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Chicago's Michelin-Starred Restaurants, Mapped

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As you might have heard, the 2014 Michelin stars are all revealed now. With six more stars doled out in 2014 than the previous year (25 total), neighborhoods outside of River North, Gold Coast, West Loop, and Lincoln Park continue to build representation. While only three of the starred restaurants are north of Lincoln Park and only two are south of the Loop, all five of those restaurants gained their stars in the last two years.

The Michelin international director summed up the expanding local scene this way: "What we've seen in Chicago more so than New York or San Francisco is that people are really adventurous." Maybe restaurateurs will continue to adventure to different neighborhoods when they open upscale restaurants.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Alinea

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1723 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 867-0110
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Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas' temple to molecular gastronomy in Lincoln Park is once again the only restaurant in town to garner three stars from Michelin.

2. Sixteen

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401 N Wabash Ave Fl 16
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 588-8030
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This upscale spot in the Trump Hotel picked up a second star from Michelin this year.

3. Grace

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652 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 234-9494
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Chef Curtis Duffy's Grace made a splash off the bat, earning two stars before it reaches one year in business. It's also the first restaurant on Randolph Row to garner two Michelin stars.

4. Graham Elliot

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217 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 624-9975
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Although Graham Elliot's flagship restaurant in River North is closing at year's end, it warranted two stars from Michelin for the second straight year.
2300 North Lincoln Park W
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 868-0002
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Michelin awards two stars to this Lettuce Entertain You fine dining spot on Lincoln Park West for the second straight year under chef Matthew Kirkley.

6. Acadia

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1639 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 360-9500
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Ryan McCaskey's Acadia is only two restaurants on the South Side to be awarded a star. It's been starred both years of the restaurant's existence.

7. Blackbird

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619 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 715-0708
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Paul Kahan's signature fine dining establishment on Randolph Row has been Michelin starred all four years Michelin has been in Chicago.

8. Boka

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1729 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-6070
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On the same block as Alinea, Boka has picked up a Michelin star all four years. The sky's the limit now that chef Lee Wolen is on board.

9. EL Ideas

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2419 W 14th St
Chicago, IL 60618
(312) 226-8144
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After the public clamored, Philip Foss' standout in Douglas Park finally picked up a star this year.

10. Elizabeth Restaurant

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4835 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 681-0651
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Chef Iliana Regan's ticketed new-gatherer restaurant in Lincoln Square picked up a star in its first year.

11. Everest Restaurant

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440 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 663-8920
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Long been a sky-high bastion of fine dining in the Financial District, Jean Joho's French restaurant earned a star again this year.

12. Goosefoot

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2656 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 942-7547
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One of only two restaurants on the Far North Side to gain a star, it's the second year of recognition for Chris Nugent's spot on Lawrence.

13. The Lobby

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108 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 573-6760
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Lee Wolen elevated this hotel restaurant to Michelin-starred status this year. Now that he's leaving, will the star remain next year?

14. Longman & Eagle

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2657 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-7110
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Michelin continues to be impressed with this charcuterie, whiskey, and sleepover spot in Logan Square.

15. Mexique

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1529 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 850-0288
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Not only is Carlos Gaytan still on Top Chef, but his restaurant in West Town is still Michelin-starred.

16. Moto Restaurant

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945 W Fulton St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 491-0058
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Homaro Cantu's temple of molecular gastronomy in Fulton Market continues to evolve, and Michelin continues to recognize it.

17. Naha

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500 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 321-6242
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Carrie Nahabedian's first restaurant continues to be a dining trailblazer for River North, and Michelin recognizes that.

18. North Pond

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Lincoln Park
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 477-5845
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Bruce Sherman's hideaway in the park was finally recognized by Michelin this year.

19. Schwa

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1466 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 252-1466
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Michael Carlson's unconventional restaurant on Ashland certainly offers a unique experience in an unexpected location.

20. Senza

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2873 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 770-3527
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Not only is Noah Sandoval's restaurant on Broadway the only gluten-free spot recognized, it's also the first restaurant in Lakeview to gain a Michelin star.

21. Sepia

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123 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 441-1920
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Andrew Zimmerman continues to impress the Michelin inspectors in a location around the corner from Ogilvie Transportation Center.

22. Spiaggia

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980 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-2750
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Tony Mantuano's luxurious Italian fine dining spot in the Gold Coast is once again chosen by the Michelin guide.

