New Concepts

Chicago's Portsmith and Leviathan Set to Open in Summer

Dana hotel and spa and The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group announced the opening of two new, show-stopping food and beverage concepts: Portsmith, an upscale seafood restaurant with Executive Chef and Partner Nate Henssler at the helm, and Leviathan, a vibrant bar serving intriguing and visually stunning cocktails by acclaimed barman Benjamin Schiller.

Urban Village Brewing Company Debuts in Northern Liberties

Urban Village, a neighborhood brick oven pizzeria and brewpub brought to life by owners Dave Goldman and Tom Revelli, opens its doors this week at Schmidt’s Commons. The concept, uncomplicated but never boring, will rely on quality ingredients with naturally fermented dough, freshly brewed craft beer combined with the unsurpassed level of service the established restaurateurs are known for.

Alto Bajo Opens in Downtown Portland

Alto Bajo is now open and ready to welcome diners as Portland’s newest modern Mexican restaurant. Situated at 310 SW Stark St., inside the historic Oregon Pioneer Building, Alto Bajo offers its guests an opportunity to experience traditional Mexican flavors in a modern way.

A New Way to Pick the Best Restaurants in the Country

Renzell is out to disrupt the restaurant industry’s rating system, a process it believes is too “subjective” and flawed overall. Renzell’s ratings are data driven and based on a proprietary algorithm coupled with comprehensive reviews from its members.

Hogsalt to Debut Bavette's Steakhouse & Bar in Las Vegas

Renowned Chicago restaurant group Hogsalt is the latest collaborator announced by MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group as part of the Park MGM culinary experience. Bavette’s, the brightest star of Hogsalt’s constellation of celebrated restaurant concepts, will make its mark on Las Vegas this October.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace to Welcome 'The Slanted Door'

Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, has announced that The Slanted Door will be joining The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, opening in 2018. A modern Vietnamese restaurant with roots in San Francisco's Mission District, The Slanted Door will open its first location outside of California, an 8200 square foot restaurant to be situated on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Chicago's Classic Diner with a Food-Hall Twist

Food halls are taking the nation’s cities by storm, providing locals with a central location for dozens of innovative concepts. And chefs and other full-service professionals are taking advantage of the trend, leveraging food-hall space to kick the tires of the quick-service segment and try out either limited versions of their full-service menus or big ideas they’ve developed over the years.

Chef Kyle Bailey's The Salt Line to Open June 1

Long Shot Hospitality announced the opening of The Salt Line (79 Potomac Avenue SE) on June 1. The oyster and ale house will bring New England-inspired dishes to the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood under the direction of Executive Chef Kyle Bailey, who has built a diverse menu that reflects an impressive career focused around sustainable cooking and whole-animal utilization.

Gerber Group Unveils The Campbell in Grand Central Terminal

On Wednesday, Gerber Group unveiled The Campbell (15 Vanderbilt Avenue), the long anticipated revival of the former Campbell Apartment, located in Grand Central Terminal. A New York City institution since its days as Jazz Age financier John William Campbell’s private office and reception hall, the space has been thoughtfully and meticulously restored in partnership with internationally renowned design firm Ingrao Inc.

Grit Meets Glam at Las Vegas' Beauty & Essex

Beauty & EssexOpened: May 2016Location: Las Vegas, NevadaOwner: Chris Santos, Rich Wolf, TAO GroupAverage Check: $70Description: The second location of Beauty & Essex champions the original spirit, but with an extra shot of opulence.

The World's Best Chefs Join the Club

The Chefs Club is bringing global and domestic culinary talent to prepare meals and offer original recipes at its eateries in New York and Aspen, Colorado. It operates like the James Beard House, the renowned non-profit membership club that invites the best domestic chefs to prepare meals for foodies in New York City.

Butterleaf Opens in TRADE Food Hall

Butterleaf announced the grand opening of its first location in Irvine, California, bringing hearty plant-based options to Southern California’s newest culinary destination, TRADE Food Hall. To herald the opening, the quick serve vegetarian concept will offer free Avocado Bombs to the first 100 guests.