Maybe they've been mentioned before, but while out at lunch today I passed-by three new, soon to open, restaurants in the River North neighborhood - a rapidly-expanding location for interesting restaurants:
Graham Elliiot’s Grahamwich
615 N. State St.
Chicago Cut Steakhouse
300 N. LaSalle St.
520 N. Dearborn St.
Graham Elliott's Grahamwich is the one I'm anxiously awaiting the opening of. It's a small space, though, and long wait times are probably in the offing. Not as bad as at Xoco, but frustrating at times I'm going to assume.
The steakhouses better be good, because if they're not I doubt they'll be open a year from now.