Chicago Concierge at American Transplant Congress

Chicago Concierge is a complimentary service and visitor resource offered to all convention visitors of McCormick Place. This service is brought to you by local hospitality experts at Toque + Bottle Advisory in partnership with Choose Chicago. We offer personalized recommendations and reservations online here and on-site at 2017 American Transplant Congress

Complimentary Concierge Services
Our team of professionals is on call to help plan your trip, make dinner reservations, and secure tickets to events of your choice. Contact a Concierge today to start planning your trip.

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2017 American Transplant Congress
McCormick Place East
April 29 - May 3, 2017

Complimentary Concierge Service

Chicago Concierge offers complimentary recommendations and reservations to all visitors of McCormick Place Convention Center. Our services are available online here and on-site at your convention.

Book Your Reservations in Advance

Complete our quick Online Survey to contact a concierge and receive personalized recommendations prior to your arrival. Our concierge team will review your request and respond within 24 hours with a comprehensive list of options. When you are ready, we will assist with booking your reservation or planning your private event.


Need to plan an off-site event or dinner party? 

Click on the following restaurants for additional information about their private event offerings or to contact their in-house event planner.

Chicago Dining & Entertainment Guide

From Michelin Stars to casual classics, Chicago knows how to eat and drink! With a healthy helping of celebrity chefs, world-renowned restaurants, and ethnic dining from around the globe, Chicago's dining scene is unparalleled. From lavish cuisine to deep dish pizza, one thing is for certain when visiting Chicago: an appetite is required.


Roka Akor • 456 N Clark St • 312.477.7652
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Our Japanese fine dining restaurant offers the unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine. The restaurant’s name is derived from two words: RO and KA. The meaning of the first word is hearth, a gathering place where people socialize and take in the ambience; the latter stands for a burning fire and projecting energy. Roka Akor’s menu features prime cuts of steaks, seafood, and vegetables with unique Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, along with sushi, sashimi, tempura, and extraordinary desserts. The menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal offerings.

Sunda • 110 W Illinois St • 312.644.0500
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event
Sunda New Asian is an award-winning restaurant at the vanguard of America’s New Asian movement showcasing Eastern Asian and Southeast Asian regional cuisine. Simple, flavorful dishes are served and shared while a full sushi bar provides an assortment of sushi, sashimi and nigiri options. The beverage program revolves around a progressive list of premium sakes, Asian beers, champagnes, wine and a seasonal craft cocktail list.

Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge • 332 E Illinois St • 312.527.2888 • Book a Reservation
Opened in August 2007, this spacious pan-Asian eatery in River East right next door to the AMC Theatres combines original design with a rare sense of humor and adventure. Niu's fluid, sexy, casually luxurious dining room can accommodate up to 225 guests, so large parties are definitely welcome. One of the reasons that people keep coming back to Niu is of course of the eclectic food and drink selections. Our inventive menu blends Sushi, Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese influences: little bites of modern Tokyo, Bangkok, and Shanghai, all blended in with the energy of Chicago. The menu offers a variety of sushi basics, but the real enticements are the one-of-a-kind "fusion maki rolls" with such names as "Sexy Mexican," "White Angel," and "Diablo".

Niu B Sushi & Noodle Bar • 888 S Michigan Ave  312.922.1127 • Book a Reservation
Niu B is the second location of the original Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge on 332 East Illinois Street in Chicago. Niu B features not only their signature maki rolls, fresh sushi nigiris and sashimi, but also Japanese Robata Grilled Skewers. Our full bar features specialty Japanese whiskey cocktails and house infusions, as well as Korean Soju that pairs perfectly with grilled skewers. The interior is sleek and modern with the inspiration of 1930"s Japanese Izakaya Bar in Tokyo.

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar • 230 W Erie St • 312.662.4888 • Book a Reservation
A neighborhood restaurant that unites Japanese culinary tradition and creativity with a distinctly American persona, Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar embraces an American warmth and personality and combines them with the high art and ritual of Japanese cuisine.


Bub City • 435 N Clark St • 312.610.4200
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Bub City is Chicago's destination for barbecue, whiskey and live country music. The Southern spot offers more than 125 different whiskeys from well-known and independent distilleries throughout the country, weekend brunch with a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and live country music every day of the week.


