Updated: Jan 22
The Michelin Guide for this year validates Chicago's reputation as a culinary hotspot. For 2022, various Chicago restaurants received Michelin stars from the acclaimed dining guide.
Explore some of these new additions this year.
Location: 1952 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60647
Claudia is a daring multi-course meal that develops like a well-paced narrative with thrilling turns and thrills. The bento box sets the scene for an amazing and unforgettable supper with items like a scallop cracker with preserved egg yolk, squid ink madeleines, yellowfin tuna nigiri filled with foie gras, and a potato beignet topped with caviar. Awarded one Michelin Star.
Location: 2200 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Esmé's promises to usher in a new era of fine dining in Chicago with their 16-course tasting menu. It is described as a redesigned version of fine dining—one that is motivated by art and philanthropy in addition to the exquisite food on the table—and as a sort of love letter to the ability of art to bring people together. Awarded one Michelin Star.
Location: 2429 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60614
Galit is a Middle Eastern restaurant that specializes on Middle Eastern and Israeli immigrant cuisines using a seasonal and indigenous approach. Some of the dishes that the diners can enjoy are falafel with funky mango and his Armenian version of pastrami. Awarded one Michelin Star.
Location: 1001 N. Winchester Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622
Kasama is honored as the first star-rated Filipino restaurant in the Michelin Guide. This restaurant expertly combines modern Filipino cuisine with imaginative pastries from café fare, and bakery treats, to a 13-course tasting menu. The thin squid ink pancit and the maitake mushroom adobo sauced with mussel emulsion are recommended menu standouts. Awarded one Michelin Star.
Location: 2201 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
Chef Stephen Gillanders' modern dishes are served at this South Loop establishment. This modern restaurant is praised by Michelin for its setting, cutting-edge interior design, and sharing meals. Come for supper, brunch, or Tatum Sinclair's wonderful desserts. Made the Bib Gourmand list.
Location: 2965 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Dear Margaret's French-Canadian meal that extends past poutine and cheese curds was praised by Michelin officials. Shareable dishes like an heirloom tomato salad with fromage blanc, pickled shallots, and a black garlic-ice wine vinegar dressing are all about coziness and decadence. Made the Bib Gourmand list.
Sochi Saigonese Kitchen
Location: 1358 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
The Lakeview restaurant offers contemporary Vietnamese dishes with an emphasis on sourcing ingredients. There are other Vietnamese restaurants in the area that provide the same rice-paper-wrapped food, but none of them put everything together with such care as Sochi. Numerous aromatics, flat rice noodles, Wagyu short rib, and pho are some of the fan favorites. Made the Bib Gourmand list.