ETA: June
804 Davis St.

Brian Huston (Publican) has a market-driven, ever-changing, locally sourced American menu up his sleeve for Evanston—his hometown.


RPM Steak

ETA: June
River North
60 W. Kinzie St.

RJ, Jerrod, and Molly Melman and their partners in RPM Italian, Bill and Giuliana Rancic and chef Doug Psaltis, want to do for steak what they did for Italian: bring an old-school fave into the 21st century.


River Roast

ETA: July
River North
315 N. LaSalle St.

For his first non-Italian venture, Tony Mantuano (with Levy Restaurants) turns to roasted meat. Yes, beef, but he is more excited about chicken.



ETA: August
West Loop
820 W. Lake St.

Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz (Boka, Balena, Girl & the Goat, GT Fish & Oyster) say the time is right for a mind-blowing Japanese restaurant.They haven’t been wrong yet.


HotChocolate Bakery

ETA: September
Logan Square
2367 N. Milwaukee Ave.

After falling in love with the boulangeries of Paris on her honeymoon, Mindy Segal is settling down with a bakery companion to her bustling Bucktown restaurant.