On Monday, June 11, 2018, restaurant development + design magazine took an elite group of readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the hottest — and most beautiful — new restaurants in Chicago.

We met at the new International Interior Design Association's headquarters in Chicago to reveal the list of restaurants. Then we embarked on a trolley tour where guests will met the people behind the concepts and enjoyed complimentary food and beverages at each stop. Check out the images and descriptions of each location from 2018, 2017 and 2016.

We will be hosting Tour the Design Trends again next year on Monday, June 10, 2019. If you wish to be placed on the invitation list to be notified as soon as registration is opened, click here.