The past 12 months witnessed scores of Chicago-area restaurant openings—but these 18 rise above the pack.
The surest sign of a world-class dining city is a scene that constantly reinvents itself. The past year saw a changing of the guard in Chicago, trading old-school spots such as Charlie Trotter’s, Zealous, and Ria for a new generation of polished restaurants that prove fine dining is hardly dead. OK, the new guard is basically just Grace.
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