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The Hot List: 10 places everyone’s talking about and dining at in February (in order of heat)

Chicago’s most-buzzed-about restaurants this month


Chicago Cut Steakhouse

 

GRAHAMWICH Graham Elliot Bowles already has plans for more upscale sandwich spots, a Grahamburger, and, if there were any justice in the world, a Grahamfoie. 615 N. State St.; 312-624-9188. VIDEO: Watch the chef make a halibut BLT »

GIRL & THE GOAT Back in December, Stephanie Izard slipped on an icy patch and hurt herself. Girl’s first misstep in months. 809 W. Randolph St.; 312-492-6262. Read our review »

DAVANTI ENOTECA In a city filled with potholes, there are about to be ruts—between wherever you are and Taylor Street. 1359 W. Taylor St.; 312-226-5550. Read our review »

FAT ROSIE’S How did trendy tacos and top-shelf tequilas turn up in St. Charles? Ask Scott Harris and Jimmy Bannos. 1890 W. Main St., St. Charles; 630-762-0200

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE Good God—big meat, great view, let’s eat. 300 N. LaSalle St.; 312-329-1800. Pollack’s first impression of Chicago Cut »

DUE LIRE A trattoria that lives up to its own hype—simple Italian food—is obviously worth crowding into. 4520 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-275-7878

MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE Dress code: black. Meat code: red. Price code: platinum. 520 N. Dearborn St.; 312-521-5100. Penny Pollack’s praise of Mastro’s in Dish »

BISTRO ONE WEST The name is less than sexy, but George Guggeis (remember Mango?) has restaurant savvy to burn. 1 W. Illinois St., St. Charles; 630-444-0600. Read our first look at Bistro One West »

THREE ACES Any place that name-checks Keith Richards and La Quercia prosciutto has our attention. 1321 W. Taylor St.; 312-243-1577. Check out our gallery of great restaurants on Taylor Street »

REDD HERRING A red herring is an irrelevant topic presented to divert attention from the original issue. This comfort-food spot has already outgrown its name. 31 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills; 630-908-7295

 

Photograph: Anna Knott

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