Where to dine near the CIBC Theatre. Going to the theater can be expensive and if you want to make an afternoon or evening out of it dining adds to the cost. Following are reasonably priced restaurants and Happy Hours. Always check the website or call for hours and deals before heading over.
CIBC Theater, 18 W. Monroe
Acanto, 8 South Michigan Ave. (312) 578-0763.M-F 2:30PM-5:30PM. Wine $8-$10, Draft beer $5, cocktail $7. All pizza’s $10.
Catch35, 35 W. Upper Wacker Dr. (at State Street), (312) 346-3500. 3 course dinner $37 includes soup or salad, a selection of 6 entrees and any dessert on the menu. FREE VALET – Show your theatre ticket for that day’s performance to your server and the cost of valet will be deducted from your guest check.
Forum 55, 55 E, Monroe No phone M-F, closed weekends only open for lunch. The latest Loop Food Hall. Something for everyone.
The Grill Room, 33 W. Monroe 3PM-6PM Happy hour Monday – Friday, $5 Well Cocktails, select glasses of house wine and select draft beer.
Italian Village, 71 W. Monroe, 312-332-7005. Free pizza in the bar 4-6PM with cocktail purchase.
Lockwood Restaurant, Palmer House A Hilton Hotel, 17 E Monroe St, (312) 917-3404. lobby level. Show your ticket stub and receive 20% off your dining check. They used to offer daily drink specials but they’re not on the website anymore.
Miller’s Pub, 134 S. Wabash, (312) 263-4988. Salads, burgers $10-$14.
Nando’s Peri Peri, 22 S. Wabash, (312) 589-7432. Flame grilled chicken, hot sauce. Yum. You can get a large salad (chicken and kale etc.) or meal for around $12.
Pizano’s, 61 E. Madison, 312-236-1777. Daily specialty cocktails. Reg. priced individual deep dish pizzas $9. This place can be very crowded.
Shake Shack, Chicago Athletic Assoc Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave, 312-646-6005. Shack burger $6, crinkle fries $3 Concretes and shakes $4.50-$6.
Tesori, 65 E Adams St, (312) 786-9911. Call they used to have daily happy hour specials including on Sat and Sunday except the last time I walked by on a Saturday they were closed.