Seven Chicago restaurants have earned a spot on the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand list.
Le Bib Gourmand is Michelin’s annual list of restaurants that offer a full menu where diners can order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less.
“Chicago’s culinary community has it all,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides, in a statement. “This diverse selection of Bib Gourmand delighted MICHELIN Guide inspectors, and restaurateurs will surely feel the same.”
This announcement comes ahead of Chicago’s star reveal, which will be released on Tuesday. The Michelin Guide Chicago also selected 23 restaurants from a variety of popular eateries across the city, leaving them esteemed reviews from renowned food inspectors.
Here are the restaurants that have achieved Bib Gourmand status and the ratings for each:
The South Loop restaurant offers the contemporary cuisine of chef Stephen Gillanders. Along with a menu of savory dishes and treats, the place features high ceilings and spacious spaces where natural light often seeps in.
Bloom Herbal Kitchen
Chef and owner Rodolfo Cuadros presents diners with a vegan menu full of flavor and textural complexity. Wicker Park Restaurant flaunts greenery, funky light fixtures, and seating with a full kitchen look.
Chef Ryan Brosseau’s Lakeview front brings together a mix of French-Canadian dishes that offers more than poutine and cheese curds. The restaurant is quaint, with blue painted facades, white molded windows and an ornate ceiling.
Salumeria Logan Square operates all day, showcasing whole-hog butchery and charcuterie board selections. The dining room offers a full view of the craftsmanship at your fingertips.
Saigon cuisine of Sochi
The Lakeview facility, run by husband and wife Son Do and Chinh Pham, offers modern Vietnamese lessons focused on sourcing ingredients. High school sweethearts present dishes with depth – a favorite being pho paired with bone broth, flat rice noodles, Wagyu short ribs and aromatics galore.
Mixes and purees of Indian flavors are on the plate, with naan topped with jalapeños and mozzarella on the menu. The restaurant spent five years hosting pop-ups before landing in Logan Square in 2019.
“Pasta is king” at this Wicker Park establishment. The Italian restaurant’s platter consists of simple tweaks to classic dishes that create unique tastes. The inspector’s notes recommended the smoked eggplant with roasted peppers and ricotta salata.