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Washington-Blue; Monroe-Blue; Monroe-Red

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Price includes food, wine (served at the first restaurant), transportation, city tour, and all taxes and restaurant gratuities.

Quick Facts

  • How It Works: During the Chicago Progressive Dining Tour, guests travel around Chicago to enjoy Hors D'oeuvres & wine served at the first restaurant, the Main Course at the second restaurant, and Dessert at the third restaurant.
  • Private Events: Offered daily, private corporate events are a great way to bring together coworkers or colleagues due to the constant interaction created by visiting three different restaurants. Round trip transportation is included from hotel, office or Chicago suburbs at flexible start times.
  • Public Tours: Depart from the John Hancock Center at 6:00pm on the available dates found on the reservations page of the Chicago Dine-Around website.

Address:
70 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60602
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Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
5
Location:
5
Information:
5
Fun Factor:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

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The tour was:

Chicago Dine-Around Tour - Incredibly fun and equally delicious!

I'll be frank: The Chicago Dine-Around Tour provided me with the absolute best night of my trip in Chicago, hands down. I cannot recommend the Dine-Around Tour enough, whether you're looking for a night out with friends or your significant other, or even if you're traveling alone. (As I was.) Here's a rundown of the Progressive tour:

I was lucky enough to enjoy a Saturday night tour, so there was definitely a party vibe to our group. First, we checked in at the John Hancock Center with our incredibly personable and informative tour guide, Brandon, who gave each guest a menu for the evening and told us what to expect for the night. From there, we piled on to a really nice mini-premier bus that was clean, comfortable and had plenty of seating. Brandon broke the ice by asking everyone to introduce themselves to the people next to them - which everyone happily obliged to and really set the tone for a fun and friendly evening. Seriously, even though you're eating with essentially complete strangers, the Dine-Around Tour is anything but awkward, and I would say Brandon (and admittedly the wine at hors d'oeuvres) had a lot to do with that.

After a short and entertaining bus ride (that included some interactive trivia and a quick tour of Downtown Chicago), we hopped off the bus to our first stop, Quartino. The Dine-Around Tour reserved two big communal tables on the second floor, impressive given the fact that there was a huge line to get in at this well-known Italian restaurant. I grabbed a seat at the end of the table and quickly made friends with everyone within ear-shot. (Again, this tour is EXCELLENT for meeting new people.) We were given large craffes of red and white wine, a salad and - the highlight of the first meal - a seemingly endless amount of delicious thin-crust pizza. The pizza at Quartino was some of the best that I tried in Chicago, and I had to remind myself to slow down as we still had TWO more restaurants to visit. Overall, the drinks flowed, the conversation blossomed, and by the time we left Quartino's, the entire tour group was beginning to bond.

After another short bus ride and even more trivia (again, compliments to Brandon for entertaining the group throughout the night - he also did a great job of checking in with each table and making sure everyone was having as good a time as possible), we arrived at Scoozi, another famous Italian restaurant Downtown known for their delicious and authentic entrees. We sat down - again at communal tables - and were quickly greeted by our friendly server. Within about ten minutes our food and drinks were served.

I was extremely impressed with how quickly our food came out - Chicken Parmesan with Penne served in community dishes so you could help yourself and eat as much or as little as you would like. The food was absolutely delicious; I worked in a mom-and-pop Italian restaurant on and off for 7 years, and the food at Scoozi was definitely on par with quality Italian food.

After finishing the main entree (and the aforementioned bottle of wine), we once again hopped into the bus for our third and final restaurant - Wishbone - to enjoy dessert. Despite being incredibly full, I couldn't say 'No' to the delicious corn bread muffins and chocolate pecan pie in front of me. Meanwhile, my new friends and I planned a post-tour trip to Jilly's Rush Piano Bar in the "Viagra Triangle" to keep the party going. (I would say 7 or 8 of us from the tour made the trip - how's that for making new friends?) 

To sum it up, I met some amazingly fun people on the Dine-Around Tour, learned some fun facts about the city, and indulged in some of the best food Chicago has to offer. Again, I can't thank Brandon enough for the experience, and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Dine-Around Tour, as it seems like a great idea for anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, or even just a fun night on the town on your own. Fantastic and worth every penny.

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Chicago Dine-Around offers Chicago's Unique & Interactive Progressive Dining Tour of Chicago's best restaurants.

Located in

Central

The Loop

Ticket Pricing

  • Adult Price
    $85.00

Summary

Features: Chicago Dine-Around provides dining, transportation, and a city tour en route to each of the Chicago restaurants. Ideal for corporate events, visitors, and celebrations, the Progressive Dining Tour offers the ultimate Chicago experience at a great value. Chicago Dine-Around offers an unforgettable way to experience Chicago by night.

How it Works: Guests travel around Chicago in a stylish coach bus to enjoy Hors D'oeuvres and wine served at the first restaurant, the Main Course and soft drinks at a second restaurant, and Dessert and coffee at a third restaurant. En route to each restaurant, the Chicago Dine-Around tour guide will familiarize you with the different neighborhoods visited, points of interest, interesting facts and trivia about Chicago. Chicago Dine-Around offers an unforgettable way to experience Chicago by night.

Why We Go: Chicago is renowned for its diverse cuisine. The Progressive Dining Tour allows guests to experience some of Chicago's best restaurants in one unique, fun-filled evening.

