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You will see just as many locals as visitors at Waldorf Astoria Chicago’s casual-chic eatery Balsan. The European bistro has a relaxed vibe compared to many of the more stuffy restaurants in the area as the food and the hip scene take center stage here. You’ll want to try the seafood towers or the charcuterie — combined, they take up nearly half the space on the menu. Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel's signature restaurant is known for its excellent charcuterie, with options such as La Quercia prosciutto, smoked guinea hen terrine and foie gras torchon. Seafood options include a raw bar, seasonal crudo with tuna, gray shallot, ginger and lime, and sampling platters with several fish varieties. The menu is focused on small plates that make sharing (or stealing a bite) easy, but Balsan also has full entrée selections, too.