During my last business trip into Chicago I conducted to lunch meetings at Nick's fishmarket. The food exceeded everyone's expectations both times the service was impeccable. Nicks will now be my go to place every time I'm in Chicago Great salads and great wraps.
If you just want fresh fish cooked perfectly with almost no fuss or muss, this is for you. Lunch is best but the menu and ingredients vary from day to day so you might want to call or check first. I was with a pretty big group and there was no problem. There is not much ambiance, so bring your own with your friends and get ready to EAT and have fun with them.
We ate a late lunch here and were very pleased. At 2:00 it was not busy so it was easy to get a table for six. The appetizer and lunch selections all sounded delicious, and those we ordered were. But the lobster bisque was the highlight! We had all eaten it before elsewhere, but this was far and away the best by unanimous decision. A cup is enough as it is sinfully rich.