10 New Chicago Restaurants We Loved in 2011

[Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger]

It was hard to keep track of every single restaurant opening of 2011. In fact, some of these places already feel like such institutions that it's kind of amazing that they only opened this year. While there are undoubtedly restaurants that I unfairly left off the list, here are the ones that I couldn't wait to get back to.

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