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Chicago Michelin 2014 Stars

November 12 2013 - 11:54 AM

So The Sun Times accidentally leaked a few tidbits– Alinea retains 3 stars – no surprise. Grace gets 2 stars – no surprise. Graham Elliot and L2O stay at 2 – stars. It’s somewhat of a tradition that at least one of the multi-starred restaurants enter transition before or just as these rating come out. In this case Graham Elliot is re-concepting to something more “interesting.” Given how Next struggles with Michelin recognition, interesting might run contrary to Michelin success.

Here are the restaurants with new stars:

Grace opens with 2 stars, Sixteen gets a second star, the following restaurants are new to the list: EL Ideas, Elizabeth, The Lobby, North Pond (FINALLY) and Senza.

Here’s the list:

Three Stars:  Alinea

Two Stars:  Grace, Graham Elliot, L2O, Sixteen

One Star: Acadia, Blackbird, Boka, EL Ideas, Elizabeth, Everest, Goosefoot, The Lobby, Longman & Eagle, Mexique, Moto, Naha, North Pond, Schwa, Senza, Sepia, Spiaggia, Takashi, Topolobampo, ]Tru.