1 / 10 KINMONT So a cool vibe, fab seafood, reasonable prices, and a neutral noise level can coexist in one restaurant. 419 W. Superior St., 312-915-0011Photo: Potluck Creative 2 / 10 GREEN STREET SMOKED MEATS Rumor has it that Brendan Sodikoff opened GSSM just to get his name back on the Hot List. 112 N. Green St., 312-754-0431 Related: Read our dining critic’s first impressions of Green Street Smoked Meats on our photo blog, What Penny Eats.Photo: Courtesy of Green Street Smoked Meats 3 / 10 42 GRAMS The website for this prepaid-ticket-only boîte welcomes carnivores, vegetarians, pescetarians—anyone who can afford the $200 tab. 4662 N. Broadway, 42gramschicago.comPhoto: Courtesy of 42 Grams 4 / 10 CELLAR DOOR PROVISIONS Take every buzzword on the books—local, organic, artisanal, sustainable—multiply by 10, and you’ve got CDP. 3025 W. Diversey Ave., 773-697-8337Photo: Courtesy of Cellar Door Provisions 5 / 10 SPRITZBURGER When Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith morphed Hearty into Spritz, they didn’t mess with the fried chicken. 3819 N. Broadway, 773-868-9866 Related: Read more about the new burger spot from Hearty Boys and Gale Gand here.Photo: Courtesy of Spritzburger 6 / 10 EATALY About the only thing Italian you can’t find to eat here is . . . never mind. 43 E. Ohio St., 312-521-8700 Related: Find out how to eat your way across the Italian food emporium with our guide.Photo: Ratko Radojcic 7 / 10 NICO OSTERIA What exactly is an osteria? Secure a seat, order some crudo, and ask questions later. Thompson Hotel, 1015 N. Rush St., 312-994-7100 Related: Read more about one of Chicago’s best new bars.Photo: John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune 8 / 10 DUSEK’S Just so you know, you can order the Juicy Lucy burger downstairs at Punch House, too. 1227 W. 18th St., 312-526-3851 Related: Read about Dusek’s here.Photo: Clayton Hauck 9 / 10 CICCHETTI Apparently, Italian hospitality includes a complimentary round of limoncello shots. 671 N. St. Clair St., 312-642-1800 Related: Read more about what Cicchetti has to offer.Photo: Derek Richmond 10 / 10 CHEF’S BURGER BISTRO Phew! Boston Blackie’s burger joint has been replaced by a designer burger bar. 164 E. Grand Ave., 312-374-3092Photo: Beth Rooney/Chicago Tribune The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now Green Street Smoked Meats, Cicchetti, Kinmont, and more tasty places on the Hot List in April. By Penny Pollack April 8, 2014, 11:27 am Related Content The Liquid Hot List March 2014 Hot List Best New Restaurants 2013 Click the thumbnails below to launch the gallery.