Shopping, dodging giddy teenagers walking in unison and people watching aren't the only activities on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the mile-long stretch of Michigan Avenue between Oak Street and the Chicago River.
Every few steps along the mile offers locals and visitors a tasting tour of flavors from gastronomic masterpieces to neighborhood tavern style dining. Steaks and seafood? Michael Jordan's, Torali and Lawry's - The Prime Rib won't disappoint. The Purple Pig continues to entertain diners with snout-to-tail cookery with Italian and Greek inspiration and Beacon Tavern couldn't be more comfortably upscale. Whether you're in Mensa or slipped by on C's, The Albert is a smart choice.
If it's great weather, you'll be treated to gorgeous skyline and lake views day or night with your meal at Spiaggia or NoMI Kitchen. For an elegant dining experience, head to RL where the smell of the rich leather furniture will transport you to your favorite fashion magazine (except you're the model). It's not all about smoking the credit card, either, when you pop into casual Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, a tavern with as many dizzying specials as craft beers.