Burger Bar • 1150 S Michigan Ave • 312.988.0162
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From our original stackers to a build-your-own burger, Burger Bar offers Chicago's most delicious burgers as well as fantastic appetizers and mind-blowing shakes. But make sure to try one of the many excellent craft beers on draft or bottle and make a night of it! 

Casual American

Highline Bar + Lounge • 169 W Kinzie St • 312.533.2742
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Four Corners Tavern Group’s first location in River North, Highline, is a staple for lunches and happy hours throughout the week. Featuring over 24 TVs and a state-of-the-art sound system, Highline is an exceptional place to watch all the big games. With a large private room that can accommodate up to 175 guests and several semi-private areas, Highline is ideal for events of any size. The menu offers upscale bar fare mingled with Four Corners favorites.

Remington’s • 20 North Michigan Ave • 312.782.6000
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4 Star Restaurant Group’s classic American Grill, Remington’s, offers a welcoming atmosphere for our guests to enjoy warm hospitality right here in Chicago’s famed Millennium Park. Remington’s offers classic American cuisine featuring fresh seafood from the raw bar, hearty entree salads, exquisite steaks, delicious chops, and mouth-watering prime rib from the rotisserie. 

Rockit Bar & Grill • 22 W Hubbard St • 312.645.6000
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Contemporary twist on the traditional bar and grill in a comfortable yet stylish setting with signature salads, sandwiches, burgers and entrees.

The Windsor • 160 E Huron St • 312.943.7777
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The Windsor, opened in Summer 2015, is newest member of the 4 Star Restaurant Group (owners of Crosby’s Kitchen, The Smoke Daddy, Dunlay’s, DOC Wine Bar, Frasca and Remington’s). The menu was created by Chef Todd Stein with a focus on unique and expansive rotisserie options, shareable plates, craft beer and cocktails for lunch, brunch and dinner. Perfect for busy families, professionals, and visitors in the area, the menu also features a selection of fresh options to go. 

Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and Chicago Sports • Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Ave, Level 7 • 312.202.0500
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event
Together, the Chicago Sports Museum and Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch create the ultimate entertainment and dining destination on the Magnificent Mile. Combining high-energy entertainment with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, the 23,000 sqft Chicago Sports Museum offers exciting interactive experiences, a vast collection of unique sports memorabilia and an impressive display of game-used treasures and artifacts. Including the adjoining restaurant next door – Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch – the complex as a whole can accommodate groups of up to 1200 reception style. Catering is provided by Harry Caray’s Catering & Events and features menus ranging from all-American to steakhouse classics. 

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago  • 63 W Ontario St • 312.943.2252
Book a Reservation • Book a Private Event
Located at the corner of Clark and Ontario, in the heart of Chicago's vibrant River North neighborhood. Known worldwide for embracing funky styles and blending them with good food and music history, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago offers a unique experience you don’t want to miss. Whether you're craving our Legendary® Burger after shopping on the Magnificent Mile or a Rockarita after a long work day, you'll find a wide variety of legendary cuisine and cocktails to choose from. For a full list of live music events visit Great for large events up to 600.

Hub 51 • 51 W Hubbard St • 312.828.0051
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Hub 51's distinctive menu of American fare features a wide variety of dishes influenced by coastal regions in California, Mexico and Asia. Simple in approach, the cuisine ranges from homemade tacos and seafood to signature sandwiches and sushi—not to mention a delicious (and popular!) weekend brunch—and boasts a well-curated craft beer program.

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap • 41 E Superior St • 312.266.0400
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Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast, Jake Melnick’s features award-winning chicken wings, house-smoked BBQ, specialty cocktails, over 36 craft beers on tap and over 20 TV’s to watch the big game.  Rated “Top Chicken Wings in the US” by Today Show.

Sociale • 800 S Clark St • 312.588.1100
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Meet for a bite...  Meet for a drink...  Meet for a date...  Meet for a chat...
Delivering global cuisine through small bites, bold flavors and shared plates. All surrounded by its community and casual dining setting.

