Since Chicago’s reign as one of the major foodie cities in the country, new restaurants pop up faster than you can say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Although winters in Chicago can seem to be never-ending and your instinct is to stay inside and hibernate especially when that Chicago wind hits your face like a rude slap, but we are here to tell you don’t. It’s time to get cute, bring out your inner gastronome (term foodie is so 2016) and scope out what’s new on Chicago’s restaurant scene. Here we bring you the hot restaurants that recently opened in the past two months that we’re currently anxious to try. From the hot upscale latin fare at Ronero to instagram wall friendly Flamingo Rum Club, you’ll want to make the scene, fashionably. Get your looks from our favorite online stores such as MatchesFashion, ShopBop or Farfetch.
Yet another amazing addition to the West Loop (who thought that was possible). Ronero combines Latin American, Cuban and Caribbean cuisines to make a true Latin dining experience, while also housing a Cuban speakeasy upstairs. This vibrant restaurant gives you the perfect twist of dining and nightlife. Pairing a camel overcoat with some tropical hues makes for a perfect outfit that matches the Latin vibes of Ronero.
Captain’s Catch in Lincoln Park is every seafood lover’s nirvana. Cajun Crawfish, clams, mussels, shrimp…Captain’s Catch makes you want to take a weekend trip to New Orleans. This Cajun style, seafood restaurant and bar is a little more casual, pair a cozy turtleneck with a overcoat and skirt, bring a bottle of Malbec (yep, it’s BYOB) and get ready for some seriously good eats.
A bourbon-centric restaurant inside the Conrad Chicago, Baptiste & Bottle was designed as a space ideal for dates. Offering table-side bar carts and scotch flights- Baptiste & Bottle is the perfect venue to get dressed up and enjoy some decadent American dishes. Wearing a statement coat and layering will give you that effortless French-chic look.
A Cuban inspired cabaret, this restaurant will whip you out of any winter funk you might be suffering from. Live cabaret shows every Wednesday, and all the mojitos and daiquiris you can dream of. Wear all your loudest clothes, and you’ll fit in perfectly at Flamingo Rum Club.
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