Acadia offers everything from a signature Stonington lobster pie in the dining room to classic lobster rolls and burgers at the bar.
Chef Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia and Levy Restaurants have changed the nationality of the former Bistro 110 from French to Italian with Bar Toma, a wine bar, pizzeria, mozzarella bar, gelateria, bakery, espresso bar and more.
Renowned executive chef Laurent Tourondel’s new brasserie has made a splash here.
Chef/co-owner Didier Durand has remade his 16-year-old Cyrano’s Bistrot into a rustic French-accented farm-themed eatery, complete with weathered barn wood shutters and vintage farm tool accents.
This intimate 34-seat storefront 20 minutes from the city’s Gold Coast is chef-owner Chris Nugent’s personal statement on market-driven contemporary food.
Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan occasionally pops in at his newest restaurant in the InterContinental Chicago Hotel, where reportedly he has a hand in approving menu items.
Sourcing from local family farms, the shop serves lunch, with special sandwiches such as shredded pork belly with yogurt-cucumber sauce and an eggplant slaw on sourdough flatbread.
Enjoying a reincarnation, the new Pump Room looks nothing like its legendary predecessor, which hosted visiting movie and music stars back in the day.
A modern approach to Italian cuisine is the mantra of this, the fifth restaurant from the children of restaurant impresario Richard Melman in the redesigned space that was Ben Pao.
Takashi Yagihasi of the refined Takashi restaurant goes casual at his new Tokyo-style tapas and noodle bar.
Partners Michael Shrader (former chef at Epic and N9NE Steakhouse) and Jason Chan bring a non-Italian contemporary small plates restaurant to Little Italy.
Chef Matthias Merges, a long-time sous chef at Charlie Trotter’s, presides over this totally different street foods-influenced concept in the regentrifying Logan Square neighborhood.
Take a look at some of the best eats in the Windy City before the upcoming NRA Show.