The latest restaurants look local but taste global. Fuse (312-462-7071) in downtown Chicago, from talented chef Eric Aubriot, brings French-­accented American dishes to a room where the motif meets the skyline through picture windows. In Vancouver, Coast (604-685-5010, www.coastrestaurant.ca) serves globetrotting seafood on reclaimed fir (that’s fir as in wood) tables, and hails from the family who launched the popular Glowbal restaurant that helped make Yaletown the city’s cool quarter. At D.C.’s DavidGreggory (202-872-8700, www.davidgreggory.com), the menu merges comfort (deviled eggs) and world (Moroccan shrimp) foods in an interior that showcases local artists.
— ELAINE GLUSAC