A list of brand-new restaurants opening in Chicago? Right now? We didn't believe it either, until we started tallying up all of the amazing new concepts that are debuting throughout the city despite the odds stacked against them. The best new restaurants in Chicago are dripping in personality and creativity—from a slew of pizza spots and a nostalgia-driven sandwich shop to several scrappy ghost kitchens. Whether you're feeling thrifty (chicken sandos, anyone?) or you want to splurge at one of the best new fancy restaurants in Chicago, there's something on this list for every occasion and craving. And because all of these eateries and pop-up dining experiences are just finding their footing, it's best to call ahead for reservations and carryout options. Mask up and support local when you dine at the most exciting new restaurants in Chicago.
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