Going out to a hot new restaurant for the first time is exciting but risky.
It’s a big investment of time and money (especially if you’ve booked a sitter) and you want to make sure everyone in your party has a great time.
Don’t leave an outing at a new place to chance. Follow Make It Better Dining Editor Julie Chernoff’s advice about when to book, how to order, and how to deal with the restaurant’s staff to ensure you and your companions have the best dining experience possible.
Julie reviews dozens of restaurants every year, so she knows what she’s talking about, as you’ll see in the video, below.
Here are a few of Julie’s favorite new places at the moment. Why not book a table and put her “tips” to work? Just click on the restaurant name for more information and to read the review.
RPM Italian, 52 W. Illinois, Chicago
Slurping Turtle, 116 W. Hubbard, Chicago
Creperie Saint Germain, 1512 Sherman, Evanston
Moderno, 1850 Second St., Highland Park