Chicago's Hottest Restaurants to Open So Far in 2015

Posted by Leo Clark. on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 5:49pm.

With a mix of cultures and delicacies, Chicago provides a diverse selection of choices when it comes to dining, and already 2015 is shaping up to provide even more. Several of the hottest new dining options have just recently opened, giving locals and tourists just a small taste of what’s to come in 2015.

The month of January was a big month when it comes to the entry of new restaurants in Chicago.  Several locations opened their doors to energetic crowds, including the modernly designed Seven Lions on Michigan Avenue and Formento’s and Nonna’s on Randolph Street, known for its old-school Italian flair.

Other hot new locations that opened in January include the fresh and local selections of Presidio on Damen Avenue, and a few new hotspots offered inside the new Virgin Hotel. Guests and local foodies alike have the option of partaking in a rooftop izakaya bar there, as well as The Commons Club and 203, a coffee and wine bar.  There’s also the option of dining and drinking at The Betty on Fulton Street, or experiencing the so-called gourmet, approachable food offered at Taus Authentic on Division Street.

Some of the hottest new restaurants in Chicago also opened their doors in February of this year.  They include Furious Spoon on Milwaukee Avenue with its selection of Japanese beers.  There’s also Intro, at home in the former location of L2O. 

One of the most recent additions to the dining scene is Rural Society.  This Park Drive site is the restaurant’s second location.  At home in the Loews Hotel, diners can feast on wood grilled pizza, seafood, meat and vegetables.

Only four months into the year, 2015 is already shaping up to be one of the best years for diners in Chicago.  With so many hot new restaurants to choose from, making a decision on where to eat just got a lot more difficult.

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