Catering & Events

Blue Plate Catering & Events • 1061 W Van Buren St • 312.377.0929
Contact Blue Plate • Plan a Private Event

Blue Plate opened its first kitchen in 1983 and today ranks among the top catering and hospitality companies in Chicago. With preferred status at more than 85 unique Chicago venues such as Millennium Park, the Field Museum, Symphony Center and Museum of Broadcast Communications, Blue Plate can be your “go to” resource for venue selection and restaurant quality catering. Blue Plate is certified by the Green Restaurant Association as Chicago’s first green caterer and has earned national recognition for its standards of service and creativity. In addition Blue Plate operates two destination restaurants, Park Grill in Millennium Park and Tesori in the renowned Symphony Center.

Paramount Events • 1750 W Lake St • 773.880.8044

Contact Paramount Events • Plan a Private Event
Amazing food.  At Paramount Events, this is our passion, and it comes through on each and every plate. We believe in a modern approach to catering that brings restaurant quality dishes to any event, big or small. Our custom, creative menus use local, sustainable products and we provide guests with impeccable, stellar service. Paramount Events is Chicago’s go-to resource for Corporate Events & Social Gatherings; Stunning Galas & Non-Profit Functions; Gorgeous Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners as well as Drop Off Boxed Lunches and Delicious Spreads for your next business meeting or party.

Park West • 322 West Armitage Ave • 312.440.9191
Concert Schedule • Contact Park West
One of Chicago’s best equipped multimedia facilities, this historic theatre has been an integral part of the entertainment scene since it opened in the 1920’s. Years later the building became the Town Theater, a neighborhood movie house, until 1977 when it was transformed into into Park West. Since then Park West has been the premier concert location for nationally recognized entertainers and the favorite meeting place for top corporations. Combining maximum flexibility with superior quality, the professionals at Park West are ready to make your event a success. For everything from meetings and presentations to parties and fashion shows, Park West is the room of choice.

Tigerlily Events at Lincoln Park Zoo & Cafe Brauer • 2230 N Cannon Dr • 312.742.2400
Contact Tigerlily • Plan a Private Event
Tigerlily Events is a full-service catering and event planning company at Lincoln Park Zoo and Café Brauer specializing in corporate meetings, weddings, social occasions and large-scale special events. From conception to execution, Tigerlily delivers one-of-a-kind events.


GreenRiver • 259 E Erie 18th Fl • 312.337.0101 • Book a Reservation
GreenRiver is a restaurant and bar that brings exceptional cocktails, seasonal American fare and a beautiful outdoor terrace to Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. Cocktails draw inspiration from the Irish Americans who helped transform Chicago into the mighty metropolis it is today. Seasonal dishes range from snacks to plates, offering guests the option to sample a few bites at the bar or enjoy a full dinner. GreenRiver is a collaboration between the Best Bar in the World team of Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon (The Dead Rabbit) and Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events.


Vermilion • 10 W Hubbard St • 312.527.4060 
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Vermilion is renown for its unique and sophisticated melding of indian and latin cuisines, spanning fare across India, Spain & Latin America. In its sleek, sensual ambiance in the heart of downtown Chicago, Vermilion is also known for it's artisinal herb and spice cocktails and global wine list. Vermilion has been lauded by Bon Appetit, Time, Esquire, Financial Times, Travel and Leisure, Town and Country, and 3 stars Chicago Tribune for its adventurous, one-of-a-kind cuisine. Vermilion is a woman led entity that is renown for supporting women in the culinary industry and founding and leading the James Beard Foundation's Women in Culinary Leadership Program. Show your badge or mention "Vermilion Choose Partnership" for a complimentary dessert or appetizer. 


Spiaggia •  980 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Fl • 312.280.2750
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Home to James Beard award-winning Chef, Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia offers a memorable dining experience and has been honored to host some of the city’s most elegant social and corporate events accommodating groups up to 300 people.

Cafe Spiaggia • 980 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Fl • 312.280.2750
Book a Reservation  Plan a Private Event
Café Spiaggia is a local gathering spot offering rustic Italian fare by Chef Di Cucina, Joe Flamm. A casual setting for a social or corporate outing.  

Il Porcellino • 59 W Hubbard St • 312.595.0800
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A rustic everyday trattoria, il Porcellino delivers authentic Italian fare with a focus on local ingredients and artisans and features a large selection of antipasti, Sicilian focaccia pizzas and housemade pasta offerings. It boasts an Italian-driven wine program that encourages sharing as well as a bespoke cocktail program from award-winning mixologist, Julian Cox. 

