New Concepts

Chicago's Famed Spiaggia Unveils New Private Events Space

Spiaggia, Chicago's only four-star Italian restaurant, and chef/partner Tony Mantuano announced the debut of Sala Privata, the brand new private events space adjacent to its iconic dining room.Sala Privata, Italian for "private room," welcomes guests in groups of six to 20 for private dining, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, corporate gatherings and rehearsal dinners.

Commander's Alum to Open DTB in NOLA this Spring

Whether he was wowing patrons on the North Shore with Louisiana-touched international street food at bacobar in Covington or dazzling diners at Café Adelaide & The Swizzle Stick Bar in the French Quarter, Chef Carl Schaubhut has remained one of the region’s most talented chefs.

Stand-Up Restaurant Ikinari Steak Opening in NYC

Ikinari Steak, the Japan-based standing steak restaurant will open its first New York City and U.S. location at 90 East 10 Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues.) on February 23. Owned by Chef and restaurateur Kunio Ichinose, Ikinari Steak opened in Tokyo in December, 2013, and now has over 100 locations throughout Japan, including over 60 locations in Tokyo City.

Chef Erick Harcey Delivers No-Frills Nordic to Minneapolis

Upton 43Opened: December 2015Location: Minneapolis, MinnesotaOwner: Chef Erick HarceyAverage Check: $90Description: Upgraded Swedish staples guided by traditions, not trends.If celebrity chefs are the new iteration of movie stars, then Chef Erick Harcey is the under-the-radar method actor.

Jose Garces' New Atlantic City Restaurants Now Accepting Reservations

Tropicana Atlantic City announced the March 4 opening of three new restaurants by Chef Jose Garces. "We are thrilled to partner with renowned and award-winning Chef Jose Garces on exclusive concepts that complement and enhance our diverse selection of restaurants and strive to expand on the idea of MORE.

Post Road Brew House Opens at CIA's Hyde Park Campus

The Culinary Institute of America announced the opening of the newest restaurant by the CIA Restaurant Group on the Hyde Park, New York, campus of the world-renowned college. Post Road Brew House is a casual, contemporary American beer-driven pop-up restaurant combining seasonal Hudson Valley cuisine with classic European gastro-classics.

Chef Derek Stevens Opens Debut Pittsburgh Restaurant

Acclaimed Pittsburgh Chef Derek Stevens opened his debut restaurant, Union Standard on Friday. Located in downtown Pittsburgh’s iconic Union Trust Building, Union Standard is a seasonally-driven restaurant inspired by the cuisines of the American Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Appalachian regions.

Cat Cora Opening Restaurant in Detroit Metropolitan Airport

In partnership with Hojeij Branded Foods, renowned celebrity chef Cat Cora opened her newest concept, Cat Cora’s Taproom, in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s (DTW) McNamara Terminal on February 16.“The whole HBF team is thrilled to bring fresh and unique dining options to DTW,” says HBF CEO Regynald Washington.

Third Bacari Concept Opens in Glendale

On February 15, owners Robert and Danny Kronfli, and Executive Chef/Owner Lior Hillel debut the third and newest outpost of the Venetian tavern concept, Bacari GDL, joining Bacaro LA near DTLA and Bacari PDR in Playa Del Rey.

Chicago's Coco Pazzo Café Now Open

Coco Pazzo Restaurants announced that Coco Pazzo Café is now open at 212 E. Ohio St. in Chicago. The venerable Streeterville Café has merged operations with its sister restaurant, Tre Soldi Trattoria.

Plano's Legacy Hall Adds an Onsite Brewery

Legacy Hall, the massive European-style food hall now rising in Plano, Texas’ booming Legacy West development just announced another landmark addition: Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co.Unlawful Assembly will feature a wide array of distinctive beers designed to pair with the diverse flavors showcased in Legacy Hall.

Chicago's Marigold Maison Makes its Lincolnshire Debut

Marigold Maison brings modern Indian spice, color, and flavors to Lincolnshire, a Northern suburb of Chicago, this February as the restaurant changes locations from its former home in Bannockburn.Executive Chef Sunil Kumar, who oversees the culinary program for both of Marigold Maison’s Phoenix and Chicagoland locations, believes the premier high-energy Lincolnshire Commons space pairs perfectly with the restaurant’s lively and family-friendly concept.

8 of the Most Exciting New Restaurants

When weighing whether to open a restaurant, many operators will say the decision lands somewhere between a strategic calculation and running on blind faith. But despite the risks, restaurants continue to launch, with almost 10,000 opening their doors in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Chicago's Bunny Slope Now Open at ACME Hotel

Giving the city a steamy new way to imbibe, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group and ACME Hotel Company unveiled a new concept within the hotel, Bunny Slope, presenting a post-slopes boozin’ vibe, minus the mountains.