The 8 best restaurants that opened their doors this month

To keep tabs on every Chicago restaurant and bar opening is folly. But to keep tabs on the most worthy? Yeoman’s work, and we’re proud to do it. Thus we present Table Stakes, a monthly rundown of the five (or so) must-know spots that have swung wide their doors in the past thirty (or so). Bon appétit.

The Bamboo Room
River North

You’re here because: You’re a rum connoisseur looking to escape Chicago’s winter.
You’re dining on: The 22-seat space is housed in Three Dots and a Dash’s former private event space, and you can experiment with a variety of rums in one of four categories: daiquiris, stirred, classic and modern. Try a house daiquiri with your choice of one of four rum blends, or a modern tiki drink like the Tall Drink in a Short Glass (Jamaican rum, mezcal, housemade soda and jerk spice).

435 N. Clark St. (map)