Beloved restaurants around the country are reopening after big renovations.
Bluestem, Kansas City, MO
Diners can watch all the action in the new open kitchen; counter seats overlook the renovated pastry area where desserts are plated. 900 Westport Rd.; bluestemkc.com.
Chef Lee Wolen took over in early 2014, bringing an amazing roast chicken with brioche to the remodeled dining room. 1729 N. Halsted St.; bokachicago.com.