Seven new restaurants on Randolph Street

Restaurant Row continues its expansion this summer and fall.
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzBelly Q1400 W Randolph StAfter closing one sixtyblue, Cornerstone Restaurant Group (Wave, Michael Jordan�s Steak House) teams up with chef Bill Kim (Belly Shack, Urbanbelly) for this Asian barbecue spot. On the menu: tea-smoked duck and a yuzu-lemongrass mojito.ETA Mid-summer
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzCity Winery1200 W Randolph St (312-733-9463)An offshoot of New York�s City Winery, this location�s 33,000 square feet houses a 250-seat restaurant and bar, a 325-seat performance venue, a 5,000-square-foot courtyard and a fully operational winery. Grapes sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile produce house vinos dispensed via 15 tap lines.ETA August 1
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzGrange Hall Burger Bar844 W Randolph St (312-491-0844)This country-chic joint offers build-your-own burgers, hearty specials, seasonal pies and a cheerful wait staff dolled up in gingham.OPENED 2011
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzMaude�s Liquor Bar840 W Randolph St (312-243-9712)If you could legally light up a cigarette inside, this sexy Parisian lounge would be the place.OPENED 2011
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzLittle Goat820 W Randolph StDon�t dwell too much on the word little: Stephanie Izard�s follow-up to Girl & the Goat is in the 7,000-square-foot Red Light space. In addition to serving Izard�s take on classic diner dishes, it�ll have a bread-baking operation and a private-dining space.ETA September
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzDe Cero814 W Randolph St (312-455-8114)Grange Hall owner Angela Hepler Lee nails trendy Mexican as well as she nails trendy Americana.OPENED 2004
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzOon Chicago802 W Randolph StYoung-gun chef Matt Eversman made a name for himself at Saigon Sisters. Now he�s striking out on his own, with Asian-influenced dishes like hoisin-glazed game hen with fried basil.ETA June
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzAu Cheval800 W Randolph St (312-929-4580)The monster portions of Brendan Sodikoff�s fancy-pants diner food necessitate a postmeal nap.OPENED February 2012
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzGrace652 W Randolph StAlinea and Avenues alum Curtis Duffy calls his 75-seat, prix-fixe-only restaurant �micro-seasonal� (i.e., it will highlight an ingredient at the pinnacle of its season, be it a few weeks or a few days).ETA October
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzG.E.B.841 W Randolph StRestaurateur Joe Bastianich told fellow MasterChef judge Graham Elliot not to open a burger place. Instead Elliot (graham elliot, grahamwich) is doing a bistro, with dishes less than $20 and a church-inspired design with, for one, mock saint candles honoring chefs and musicians. Equating chefs to saints? Only Elliot would have the balls.ETA Early June
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzRM Champagne Salon116 N Green St (at Randolph)Attached to Randolph Street�s Nellc�te is a swank bar, where sommelier Jason Wagner�s wine selections meet sweets from chef and Fritz Pastry alum Nate Meads.ETA Now
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzNellc�te833 W Randolph St (312-432-0500)Jared Van Camp kicks the notion of modesty in the balls with a palatial dining room dripping in chandeliers.OPENED March 2012
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzGirl and the Goat809 W Randolph St (312-492-6262)Smart diners reserve a table at least three months out.OPENED 2010
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzBlackbird619 W Randolph St (312-715-0708)The restaurant that launched Paul Kahan�s empire is now on its third chef, and it�s as good as ever.OPENED 1997
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Photograph: Mike SchwartzAvec615 W Randolph St (312-377-2002)If Paul Simon were to write a song about Avec: �Still a Two-Hour Wait After All These Years.�OPENED 2003
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