CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago is one of the top restaurant cities in the world and this year there are some new hot spots opening their doors that are sure to be a huge hit.
Sarah Freeman, contributing editor at Eater Chicago, joined Good Day to tell us about the most anticipated restaurant openings this year.
Here are just some of the restaurants you can look forward to:
EL CHE BAR: The second restaurant from chef John Manion (La Sirena Clandestina)
ROISTER: An open hearth, à la carte menu, "rustic but refined" cuisine by chef Andrew Brochu and boisterous music is all that is known about the fourth, and most casual, restaurant from Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas
ORIOLE: The former Senza team of Noah and Cara Sandoval, plus pastry chef Genie Kwon (BOKA), brings a tasting menu-only restaurant to foodie-friendly West Loop.
SMYTH + THE LOYALIST: Charlie Trotter vets and husband-and-wife duo of John Shields and Karen Urie Shields are planning a two-story restaurant in the West Loop in the former Centered Chef space
DUCK DUCK GOAT: Stephanie Izard's third restaurant will present on her take on Chinese cuisine, as inspired by multiple trips to Asia.
CRUZ BLANCA: The latest project for Rick Bayless is a Latin-inspired nano-brewery in the West Loop.
HAISOUS: Chef Thai Dang returns to the kitchen for a traditional Vietnamese restaurant. Danielle Dang, who will act as beverage director, contributed to the design of the space, which features plenty of light wood, a full bar and eight-seat chef's counter. (Late Summer)