  • Transportation & City Tour Provided: We offer a convenient & hassle-free experience as guests travel comfortably around Chicago in a stylish coach bus. This feature allows us to show you more of Chicago, creating vast sightseeing opportunities.  
  • A Great Value: Chicago Dine-Around tours are a great value by incorporating transportation, food, wine, beverages, a city tour, and all taxes and restaurant gratuities into the package.
  • Interactive Dining Experience: The Progressive Dining Tour is designed to bring people together for any occasion. As opposed to dining at just one restaurant, guests are able to sit and interact with different people at each restaurant. This feature is especially popular with corporate events designed to bring coworkers or colleagues together for team-building, networking, or after meetings.
  • Great Food and Restaurants: We visit some of the best restaurants in Chicago. As for food portions, guests often tell us that they are full after the first restaurant, so pace yourself!

Inside Knowledge: Chicago Dine-Around public tours and private events do book up fast, so we suggest you make your reservation early in advance.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Come Hungry: Bring your appetite to the Progressive Dining Tour as guests often tell us that they are full after the first restaurant.
  • Do for a Company Event: Chicago Dine-Around private events offer a unique and interactive way to bring coworkers together for team-building, networking, or after meetings. Become more aquainted with your colleagues as you travel around Chicago to visit three different restaurants on the Progressive Dining Tour.
  • Don't Miss the Progressive Dining Tour: The Chicago Dine-Around Progressive Dining Tour creates a fun and lively atmosphere on the bus and is a great way to make new friends or strengthen existing relationships in Chicago.
  • Don't Be Shy: Chicago Dine-Around tours and events provide guests with the opportunity to meet and interact with other Chicago visitors or locals - coworkers or colleagues - whether at the restaurants or on the coach bus.

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Tour Review : Chicago Dine-Around - Progressive Dining Tour | Chicago Dining Tours


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
5
Location:
5
Information:
5
Fun Factor:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Chicago Dine-Around Tour - Incredibly fun and equally delicious!

I'll be frank: The Chicago Dine-Around Tour provided me with the absolute best night of my trip in Chicago, hands down. I cannot recommend the Dine-Around Tour enough, whether you're looking for a night out with friends or your significant other, or even if you're traveling alone. (As I was.) Here's a rundown of the Progressive tour:

I was lucky enough to enjoy a Saturday night tour, so there was definitely a party vibe to our group. First, we checked in at the John Hancock Center with our incredibly personable and informative tour guide, Brandon, who gave each guest a menu for the evening and told us what to expect for the night. From there, we piled on to a really nice mini-premier bus that was clean, comfortable and had plenty of seating. Brandon broke the ice by asking everyone to introduce themselves to the people next to them - which everyone happily obliged to and really set the tone for a fun and friendly evening. Seriously, even though you're eating with essentially complete strangers, the Dine-Around Tour is anything but awkward, and I would say Brandon (and admittedly the wine at hors d'oeuvres) had a lot to do with that.

After a short and entertaining bus ride (that included some interactive trivia and a quick tour of Downtown Chicago), we hopped off the bus to our first stop, Quartino. The Dine-Around Tour reserved two big communal tables on the second floor, impressive given the fact that there was a huge line to get in at this well-known Italian restaurant. I grabbed a seat at the end of the table and quickly made friends with everyone within ear-shot. (Again, this tour is EXCELLENT for meeting new people.) We were given large craffes of red and white wine, a salad and - the highlight of the first meal - a seemingly endless amount of delicious thin-crust pizza. The pizza at Quartino was some of the best that I tried in Chicago, and I had to remind myself to slow down as we still had TWO more restaurants to visit. Overall, the drinks flowed, the conversation blossomed, and by the time we left Quartino's, the entire tour group was beginning to bond.

After another short bus ride and even more trivia (again, compliments to Brandon for entertaining the group throughout the night - he also did a great job of checking in with each table and making sure everyone was having as good a time as possible), we arrived at Scoozi, another famous Italian restaurant Downtown known for their delicious and authentic entrees. We sat down - again at communal tables - and were quickly greeted by our friendly server. Within about ten minutes our food and drinks were served.

I was extremely impressed with how quickly our food came out - Chicken Parmesan with Penne served in community dishes so you could help yourself and eat as much or as little as you would like. The food was absolutely delicious; I worked in a mom-and-pop Italian restaurant on and off for 7 years, and the food at Scoozi was definitely on par with quality Italian food.

After finishing the main entree (and the aforementioned bottle of wine), we once again hopped into the bus for our third and final restaurant - Wishbone - to enjoy dessert. Despite being incredibly full, I couldn't say 'No' to the delicious corn bread muffins and chocolate pecan pie in front of me. Meanwhile, my new friends and I planned a post-tour trip to Jilly's Rush Piano Bar in the "Viagra Triangle" to keep the party going. (I would say 7 or 8 of us from the tour made the trip - how's that for making new friends?) 

To sum it up, I met some amazingly fun people on the Dine-Around Tour, learned some fun facts about the city, and indulged in some of the best food Chicago has to offer. Again, I can't thank Brandon enough for the experience, and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Dine-Around Tour, as it seems like a great idea for anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, or even just a fun night on the town on your own. Fantastic and worth every penny.

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