While lunch at the university and the excursion dinner are taken care of, you may want to explore local restaurants for dinner the other days.

There are a lot of restaurants in and around Hyde Park. Here are some recommendations (but there are many, many more). These are included because either they are local styles, favorites, a taste of interesting flavors, or just downright delicious:

Restaurants along (on or near) 53rd street, roughly between the two hotels. Listed from east to west:

Along with more mundane places like Taco Bell (Cheap tacos / burritos), Wingstop (Chicken wings), Subway sandwich (cheap sandwiches), Pap Johns Pizza, Boston Mark (roasted chicken and other American food), Dunkin Donuts, Rajun Cajun, Chipotle (Tex-Mex), and multiple coffee shops.

Restaurants between on 55th, two blocks south of 53rd street: * $$$ Ascione Bistro – Italian upscale restaurant * $$ The Nile of Hyde Park – Middle eastern food * $$ Nella Pizza e Pasta – Traditional Italian thin-crust pizza and amazing pastas. Best place in town. * $$ Saucy Porka Hyde Park – fusion restaurant