The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in Chicago, Summer 2019

Eater | Ashok Selvam | June 18, 2019

Chicago’s largest restaurant company, award-winning chefs, and an essential brewery all have anticipated restaurants

Award-winning chefs, Chicago’s largest restaurant company, and one of the city’s essential breweries all have projects lined up to debut this summer. The spring saw Boka Restaurant Group open its two hotly-anticipated Fulton Market restaurants inside the Hoxton Hotel, as well as a South Side food hall. A James Beard winner brought a touch of sophistication to Lincoln Park by opening Galit. The year’s not letting up with eight new restaurants to make summer worth enduring 50-degree June days. A quick word on restaurants that didn’t make the cut: Time Out Market and its 18 vendors are now targeting a fall opening, and so is chef Carlos Gaytan’s three River North restaurants. There will be more on those projects in the coming weeks. For now, get excited for the summer with these alphabetically listed previews.

Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar – 2165 N. Western Ave. | Bucktown
Gaijin – 950 W. Lake St. | West Loop
Moody Tongue Brewing’s Taproom and Restaurant – 2515 S. Wabash Ave. | Near South Side
Carrie and Michael Nahabedian’s Unnamed Restaurant – 521 N. Rush St. | River North
RPM on the Water – 317 N. Clark St. | River North
Superkhana International – 3059 W. Diversey Pkwy. | Logan Square
Utopian Tailgate – 1616 N. Wells St. | Old Town
Wherewithall – 3472 N. Elston Ave. | Avondale

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