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Chicago's 2022 Michelin Bib Gourmand List, Mapped

Where to find Michelin-approved "quality food for good value" in Chicago

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Lardon’s mussels are Michelin rated.

Michelin's Bib Gourmand list is revered by travelers as a sign of a quality meal at an affordable price. The 2022 list adds seven new restaurants while removing 10. Altogether, 55 restaurants are represented. This is the tire company’s 11th year in Chicago.

Eater Chicago placed the city's Bib Gourmands on a map to make it easier to visually compare Michelin's selections using geography.

One of the previous members, Jam, fell off the list due to its permanently closure in 2020, and another, Kasama, bounced over to the star list. Other removals include Avlí Taverna, Ceres Table, County Barbecue (which changed ownership in 2021), Daguan Noodle, Kai Zan, Lonesome Rose, San Soo Gab San, and Untitled Supper Club.

Pizzeria Bebu, which has been closed since March 2020, remains on the list despite the presence of a “space available” sign in its Lincoln Park storefront which has been cleared out.

Scroll through the map below for Michelin’s take on Chicago’s dining scene, check out Eater Chicago’s list of the city’s Michelin-starred restaurants in 2022.

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Mango Pickle

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Edgewater's creative Indian destination maintains its Michelin status. The cuisine is far from traditional, as chef Marisa Paolillo is eager to challenge perceptions of what Indian food can be. There’s also a killer cocktail list.

The fancy Thai restaurant in Edgewater is a Bib Gourmand for another year. Chef-owner Patty Neumson serves elegant tasting menus in a laid-back setting. Alcohol is BYO only.

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Herb continues its reign in Edgewater.
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Kie-Gol-Lanee

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Named after the Oaxacan village of Santa Maria Quiegolani, this Uptown restaurant, led by chef Reynel Mendoza, is known for stellar moles, tlayudas, and more.

Munno Pizzeria & Bistro

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Munno Pizzeria Bistro, a specialist in pastas and Neapolitan-inspired pies in Uptown, held onto its Bib Gourmand distinction for a second year.

Smoque BBQ

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Perhaps the city's best barbecue, Smoque draws eaters from far and wide for the acclaimed ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and much more.

Sochi Saigonese Kitchen

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The name “Sochi” is a combination of the first names of the owners, Chinh Pham and Son Do, who met and married in Saigon. Their Lakeview restaurant, which opened last year and is now making its Bib Gourmand debut, serves pho, curry, chicken wings, noodle salads, and eggrolls wrapped in rice paper.

Chilam Balam

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The creative Mexican restaurant in East Lakeview, owned by Soraya Rendon and run by chef Natalie Oswald, retains the spot it’s held on the Bib Gourmand list since 2017.

Dear Margaret

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Dear Margaret, a charming tribute to French-Canadian cuisine tucked inside a homey space in Lakeview, has blossomed into a neighborhood destination from longtime Chicago restaurant publicist and owner Lacey Irby and chef Ryan Brosseau. Together, the pair have secured the restaurant’s first Bib Gourmand recognition. 

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Sol De Mexico

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This Mexican stalwart on the Northwest Side led by chef Clementina Flores, an immigrant from Guerrero who got her start in the Chicago food business by working as a nanny to Rick Bayless’s children, retains its Bib Gourmand spot for the seventh straight year.

The cozy subterranean Spanish-influenced seafood restaurant on the Lakeview/Lincoln Park border serves big Michelin-recognized flavors.

Superkhana International

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This “Indian-ish” restaurant in Logan Square pays tribute to the “survival food” of South Asian immigrants and their first-generation children, who figured out how to combine familiar flavors from home with American food. At Superkhana, find butter chicken calzones, hot date pizzas, and cocktails made with ghee-washed bourbon alongside more traditional dishes like chana chaat and pork vindaloo.

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Longman & Eagle

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Logan Square's long-lauded creative restaurant, whiskey bar, and inn has been a steady presence in the neighborhood since 2010. A former one-Michelin star restaurant, L&E helped usher in the rush of restaurants opening in the area.

