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The 5 Most Anticipated Hotel Spots For A Drink Or Bite To Eat

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Chicago is currently experiencing a hotel boom with a flood of exciting new projects in the pipeline, and along with many of the Windy City's upcoming hospitality ventures are exciting restaurant and bars that will accompany their hotel counterparts. We took a look at Chicago's changing hotel landscape and at many of the hospitality projects currently underway and picked five spots that will host a few of the city's newest and most exciting places to get a drink or bite to eat at a hotel.


Curbed Chicago contributor Nenad Tadic assisted in authoring this post.

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1. Nobu Hotel & Restaurant

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850 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be the mastermind behind this hotel venture which includes Robert DeNiro as a partner. Nobu won’t open in the West Loop until 2016, but when it does look out for an indoor and outdoor bar in addition to its restaurant.

2. Soho House

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121 North Green Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Three public eateries that include a pizza joint, a chicken-focused restaurant and a craft beer and wine spot are expected at this 35-room boutique slated to open in August in the West Loop. There’ll also be a glass-enclosed rooftop bar, with an 80-foot pool overlooking downtown.

3. Hotel Indigo Chicago Millennium Park

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168 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601

Chef David Burke is bringing a Midwestern farm-to-fork concept to the hotel's first floor restaurant, basement lounge and wine room. There’ll be a second restaurant too, but the chef in charge of that one hasn’t been announced yet. The hotel will open spring 2015.

4. Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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11 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 646-1300
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Chef Brendan Sodikoff, famous for opening the popular Gilt Bar, and having a hand in numerous other successful ventures has been tapped by The Waldorf Astoria to run the five star hotel's food and drink program, including its lauded restaurant, Balsan. The reworked menu at Balsan is expected to be ready sometime this spring.

5. Virgin Hotel

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203 N. Wabash
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Though details are still slim about the upcoming Virgin Hotel's amenities and offerings, we do know that the Old Dearborn Bank Building will feature two "ace restaurants", a wine and coffee bar, and a separate swanky rooftop bar and lounge.

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1. Nobu Hotel & Restaurant

850 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be the mastermind behind this hotel venture which includes Robert DeNiro as a partner. Nobu won’t open in the West Loop until 2016, but when it does look out for an indoor and outdoor bar in addition to its restaurant.

850 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607

2. Soho House

121 North Green Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Three public eateries that include a pizza joint, a chicken-focused restaurant and a craft beer and wine spot are expected at this 35-room boutique slated to open in August in the West Loop. There’ll also be a glass-enclosed rooftop bar, with an 80-foot pool overlooking downtown.

121 North Green Street
Chicago, IL 60607

3. Hotel Indigo Chicago Millennium Park

168 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

Chef David Burke is bringing a Midwestern farm-to-fork concept to the hotel's first floor restaurant, basement lounge and wine room. There’ll be a second restaurant too, but the chef in charge of that one hasn’t been announced yet. The hotel will open spring 2015.

168 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601

4. Waldorf Astoria Chicago

11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611

Chef Brendan Sodikoff, famous for opening the popular Gilt Bar, and having a hand in numerous other successful ventures has been tapped by The Waldorf Astoria to run the five star hotel's food and drink program, including its lauded restaurant, Balsan. The reworked menu at Balsan is expected to be ready sometime this spring.

11 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611

5. Virgin Hotel

203 N. Wabash, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Though details are still slim about the upcoming Virgin Hotel's amenities and offerings, we do know that the Old Dearborn Bank Building will feature two "ace restaurants", a wine and coffee bar, and a separate swanky rooftop bar and lounge.

203 N. Wabash
Chicago, Illinois 60601