This month, a much-anticipated restaurant from chef Stephen Sandoval opened within the West Loop, not removed from the newest outpost of the multi-city taco chain, Tacombi, in Fulton Market. And whereas many spots declare to supply “fashionable takes on traditional dishes,” you’ll really need to take a look at the newest restaurant from the crew at Indienne, serving up to date Center Japanese fare in River North. Lastly, there’s a brand new American joint giving locals and vacationers alike a break from the chain eating places on Michigan Ave. Listed here are all the perfect new eating places in Chicago to do that month.
You’re right here as a result of: You fell in love with the meals at chef Noah Sandoval’s Soho Home pop-up, Sueños.
You’re eating on: Baja-style road meals like tostadas piled excessive with avocado, tuna and salsa macha or snapper and coconut ceviche. Different menu standouts embody shrimp tacos and burritos, in addition to a signature tackle a traditional juicy cheeseburger with macha aioli, avocado and pickled jalapeños. Moist your whistle with one of many quite a few cocktails just like the Flor Morada, made with hibiscus, smoke, spice and mezcal, or go for a beer or glass of Mexican wine.
459 N. Ogden Ave. (map)
You’re right here as a result of: You’re searching for a non-chain possibility for dinner or drinks on Michigan Ave.
You’re eating on: Sushi, cocktails and American favorites kicked up a notch inside the previous Bandera area. The swanky eating room and bar is crammed with darkish leather-based and wooden tones, providing a cool respite from the hustle and bustle of the Magazine Mile. Seize a seat on the bar for a Yuzu Bitter or Barrel Aged Outdated Original paired with the signature roll that includes tuna, yellowtail, mango, salmon, cucumber and avocado. Heartier appetites will love the Chicago-style sizzling canine with American Wagyu or the filet mignon with garlic herb butter.
537 N. Michigan Ave. (map)
You’re right here as a result of: You want a stable dinner possibility for a gaggle with various dietary preferences.
You’re eating on: Trendy Center Japanese fare from the cooks behind ROOH Chicago and Indienne. The intense River North area acts as a cheerful backdrop for having fun with Center Japanese dishes like halloumi with roasted beets, dukkah and honey pomegranate molasses or black tiger prawn kebabs with a toum and harissa emulsion, lemon, dill and pickled onions. Bigger plates like the ocean bass with chermoula and pickled turnips or the summer time pea and fava manti are nice for sharing. Sip on certainly one of 10 fascinating cocktails just like the Itnan, with turmeric-infused tequila, Chartreuse, grapefruit and carbonated water, or the Tamaniya, made with medjool date-washed Japanese whisky and chocolate bitters.
660 N. Orleans St. (map)
You’re right here as a result of: You’re by no means one to go up a recent taco impressed by flavors from Mexico’s 32 states.
You’re eating on: Tacos and Margaritas from this seven-city chain in uber-Instagrammable digs. Taco choices are plentiful — assume al pastor, crispy fish, beef birria and extra, plus quesadillas and burritos. All of the traditional cocktails from Margaritas and Palomas to Piña Xoladas are on the menu, as are a choice of freshly made aguas frescas with watermelon, pineapple or hibiscus.
126 N. Peoria St. (map)
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