May. 1st, 2012

Best New Restaurants in Chicago

Photo Courtesy of Tavernita
To keep our Chicago City Guide filled with the latest and greatest, we made sure to add an update on some of the best new restaurants in Chicago. A few favorites include Rustic House serving up American cuisine in Lincoln Park, Spanish specialties from Vera, and Telegraph wine bar.

We also suggest checking out:

Lincoln Square
2656 W. Lawrence Ave.

Goosefoot is a contemporary restaurant located in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. The name, Goosfoot, reflects the restaurant’s emphasis on artisan farm products and drive to utilize a “market-mentality” within their cooking. The cuisine features a blend of French culinary techniques to create fresh, seasonal dishes such as lobster and scallop prepared with licorice root and curry, as well as duck breast served with spiced beluga lentils.

Latin American
151 Erie St.
953 W. Fulton Market

A modern restaurant with a diverse menu, including meals inspired by both Spanish and Latin American flavors, Tavernita brings a sense of spirited fun to the table. The small plates and warm ambiance encourage diners to sample, share, and enjoy the experience, offering a little bit of something for everyone. Diners can enjoy crispy Atlantic cod, corn pudding, house-made lamb sausage and calabacitas. For brunch Tavernita serves everything from churros and chocolate to smoked salmon and hash.

EL Ideas
Douglas Park
2419 W. 14th St.

Playful and contemporary, EL Ideas is a concept in “elevated dining.” The restaurant only has 16 seats, which are artfully placed inside the kitchen, creating a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The intimate setting allows for discussion, questions, and a unique chance to become part of the cooking process. The popularity of this Chicago fine dining establishment has made it an exclusive place to dine, with a price tag of $135 a plate.

South Loop
1639 S. Wabash Ave.

Elegant and sophisticated, Acadia is a beautiful venue to enjoy a romantic dinner or just indulge in finely prepared meal. The open kitchen and wine room are testament to the quality of the restaurant, while Chef McCaskey offers a contemporary take on American cuisine. In addition to the wine list, hand-crafted cocktails and excellent service round-out Acadia.
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