What is a Dine Around?

Dine Arounds are part of the conference program that allows conference colleagues to gather for dinner to discuss professional topics in a small, intimate dining setting. The dinners can range in size from groups of 6-20. There is a dine around coordinator who hosts a particular topic of interest at a pre-determined local restaurant. 

Host a Dine Around at the MPSA Conference

Hosts propose a dinner discussion topic, coordinate details including if/when the group should meet to travel together to the restaurant, confirming reservations, and managing the group’s payment of the check. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and for paying for their own meal, drinks and tip, if applicable. Follow this link to express interest in hosting.

Chicago Dining Partners

This restaurant is 10 min from the Palmer House Hotel.
15-person group minimum, 15% discount on meal
Meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $52.95Menu 

Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar. The restaurant is located in the River North area. Guests are welcomed by a striking blue tower housing an authentic fogo de chão, the type of ground fire originally used for cooking meat in Southern Brazil.


This restaurant is 10 min from the Palmer House Hotel. 
MPSA meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $65.51 ● Menu

Rivers Restaurant provides an ideal mixture of style, service, and incredible food whether you are dining outdoors along the river or observing the view from our dining room and bar. Our chef driven menu has something for everyone with broad selections of fresh fish, seafood and steaks. Lighter fare is also available in our bar. 


This restaurant is 10 min from the Palmer House Hotel. 
MPSA meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $65.51Menu 

Wine bar serving New American plates in the chic, intimate dining room or on the riverside patio. 



This restaurant is 6 blocks from the Palmer House Hotel. 
MPSA meal cost (including tax and gratuity) is $70Menu 

Escape the everyday and rub elbows with Chicago’s elite inside the regal and breathtaking Rosebud Prime. Join us for a refined culinary journey that begins with a perfect glass of wine and ends with our rich and decadent desserts. In between, you’ll revel in distinctive menu options, such as Rosebud’s signature 18-ounce Bone-In Filet with wild mushrooms, or a 28-ounce Bone-In Butcher Cut Ribeye. If you’re not in the mood for steak, a variety of seafood specialties, such as Broiled Colossal Jumbo Prawns is sure to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds.

Never pretentious and always approachable, Rosebud Prime’s elegant atmosphere, impeccable service, and fine selection of steaks, seafood, chops and selection of Rosebud’s signature Italian dishes offer guests the opportunity to indulge in the very best of everything.