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Decent place to eat at O'Hare in the UA terminals

Decent place to eat at O'Hare in the UA terminals

Old May 22, 18, 9:35 pm
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Decent place to eat at O'Hare in the UA terminals

Want to have dinner prior to my UA flight to Europe. Do not want to eat on the aircraft. I can eat at the UA club but would rather have something nicer.

Any suggestions as to a decent place to sit down and eat at the airport?

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Old May 22, 18, 9:40 pm
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Tortas Fronteras is best.

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Old May 22, 18, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX View Post
Tortas Fronteras is best.

Rick Bayless Tortas Frontera
Frontera is not good for a civilized meal as itís packed and thereís almost no seating.
Though itís not great Tuscany Cafe at least allows one to sit and order food.
Not too far away, Wicker Park will also bring some decent sushi in a well-designed setting.
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Old May 22, 18, 9:48 pm
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX View Post
Tortas Fronteras is best.

Rick Bayless Tortas Frontera
Do they even use plates here? Or is it paper plastic and baskets?
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Old May 22, 18, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX View Post
Tortas Fronteras is best.

Rick Bayless Tortas Frontera
this is for sure the best answer (unless youíre desperately craving Chicago pizza, but not the really great kind).

Tip - bit of a secret (I.e., they donít publicize it), but unless you are taking it to go, donít wait in the (often long) line to order...simply grab a table or seat at the bar, and the bartender will bring a menu (or you can ask them for one) and will serve you at the table. It was a while before I figured this out, but definitely makes it much easier, especially when traveling with the kids.

If you arenít sitting and eating there, thereís also the app which allows you to order in advance and get a time to pick up, though not necessarily right away at peak times.
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Old May 22, 18, 9:54 pm
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Multiple threads on ORD food options in the Midwest forum
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Old May 22, 18, 9:59 pm
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Originally Posted by SAN 1K View Post


Frontera is not good for a civilized meal as itís packed and thereís almost no seating.
Though itís not great Tuscany Cafe at least allows one to sit and order food.
Not too far away, Wicker Park will also bring some decent sushi in a well-designed setting.
as I mentioned above, you can sit and order at Tortas - just most people donít realize it. Do it every time Iím there. Not a ton of seating, true, but even traveling with wife and kid, Iíve never not had a seat in a few minutes - sometimes sharing a table happens.

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Do they even use plates here? Or is it paper plastic and baskets?
nope - even sit down comes in paper, same as to go. But Iím not that picky about fancy plates, and the food is good enough that I donít really care about the packaging.
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Wicker Park Sushi in the atrium between Concourses B and E is a good bet if you're looking to sit down and eat off of proper plates. Concourse C location is not yet open AFAIK.
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Another vote for Tortas Frontera food quality. It is rather cramped in the back, but the tables turn pretty quickly, as does the bar, which has some good tequila. I ordered off the website, and it was ready very quickly. Only problem was I ordered from the Terminal 3 location instead of Terminal 1, so I had a rather longer wait than expected. I had to call Terminal 3 to tell them to switch the order to the proper location. Apparently this happens all the time, especially to SFO-based people who're used to always flying out of Terminal 3 at SFO, and don't really think about where they are (and may or may not have been drinking in the United Club). So make sure your order is for Terminal 1!
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Old May 22, 18, 11:02 pm
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Originally Posted by SAN 1K View Post


Frontera is not good for a civilized meal as itís packed and thereís almost no seating.
Though itís not great Tuscany Cafe at least allows one to sit and order food.
Not too far away, Wicker Park will also bring some decent sushi in a well-designed setting.
But by far the best food in the terminal, imho.
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Old May 22, 18, 11:29 pm
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I will take McD or Wolfgang Express. They are definitely not the best. But I would say they are decent and have little room for errors.

But this is just me.
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Wicker Park -- lots of seating, pretty good quality food at fair prices
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Old May 23, 18, 4:15 am
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Reading this thread, it appears that the answer is no - there isn't a "decent place to eat" - you're stuck with paper plates and mush, which is exactly what my experience the other day at ORD would confirm - I walked the length and depth of the UA terminal and found nothing.
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Old May 23, 18, 6:30 am
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Walk over to Terminal 3 and check out The Publican.
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Old May 23, 18, 8:24 am
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Originally Posted by onthesam View Post
Wicker Park Sushi in the atrium between Concourses B and E is a good bet if you're looking to sit down and eat off of proper plates. Concourse C location is not yet open AFAIK.
There's also a Summer House Santa Monica near Wicker Park. Terminal 1 has a Chili's, otherwise the best options are Frontera, America's Dog, or the food court in C.
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