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3 Highly Anticipated Openings

Ariel Cheung, Jaclyn Jermyn, Kelsey Ogletree, Lisa Shames and David Zivan | June 26, 2018 | Feature Features

The 50 finest things on the Chicago food scene in 2018

Arriving in Bucktown this summer, this hearth-heavy spot from Danny Grant of the well-reputed Gold Coast steakhouse Maple & Ash will feature rustic fare including wood-fired pizzas, housemade pastas and an expertly curated wine list, all designed to be easily delivered in custom boxes for a perfect home meal. 1840 W. North Ave.

Free Rein
Housed alongside the elegant Carbide & Carbon Building on Michigan Avenue, this contemporary brasserie from former GreenRiver chef Aaron Lirette will anchor the new St. Jane Chicago hotel and feature a kombucha program and creative, elevated fare. All-day dining means sunny breakfasts with European pastries, a wine program highlighting new-world varietals and Champagne, and a focus on Midwestern purveyors. 224 N. Michigan Ave.

RPM On the Water
This massive downtown riverfront space (pictured) will be home to a bilevel restaurant, an adjoining casual eatery and a private-event space, from the minds behind the well-established RPM Steak and RPM Italian, and is set to open next summer. Expect seafood, an expansive wine list and more. 321 N. Clark St.


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