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Chicago restaurant openings and closings

Here are some recent Chicago restaurant (and bar) openings and closings.


Cumin — Finally, Wicker Park gets an Indian restaurant!

Phoenix Inn — The Evanston favorite has risen from the ashes to serve Chinese fare once again.

Seasons 52 — Expect fresh grill fare and plenty of wine at the first area location of this nationwide chain.

El Llano — The Colombian restaurant gets a second location in Irving Park/Avondale.

I Dream of Falafel — Now you can get your falafel fix on Monroe.


Cookie Bar — You can expect to get 18 varieties of cookies at this Lincoln Park bakery…starting tomorrow.


Tizi Melloul – We may have seen the last of the $3 martini.

Cuatro — After faking us out a few months ago, the upscale Latin spot is now closing for good.

Baja Fresh — Sorry, fish-taco lovers…the national chain is closing all its Illinois franchises.

Check back here every week for more openings and closings, and be sure to check out Centerstage Chicago’s lists of new restaurants and bars.