1 / 10 What:At $220 per person, the city’s spendiest omakase Why:Otto Phan wants three Michelin stars, and he’s willing to bring in a rice variety never before seen in the U.S. to do it. Where:2507 W. Armitage Ave., Logan Square WebsitePhoto: Courtesy of Kyōten 2 / 10 What:It’s a club! It’s a restaurant! It’s … a clubstaurant! Why:This NYC nightlife import is the place to see and be seen and eat skewers, ideally near a Kardashian. Where:632 N. Dearborn St., River North WebsitePhoto: Courtesy of TAO Group 3 / 10 What:Michael Carlson’s idiosyncratic icon Why:Dial-a-phobes, rejoice! After years of taking only phone reservations, this notoriously hard-to-get-into spot now lets you book tables online. Read more about this Bucktown spot, which made this year’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Where:1466 N. Ashland Ave., Bucktown WebsitePhoto: Anna Knott 4 / 10 What:Detroit-style pizza near the Friendly Confines Why:The thick-crusted pie is sturdy enough to stand up to all the stadium beers you plan to drink. Where:3473 N. Clark St., Lake View WebsitePhoto: Robin Subar 5 / 10 What:It’s Starbucks for Italian food Why:Since it’s owned by the coffee megacorp, there’s espresso. But there’s also fresh bread, salads, and, at the full bar, aperitivos. Where:1000 W. Randolph St., West Loop WebsitePhoto: Matt Glac 6 / 10 What:A place where bird’s the word Why:Zoe Schor’s decision to reconcept her modern Midwestern spot into a Southern fried chicken joint is a big clucking deal. Where:2500 W. Chicago Ave., West Town WebsitePhoto: Tim McCoy 7 / 10 What:A Wisconsin-inspired dining den, but in the United Center Why:Feast on fried walleye while watching the Bulls game on one of six large screens. Where:1901 W. Madison St., Near West Side WebsitePhoto: Courtesy of United Center 8 / 10 What:The Gold Coast’s only spot with martinis by the pitcher Why:Everything you want in a neighborhood place for the well-heeled, right down to the hamachi crudo Where:912 N. State St., Gold Coast WebsitePhoto: Neil Burger 9 / 10 What:A more formal sushi experience from the Wasabi crew Why:Two omakase restaurants in one Hot List — welcome to Omakase Overload. Where:819 W. Fulton Market, West Loop WebsitePhoto: Courtesy of Omakase Takeya 10 / 10 What:A punk-chic faux dive in River North Why:The neighborhood needed a little edge and a really good burger. Browse photos of this River North bar. Where:226 W. Chicago Ave., River North WebsitePhoto: Richard Shilkus The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now Chicago’s most buzzed-about restaurants in November By Carrie Schedler November 1, 2018, 9:34 am See the Hot List for previous months here.