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A bumper crop of new restaurants in Chicago is a good indication that the economy is on the rebound. From casual dinnerhouses to a return to fine dining, eating out Chicago-style has never been more diverse.
The Boarding House
720 N. Wells St.
Alpana Singh, who hosted Chicago’s Check Please on PBS for 10 years, has gone back into the restaurant business in a big way. Knowing her stellar sommelier credentials, a unique and extensive wine list is a given. Staffers can advise which ones to pair with updated comfort foods such as Edith’s fried chicken, seared diver scallops or Strauss veal chop with citrus-braised endive, foie gras sauce and watercress.