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L.A. import Katana brings Japanese cuisine to River North this summer.


6 Restaurants on Our Radar

By The Editors

Photo courtesy of Katana


The 50 finest things happening in Chicago's food scene right now.

BARRIO This summer, expect playful twists on Latin American street food from Top Chef alum Katsuji Tanabe at this lively River North spot. 65 W. Kinzie St.

BLVD Chef Ross Mendoza (Pump Room) heads up this modern American restaurant, inspired by Hollywood's bygone glamorous age, opening this summer. 817 W. Lake St.

COLETTA Beef from around the world will be the focus of this modern Italian-leaning steakhouse from Gibsons Restaurant Group and chef John Coletta (Quartino) when it opens this fall in River Point. 444 W. Lake St.

KATANA This glitzy Japanese restaurant from L.A. heads to the former BIN 36 space, bringing with it sushi, sashimi, premium sake and lots of skewered goodness when it opens this summer. 339 N. Dearborn St.

PACIFIC STANDARD TIME Publican chef Cosmo Goss and Nico Osteria's Erling Wu-Bower join forces at this West Coast-leaning restaurant in the former Tavernita space, opening this fall. 151 W. Erie St.

STEAK 48 Mastro founders go back to their meaty roots with the summer opening of this glam River North spot. 615 N. Wabash Ave.