2011 Best Restaurants in Chicago – The Guides Combined

January 25 2011 - 2:20 PM

This is a ranked list of the top restaurants in Chicago. The criteria for inclusion was simply that they were recognized by at least one of the 2011 guides.

How they got ranked and sorted into the following tiers is a secret that we at Chicago Foodies are not completely sharing. (See! I learned something from these guides.) Suffice it to say we weighted the guides and then adjusted the list. We did not take any restaurant specifics into account.

Here are the top 15 Chicago restaurants and the tiers they fall into: 

#1 – ALINEA 
#2 – TROTTERS 
#3 – AVENUES 
#4 – L20


—–tier——
#5 tie – EVEREST 
#5 tie – SEASONS 
#5 tie – TRU 
#8 – SIXTEEN 
——tier—–  
#9 – LES NOMADES 
#10 tie – BOKA 
#10 tie – NOMI 
#10 tie – SPIAGGIA 
#10 tie – TOPOLOBAMPO 
——tier——
#14 – ARUNS 
#15 – RIA 
——-tier—–
#16-21 tie:
LOCKWOOD 
MK 
160BLUE 
SHANGHAI TERRACE 
SPRING 
ZEALOUS
—–tier—–
#22-31 tie:
BLACKBIRD 
BONSOIREE 
CROFTON 
GRAHAM ELLIOT 
LONGMAN AND EAGLE 
NAHA 
SCHWA 
SEPIA 
TAKASHI 
VIE

What's missing? What don't Michelin, AAA, Forbes/Mobile know or get wrong?

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