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2015 Chicago Michelin Bib Gourmands Revealed

This year's list has 10 fewer Bib Gourmands than last year's.

Chicago Michelin season is officially underway, as the Michelin Guide's 2015 list of Chicago Bib Gourmands—essentially the Michelin-approved less expensive restaurants—have been revealed. The Michelin Guide describes them as "restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less" and "are the restaurants that the Michelin inspectors frequent themselves."

This year's Bib Gourmand list sees a major drop in overall Chicago restaurants as well as new restaurants that the Michelin inspectors added to the list. Last year's list included 69 restaurants while this year's has just 59. Inspectors added 21 new restaurants last year but added just 11 this year.

Some big players made it onto the list this year: Matthias Merges' A10, Dusek's, Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark's Parachute, Carriage House (despite the exit of chef Mark Steuer), The Dawson, Beatrix, Untitled, Table Donkey & Stick, TWO, Herb, and Azzurra are all honored by Michelin for the first time.

Some major players also dropped off the list. Mercat a la Planxa, Found, Ada Street, Urban Belly, Juno (which was closed for nearly eight months due to a fire), Antique Taco, Autre Monde, Owen & Engine, Libertad, Gemini Bistro, Q BBQ (in La Grange) and Marion Street Cheese Market were all removed.

The possibility always exists that restaurants were left off the Bib Gourmand list because they were bumped up to star status.

Read the full list of 2015 Bib Gourmands below; the Michelin stars for Chicago will be revealed on November 11.

Arami
A10 * 
Au Cheval
Avec
Azzurra EnoTavola * 
Balena
Beatrix * 
bellyQ 
Belly Shack
Browntrout
Carriage House * 
Ceres' Table
Chilam Balam
County 
Cumin
The Dawson * 
DeCOLORES 
Dusek's (Board & Beer) * 
Fat Rice
Frontera Grill 
Gather 
Gilt Bar
Girl & The Goat 
Green Zebra
GT Fish & Oyster 
Han 202 
Herb * 
Homestyle Taste 
Hopleaf 
Jaipur 
Jam
Jin Thai 
Kai Zan 
Kurah 
Lao Hunan
Lao Sze Chuan
Lula Café 
Mana Food Bar
Maude's Liquor Bar
Mixteco Grill 
Mott St. 
Nana
Nightwood 
Parachute * 
Paramount Room 
The Publican
Pump Room 
The Purple Pig
Riccardo Trattoria 
Slurping Turtle
Smoque BBQ 
Sol de Mexico 
Spacca Napoli
Sushi Dokku 
Table, Donkey and Stick
TAC Quick
Untitled * 
TWO * 
Wood

* = added to the 2015 list

[Edit Note: Untitled gained a Bib Gourmand in the 2013 guide so this is not its first honor.]

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Dusek's

1227 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL

Browntrout

4111 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 773 472 4111 Visit Website

Lao Hunan

2230 S Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 312 842 7888

The Purple Pig

500 North Michigan Avenue, , IL 60611 (312) 464-1744 Visit Website

Herb

5424 North Broadway, , IL 60640 (773) 944-9050 Visit Website

nana

752 West 33rd Street, , IL 60616 (312) 929-2486 Visit Website

Parachute

3472 North Elston Avenue, , IL 60618 (872) 204-7138 Visit Website

GEMINI

2075 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60614 (773) 525-2522 Visit Website

Green Zebra

1460 W Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 312 243 7100

Table, Donkey and Stick

2728 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 486-8525 Visit Website

Au Cheval

800 West Randolph Street, , IL 60607 (312) 929-4580 Visit Website

Tac Quick

1011 West Irving Park Road, , IL 60613 (773) 327-5253 Visit Website

Mercat a la Planxa

638 South Michigan Avenue, , IL 60605 (312) 765-0524 Visit Website

Hopleaf

5148 North Clark Street, , IL 60640 (773) 334-9851 Visit Website

Spacca Napoli

1769 W Sunnyside Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640 773 878 2420 Visit Website

Cumin

1414 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 773 342 1414 Visit Website

Nightwood Restaurant

2219 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Avec

615 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 377-2002 Visit Website

Fat Rice

2957 West Diversey Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-9170 Visit Website

Ada Street

1664 North Ada Street, , IL 60642 (773) 697-7069 Visit Website

Found

1631 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 868-8945 Visit Website

Jam

3057 W Logan Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60647 773 292 6011

Belly Shack

1912 N Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 773 252 1414

Ceres' Table

4882 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Mana Food Bar

1742 W Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622 Visit Website

Untitled

111 W Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312 880 1511 Visit Website

Maude's Liquor Bar

840 W Randolph St, , IL 60607 (312) 243-9712 Visit Website

Slurping Turtle

116 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60654 (312) 464-0466 Visit Website

Antique Taco

1000 West 35th Street, , IL 60609 (773) 823-9410 Visit Website

Beatrix

519 North Clark Street, , IL 60654 (312) 284-1377 Visit Website

Arami

1829 West Chicago Avenue, , IL 60622 (312) 243-1535 Visit Website

Gilt Bar

230 West Kinzie Street, , IL 60654 (312) 464-9544 Visit Website

Lao Sze Chuan

304 Southeast Oak Street, , MN 55414 (612) 886-3906 Visit Website

The Publican

837 West Fulton Market, , IL 60607 (312) 733-9555 Visit Website

Balena

1633 North Halsted Street, , IL 60614 (312) 867-3888 Visit Website

Smoque

3800 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60641

Marion Street Cheese Market

100 S Marion Street, Oak Park, IL 60304 708 725 7200 Visit Website

Chilam Balam

3023 North Broadway, , IL 60657 (773) 296-6901 Visit Website

WOOD

3335 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60657 (323) 667-9940 Visit Website

The Dawson

730 West Grand Avenue, , IL 60654 (312) 243-8955 Visit Website

Carriage House

7485 Main Street, , MI 49757 (906) 847-3321 Visit Website

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