Here’s a list worth bookmarking if you’re planning a trip to Chi-Town soon: The Best New Restaurants of 2013, chosen by the editors of Chicago Magazine. All of the spots opened in the past 12 months, and they run the gamut from blockbusters like superstar chef Stephanie Izard’s Little Goat Diner to A Toda Madre, a Mexican joint out in the ‘burbs. The number one spot goes to Curtis Duffy’s Grace, of which the critics say, “It’s exhilarating to see a talented chef like Duffy at the height of his powers with ample resources and support behind him, if only because it happens so rarely. Savor it: No other new restaurant in Chicago comes close.”

Here’s the full list:

  1. Grace
  2. Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf
  3. Found
  4. Elizabeth Restaurant
  5. Kai Zan
  6. Carriage House
  7. Trenchermen
  8. Chez Moi
  9. Little Goat Diner
  10. BellyQ
  11. Sumi Robata Bar
  12. Table, Donkey and Stick
  13. A Toda Madre
  14. Fat Rice
  15. The Boarding House
  16. Siena Tavern
  17. Earth + Ocean
  18. Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed

[via Chicago Mag]