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Michelin Guide 2020 Includes 5 Newcomers, All From The West Loop

Alinea remains Chicago's only three-star restaurant.

Yugen received one Michelin star in the 2020 guide.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Five new Chicago restaurants have earned a coveted Michelin Star.

The Michelin Guide released its 2020 list of starred restaurants in Chicago on Thursday. Alinea — long considered one of the best restaurants in the world — remains the city’s only three-star restaurant, while Acadia, Oriole and Smyth all have two stars.

Twenty-one other restaurants received one of the highly coveted stars, including five newcomers to the list: Kikkō, Mako, Next, Omakase Yume and Yūgen. All of the new restaurants are in the West Loop.

“Our inspectors are especially impressed by the high-end Japanese cuisine available in the West Loop,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides, in a news release. “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.”

The list:

Three Stars

  • Alinea

Two Stars

  • Acadia
  • Oriole
  • Smyth

One Star

  • Band of Bohemia
  • Blackbird
  • Boka
  • EL Ideas
  • Elizabeth
  • Elske
  • Entente
  • Everest
  • Goosefoot
  • Kikkō (new)
  • Mako (new)
  • Next (new)
  • North Pond
  • Omakase Yume (new)
  • Parachute
  • Schwa
  • Sepia
  • Spiaggia
  • Temporis
  • Topolobampo
  • Yūgen (new)