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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.
Howells & Hood
435 N. Michigan Ave.
Named for the architects of its distinctive Tribune Tower location, this spacious newcomer from six-unit Bottleneck Management with its prime Magnificent Mile location aims to become a culinary landmark. Serving everything from steak and lobster to regionally raised vegetables, the restaurant and bar boasts 29 flat-screen TVs, 114 beers and one of the city’s best seasonal patios.