Fall Restaurant Report

There's never a dull moment in Chicago's ever-vibrant restaurant scene. From the sizzling-hot new spots to those that have (sadly) fizzled, here's the latest in the October and November restaurant scene. (Photo Credit: Chicago Cut Steakhouse)

Updated: October 26, 2010

Restaurant Openings

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

305 N la Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654

Sure, there may be an abundance of steak houses in Chicago, but regardless, Chicagoans can't get enough. This brand new restaurant--with a sultry atmosphere and steaks you can cut with a butter knife--doesn't disappoint.


20 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

The restaurant inside the Talbott Hotel has gotten a nifty makeover--it has expanded its grounds to accommodate more guests al fresco, boasting the largest outdoor piazza in Chicago and will continue to serve traditional, modern edge Italian cuisine.

The Florentine

151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603

The masters behind New York-based BLT restaurant group are at the helm of this new upscale Italian restaurant opening soon inside the JW Marriott Hotel in the Loop.

Restaurant Closings

Brasserie JO

59 W. Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60610

The French restaurant is closed and will be re-opened later this month as a completely new concept, with a renovated space and a new (but still French) menu.