Michelin Removes 18 Restaurants From Chicago’s 2020 Bib Gourmand List

Eater Chicago | Ashok Selvam | September 19, 2019

54 restaurants made the list, including 14 newcomers

There’s huge turnover on the 2020 Michelin Bib Gourmand list in Chicago as the tire company removed 18 restaurants. The new list consists of 54 members with 14 newcomers. The newcomers include Eater National Best New Restaurant member Virtue. Cabra — Boka and Stephanie Izard’s Peruvian rooftop restaurant in the West Loop — also made the list, along with Cira, Boka’s restaurant on the first floor of the Hoxton hotel.

Inspectors appear intent on injecting new excitement into the 2020 ranking. Logan Square newcomer Flat & Point and County BBQ on Taylor Street join Smoque BBQ as the only barbecues on the list. County had been closed for an extended period due to fire.

Au Cheval, producers of possibly Chicago’s most famous burger, has been removed. Other notable removals include Andersonville’s craft brewpub Hopleaf and Dove’s Luncheonette in Wicker Park. Cumin and Sabri Nihari’s removals mean there is only one South Asian restaurant on the list (Mango Pickle). Four restaurants — Bohemian House, Jade Court, Mana Food Bar, and Quiote — fell off due to closures.

Last year, the tire company included a record 58 Chicago restaurants with nine newcomers.

The Bib Gourmands are known as the short list in the industry, recognizing value-driven restaurants. The more prestigious Michelin stars will be released for Chicago on September 26.

Check out the full listing below.

(* denotes a new restaurant)

Arami
Avec
Avlí Taverna*
Birrieria Zaragoza
Cabra*
Ceres’ Table
Chilam Balam
Cira*
County Barbecue*
Daguan Noodle
Daisies
DeCOLORES
Dos Urban Cantina
The Duck Inn
Etta*
Fat Rice
Flat & Point*
Frontera Grill
Funkenhausen*
Ghin Khao*
Giant
Gilt Bar
Girl & The Goat
GT Fish & Oyster
HaiSous
Herb
Ina Mae Tavern*
Jam
Kai Zan
Kie-Gol-Lanee*
La Josie*
Lonesome Rose
Longman & Eagle
Lula Cafe
Mango Pickle
Marisol
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Mi Tocaya
Mott St
Nella Pizza e Pasta*
Pacific Standard Time
Passerotto
Pizzeria Bebu
Pleasant House Pub
Proxi
The Purple Pig
San Soo Gab San
Smoque BBQ
Sol de Mexico
Table, Donkey and Stick
True Food Kitchen
TWO
Untitled Supper Club
Virtue*

 

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