23. Takashi

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1952 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 772-6170
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Takashi Yagihashi's upscale Japanese fare is still drawing a star to north Bucktown.

24. Topolobampo

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445 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 661-1434
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Rick Bayless' more upscale Mexican spot is still tops in River North.

25. TRU

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676 N Saint Clair St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 202-0001
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TRU is the only restaurant on the other side of Michigan Avenue to gain recognition from the Michelin Guide.

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1. Alinea

1723 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614
Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas' temple to molecular gastronomy in Lincoln Park is once again the only restaurant in town to garner three stars from Michelin.
1723 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

2. Sixteen

401 N Wabash Ave Fl 16, Chicago, IL 60611
This upscale spot in the Trump Hotel picked up a second star from Michelin this year.
401 N Wabash Ave Fl 16
Chicago, IL 60611

3. Grace

652 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661
Chef Curtis Duffy's Grace made a splash off the bat, earning two stars before it reaches one year in business. It's also the first restaurant on Randolph Row to garner two Michelin stars.
652 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661

4. Graham Elliot

217 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
Although Graham Elliot's flagship restaurant in River North is closing at year's end, it warranted two stars from Michelin for the second straight year.
217 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654

5. L2O

2300 North Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614
Michelin awards two stars to this Lettuce Entertain You fine dining spot on Lincoln Park West for the second straight year under chef Matthew Kirkley.
2300 North Lincoln Park W
Chicago, IL 60614

6. Acadia

1639 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Ryan McCaskey's Acadia is only two restaurants on the South Side to be awarded a star. It's been starred both years of the restaurant's existence.
1639 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

7. Blackbird

619 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661
Paul Kahan's signature fine dining establishment on Randolph Row has been Michelin starred all four years Michelin has been in Chicago.
619 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661

8. Boka

1729 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
On the same block as Alinea, Boka has picked up a Michelin star all four years. The sky's the limit now that chef Lee Wolen is on board.
1729 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614

9. EL Ideas

2419 W 14th St, Chicago, IL 60618
After the public clamored, Philip Foss' standout in Douglas Park finally picked up a star this year.
2419 W 14th St
Chicago, IL 60618

10. Elizabeth Restaurant

4835 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Chef Iliana Regan's ticketed new-gatherer restaurant in Lincoln Square picked up a star in its first year.
4835 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

11. Everest Restaurant

440 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60605
Long been a sky-high bastion of fine dining in the Financial District, Jean Joho's French restaurant earned a star again this year.
440 S La Salle St
Chicago, IL 60605

12. Goosefoot

2656 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
One of only two restaurants on the Far North Side to gain a star, it's the second year of recognition for Chris Nugent's spot on Lawrence.
2656 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

13. The Lobby

108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
Lee Wolen elevated this hotel restaurant to Michelin-starred status this year. Now that he's leaving, will the star remain next year?
108 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611

14. Longman & Eagle

2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Michelin continues to be impressed with this charcuterie, whiskey, and sleepover spot in Logan Square.
2657 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

15. Mexique

1529 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Not only is Carlos Gaytan still on Top Chef, but his restaurant in West Town is still Michelin-starred.
1529 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

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16. Moto Restaurant

945 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60607
Homaro Cantu's temple of molecular gastronomy in Fulton Market continues to evolve, and Michelin continues to recognize it.
945 W Fulton St
Chicago, IL 60607

17. Naha

500 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Carrie Nahabedian's first restaurant continues to be a dining trailblazer for River North, and Michelin recognizes that.
500 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

18. North Pond

Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 60614
Bruce Sherman's hideaway in the park was finally recognized by Michelin this year.
Lincoln Park
Chicago, IL 60614

19. Schwa

1466 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Michael Carlson's unconventional restaurant on Ashland certainly offers a unique experience in an unexpected location.
1466 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

20. Senza

2873 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
Not only is Noah Sandoval's restaurant on Broadway the only gluten-free spot recognized, it's also the first restaurant in Lakeview to gain a Michelin star.
2873 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

21. Sepia

123 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661
Andrew Zimmerman continues to impress the Michelin inspectors in a location around the corner from Ogilvie Transportation Center.
123 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661

22. Spiaggia

980 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Tony Mantuano's luxurious Italian fine dining spot in the Gold Coast is once again chosen by the Michelin guide.
980 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

23. Takashi

1952 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647