...daily; there’s a Sunday brunch menu of omelets and French toast. Opened May 31. 1244 N. Dearborn Parkway, 312-787-4980...
Locanda. Antoine Cedicci (Pane Caldo, Trattoria Ultimo) returns to the Gold Coast with this Italian restaurant inside the Marriott Residence Inn. Locanda’s official opening will be in a day or two, but the restaurant opened quietly in late May. 201 E. Walton St., 312-397-8800.
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...seafood and steak. The 200-seat rooftop patio will be a destination. Opening June 7. 302 N. Green St.
Brass Heart. Opening in the old 42 Grams space, Brass Heart will be a 20-seat, tasting-menu restaurant featuring Matt Kerney, former executive chef at Longman & Eagle. Opening July. 4662 N. Broadway.
...a large outdoor space). Pizzas and hearth-roasted chicken will be signatures. Opening early summer. 1840 W. North Ave.
Free Rein. A contemporary American brasserie opening in the St. Jane Chicago (formerly Hard Rock Hotel). Free Rein features chef Aaron Lirette (formerly at Michelin-starred GreenRiver) and pastry chef Evan Sheridan (previously at Sixteen). Opening early July. 224 N. Michigan Ave.
Funkenhausen. Chef and partner Mark Steuer will combine his Southern upbringing with his German heritage in this modern West Town spot, posited as a Bavarian beer hall melded with an Alsatian brasserie. Opening early to late July. 1709 W. Chicago Ave.
...the stunning city views, there’s eye candy to spare. (Read Phil Vettel’s review.) 233 N. Canal St., 312-414-1100...
...in the works, as well. Limited reservations being accepted at reserve.com. Opening mid-July. 2528 N. California Ave.
...for the deep divers, an omakase-style food and cocktail tasting menu. Opening late summer. 630 W. Lake St.
...space. As the name suggests, the menu will take its inspiration from Provence. Opening midsummer. 2301 W. Roscoe St.
...craft cocktails, vintage spirits and food quality far beyond the neighborhood standard. Opened April 7. 3630 N. Clark St.
...the airy design brings to mind some of that Golden State sunshine. Opened April 30. 141 W. Erie St., 312-736-1778...
Passerotto. Korean heritage meets Italian inspiration at this Andersonville newcomer by Jennifer Kim, who co-owned the late Snaggletooth with Bill Montagne (now chef at Nico Osteria). Passerotto means “little sparrow,” Kim’s childhood nickname. Opened early May. 5420 N. Clark St.
...options would merit attention in a thunderstorm. Opened late February. (Read Phil Vettel’s review.) 3157 N. Southport Ave., 773-697-4632...
...menu is derived from vintage (’40s through ’60s) cookbooks, in contemporary interpretations. Opening late summer. 2445 N. Milwaukee Ave.
...Dostal, who maintained Sixteen’s Michelin two-star status, will return as chef. Opening midsummer. 401 N. Wabash Ave.
...lunch and brunch. Cafe Bonhomme opens first; Beatnik follows a week later. Opening mid-June. 180 N. Wacker Drive...
...contribution to the Wrigleyville dining scene is this two-story restaurant at the corner of Clark and Addison streets, directly across from Wrigley Field’s marquee. Chef Chris Pandel oversees a menu ranging...
...will produce strawberry shortcake, soft-serve with salted caramel and other treats. Opened May 24. 3600 N. Clark St., 773-360-0207...
...level, and a more casual, light-bites menu on the second floor. Opened May 5. 111 W. Wacker Drive...
...promises authentic tastes from Bari and the rest of the Puglia region. Opened early May. 22 W. Ohio St., 312-624-9058...
Two Lights Seafood and Oyster. Keene and Megan Addington (owners of Tortoise Supper Club) will open this contemporary, Maine-inspired seafooder in Old Town, highlighted by a raw bar and small-plates menu by chef Aaron Browning. Opening June 18. 227 W. North Ave.
Unnamed restaurant. Yoshi Yamada and Zeeshan Shah, the chefs behind the long-running pop-up Bombay Breakdown, are collaborating with Jason Hammel (Lula Cafe, Marisol) to create a bricks-and-mortar, Indian-inspired restaurant in Logan Square. Opening late summer/early fall. 3059 W. Diversey Ave.
...Keeley and executive pastry chef Ji Soon promise “refined yet unpretentious” fare. Opening late summer. 912 N. State St.
...room for about 50 outside, and that probably won’t be enough. Opening mid-June. 108 E. Superior St.
...include such dishes as salmon pastrami, ceviche and the Bobby’s Burger. Opening early fall. 2540 N. Lincoln Ave.
...fried chicken breast with pimiento cheese, peach coleslaw, pickles and spicy mayo. Opening June 6. 500 W. Madison St.
The Gringo. A Mexican-inspired street-food concept, The Gringo is opening Thursday in the former Grandview Tavern in West Town. Barney Smith, chef at AMK Kitchen, will head the kitchen. Opening June 7. 1202 W. Grand Ave.
...washed walls, seating that includes Adirondack chairs and hammocks, and rosé for days. Opening midsummer. 164 E. Grand Ave.
...DJs, bottle service and lots of glam, along with an American menu. Opened late April. 1252 N. Wells St., 312-778-7111...
Ozzie’s Pops & Pretzels. Augment your trip to Navy Pier with a stop at Ozzie’s, a Lettuce Entertain You concept featuring paletas, juices, horchata, and sweet and savory house-made pretzels. Located in the family pavilion. Opened May 25. Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
...bar bites, craft cocktails and a coast-to-coast craft-beer list. Opened mid-May. 2909 N. Sheffield Ave.
...aims for an intimate speak-easy vibe. (There are only 40 seats.) Opening mid-June. 3475 N. Clark St.
City Barbeque. The Ohio-based chain opened its third location in Deerfield (365 Lake Cook Road) on May 21 and will open a fourth in Downers Grove (1034 W. Ogden Ave.) in late August. Other locations are in Berwyn and Orland Park; on the horizon are Vernon Hills (September) and Park Ridge (Nov. 19).
...but there are influences from Argentina, Peru, Puerto Rico and even Portugal. Opened late March. 110 S. Main St., Crown Point, Ind., 219-663-0050...