If you’re the sort who keeps a roster of new restaurants you want to try, I bet there are plenty that debuted in 2017 still hanging out on your list. Same here.

But as 2018 gets rolling there are still more on the way, ranging from expansions from familiar names to new ideas from newer talent.

At the same time, some significant restaurant closings have left a few lingering question marks about what might come next in their locations.

Here’s my short list of places to watch as the year unfolds.

— Ian McNulty