In the smartly outfitted Albert insider Hotel EMC2, executive chef Brandon Brumback’s menu pays homage to art, science and the seasons. Homey but elegant Calabrian chile campanelle, aged duck and potato pavé solves the equation. 228 E. Ontario St.
At City Mouse in the Ace Hotel, chefs Jason Vincent, Pat Sheerin and Ben Lustbader offer menus that include everything from wagyu beef tartare and kohlrabi salads to funnel cake with honey peanut butter for dessert. 311 N. Morgan St.
This month, all eyes are on the culinary heavyweights behind Booth One, the restaurant in the Ambassador Chicago. Rich Melman, Doug Psaltis and Rick Tramonto are the dream team putting a modern spin on the 80-year-old throwback. 1301 N. State Parkway
Moosah Reaume has left his delicious mark on some of our favorite hotels, and the latest is the Virgin Hotel’s Commons Club, where he is whipping up coconut shrimp toast and diver scallops with Thai green curry in an open kitchen. 203 N. Wabash Ave.
Portsmith had us at Old Bay butter and cheddar biscuits. But Nate Hennsler’s menu at the Dana Hotel offers elegance too. There’s smoked salmon and caviar laminated brioche and fried oysters that come with a dollop of oyster-basil aioli and trout roe. 660 N. State St.