Mi Tocaya Antojería

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Chef Diana Dávila's Mexican hotspot in Logan Square quickly snagged a spot on Eater Chicago's 38, Eater's Midwest 38, and the Michelin Guide. Dávila tells a story with each dish. Standouts include peanut butter lengua and queso fundido con birria, but don’t be shy: order the burrito. It’s great.

Lula Café

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Jason Hammel’s all-day restaurant that opened in 1999 and started both the farm-to-table craze in Chicago and the Logan Square boom is rightfully recognized again.

Daisies

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Chef Joe Frillman combines produce from his brother’s farm with a love for making pasta at Daisies in Logan Square.

Flat & Point

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Flat & Point is has held onto its Bib Gourmand status for another year. The massive smoker stationed in the back of kitchen produces the basis for some non-traditional barbecue with an Alpine twist. Chef Brian Bruns prepares elegantly plated food without the fine dining prices — don’t expect slabs of ribs smothered in tomato sauce.

A long-vacant corner in Logan Square is now an acclaimed salumeria and all-day cafe, thanks to the efforts of fledgling restaurant group Meadowlark Hospitality. Co-owners Steve Lewis and chef Christopher Thompson have been vocal about their desire to serve the neighborhood rather than critics, but have nonetheless captured Michelin’s attention and earned the restaurant’s first Bib Gourmand.

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Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar

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The team behind fellow Michelin-tapped spot Giant has also earned recognition for their cheffy take on Chinese American takeout fare at Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar in Bucktown.

Table, Donkey and Stick

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The Alps-inspired restaurant in Logan Square is — deservingly — on the Bib Gourmand list again. It’s one of the must unique restaurants in the city. The meats and cheeses are impressive, and the burger is a can’t-miss.

Dos Urban Cantina

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From a husband-and-wife team who once worked with Chicago's famed Rick Bayless, Dos Urban Cantine makes modern Mexican-inspired food from respected sources using fine dining chops. Don’t overlook dessert.

Chef Jason Vincent's lauded Logan Square hotspot with an eclectic menu is Michelin-approved for the fifth straight year.

The team behind Maple & Ash, the lavish Gold Coast steakhouse have toned it down a few notches at Etta, its neighborhood-friendly restaurant in Wicker Park. Diners will find pastas and wood-fired pizzas. There’s also another Etta outpost in River North.

Bloom Plant Based Kitchen

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This innovative, expectation-defying vegan restaurant in has brought much well-deserved attention to chef and owner Rodolfo Cuadros since its July 2021 debut in Wicker Park. Also behind vivacious pan Latin spot Amaru, Cuadros was named among this year’s semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chefs: Great Lakes award. Michelin also included Bloom in its 2022 collection of “New Discoveries,” a new designation from the tire company.

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Pizzeria Bebu

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Hidden behind the intersection of Halsted and Clybourn, this tiny pizzeria once served gourmet thin crusts that made many New Yorkers shut up. It remains on Michelin’s 2022 Bib Gourmand list despite the presence of a a “space available” sign in its storefront.

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods

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Ina Mae sits inside the former Beachwood, a charming dive bar that wasn’t exactly a looker in Wicker Park. The transformation inside has been remarkable as chef Brian Jupiter and his team have brought a taste of New Orleans to Chicago. Customers can buy seafood by the pound and enjoy it with chef Jupe’s signature hot sauce.

Mott St

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Mott St takes a creative approach to Chinese and Korean street food, and the space is ideal for group dinners or intimate dates

Tortello

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Trained by a master sfoglina brought over from Italy by owners Dario Monni and Jill Gray, the chefs at this Wicker Park pastificio regularly prepare their fresh pasta in the front window, which is subsequently served in the restaurants. Customers can also buy pasta and sauce to take home and enroll in pasta-making classes.

Mama Delia

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Mama Delia, the replacement for Black Bull in Wicker Park, has held onto its spot on Michelin’s list for the second year running. It features contemporary Spanish cuisine alongside a sherry bar and ultramarino, or gourmet market.

Mama Delia’s Spanish flair has captured Michelin’s attention.
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Marisol

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Chicago’s museums have been slow to accept that visitors would like to eat that something that actually tastes good. The MCA’s ownership has finally listened, forging a partnership with Jason Hammel of Logan Square’s popular Lula Cafe. At the moment, the restaurant is closed, but soup, salads, and sandwiches are available at the counter.

