Thursday, May 25, 2006

Dining in Rosemont

Are you wondering where you can get a good meal while attending the NGS conference? There are plenty of restaurants, with a wide range of cuisines and prices.
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First are the luncheons, banquets, and local host event offered in conjunction with the conference itself. These offer great opportunities to meet fellow genealogists. The luncheons enable you to hear top speakers and learn more about the sponsoring organizations. The banquets are a chance to celebrate another year of success with the organizations sponsoring them. The local host event, Sweets Home Chicago, gives you a chance to relax and listen to great jazz music while indulging your sweet tooth at the dessert buffet. How can you resist? We hope you will have the opportunity to attend at least one or two of these special events during the conference.

Those seeking other options may want to consider the following suggestions.

At the Hyatt

Garden Terrace
This open-air restaurant is located on the Atrium Level and serves American cuisine for breakfast and lunch. The sandwiches are highly recommended.

Knuckles Sports Bar
The perfect place to get together after a long day, or to catch the big game on one of the 38 televisions. Knuckles offers a large selection of imports and microbrews, with 72 varieties available. There are two pool tables, video games and a juke box. Hours: Sunday - Friday: 11:00 am - 1:00 am; Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:00 am.

Sarah's Pantry
Located in the Main Lobby next to the front entrance, this gourmet coffee house serves Starbucks coffee, cappuccino, espresso and flavored coffees along with a variety of fresh baked goods, fruit, gourmet sandwiches and snacks. Open 24 hours a day to fulfill those midnight coffee cravings.

The Other Place Steak House
Experience the ambiance and charm of a Chicago-style steak house. Located on the Atrium Level, next to Knuckles Sports Bar and Restaurant. Open for dinner, 5:30pm to 10:00pm.

Near the Hyatt

The Great Expoteria
This cafeteria-style eatery is directly across the street from the hotel’s Grand Ballroom entrance. Hot and cold food is available from 7:00am to 4:00pm. Breakfast choices include omelettes and french toast. Lunch offerings include soup, hot or cold sandwiches, a salad bar, and daily hot entrees. Beer and wine are available.

McDonald’s
The McDonald’s closest to the Hyatt is at the corner of River Road and Higgins Road, about ¾ mile north of the hotel. The restaurant has a drive through.

Morton’s
People magazine claims that Morton’s serves the best steak in America. The restaurant features a truly memorable dining experience, with service beyond compare and an elegant, clublike setting. Morton's signature menu features perfectly grilled USDA prime aged beef, fresh fish and seafood. Morton’s is located at 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, in the Columbia Centre III building, less than .1 mile from the Hyatt.

Giordano’s
This restaurant offers the quintessential stuffed pizza, with fresh, high quality ingredients nestled between two layers of golden crust. NBC-TV called it "the Best Pizza in America." Also on the menu are thin-crust pizza, sandwiches, salads and pastas. Try the stuffed spinach pizza, a Chicago favorite. Giordano’s is located at 9415 W. Higgins Road, at the corner of River Road and Higgins Road, less than a mile from the Hyatt.

Carlucci
Carlucci offers a unique country Italian dining experience reminiscent of the traditional home cooking of Tuscany, with an open kitchen, woodburning oven and simple earthy ingredients. Carlucci is located at 6111 N. River Road, about ½ mile from the Hyatt.

Chez Collette
Chez Collette boasts classic French dining. The Le Bar lobby lounge offers a light menu, live music and special cocktails menu. Chez Collette is located at the Hotel Sofitel. Chez Collette is open 6:30 am to 11:30 pm. Le Bar is open 11:00 am to 12:30 am.

Dominick’s Finer Foods
If you prefer to buy some groceries or need to fill a prescription this well stocked grocery store can accommodate you. It is located two miles from the Hyatt at 1900 S. Cumberland.

For additional possibilities, see the hotel concierge or the Rosemont website: http://www.rosemont.com/restaurants/index_restaurants.php

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