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Always a premiere dining destination, the Windy City has seen an unusually large number of new restaurant openings in the past year, reflecting a robust economy and pent-up demand. Italian and seafood concepts seem to dominate, with some Asian and American comfort food thrown in the mix. Here are the latest openings in or near downtown.
410 W. Superior
Sustainable seafood from the world’s oceans and fresh waters graces the menu at this River North standout. The concept pays tribute to Midwest fly fishermen and conservationists and spotlights lesser-known “rough fish” such as amberjack, cobia and triggerfish. The catch of the day and the Kinmont Tower of shellfish—featuring two dozen oysters, a whole Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab and more—are particularly popular.