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Hours:
Flexible start times

When to Go:
Events offered daily; Year-round

Age Restriction:
None

Nearest Transit:
We pickup from the hotel, office or Chicago suburbs

Important Information:
The Progressive Dining Tour is a great value and includes food and beverage, transportation via coach bus(es), an interactive city tour en route to restaurants, and all taxes and restaurant gratuities.

Quick Facts

  • How it Works: 

    During the Chicago Dine-Around Progressive Dining Tour, guests travel around Chicago in a stylish coach bus to enjoy Hors D'oeuvres served at the first restaurant, the Main Course at a second restaurant, and Dessert at a third restaurant.

  • Private Corporate Events: 

    We pickup from the hotel, office or Chicago suburbs at flexible start times on Monday thru Sunday. The event creates interaction between guests who have the opportunity to sit and converse with different colleagues at each restaurant. Chicago Dine-Around private events are ideal for all types of corporate events, including networking, team-building, after meetings, customer appreciation and office holiday parties.

  • Public Tours: 

    Chicago Dine-Around public tours offer a unique, fun and exciting way to experience some of Chicago's best restaurants, interact with other guests, and tour Chicago.

  • Additional Services: 

    Chicago Dine-Around also offers Interactive Culinary Experiences and Architectural Dining Cruises for corporate events.Visit Chicago Dine-Around website for more information on private events.

Address:
70 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60602
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Location:
5
Information:
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Fun Factor:
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Tour Review : Chicago Dine-Around - Progressive Dining Tour


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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Summary

Features: Chicago Dine-Around offers a unique and interactive Progressive Dining Tour of Chicago's best restaurants. Travel around Chicago in a stylish coach bus to enjoy Hors D'oeuvres served at the first restaurant, the Main Course at a second restaurant, and Dessert at a third restaurant. Interact with your colleagues as you take in the sites on the way to enjoy Chicago's renowned cuisine.

Why We Go: 

  • Interactive:

    During the Progressive Dining Tour, guests are able to sit and converse with different colleagues at each restaurant. This interactive dining experience is designed to bring people together for networking, team-building, after meetings, customer appreciation and office holiday parties.

  • Interactive City Tour:

    Chicago Dine-Around guide(s) provide you with an interactive city tour on the way to the different restaurants. We familiarize you with the different neighborhoods that we visit, point out various points of interest, and provide a unique perspective of Chicago.

  • Restaurants:

    Chicago is world renowned for its restaurants. The event offers a variety of cuisine for you to choose from. Inquire with a Chicago Dine-Around event planner about our menu options.

  • Transportation Included:

    Transportation via coach bus is included with the Progressive Dining Tour. For private events, we conveniently pick you up from the hotel, office or Chicago suburbs and drop you back off. The tour is available year-round and suitable in all different weather conditions, as you are protected from the outside elements while traveling on the bus to the different restaurants.

  • A Great Value:

    The Progressive Dining Tour is a great value and includes hors d'oeuvres & glass of wine served at the first restaurant, the main course & soft drinks at the second restaurant, dessert & coffee at the third restaurant, transportation via coach bus(es), an interactive city tour en route to restaurants, and all taxes & restaurant gratuities. (Beverage packages or consumption bar available for private events.)

Inside Knowledge: Chicago Dine-Around creates an entire Chicago experience by showcasing some of the best restaurants as well as sites of the city along the way. Transportation is included for a convenient experience.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Come Hungry and Pace Yourself: The food portions on the Progressive Dining Tour are vast. Guests often tell us that they are full after the first course, so bring your appetite and pace yourself!
  • Do for a Corporate Event: The Progressive Dining Tour is unique, interactive and ideal for all types of corporate outings and events.
  • Do Participate in Trivia on the Bus: We encourage you to participate in the interactive city tour that is provided on the way to the different restaurants for a memorable experience.
  • Do convey any Special Dietary Requests: We are able to accommodate vegetarians and guests with special dietary restrictions at each of the restaurants.
  • Don't Forget Your Camera: Capture unforgettable moments during this one of a kind Chicago experience.
  • Don't Worry if it Rains (Transportation Included): The tour is suitable in all different weather conditions since you travel around to the restaurants in coach bus(es), protecting you from the outside elements.

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Tour Review : Chicago Dine-Around - Progressive Dining Tour


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.