New Restaurant Roundup: November

November 2, 2011 6:00 AM

With new restaurants opening seemingly every day, how are you supposed to keep track of them all? From steakhouses to trendy lounges, we’ve rounded up some of the most notable Chicago openings of the past few months, so you can better focus your dining energies.

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25 Degrees

736 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL

(312) 943-9700
Sun – Wed 11am – 11pm; Thurs – Fri 11am – 2am; Sat 11am – 3am

We already have a lot of great burger joints, so why not add one more? 25 Degrees, which opened in River North in late August, serves up four burgers with toppings like burrata and crispy prosciutto, or you can build your own masterpiece by selecting cheese, sauces, and veggies. Wash it all down with cocktails, spiked milkshakes, and boozy floats.

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Toni Patisserie & Café

65 E. Washington St.

Chicago, IL

(312) 726-2020
Open daily 7am – 7pm

This new European-inspired café and patisserie is the brainchild of chef Toni Marie Cox, who was executive pastry chef at Chicago’s Mayfair Regent Hotel, Le Ciel Bleu, and the Disneyland Hotel in Paris before opening Toni Sweets in Hinsdale in 1994. Head into the 30-seat café for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Look for quiches, salads, sandwiches, pastries, cakes, and other desserts.


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Michael Jordan’s Steak House

505 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL

(312) 321-8823
Bar Daily 11am – 2am; Lunch Daily 11am – 2pm; Dinner, Mon-Thurs 5pm – 10pm
Fri – Sat  5pm – 11pm, Sun 5pm to 9pm

What’s more Chicago than steak and Michael Jordan? The swanky new restaurant, located right on the Magnificent Mile, offers steaks, burgers, salads, and seafood. You’ll find a Southern tilt to the menu with chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and a peach Rickey. Want a quick bite while hitting the stores? The bar menu offers up mussels, oysters, and cocktails.

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340 West Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 
(773) 880-9280
Tue – Thurs Dinner 5pm – 10pm, Lounge 5pm – midnight
Fri – Sat Dinner 5pm – 11pm, Lounge 5pm – 2am
Sat – Sun Brunch 10am – 3pm

Helmed by Matt Maroni (you know him from the Gaztro Wagon), this Lincoln Park restaurant is perfect for date nights. Head to the top floor lounge for cocktails and bar bites (pork belly nuggets, avocado frites); or stay in the main dining room for a classic meal (scallops, spaetzle, foie gras).

Amy Cavanaugh, CBS Chicago

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