Taking inventory of all that you’re thankful for is a rite of passage to close out November and kick off the holidays, and this year we have five brand-spankin’-new Chicago restaurants to add to your list, including a beer and burger joint from the Scofflaw folks and an enchanting new West Loop spot fronted by the ex-Bohemian House chef. Here are the best new restaurants that opened in the past month, or you can scroll down to see the city’s best restaurants overall that have been around for a while.
With luck, you might spot a celebrity here
With chef/partner Doug Psaltis at the helm and a name that harkens back to the legendary VIPs-only table in the original Pump Room, Lettuce Entertain You’s latest concept in the old Pump Room space promises to balance nostalgia with a posh, supper club-y vibe. Dover sole, cote de boeuf, and roasted cauliflower comprise a selection of whole roasted items, while classic beef Wellington blanketed in mushroom bordelaise and classic caviar service shine among the mains and starters, respectively. In case you were wondering, yes, the famed Booth One table still exists and will be reserved for select celebrity guests, just as it was in its heyday.