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.

Bar Ramone
River North

You’re here for: Primo whites, reds and apps from Lettuce Entertain You’s first wine bar.
You’re dining on: Mediterranean-inspired small plates like marinated goat cheese and patatas bravas, all washed down with a porron: Spanish for a shareable wine-drinking vessel. You’ll also go back often, given the ever-changing wine list.