Expect to see: Attractive professionals in business casual. This is a great work to play spot. As Sable is still very new, it's filled with "in the know" Chicagoans.
What to wear: Jackets and polished shoes for guys, girls look great in sleek dresses and strappy heels.
Terrible pick-up line/blatant lie that just might work: I can't hear you that well over this soundtrack, but your mouth looks good saying those words. (It's really loud in both the lounge and restaurant.)
Insider's Tip: If the bar is too loud while you are waiting for your table to arrive, the Palomar has a fantastic lobby area to the left when you walk in. Browse through one of the many art books for an instant image boost.
Tales of Accidentally Sexy: The menu includes artisan beef jerky. Apparently, guys go crazy for this stuff. I should start carrying it in my pockets.