RPM Italian • 52 W Illinois St • 312.222.1888
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Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, RPM Italian is modern in approach and Italian in spirit, featuring a contemporary chef-driven menu with more than a dozen fresh pastas made in house daily, celebrated Italian classics, signature RPM cocktails and an award-winning wine list. The sister restaurant to RPM Steak, RPM Italian marks the first collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman, acclaimed chef Doug Psaltis and celebrity couple Bill & Giuliana Rancic.

Tesori • 65 E Adams St • 312.786.9911 • Book a Reservation
Set in the heart of Chicago’s bustling Loop, Tesori offers Italian-inspired cuisine featuring fresh seasonal ingredients and global wines.


Carnivale • 702 W Fulton St • 312.850.5005
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Chef Rodolfo Cuadros’ cuisine is influenced by his love for deeply rooted traditions in Hispanic culture. Carnivale’s menu highlights dishes from the Caribbean, Spain, South and Central America and sources the best local ingredients to bring you an unforgettable experience in Latin-American flavors. We’re famous for our award-winning mojitos, fresh ceviche and wood-grilled steak. 

Texas de Brazil • 210 E Illinois St • 312.595.0913
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Texas de Brazil Brazilian Steakhouse embraces a time-honored tradition of churrasco-style cooking, adopted from the gauchos of Southern Brazil. The fixed-price menu features continuous servings of perfectly seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage all slow-roasted over an open-flame and carved at the table by the restaurant’s experienced gauchos. Additionally, Texas de Brazil boasts an extravagant gourmet salad area containing more than 50 fresh items such as grilled vegetables, imported cheeses, charcuterie, smoked salmon, creamy lobster bisque and many more mouthwatering variations of salads and traditional Brazilian sides. Texas de Brazil offers group dining rates, catering packages and takeout options to meet the needs of all diners & occasions. 


Eden • 1748 W Lake St • 312.366.2294 • Book a Reservation
Eden is a chef-driven restaurant in the West Lake District of downtown Chicago offering a fresh take on Mediterranean and American food by Chef Devon Quinn and Chef de Cuisine Miles Schaefer. The space also features two private dining rooms – Sage, which seats up to 10 and Celadon, which seats up to 36. Styled to perfection and quietly tucked away, both emulate an ideal setting for parties, meetings and more.


Fremont • 15 W Illinois St • 312.874.7270
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Whether grabbing dinner with friends or planning a night out (or better yet, both), Fremont, the bi-level concept, is the perfect place to experience something new in the River North neighborhood. The latest from Four Corners Tavern Group, the 17,000-square-feet space holds up to 600 guests, for a stylish yet casual social dining experience. An eclectic menu is packed with inventive takes on classic American comfort foods and favorite dishes, while a rotating seasonal cocktail menu embodies the heart and whimsy Four Corners is known for. The second level features a large retractable roof, creating an inclusive and inviting atmosphere, complemented by the elevated bar’s entertainment programming. Inspired by the palpable atmosphere of Las Vegas, Fremont embraces good times with great company.

Studio Paris • 59 W Hubbard St, 2nd Floor • 312.377.9944
Plan a Private Event
Studio Paris has redefined nightlife in Chicago. Blending the allure of an exclusive cocktail lounge with the vibrant energy of a premier nightclub, it’s become one of the most sought-out hot spots and event spaces. Boasting a state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system and an unrivaled audio-visual experience, Studio Paris has hosted some of the biggest names in electronic music: Tiesto. DeadMau5. Avicii. Kaskade. Calvin Harris. In a city where dance music has exploded in recent years, Wednesday nights at Studio Paris have quickly evolved into a showcase for emerging artists and a must for EDM fans throughout Chicago. In addition, the club attracts some of the most popular open-format deejays in the country, including artists like DJ Vice, DJ Spider, DJ Politik and DJ Five, as well as live performances by A-list artists like Jason Derulo, LMFAO, Rita Ora, Rev Run and CeeLo Green. On any given night a mix of celebrities, top athletes and influencers from the world of fashion and entertainment can be found partying beneath the room’s glass roof, making Studio Paris unlike any other venue in Chicago.

