A collegial atmosphere as large as the portions

Andrea Hanis, Chicago Tribune reporter
Chicago Tribune

Who eats: Chummy business acquaintances and chatty groups of colleagues, many of whom also show up for after-work cocktails. Nearby companies include Aon Corp., Prudential and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Why eat: Crowd-pleasing menu, collegial atmosphere and handy but just slightly tucked-away location.

Ambience: The feel is clubby, though it’s a large space stretching over two floors, with comfortable booths and chairs and touches of flair such as squat blue water glasses. Windows overlook Millennium Park and its skating rink, with views best from the second floor. Flat-screen TVs, even in dining areas, show sports.