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Tavernita is one of The Hot List.

1. Tavernita

151 W Erie St (at N. LaSalle St.), Chicago, IL
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · River North · 49 tips y reseñas

Chicago magazineChicago magazine: Oh-so trendy grilled octopus terrific with the oh-so trendy fennel, says Penny Pollack.

Au Cheval is one of The Hot List.

2. Au Cheval

9.1
800 W Randolph St (at S Halsted St), Chicago, IL
Hamburguesería · Fulton Market · 478 tips y reseñas

Chicago magazineChicago magazine: The juicy fried housemade bologna sandwich is exquisite enough to hoist the underappreciated sausage into superstardom.

A Toda Madre is one of The Hot List.

3. A Toda Madre

416 W State St (btwn S 4th St & S 5th St), Geneva, IL
Restaurante latinoamericano · 13 tips y reseñas
Balena is one of The Hot List.

4. Balena

1633 N Halsted St (btwn Willow St & North Ave), Chicago, IL
Restaurante italiano · Lincoln Park · 67 tips y reseñas

Chicago magazineChicago magazine: We'd go back for the orecchiette alone. Breadcrumbs, kale, and lemon tuck. Yum.

Nellcôte is one of The Hot List.

5. Nellcôte

833 W Randolph St (at N Green St), Chicago, IL
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · West Town · 97 tips y reseñas

Chicago magazineChicago magazine: This new spot just ranked No. 20 on our list of Best New Restaurants for 2012. It's rife with promise. Go for the pillowy wood-fired pizzas. Leer más.

RPM Italian is one of The Hot List.

6. RPM Italian

8.9
52 W Illinois St (at N Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Restaurante italiano · Near North Side · 236 tips y reseñas
Eggy's is one of The Hot List.

7. Eggy's

8.1
333 E Benton Pl (Inside Village Market), Chicago, IL
Cafetería · Near East Side · 90 tips y reseñas

8. Frog N Snail

3124 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL
Restaurante francés · Lake View East · 22 tips y reseñas
Troquet is one of The Hot List.

9. Troquet

1834 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL
Restaurante francés · Ravenswood · 18 tips y reseñas

Chicago magazineChicago magazine: La Charcut had just enough “charcut” and mustard to get our juices flowing for a bistro dinner.

Goosefoot is one of The Hot List.

10. Goosefoot

8.5
2656 W Lawrence Ave (at Washtenaw), Chicago, IL
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Ravenswood · 25 tips y reseñas

Chicago magazineChicago magazine: If you’re going to open this far from the action with a $90 prix fixe menu and a goofy name, it helps to be as talented as Chris Nugent. And BYO.