Matthias Merges' buzz-worthy haunt brings Italian/French eats to Hyde Park.
The Angry Crab
West Rogers Park area BYOB for Cajun-style seafood sold by the whole pound.
Rustic, Asian family recipes shine at this spot from the owners of Hot Woks Cool Sushi.
Marty Fosse offers up this homey Italian option in Wicker Park.
Jerry Kleiner's hit offers modern Latin fare in vibrant digs.
Coffeehouse serving donuts, flatbreads and more in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.
American and Italian dishes from the team behind Cafe Lucci.
Ukrainian Village brasserie with a seasonal, meat-centric menu.
Contemporary American eats from an alum of The Publican.
The Brass Monkey
Seventies-inspired American comfort food and brasserie fare in the West Loop.
Comfort food like fried chicken and biscuits in Wicker Park.
Buzz Bait Taqueria
Fast-casual fish taco concept in Old Town.
Nautical décor sets the scene at this two-story River North seafood destination.
Chicago Chop Shop
Joshua Marrelli's butcher shop, restaurant and performance space covers all the bases.
Airy cocktail bar and restaurant atop the trendy Chicago Athletic Association Hotel serving modern Midwestern fare alongside mixologist creations.
Italian trattoria from Brendan Sodikoff in River North.
Multi-tasking French spot in the Theater District/Loop from Roland Liccioni.
Portage Park restaurant offering a menu of steaks and French-influenced food.
OPENING TBA --- A brewpub from chef Rick Bayless.
The Radler crew is behind this Logan Square spot for kebab sandwiches and other street food.
Billy Lawless does it again at this hip-cozy spot.
Dia De Los Tamales
Familiar and fantastical takes on tamales from a husband and wife team.
Italian cuisine at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago.
Dolo Restaurant and Bar
A modern spin on traditional Chinese food.
This 1960's-inspired diner serves up Mexican-style soul food, coffee and cocktails.
Duck Duck Goat
OPENING SPRING 2016 --- A Chinese restaurant from "Top Chef" winner Stephanie Izard.
The Duck Inn
Pilsen/Bridgeport area restaurant for partner-chef Kevin Hickey’s New American cuisine.
E + O Food and Drink
Rodelio Aglibot's suburban catchall proffers a mix of above-average Asian, Italian and American eats.
Set-price, by-ticket dining from thoughtful chef and forager Iliana Regan.
This counter-service spot in Wicker Park serves up handmade ramen noodles.
Good Stuff Eatery
Burgers, fries and shakes from "Top Chef" contestant Spike Mendelsohn.
The Hampton Social
Coastal cuisine in a marine-like setting in River North.
Neighborhood tavern offering an array of drinks and a frequently changing menu in a casual environment.
High Five Ramen
Spicy noodle bowls and slushy cocktails in the West Loop.
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Fried chicken seems hip, thanks to the folks behind underground dining club Sunday Dinner.
Intro features guest chefs in stints of two or three months.
OPENING LATE SUMMER 2016 --- Japanese/sushi restaurant in River North from Innovative Dining Group.
Inventive American food at this Woodfield Mall restaurant.
Funky burgers from a former school teacher in Portage Park.
A serene seafooder with Spanish leanings.
American diner fare at the Virgin Hotels Chicago.
This Wicker Park spot serves comforting fare inspired by the "post-service cravings" of the Ruxbin crew.
Old Crow Smokehouse
Asian-inflected barbecue is the standout at this vast spot from the John Barleycorn crew.
Lettuce Entertain You's seafood shack in Lincoln Square.
A husband-wife team turns out hip Korean-American fare in a slick space.
Polish-inspired fare in Humboldt Park.
The Longman & Eagle team are behind this Hyde Park music venue with hit-or-miss fare.
Modern Mexican fare, served in stylish digs in the far west suburbs.
It's ramen, Lettuce Entertain You style, meaning clubby beats and tasty eats.
OPENING TBA --- A new project from chef Grant Achatz.
Chicago steakhouse from the Melmans and Rancics, offering an array of beefy options.
This Argentine steakhouse by Jose Garces makes its home inside the Loews Chicago Hotel.
Alpana Singh’s second restaurant focuses on craft cocktails and clubhouse food on South Michigan Avenue.
New York-based Shake Shack has arrived in Chicago.
Casual spot for seafood and more from executive chef Matt Danko.
Brendan Sodikoff's Small Cheval in Bucktown serves the ever-popular Au Cheval burgers and fries.
The Spanish Square
European marketplace and restaurant in Lakeview.
A River North scene that breaks the steakhouse mold by catering to women and showcasing a sleeker, modern design.
Summer House Santa Monica
A California-inspired culinary collaboration from chef Jeff Mahin, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and chef Francis Brennan.
Swift & Sons
Modern-meets-retro Boka Restaurant Group venue focusing on steaks and seafood, with an eclectic starter list and a separate raw bar space.
Piano bar with upscale bar food at Thalia Hall.
Taste of Thai Town
Thai restaurant from chef Arun Sampanthavivat in Albany Park.
Taus Authentic Food & Drink
Eclectic American restaurant from Michael Taus, situated in the heart of Wicker Park.
Lunchtime and late-night tacos on the North Side.
White Oak Tavern & Inn
American cuisine utilizing the output of local farms at this Lincoln Park restaurant.
Casual bar and restaurant offering American food in Streeterville.