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Chicago’s dining landscape shifted this year. We saw good restaurants come, great restaurants go and old standbys hang on for dear life. Along the way, there were a handful of experiences that lingered long after we paid the bill and returned home. The best new restaurants and bars of 2017 offered more than great food and drink—they forever changed Chicago’s culinary scene for the better. We gained a new crop of fantastic Mexican restaurants, learned that museum dining doesn’t have to be a bore and watched Vietnamese food take off in Pilsen. Take a look at the nine spots that made us swoon. Hungry for more? Check out our top picks from 2016—all of which still hold true.
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