Meet to Eat offers a cool opportunity to savor Chicago with new friends and peers. Get to know other conference attendees over dinner at dining destinations around Chicago. This has been a popular activity for attendees over the years and is an opportunity for conference attendees to network in a relaxed environment.
Sign up now or at the Meet to Eat Booth in the Connection Zone for the restaurant of your choice, then meet up with fellow diners at the scheduled time.
Restaurants are available for dinner (6:30PM and 7:30PM reservations) on Sunday, June 17 through Tuesday, June 19. Limit 10 per dining group.
Note: Space is limited. We will be taking requests first come, first serve. Transportation to and from the restaurant must be arranged independently. Restaurants are within walking distance of the major hotels and our shuttle routes. All reservations are under the name SHRM, and dinner is at the expense of the attendee.
Meet to Eat Booth - Hours of operation:
Saturday June 16: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday June 17: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 18: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Participating Meet To Eat Restaurants
Roka Akor's contemporary main dining room provides a stunning backdrop and the centrally located robata grill is the heart of the visual experience. To accommodate all guests needs, Roka Akor Chicago also offers a private dining room, private patio and Roka Bar. We offer a unique private dining options and are available for all types of functions. 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. Voted "One of the Top Ten Best Steakhouses" by Crain's Chicago Business and "Top 10 Sushi Spots in the US" - Bon Appetit. ONLY AVAILABLE AT 6:30PM.
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.
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, marked by the giant iconic guitar that illuminates our parking lot, is located in the heart of the vibrant River North neighborhood, just blocks away from the Magnificent Mile. For more than 30 years, our cafe has been a one-of-a-kind dining, entertainment and shopping destination known worldwide for embracing funky styles and blending them with legendary food, beverages, live music and music history.
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!
The Weber Grill Restaurant is the result of over 60 years of Classic Outdoor Grilling—from the people who invented the Weber Charcoal kettle grill. You'll taste the difference that decades of grilling expertise make. Our secret: a commitment to using quality ingredients, innovative recipes, honed grilling technique, and Weber charcoal kettles. We are especially proud of our Hand-Cut Black Angus Steaks, Wood-Smoked Barbecue, Fire-Inspired Seasonal Entrees, Charcoal Seared Burgers and Fresh Grilled Seafood. For larger groups we have both private and semi-private event spaces that can accommodate groups of up to 150. Additionally we offer catering services that can include on-site grilling action stations for any size group. All event menus can be customized for your next event so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy!
Rock Bottom is an engaging craft beer experience where beer enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of unique homegrown beers brewed on-site. Come join us at one of our two bars or on our rooftop beer garden for a cold drink and extensive menu options.
Bar Siena, the two-story, 8,000-square-foot restaurant is located in the heart of ‘Restaurant Row’ in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. Overseen by DineAmic Group partners and Top Chef Fabio Viviani, the menu is inspired by expansive Italian street food such as antipasti, pizza and calzones. Similar to sister venue, River North’s Siena Tavern, all dishes are made in-house, from-scratch; however, at Bar Siena they are served cicchetti-style –brought to the table to enjoy as they are prepared and intended to be shared. A lively bar occupies the ground level while a vibrant dining room is located on the second floor, both connected by an arresting illuminated sculpture inspired by Siena Tavern's olive tree icon. Open 7 days a week, Bar Siena offers a full, lunch, dinner, late night, and weekend brunch menus, in addition to a skilled team dedicated to catering & private events. Don’t forget to save room for dessert, powered by BomboBar, their bustling walk-up window on Green Street. ONLY AVAILABLE AT 6:30PM.
Historic Chicago dining is more than just a theme at The Chicago Chop House; it’s a way of life. Guests stepping into the restaurant’s immaculately restored, century-old Victorian brownstone building brings diners into the city’s past, when meat packers, politicians, and gangsters dined on succulent steaks in luxurious rooms. More than 1,400 historical photos tell the tale of old Chicago throughout three dining rooms surrounded by hunter green walls and lit by glowing sconces. And just like the power players of Chicago’s yesteryears, guests partake on dishes that embody the flavors that made our city one of the best dining experiences.
Located in Swissotel Chicago overlooking the Chicago River, with views of Navy Pier and The Magnificent Mile, The Palm Chicago enjoys a truly fantastic setting in the heart of the city we’ve called home for over 35 years. Our Legendary Steakhouse is not only famous for its Prime Aged Steaks, Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobsters and classic Italian specialties, but also for its unwavering attention to friendly, personal service.
Shaw’s Crab House, Chicago’s premier Seafood Restaurant, features two dining options – the 1940’s style traditional white tablecloth Main Dining Room and the more casual and lively Oyster Bar. This American Seafood classic offers a variety of freshly shucked oysters, made to order sushi and more than 40 seafood dishes including our signature Alaskan King Crab Legs. Our reputation relies on quality ingredients prepared in a straight-forward style, with crisp, professional service
Barrio - SOLD OUT SUNDAY, MONDAY
Located in the heart of River North at the prominent corner of Clark & Kinzie Street. Barrio is a creative take on traditional Mexican fare with Japanese and American influences. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant offers a variety of dining options including bar seating and private dining. The kitchen is helmed by "Top Chef" alum, Chef Katsuji Tanabe, who has created a plethora of options for just about every patron. The menu incorporates a shared-plate format offering locally sourced, sustainable ingredients with an emphasis on organic, as well as paleo and gluten-free options. NOT AVAILABLE on MONDAY 6/18
Located in Chicago’s South loop, we offer creative Spanish tapas, unique cocktails, and a lively atmosphere! Whether you’re dining with friends and family, exploring on a first date, or planning your next big event, Tapas Valencia is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. We carry on the tradition of great food and service that was started at our original location, Mesón Sabika in Naperville.
Located in Chicago's River North neighborhood at State and Illinois, Bohemian House captures the lighthearted and carefree essence of Bohemian culture. Exposed brick walls and wood timber, eclectic décor, warm earth tones and soft lighting set the backdrop for a comfortable and sociable dining experience.
Guests can expect to enjoy an original menu of Bohemian-inspired fare with influences from the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Acquainting Central Europe to the Central U.S., our culinary team maintains cultural authenticity with a fresh approach, utilizing the best of what's in season. Our menu presents a selection of small and large plates that are ideal for sharing, for dinner, weekday brunch and weekend brunch.
Fulton Market Kitchen
Fulton Market Kitchen is a portal of collective creativity, integrating various art mediums and styles with imaginative cocktails and cuisine to create a new experience for Chicago’s evolving culture. Inspired by the 1980s NYC art scene and the Wynwood Walls in Miami, Fulton Market Kitchen offers guests the rare opportunity to enjoy dining, drinking, and the work of incredible artists in a single, truly unique setting. NOT AVAILABLE on SUNDAY 6/17
Steadfast, one of the loop's most innovative dining experiences, opened in 2016 with the goal of creating a truly chef-driven experience in a part of Chicago not often known for it. Featuring Midwestern ingredients from valued local purveyors, house-made charcuterie, and two passionate chefs, Steadfast's menu features affordable steaks and seafood with elegant plating and dynamic flavor and aromas. Steadfast has been described as an instant classic in one of Chicago's celebrated historical buildings.