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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.


· All Coverage of the Michelin Guide [-ECHI-]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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.

Sixteen

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This upscale spot in the Trump Hotel picked up a second star from Michelin this year.

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.

Graham Elliot

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

EL Ideas

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After the public clamored, Philip Foss' standout in Douglas Park finally picked up a star this year.

Elizabeth Restaurant

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Chef Iliana Regan's ticketed new-gatherer restaurant in Lincoln Square picked up a star in its first year.

Everest Restaurant

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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.

Goosefoot

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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.

The Lobby

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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?

Longman & Eagle

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Michelin continues to be impressed with this charcuterie, whiskey, and sleepover spot in Logan Square.

Mexique

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Not only is Carlos Gaytan still on Top Chef, but his restaurant in West Town is still Michelin-starred.

Moto Restaurant

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Homaro Cantu's temple of molecular gastronomy in Fulton Market continues to evolve, and Michelin continues to recognize it.

Carrie Nahabedian's first restaurant continues to be a dining trailblazer for River North, and Michelin recognizes that.

North Pond

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Bruce Sherman's hideaway in the park was finally recognized by Michelin this year.

Michael Carlson's unconventional restaurant on Ashland certainly offers a unique experience in an unexpected location.

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.

Andrew Zimmerman continues to impress the Michelin inspectors in a location around the corner from Ogilvie Transportation Center.

Spiaggia

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Tony Mantuano's luxurious Italian fine dining spot in the Gold Coast is once again chosen by the Michelin guide.

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Takashi Yagihashi's upscale Japanese fare is still drawing a star to north Bucktown.

Topolobampo

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Rick Bayless' more upscale Mexican spot is still tops in River North.

TRU is the only restaurant on the other side of Michigan Avenue to gain recognition from the Michelin Guide.

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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.

Sixteen

This upscale spot in the Trump Hotel picked up a second star from Michelin this year.

Grace

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.

Graham Elliot

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.

L2O

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.

Acadia

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.

Blackbird

Paul Kahan's signature fine dining establishment on Randolph Row has been Michelin starred all four years Michelin has been in Chicago.

Boka

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.

EL Ideas

After the public clamored, Philip Foss' standout in Douglas Park finally picked up a star this year.

Elizabeth Restaurant

Chef Iliana Regan's ticketed new-gatherer restaurant in Lincoln Square picked up a star in its first year.

Everest Restaurant

Long been a sky-high bastion of fine dining in the Financial District, Jean Joho's French restaurant earned a star again this year.