will
love the array of high-quality seafood and specialty dishes. Book one of the
VIP rooms for a private
Another option for high-end yet
affordable ethnic cuisine is Kurah Mediterranean in Chicago’s South
Loop. The exotic dishes include traditional specialties such as shawarma,
biryani and kebobs, as well as flatbreads and burgers. For smaller groups, book the
private room, or reserve the airy, beautifully
decorated main dining room for up to 100 guests.
Looking to raise the bar on your Chicago
group dining experience? Try these restaurants close to McCormick Place that
have earned coveted Michelin-star ratings.
Board & Beer in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood may be on the casually hip side, but
its flavors and service are exemplary, as evidenced by its Michelin-star
rating. The gourmet pub food (featuring everything from fresh seafood to
locally sourced meats) pairs well with the beer-centric drink list, and the
homey vibe welcomes conversation and networking. For large groups, this
restaurant can be closed to the public for private events (90 seated/150 cocktail).
If you’re looking for more of a fine
dining experience, Everest (which celebrates
its 30th anniversary this year) also boasts a Michelin-star, and its
elegant ambiance reflects that distinction. Perched high above the city on the
40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, its spectacular city views impress
nearly as much as Chef Jean Joho’s fine French cuisine and carefully selected
wine list. Indulge in Everest’s decadent seven-course degustation menu, or book
one of the private dining rooms, which
offer specialized dinner menus to suit your group.
If money is no object, opt for Acadia. No stranger to
culinary recognition, this contemporary American Chicago hot spot received two
Michelin stars and has also earned four stars from the Chicago Tribune, as well as a nod from the James Beard Foundation to
Ryan McCaskey as a semi-finalist for Best Chef/Great Lakes. For unforgettable Chicago
group dining that will impress even the most discerning attendees, book the five- or
10-course dinner featuring an ever-changing menu based on seasonality and
inspiration. A private event room is also available (20 seated/35 cocktail).
Discover even more options for dining near McCormick Place.