Over the past year, Chicago’s restaurant scene has really upped things in the looks department. From beyond-gorgeous rooftop bars to luxurious dining rooms with equally well-heeled crowds, these are the 10 sexiest new restaurants and bars around town.

With its flattering white tones, heaps of plants and generally cool California vibe, Ēma has succeeded in creating a thing of beauty. The Mediterranean small plates are fresh and clean, and it’s fun to share spoonfuls of frozen Greek yogurt (drizzled with olive oil, of course) with your dining companions. If you can pry your eyes off the gorgeous plates, you’ll also notice this is one of the best-looking crowds around.

74 W. Illinois St.; 312-527-5586