A list of brand-new restaurants opening in Chicago? Right now? We didn't believe it either, until we started tallying up all of the amazing new concepts that are debuting throughout the city despite the odds stacked against them. The best new restaurants in Chicago are dripping in personality and creativity—from a pair of pizzerias and a buzzy food hall to a posh Chicago rooftop bar. Whether you're feeling thrifty (chicken sandos, anyone?) or you want to go all out at one of the best new fancy restaurants in Chicago, there's something on this list for every occasion and craving. And because all of these eateries and pop-up dining experiences are just finding their footing, it's best to call ahead for reservations and carryout options. Mask up and support local when you dine out at the most exciting new restaurants in Chicago.
6. Mama Delia
Taking over the Black Bull space in Wicker Park is a smile-inducing restaurant that's painted a shade of pink that stops you in your tracks and begs you to look at the menu. You'll be rewarded with Spanish treats made for noshing the day away; the sprawling patio out front doesn't hurt either. But it's the bar program that will really seal the deal, with more than 35 selections of sherry from across Spain, phenomenal pours of wine, a lineup of gin and tonics and zero-proof cocktails to boot.