1 / 10 Gibsons goes Italian in the West Loop—and goes big, too, as in multilevel with a roof deck bar. 233 N. Canal St. WebsitePhoto: Kailley Lindman 2 / 10 George and Amal Clooney would look oh-so-right at this comfortably glam American newbie. Read more about this “All American Club.” 1112 N. State St. WebsitePhoto: Jeff Marini 3 / 10 Somerset’s rooftop lounge, with its classic cocktails and stunning views, makes an ideal spot to wait for your table. Browse photos of our visit. 1112 N. State St. WebsitePhoto: Christine Domino 4 / 10 The modern food at the MCA has more twists and turns than an Escher staircase. Take a look at Marisol’s roast chicken at What Penny Eats. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 205 E. Pearson St. WebsitePhoto: Jeff Marini 5 / 10 An homage to Chicago culinary originals—chicken Vesuvio, Italian beef, shrimp de jonghe—hits the West Loop. 326 N. Morgan St. WebsitePhoto: Jackie Gillum 6 / 10 If all 110 seats are taken at Regards to Edith, have a seasonal cocktail downstairs to tide you over. Read more about the Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired bar. 326 N. Morgan St. WebsitePhoto: Jeff Marini 7 / 10 Where you can eat fancy chocolates and drink them, too. 609 N. State St. WebsitePhoto: Dana Hong 8 / 10 The mezcal bar at Quiote is still in the basement, but now it has a name—and its own bartender and cocktail list. 2456 N. California Ave. WebsitePhoto: Jay Schroeder 9 / 10 This fast-food magnet in Palos Heights—around since the 1980s—finally takes a giant step north. 157 W. North Ave. WebsitePhoto: Courtesy of Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage 10 / 10 Jared Leonard (Budlong) crammed an Ole Hickory Pits smoker into the kitchen of the former Yusho space in Hyde Park, and the rush for ribs is on. 1301 E. 53rd St. WebsitePhoto: Jared Leonard The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now Chicago’s most buzzed-about restaurants in December By Penny Pollack December 1, 2017, 10:01 am See the Hot List for previous months here.