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American cuisine at The Talbott Hotel on Chicago’s Gold Coast.

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.

Bar Roma
Old-world Italian marries old-world Chicago in this rustic, industrial-inspired eatery in the heart of Andersonville.

The Barn
A clandestine meat lover's paradise from restaurateur Amy Morton finds a home in downtown Evanston.

OPENING SUMMER 2017 --- Upscale, rustic Mexican concept from DineAmic Group in River North.

Clever Rabbit
Veggie-focused Clever Rabbit hops into Wicker Park.

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

Cupitol Coffee & Eatery
An offshoot of the Evanston original brews stylish all-day dining in Streeterville.

The Dearborn
An American tavern in Chicago's Loop.

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

Ella Elli
Global fare and vintage cocktails lend sophistication to Chicago’s Southport Corridor.

Stylish, globally inspired plates shine at this intimate Lakeview restaurant.

Fat Baby Tacos
OPENING SPRING 2017 --- River North taqueria featuring house-made tortillas and handcrafted draft cocktails.

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.

The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet
OPENING TBA --- A modern-day wine bar with craft beer, cocktails and a small plates menu in Chicago's West Loop.

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

Publican Anker
Come for the meat, stay for the brews at this Wicker Park rustic tap.

There’s no mistaking the tropical Latin vibe in this Restaurant Row hot-spot.

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

Trenchermen divvies up indulgent, affordable, hip plates in Wicker Park.

Werewolf Coffee Bar
West Lincoln Park coffee bar from DMK Restaurants.


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