While we still aren't sure how Geja's was the only Chicago spot on its most romantic restaurant list, we can agree that OpenTable is on to something with its list of the 10 hottest restaurants to open since January 2010. The list, which includes eateries from across the country, includes Gilt Bar and Girl & The Goat.
The list is pulled from OpenTable's "2011 Hot Spot" list, which comprises more than seven million diners' reviews from the online reservation system. The overall list spotlights 50 restaurants, many of which have been open more than a year. Other Chicago restaurants to make the list include Epic, Hub 51, Mercadito and Sunda. So basically, big splashy River North hot spots.
· Geja's Is the Only Romantic Spot in Chicago?! [~EChi~]
· OpenTable Reveals Hot New Restaurants [NRN]
· 2011 Annual Winners: Hot Spots [OT]