The X Pot
The gist: After debuting at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, this upmarket hot pot concept has descended on the Chicago dining scene with a stylish lounge, full sushi bar, VIP space, and epic 5D experience room. While the restaurant draws upon age-old Asian traditions, expect to encounter ultramodern technology throughout, from animated light projections and thematic soundscapes to—that’s right—robot servers.
The food: The team hopes to offer its own, fusion-forward take on American Chinese cuisine with a hands-on experience—plus lots of high-caliber ingredients (think purebred A5 Wagyu beef flown in daily from Japan). Those aforementioned robot servers wait on guests for the entirety of their meal, delivering premium cuts destined for the hot pot pinnacle. If that wasn’t entertainment enough, pop into the 5D Room, where interactive animations are projected onto each guest’s plate in tandem with a 12-course meal.
How to book: Reserve via SevenRooms.