Three Dots and A Dash • 435 N Clark St • 312.610.4220
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With a secret alleyway entrance, Three Dots and a Dash is a speakeasy-style take on the traditional tiki bar—ready to transport you to the bygone eras of Trader Vic, Stephen Crane and Don the Beachcomber. Descend underground to discover a retro subterranean hideaway with an island vibe, classic and original tiki cocktails, more than 200 different rums and a small menu of Polynesian-inspired bites.


Connie's Pizza • 2373 S Archer Ave • 312.326.3443
Synonymous with quality pizza and Italian specialties, Connie’s Pizza has been serving Chicago since 1963. We’re still family owned which guarantees a continued commitment to the highest standards of service. Our delivery trucks are equipped with ovens to ensure your order arrives to you piping hot. If dining in, our restaurants are perfect for any occasion, offering an intimate setting for both private and semi-private dining. We have something for everyone with a variety of fresh salads, imported pastas, homemade sauces, signature sandwiches, and of course, our famous pizza.


Devon Seafood Grill • 39 E Chicago Ave • 312.440.8660
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Located Downtown at Chicago & Wabash, Devon Seafood Grill works with quality fishmongers, water men, ranchers & artisan producers to create dishes that are excellent from the start, using fine ingredients that separate the good from the great. At Devon Seafood Grill you can enjoy two exceptional dining experiences. The downstairs dining room offers an intimate dining experience in a chic, upscale atmosphere – perfect for entertaining clients, celebrating special occasions or just enjoying an exceptional meal. Upstairs from the dining room, The Oyster Bar is the perfect spot for weekdays and weekends alike. Our cocktail game is strong, with house infused spirits fancy ice cubes classics and original concoctions – plus a great local beer selection + top-notch wine list. Enjoy a menu of bold flavors in our small plates, fresh fish + oysters, inventive entrees and more.

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab • 60 East Grand Ave • 312.379.5637
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Joe’s Stone Crab first opened in Miami Beach in 1913 when Joseph Weiss (the “Joe” of Joe’s Stone Crab) and his wife Jennie set up a few tables on the front porch of their home. A century later, Joe’s has become one of the most beloved and widely recognized restaurants in the world, famous for its Florida Stone crab, signature sides and Key lime pie. In partnership with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, the Joe’s family expanded to Chicago in October 2000 as Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. Joe’s has built a reputation as one of the most popular restaurants in Chicago, featuring a selection of prime steaks, quality seafood and the signature dishes of Joe’s Stone Crab. With locations now in Las Vegas (2004) and Washington DC (2014), the Joe’s family is happy to welcome Guests across the country to enjoy in a century-old tradition like no other.


Ditka's Chicago • 100 E Chestnut St • 312.587.8989
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Located just steps away from Michigan Avenue, Ditka’s provides the quintessential Chicago experience and we are eager to be your next choice for your corporate or social event. We feature five private rooms that can accommodate groups from 10-500 with infinite amount of set up styles.  Select from any of our popular menus or we will customize any menu to fit your needs.  Our menu specialties include Prime Steaks, Da Coach’s Pork Chop, Fresh Seafood and the World Famous Pot Roast Nachos. All of our rooms are equipped with complimentary audio visual amenities, including Flat Screens for presentations.

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse • 33 W Kinzie St • 312.828.0966
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Named “Best Steakhouse in Chicago” by the Chicago Tribune Dining Poll, Harry Caray’s is a legendary Italian steakhouse serving the finest prime, aged steaks, chops and Italian favorites. The sophisticated, high energy restaurant pays tribute to its namesake, the beloved Hall of Fame Chicago Cubs broadcaster. A museum-quality collection of sports memorabilia makes Harry’s a must-see for any sports fan. Big-name athletes, celebrities and politicians are often seen at this Chicago institution. Harry Caray’s is housed in a treasured architectural landmark, once home to Frank Nitti, the infamous “enforcer” in Al Capone’s gang. Visitors can check out relics from the gangster-era in Frank Nitti’s Vault, including a once-hidden underground tunnel.

