RM Champagne Salon | A photo slideshow
I can count on one hand the number of wine bars that have been anticipated at all in this town, let alone as highly anticipated as RM Champagne Salon. The upscale (though not necessarily expensive, so the owners say) wine spot is a sister spot to Jared Van Camp's Nellcôte, and it was supposed to open by now. But, you know how that goes. The City of Chicago will do anything to keep its residents from some good Champagne.
Soon—a week or two?—RM will indeed open to the public. Until then, enjoy this slideshow of the interior. Make sure you take a good long look—RM has what will likely be one of the most gorgeous patios in the city, so you probably won't actually see the inside of the place until autumn.