The National Restaurant Association Show, which starts May 21, offers plenty to taste inside the convention hall, but attendees will also find themselves in need of a full meal.
Chicago is a restaurant-rich town and there is no shortage of options. For those who are looking for what’s new, here are five spots that have opened within the past month or so.
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has added an experiential Omakase Room to the Sushi-san concept. For a deeper dive, LEYE’s Amarit Dulyapaibul, managing partner of Sushi-san and two other restaurants within the group, spoke to our Food Editor Bret Thorn for a recent In the Kitchen podcast.
There’s also a new eponymous concept from wine expert Alpana Singh; the latest concept from What If Syndicate; a French spot named for the comic character Obélix; and a place where you can grab a bite and a cocktail and practice your golf swing.
Here’s a look at five new restaurants in Chicago to try this week.