RPM Steak • 66 W Kinzie St • 312.284.4990
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Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, RPM Steak is a modern take on the traditional steakhouse and features a contemporary, chef-driven menu, an award-winning wine list and a well-curated craft cocktail program. The sister restaurant to RPM Italian, RPM Steak marks the second collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman, acclaimed chef Doug Psaltis and celebrity couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic. 

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse • 431 N Dearborn St • 312.321.2725
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Plan a Private Event
The best steakhouse in Chicago, Illinois is Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Treat yourself to a USDA Prime steak that arrives sizzling on a 500° plate and a bottle from our award-winning wine list. With a spacious bar and multiple dining rooms that are ideal for business dinners, private parties and date nights, our Chicago steakhouse offers a dining experience you and your guests will long remember.

May Street Cafe & Steakhouse • 1146 W Cermak Rd • 312.421.4442 • Book a Reservation
Located just 8 minutes from convention center, May Street Cafe offers contemporary seasonal cooking featuring Mexican and Puerto Rican traditional foods with a modern twist. All beef, pork and lamb products come from Allen Brothers.

Prime & Provisions • 222 N LaSalle St • 312.726.7777 • Book a Reservation
Located at 222 North LaSalle Street, Prime & Provisions is positioned on the border of River North and Loop area. The steakhouse consists of a 12,000-square-foot space, spanning from the ground floor to the second floor dining area. The restaurant seats approximately 300 guests inside, as well as 50 guests in the outdoor garden patio. The menu celebrates the simplicity of true steakhouse cuisine. In an era inundated with restaurant concepts all vying to tap into the newest trend, or meld the most avant-garde ingredients, Prime & Provisions reconnects with traditional steakhouse roots. Reaching back to a time when a night out enjoying a marvelous, hand-cut steak was a celebration in itself, Prime & Provisions puts quality first.

Tortoise Supper Club • 350 N State St • 312.755.1700 • Book a Reservation
Tortoise Supper Club is a metropolitan Supper Club serving Steaks, Chops & Fresh Seafood. Tortoise Supper Club offers a signature Chicago experience as the city’s rich heritage is celebrated throughout their warm, vibrant dining room. Round out the full Tortoise Supper Club experience with craft cocktails in the bar and live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights.

Upscale American

The Signature Room at the 95th® • 875 N Michigan Ave • 312.787.9596
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Located atop the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th® offers diners exquisite food, superb service, and a dazzling skyline view. The elegant wood designs and art deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere, while the floor-to-ceiling windows exhibit the stunning Chicago skyline and 360 degree views of the entire city. Visit for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch and experience why The Signature Room® is “the restaurant Chicago looks up to!

ZED451 • 739 N Clark St • 312.266.6691
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ZED451 is a unique experience offering globally-inspired cuisine. It is $49 per person and very different from most restaurants. To begin, you and your guests will visit our harvest tables where we serve gourmet salads, cold pastas, homemade soups, artisan cheeses, breads, and charcuterie. Then, when you are ready, our chefs will approach your table with the steaks, seafood, poultry, and wild game that each of them have prepared for dinner. You will be able to try a little of what all the chefs have to offer throughout your event! The restaurant itself is spectacular, modern, and warm and features 5 incredible private event spaces. It is perfect for rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, seated dinners, showers, weddings, sports, and entertainment events. Brunch is also available on Saturdays and Sundays. We offer great complimentary services such as our shuttle service to make sure every detail, from A to ZED, is taken care of.

River Roast • 315 N LaSalle St • 312.822.0100
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 Plan a Private Event
Situated on the iconic Chicago River with stunning views of the water and downtown, River Roast is a lively social house and gathering place from James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef John Hogan. Featuring dynamic indoor and outdoor private event spaces.

Live Entertainment

House of Blues Chicago • 329 N Dearborn St • 312.923.2000
Book a Reservation • Book a Private Event
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar features a harmony of Southern cuisine and re-imagined American favorites that are bold and classic, yet contemporary. Indulge in genuine culture with cuisine that is as illustrious as the talent on the stage, and as inspiring as the art on the walls. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy Smoked BBQ Bacon burger, fire-grilled flatbreads, or our signature Voodoo shrimp, there’s a little something for everyone on the menu. Full restaurant and bar with live blues seven nights a week, Gospel Brunch every Sunday, and so much more! Present your conference badge to take advantage of the following special offers:
• Buy 3 Get 1 Free tickets to Gospel Brunch (every Sunday at 10AM and 12:30PM, subject to capacity)
• Free Appetizer with purchase of an Entrée in House of Blues Restaurant and Bar (one per table)

Lyric Opera • 20 N Wacker Dr • 312.332.2244
Grand spectacle. The finest singers of our time. And immortal music performed by our internationally celebrated orchestra and chorus.

