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  • Dorothy S
    Kalamazoo, MI1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dang what a beautiful Quad, which is pedestrian and so lovely to walk through in springtime! The neo-Gothic architecture is stunning. I also know several people who went her for undergrad and graduate school —both of which are superb. Challenging, scintillating, and superb. One of the great institutions of Higher Learning in the world.
    Don’t miss the Midway from your car, and explore Robin House (Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece) and Rockefeller chapel.
    Written 8 May 2024
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  • mckra1g
    Chicago, IL6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chicagoan here. This is one of my favorite places in town. A tip for tourists: apply to get your reader card (free) which grants you access to the collection. Check out their website to plan your trip.

    This is a “non-circulating” library, which essentially means you can’t check things out and take them with you (as you could at a traditional public library). Among the many manuscripts, rare books, music etc., they also have a 1929 Academy Award (Oscar) which you can see and hold (Ben Hecht, Underworld — the first-ever Academy Award for best writing, original story ((now best screenplay)). Makes for a solid snap for the ‘gram, if that's your bag. An exceptional research library, and many authors have used this library as part of writing their books.
    Written 18 June 2024
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  • PickyTraveler02
    delaware33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, interactive exhibits where you learn something about human behavior and likely things about your own. Free and enlightening. Bright and friendly space. On MI Ave- across from Art Institute. Would be fun with a partner or friend group- gave us much to talk about. If there's time and you're inclined- you can participate in short research studies. We'll go back.
    Written 15 December 2023
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  • Lisa M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The food and the service were excellent. I had the sea bass and it was perfectly cooked. The meal was more than worth the price, on par with fine dining restaurants I have eaten at around the world. You should definitely put this restaurant on your Chicago list of must eat at restaurants.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Kim R
    Chicago, IL49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I attended a performance of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra in a tribute to Charles Mingus in the theater at the Institute. The upstairs theater was intimate, modern and clean. The bathrooms were also cleaner than local businesses and museums nearby. The upstairs windows give a lovely night view of the park. The architecture feels unique and protective of the inner layers of the building. This event did not offer concessions, but the lobby does have a permanent service area. As we walked around outside the theater, I enjoyed the exhibits. The curatorial staff, in fact all of their staff, appear to do a great job. I will go back for programs or events in this nice space.
    Written 2 June 2015
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  • billpalmer
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are a magician, you need to visit this shop at least once during your lifetime. You never know what famous performer you are likely to run into.
    Written 8 December 2019
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  • JeffS_Toronto
    Mississauga, Canada234 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been to this restaurant twice. Once with friends and once with my family on a vacation. Both times I was equally impressed. Casual upscale dining. The food is classic American with a gourmet flare. For the quality of food and presentation, the menu is very diverse and very fairly priced. The owners are always around and very friendly. The last time we ate there we had our 4 kids with us (9, 7 and 5 at the time) and it went very well. The owners told us they have a child and they have a ridiculously inexpensive children's menu to accomodate kids. It is probably my favorite restaurant in Chicago. The only drawback for me is I usually stay downtown and it is a bit of trek to the trendy area it is located in but don't let that stop you from finding this Chicago gem.
    Written 16 August 2011
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  • Eric T
    Bridgeport, CT13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was invited by some business associates to get in to a wine and food tasting prepared by the students and staff. The upcoming chefs did a great job in preparing their meals. It was elegant and well-thought out. Though my dates could be wrong, I was not sure what month but it was this past summer that I attended.
    Written 29 May 2015
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