1 / 10 THE PROMONTORY When the history books are written, this place and its hearth will be at the center of the Hyde Park renaissance. 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W., 312-801-2100Photo: Clayton Hauck 2 / 10 BOHEMIAN HOUSE You gotta love a chef named Jim Papadopoulos who knocks pierogi and paprikás out of the park. 11 W. Illinois St., 312-955-0439Photo: Barry Brecheisen 3 / 10 RIVER ROAST Tony Mantuano ate at Roast in London, went crazy for its simple roasted dishes, and said, “I can do that.” 315 N. LaSalle St., 312-822-0100Photo: Courtesy of River Roast 4 / 10 BOLTWOOD This hypercool market-driven spot vaults Brian Huston into favorite son status in Evanston. 804 Davis St., Evanston, 847-859-2880Photo: Brady Huston 5 / 10 FIG & OLIVE Some of the Mediterranean dishes at F&O look prettier than the window displays along Oak Street. 104 E. Oak St., 312-445-0060 Related: Find out more about the new Gold Coast eatery.Photo: Anna Knott 6 / 10 PARACHUTE If the line to get into this Korean American storefront gets any longer, you might bump into the Honey Butter Fried Chicken crowd down the street. 3500 N. Elston Ave., 773-654-1460 Related: Find out why Parachute made this year’s Best of Chicago list.Photo: Anna Knott 7 / 10 MFK This cozy Euro seaside–type café is wondrously out of sync with frenetic Lake View East. 432 W. Diversey Pkwy., 773-857-2540 Related: Read our dining critic’s first impressions of the new café.Photo: Anna Knott 8 / 10 HOUSE 406 It’s downtown date night in Northbrook: steak heavy, farm to table, and vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. 1143½ Church St., Northbrook, 847-714-0200 Related: Read more about the new Northbrook restaurant.Photo: Courtesy of House 406 9 / 10 HIGH FIVE RAMEN Want spicy ramen? Walk down the basement steps, write your name on the sign-in sheet, walk back up, wait. 112 N. Green St. Related: Read more about this recently-opened ramen spot.Photo: Courtesy of High Five Ramen 10 / 10 OSTERIA LANGHE Unless you already know what plin and tajarin mean, download a Piedmontese food dictionary before tackling the menu here. 2824 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-1582Photo: Alan Kimrey, Pixmission Chicago's 10 Hottest Restaurants in September Try Boltwood, Osteria Langhe, Bohemian House (especially the chicken paprikás), and more this month. By Penny Pollack September 3, 2014, 11:02 am Related Content September 2014 Liquid Hot List August 2014 Hot List Best New Restaurants 2014 Click the thumbnails below to launch the gallery.