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Marisol is a departure from mundane museum restaurants.
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South Asian powerhouse Vajra brings high quality ingredients and excellent cocktails to the table in West Town. Its Indian and Nepali cuisine landed it on Michelin’s list for the first time this year.

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Get the momos, or anything with goat.
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Funkenhausen

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Funkenhausen is the result of an unlikely marriage of German and Southern food. It’s a casual spot with a friendly environment. The staff don’t take themselves too seriously, except in the kitchen where former Carriage House chef Mark Steuer is serving up brunch and more.

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An open kitchen creates a festive atmosphere at Funkenhausen.
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Chicagoans have known Soulé as a hotspot for soul food since it opened in 2017. Now Michelin has tuned into a good thing and giving owner Bridgette Flagg a Bib Gourmand nod for the second year in a row.

Tzuco, celebrated chef Carlos Gaytán’s show-stopping Mexican restaurant in River North, earned a spot on Michelin’s list for the second consecutive year. Eater Chicago dubbed its interior 2019’s Best Design of the Year.

The dining room is heavy on wood accents, leather chairs, and glass cases filled with vines and Mexican artifacts.
Tzuco earns top marks for food, design, and value.
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GT Fish and Oyster

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Chef Giuseppe Tentori creates magic with small dishes in River North.

The Purple Pig

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Jimmy Bannos Jr's downtown Mediterranean restaurant is a constantly-bustling small plate bonanza.

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The Purple Pig remains a crowd-pleaser.
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Frontera Grill

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The Mexican restaurant that started it all for Rick Bayless continues to endure after more than three decades in River North.

Perilla Korean American Fare

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Korean-American destination Perilla is another first-time Bib Gourmand honoree, marrying homestyle Korean fare to Midwestern styles and ingredients. Many customers clamor for its great fried chicken, but be sure to explore other options like kimchi silken tofu stew and stir-fried glass noodles.

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There’s lots to try at Perilla.
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Ciccio Mio

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Ciccio Mio recreates the Italian American supper club in the lavish style that will be familiar to fans of Hogsalt Hospitality’s other restaurants, including its neighbor and fellow Bib Gourmand honoree Gilt Bar. The menu includes twists on classics like chicken Parmesan, lasagna Bolognese, and grilled whole branzino.

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Ciccio Mio aims for old-school opulence.
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Gilt Bar

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Brendan Sodikoff's first River North restaurant set the sultry standard for his string of smash hits. The menu is full of rich takes on Italian classics.

Joe's Imports

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Globe-trotting wine bar Joe’s Imports lets patrons travel via tastebuds with an extensive bottle list and delectable small plates. Owner and sommelier Joe Fiely died in January, but his wine bar continues.

Stephanie Izard and Boka Restaurant Group teamed up again for a rooftop restaurant on top of the Hoxton Chicago hotel. Izard and staff spent time in Peru for R&D and came home with ideas for ceviche and more. 

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Cabra customers can dine on goat empanadas and take in sweeping views.
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The rooftop isn’t the only place to have fun inside the Hoxton Chicago in the West Loop. Boka’s other restaurant inside the hotel, Cira, features top-notch pita and more Mediterranean items.

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Boka’s fingerprints are all over the Hoxton Chicago.
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La Josie

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An upscale Mexican restaurant and bar where customers can let their hair down and party or devour some fancy tacos stuffed with lobster and red snapper, La Josie was a long time coming to Randolph Street. It’s from the same family behind El Solazo near Midway International Airport. 

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Patrons can come-as-they-are at La Josie.
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One Off Hospitality's West Loop restaurant kicked off a small plate frenzy in Chicago and continues to be one of the best restaurants in the city. Ownership this year opened a second Avec inside the former home of Pacific Standard Time, a former Bib Gourmand spot that permanently closed in February.

Girl & the Goat

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Stephanie Izard's Randolph Row mainstay is not only one of the toughest reservations in Chicago, but it also serves outstanding food, as the Michelin guide attests. It’s one of two Izard restaurants on the list.