Summer’s here, and so are (probably) a few of your new favorite restaurants in the city, including a handful of gotta-try-’em spots. From a darts bar with a name that nods to a certain classic Chuck Palahniuk novel to rooftops and a promising Wrigleyville stunner by some restaurant biz stalwarts, read on for the scoop on our newly minted spots, and if you’re craving an old standby restaurant, keep scrolling for our up-to-date lineup of the overall best places in Chicago to get your eat on.
Rooftop-ready Mediterranean in Fulton Market
Following the success of River North gem Ema, chef C.J. Jacobson and Lettuce Entertain You have opened its counterpart, a lush, 4,000-square-foot oasis above Beatrix Fulton Market. Fire pits, plentiful plants, and daylight streaming in through skylights provide an atmosphere that’s simultaneously cozy and airy, while vibrant dishes like red beet tzatziki, charred lamb tartare, and green falafel are as much a feast for the eyes as they are a literal feast.