Just when your Champagne headache has finally subsided, it's already time to start planning your winter weekend excursions. Yep, when the biggest bash of the year hits in the middle of the week, it makes for one nonstop stream of fun and games booze. You're probably party-planned out from all those holiday soirees, so allow us to take the lead on your 2013 dinner reservations.
We picked out the three hottest new Windy City restos, and styled the perfect look to wear to each — yep, we've got you covered, from head-to-toe. Click through to see what we've got in store for you, and don't forget your appetite.
Since the hotspot opened, winos and style-hounds have been flocking to Boarding House for the true wine-and-food experience. Go for high drama when choosing your ensemble, since you'll want to hold your own next to the restaurant's breathtaking interior and swanky atmosphere. Chances are, you'll have quite a wait for your table, so comfy-yet-chic footwear is a must, too.
Tory Burch Tenley Wedge Bootie, $277, available at Tory Burch; ModCloth Glamour of the Gardens Earrings, $15.99, available at ModCloth; Theory Bird-Print Silk Trousers, $365, available at Matches; Madewell Silk Sheffield Shirt, $120, available at Madewell; Melie Bianco Nora Bag, $59.99, available at Piperlime.
The Boarding House, 720 North Wells Street (at Superior); 312-280-0720.
Photo: Courtesy of Boarding House
We've definitely been ooing and ahhing over Stephanie Izard's ever-popular resto Girl & Goat. And now, the crowd-pleaser has a casual-cool little sis. Little Goat Bread will be serving...wait for it...bread, in a laid-back and friendly space. Dress down in your favorite weekend attire — printed cords, a comfy sweater, and flat boots will do the trick.
J.Crew Cashmere Tippi Sweater, $99.99, available at J.Crew; Kooba Grove Satchel, $498, available at Amazon; Citizens of Humanity Thompson Corduroy Skinny Jeans, $69, available at Net-a-Porter; Kure Bazaar Nail Lacquer, $16, available at Beauty Habit; DV by Dolce Vita Sera Boots, $149, available at Piperlime.
Little Goat Bread, 820 West Randolph Street (at North Green Street); 312-888-3455.
Photo: Courtesy of Little Goat Bread
Channel true old-world glamour at Tortoise Club, the brand new supper-club-meets-library-meets-swanky-dining-room. You can dine on dishes like pork chops or meat pies, while you cozy up to the fireplaces nestled in lush banquets. Go for a classic look and dust off your LBD — adding heels and a power coat will make your ensemble as swanky as your digs.
BCBG Paris Jaze Pump, $59.95, available at DSW; Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick, $32, available at Neiman Marcus; Bauble Bar Ice Disco-Ball Bangle, $42, available at Bauble Bar; Topshop Crepe Mini Peplum Dress, $92, available at Topshop; Sophie Hulme Leather-Trimmed Wool-Felt Coat, $995, available at Net-a-Porter; Juicy Couture Jade Clutch, $99.99, available at Juicy Couture.
Tortoise Club, 350 North State Street (at Wacker Drive); 312-755-1700.
Photo: Courtesy of Tortoise Club