Recreational Activities

10pin Bowling Lounge • 330 N State St • 312.614.0300 
Reserve a LaneBook a Party
10pin bowling lounge is 20,000 square feet of high energy fun in the heart of downtown Chicago. Located in Chicago’s iconic Marina City, 10pin offers the most lanes in downtown Chicago; 24 state-of-the-art lanes topped by 8 high-definition video screens streaming live sports and upbeat music. 10pin draws a professional crowd who enjoy the sophisticated and fun atmosphere. This upscale bowling lounge offers refreshing cocktails alongside a menu of small plates designed for everyone to share. Servers rush handcrafted cocktails and sensational sophisticated fare laneside or to the private lounges overlooking the action. 10pin is the city’s premier destination for truly social corporate entertainment and private events – from large convention gatherings exceeding 300 guests to smaller, team building office parties- 10pin is the ideal spot for your group to have fun. Situated adjacent to the House of Blues and the Marriott boutique Hotel Chicago, 10pin is a great place to bring your friends and colleagues. Everyone has fun at 10pin!

Harborside International Golf Center • 11001 S Doty Ave • 312.782.7837 
Book a Tee Time • Plan a Private Event
Harborside International Golf Center, home to both the Port & Starboard Courses, has been Chicago’s home for golf since 1995. Located minutes from Chicago’s Loop, Harborside offers the premier golf experience in the Chicagoland area. Harborside is the only facility with two of Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in Illinois” and the home to the most expansive driving range and practice facility in Northern Illinois.

Pinstripes Bistro • Bowling • Bocce • 435 E Illinois St • 312.527.3010
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American contemporary cuisine, blending game and other seasonal ingredients into classic and approachable fare.


Bloomingdale's • 900 N Michigan Ave • 312.440.4460
Bloomingdale's has a celebrated history as a special destination for shoppers from around the country and the world. Visit our newly renovated store on North Michigan Avenue for all the brands you desire.
To make the most of your visit, stop by our third floor visitor center and take advantage of these special services

  • Translators and store directories in six languages
  • Personal shopping assistance and concierge services
  • Coat and package check
  • 15% savings certificate and a complimentary frozen yogurt from Forty Carrots*
    *restrictions apply, see certificate for details.  Frozen Yogurt certificate available for convention attendees Monday-Thursday only. 


Chicago Helicopter Experience • 2420 S Halsted St • 312.967.8687
Book an Experience • Plan a Private Tour

Chicago Helicopter Experience is Chicago’s premier helicopter tour and transportation company. We specialize in providing unforgettable premium helicopter tours of Chicago’s famous skyline and coastline. Our terminal can accommodate group events including staff or customer appreciation parties. We also offer charter services from all Chicagoland airports, large and small. While flying over the city in our helicopter, you’ll experience breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan coastline. We offer our tour experience during the day, at sunset, and at night.  We also offer private tours for customers wanting an exclusive experience.

Shoreline Sightseeing • Boat Docks: Navy Pier or NE corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge • 312.222.9328
Architecture Tour Tickets  • Group Tours • Private Charters • Water Taxis 
Memorable Chicago events begin with Shoreline Sightseeing and Shoreline Charters! Now celebrating its 77th season on Chicago's waterways, Shoreline is famed for its  guided Architecture River Tours, panoramic Classic Lake Tours and dazzling Fireworks Tours. Groups are welcome on all regularly scheduled day and evening tours including our  twice-weekly Spanish language Architecture Tours.  Seeking a completely private event?  Shoreline Charters offers evening cruises for 20 to 200 guests with flexible lake and river itineraries, premier caterers and impeccable service. Looking for a fast, fun way to get around Chicago's lake and river? Try a convenient Shoreline Water Taxi to and from Navy Pier! Create your Chicago memory with Shoreline!