These buzz-worthy restaurants opened a tad too late for this issue, but we're keeping an eye on them

In the brief time we've gotten to know these newborn restaurants, which both opened in late 2013, we've liked what we've seen. And while they were too young to be considered for a top spot this year, we're excited to see how they'll grow in 2014.

The Table

Opened under the guise of being a house-made charcuterie specialist, this new Short North eatery is more than just meat and cheese. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the French-leaning Table offers a tight, daily rotating offering of salads, soups and entrees, too (like mac-and-cheese with kale and mushrooms). Don't pass on the decadent sweets on display under glass cloches at the kitchen counter. 21 E. Fifth St., Short North, 614-291-4555,

Chez du Bon

The latest concept from the owners of De-Novo and Manifesto is a three-in-one-eatery-a grab-and-go cafe, a sit-down bistro` and a formal fixed tasting menu restaurant upstairs-that pulls inspiration from France and the French Quarter in New Orleans. Expect crepes and house-made baguettes, beignets (some with lobster), tartines and cassoulet. (The same owners will strike again Downtown this spring with plans to open comfort food and barbecue restaurant Pink Cow and live blues club Le Ruelle Bleus on Lynn Alley.) 122 S. High St., Downtown, 614-222-8830,