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Michelin Announces Chicago’s 2019 Bib Gourmand List

58 restaurants made this year’s ranking

Proxi in the West Loop got a Michelin Bib Gourmand nod in its first year
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

The 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand list features nine newcomers among the 58 Chicago restaurants in this year’s group. That’s a four-restaurant bump from last year when Michelin named 54 Chicago restaurants to its “short list.” Bib Gourmands honor “quality restaurants that have menu items that offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (excluding tax and gratuity).” Five restaurants dropped off from last year.

Hyped recent openings such as Pacific Standard Time in River North, Marisol inside the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Proxi — the West Loop follow-up from the owners of Sepia — made the list. Inspectors rewarded Daguan Noodle in Chinatown, with a news release praising “excellent rice noodles in a variety of homemade broths.” A second Chinese restaurant, Jade Court — from the founders of venerable Phoenix Restaurant — in University Village also made the list.

A large, bright dining room.
Pacific Standard Time
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

One of Chicago’s most unique restaurants, Passerotto — Jennifer Kim’s Korean-American restaurant in Andersonville that splices Italian technique — also made the list, as did Lonesome Rose, Land & Sea Dept’s Tex-Mex spot in Logan Square. Pizzeria Bebu, the thin-crust specialists in Lincoln Park, also pop up on the list proving that Chicago has several different styles of pizzas.

Both Green Zebra in West Town and Jaipur in West Loop fell off due to shutters. Lincoln Square’s Luella’s Southern Kitchen, Brendan Sodikoff’s Maude’s Liquor Bar on Randolph Restaurant Row, and The Publican also failed to reappear this year. Publican’s exclusion is curious, begging the question whether One Off Hospitality Group’s beloved restaurant is in the running for a star. The tire company will announce Chicago’s Michelin-starred restaurants in one week, on September 26.

Check out the full listing below, * denotes a new restaurant:


  1. Angry Crab
  2. Arami
  3. Au Cheval
  4. Avec
  5. bellyQ
  6. Bohemian House
  7. The Bristol
  8. Ceres’ Table
  9. Chilam Balam
  10. Cumin
  11. *Daguan Noodle
  12. *Daisies
  13. DeCOLORES
  14. Dos Urban Cantina
  15. Dove’s Luncheonette
  16. The Duck Inn
  17. Fat Rice
  18. Frontera Grill
  19. Giant
  20. Gilt Bar
  21. Girl & The Goat
  22. GT Fish & Oyster
  23. HaiSous
  24. Han 202
  25. Herb
  26. Hopleaf
  27. *Jade Court
  28. Jam
  29. Jin Thai
  30. Kai Zan
  31. *Lonesome Rose
  32. Longman & Eagle
  33. Lula Café
  34. Mana Food Bar
  35. Mango Pickle
  36. *Marisol
  37. mfk.
  38. MingHin
  39. Mi Tocaya
  40. Mott St.
  41. Nana
  42. *Pacific Standard Time
  43. *Passerotto
  44. *Pizzeria Bebu
  45. Pleasant House Pub
  46. *Proxi
  47. The Purple Pig
  48. Quiote
  49. Sabri Nihari
  50. San Soo Gab San
  51. Smoque BBQ
  52. Sol de Mexico
  53. Sushi Dokku
  54. Table, Donkey and Stick
  55. True Food Kitchen
  56. TWO
  57. Untitled Supper Club
  58. Wood

Sol De Mexico

3018 N Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL 773 282 4119 Visit Website

Passerotto

5420 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL Visit Website

Quiote

2456 North California Avenue, , IL 60647 (312) 878-8571 Visit Website

KAI ZAN

2557 West Chicago Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 278-5776 Visit Website

Phoenix Restaurant

2131 South Archer Avenue, , IL 60616 (312) 328-0848 Visit Website

Smoque BBQ

3800 North Pulaski Road, , IL 60641 (773) 545-7427 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

GT Fish & Oyster

531 North Wells Street, , IL 60654 (312) 929-3501 Visit Website

Lonesome Rose

2101 North California Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 770-3414 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

Han 202

605 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 949-1314 Visit Website

Jam

2853 North Kedzie Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 292-6011 Visit Website

Bohemian House

11 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 955-0439 Visit Website

bellyQ

1400 West Randolph Street, , IL 60607 (312) 563-1010 Visit Website

Au Cheval

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

Pleasant House Pub

2119 South Halsted Street, , IL 60608 (773) 523-7437 Visit Website

Hopleaf

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

Dos Urban Cantina

2829 West Armitage Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-6452 Visit Website

True Food Kitchen

1 West Erie Street, , IL 60654 (312) 204-6981 Visit Website

Cumin

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

Two

1132 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 624-8363 Visit Website

The Purple Pig

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

San Soo Gab San

5247 North Western Avenue, , IL 60625 (773) 334-1589 Visit Website

Next

953 West Fulton Market, , IL 60607 Visit Website

Marisol

205 East Pearson Street, , IL 60611 (312) 799-3599 Visit Website

Fat Rice

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

Pacific Standard Time

141 West Erie Street, , IL 60654 (312) 736-1778 Visit Website

Daisies

2523 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-1671 Visit Website

Proxi

565 West Randolph Street, , IL 60661 (312) 466-1950 Visit Website

Sepia

123 North Jefferson Street, , IL 60661 (312) 441-1920 Visit Website

Girl & The Goat

809 West Randolph Street, , IL 60607 (312) 492-6262 Visit Website

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

Longman & Eagle

2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 773 276 7110 Visit Website

Sushi Dokku

823 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 455-8238 Visit Website

HaiSous

1800 S. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL Visit Website

Arami

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

Mott St

1401 North Ashland Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 687-9977 Visit Website

Gilt Bar

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

Frontera Grill

445 North Clark Street, , IL 60654 (312) 661-1434 Visit Website

The Publican

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

Mango Pickle

5842 North Broadway, , IL 60660 (773) 944-5555 Visit Website

Sabri Nihari

2502 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 (773) 465-3272 Visit Website

DeColores

1626 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 226-9886 Visit Website

Avec

615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 377-2002 Visit Website

Pizzeria Bebu

1521 N Fremont St, Chicago, IL 60642

Chilam Balam

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

Giant

3209 West Armitage Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 252-0997 Visit Website

WOOD

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

The Bristol

2152 North Damen Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 862-5555 Visit Website

The Duck Inn

2701 South Eleanor Street, , IL 60608 (312) 724-8811 Visit Website

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