Here’s what to expect at the 800-square-foot Chicago outpost of this Parisian dessert café: waffles, crêpes, affogatos, macarons, focaccine (sweet Italian bread), coffee served in porcelain, and gelato scoops shaped like flowers. 838 N. State St.

Good Stuff Eatery

Straight from the heart of Washington, D.C., this big-deal burger chain can’t wait to enter the fray of Chicago patty warfare. 22 S. Wabash Ave.

La Storia

Small-vineyard Italian varietals and 600-day prosciutto sound just right to restore the elegance of the side-by-side Gold Coast mansions being repurposed for this ristorante. 1154 N. Dearborn St.