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Craft cocktail lounge in River North from the Tanta team.

Bang Bang Pie Shop
Expect an array of pies and biscuits at this Ravenswood bakery.

Streeterville spot offering American fare, from nightly dinners to weekend brunch.

The Blanchard
Chef/owner Jason Paskewitz presents French brasserie fare at in Lincoln Park.

Cruz Blanca
Rick Bayless' craft brewery pairs Mexican beer with do-it-yourself Oaxacan tacos.

The Dearborn
An American tavern in Chicago's Loop.

Duck Duck Goat
A Chinese restaurant from "Top Chef" winner Stephanie Izard.

El Che Bar
Grilled fare utilizing locally sourced products at this West Loop restaurant.

Furious Spoon
A larger location of ramen spot Furious Spoon in Logan Square.

GT Prime
A meat-centric sister restaurant to GT Fish & Oyster.

il Porcellino
A pasta-focused Italian restaurant by Lettuce Entertain You in River North.

Imperial Lamian
Authentic Chinese noodles, dim sum and barbecue in an elegant, modern setting.

OPENING TBA --- Japanese/sushi restaurant in River North from Innovative Dining Group.

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya
Chicago branch of the Japanese ramen chain.

Leña Brava
Fresh seafood, mezcal and Guadalupe Valley wines reign supreme at Rick Bayless' live-fire cooking restaurant.

Mezcaleria Las Flores
Logan Square mezcaleria with an agave-focused bar.

Surprisingly soulful Italian, including the freshest pasta in town, from a “Top Chef” alum.

A duo of chefs strike off on their own with an elaborate tasting menu in the West Loop.

Oyster Bah
Lettuce Entertain You's seafood shack in Lincoln Square.

OPENING SPRING 2017 --- A globally inspired restaurant from chef Andrew Zimmerman.

Concept from Four Corners Tavern Group and Hogsalt offering bar food, fish steaks, burgers and meat in Old Town.


Find out which restaurants and chefs top the list of GAYOT's 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards.