Chicago’s 10 Most Anticipated Spring Restaurant Openings
Already wildly successful with Italian food at Siena Tavern and Bar Siena, and steaks at Prime & Provisions, the DineAmic Group is turning its attention to Mexican food with its newest venture Barrio. Taking over the massive Blackfinn space on the same block as Siena Tavern, Barrio will feature the contemporary handiwork of executive chef Katsuji Tanabe, who blends Mexican, Pan-Latin and American traditions. The menu will offer shareable plates, gluten-free options, organic ingredients and robata-style grill items like grilled diver scallops with poblano uni relish. Designed by Katherine Ingrassia and architect Ryan Nestor, the 6,000-sq.-ft. space will host a sprawling main dining room, an oval-shaped bar, an elevated deck and a private dining area with street views.
65 W. Kinzie St.; late spring