Twenty-five Chicago restaurants won coveted Michelin stars when the prestigious awards were announced Thursday.
Chicago now has one restaurant with three stars, three restaurants with two stars, 21 restaurants with one star and 54 restaurants with a Bib Gourmand which are awarded to restaurants that earn the attention of inspectors for offering good quality food at a good value, according to the 2020 Michelin Guide.
Five of the restaurants earning the honor were newcomers to the list this year: Omakase Yume, Kikkō, Mako and Yūgen - all Japanese spots in the city's West Loop neighborhood - as well as Next in Fulton Market. All five of the first-time award winners earned one star each.
"We have five new one-star restaurants in the 2020 Michelin Guide Chicago, each of which demonstrates a fine attention to detail and serves high-quality, top-notch cuisine,” Gwendal Poullennec, international director of Michelin Guides, said in a statement.
The 2020 Michelin Guide Chicago also recognized more than 100 restaurants in the city with the plate symbol, a designation given to restaurants that inspectors recommend for a good meal with fresh ingredients and careful preparation.
The full list of restaurants earning Michelin stars was as follows:
Band of Bohemia
Omakase Yume (NEW)