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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.
652 W. Randolph St.
Fine dining is alive and well at this 74-seat prix fixe only spot that’s typically booked two months out. Each 12-course menu, one meatless, costs $185 without drinks. “There has been a decline in refinement; we wanted to put Chicago back on the national scene,” says Michael Muser, partner with Curtis Duffy, formerly of Alinea and Avenues. Muser says that he can usually “squeeze in” some additional tables for walk-ins.