Three stars is the highest rating given by the Michelin Guide and that rating has only been received by a relatively small number of restaurants around the world. Chicago is home to one such location, the molecular gastronomy restaurant Alinea, which is making its return to this coveted position as one of the best places to get food anywhere in the world.
A few of the city’s restaurants managed to grab the next best score, two stars, as well. Two of these eateries, the prix fixe seafood spot L2O and the, sadly, slated to close Graham Elliot, are experiencing a reprisal in this position. There are two additional newcomers joining them this year too. Sixteen, a restaurant in Trump Tower which was bumped up from one star, and Grace, which is making its premiere in the guide at the very respectable two star rating after less than a year of operation.
Rounding out the guide are the numerous one star eateries found around the city. Many of these locations are repeats, being on the list for one or more previous years, cover a wide variety of food genres, and include the likes of Acadia, Longman & Eagle, and Schwa. This section of the guide also saw the greatest number of additions to the guide, adding the likes of El Ideas, Elizabeth, North Pond, Senza, and The Lobby.
The Complete 2014 Michelin Guide is now available, and can be acquired at reputable booksellers around Chicago and the world.
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