Chicago is about to receive it's first ever Michelin Guide ratings and I'd be hard pressed to find anything more overdue. This city has long been a culinary and eating mecca, not to mention having great spots for wine, beer and beverages. The Michelin Guide has been around for about 100 years and highlights top restaurants and chefs. Now that we've taken a bite into the coastal bias, let's get into our award winners:
While the Michelin Guide has yet to be released, these results were made available through a Yelp poster leak which is currently under investigation. In addition to the awards above, 46 other restaurants have received the Bib Gourmand Award, given to those establishments which offers good value (two courses plus a glass of wine or dessert for under $40, not including tax or gratuity). Some of these include: Belly Shack, De Cero, Gilt Bar, Girl & The Goat, Hopleaf, La Creperie, Lula Café, Mado, Nightwood, The Purple Pig, Riccardo Trattoria and Taste of Peru, to name a few.
All of these establishments represent fine food, great beverage, excellent service and years of hard work which have become known and respected. Congrats to our Michelin Stars and Bib Gourmand winners!