by NBC-5 Chicago / November 2, 2023
Five Chicago restaurants now have a new title to claim: they're officially Bib Gourmand restaurants.
The Michelin Guide announced Wednesday that it was adding 18 new U.S. restaurants to the coveted list, which designates eateries that "offer a meal of good quality at a good value," unlike their pricier Michelin Star counterparts. Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. were the only cities to see new restaurants added to the list, the company said.
“We are thrilled to announce these new Bib Gourmand restaurants, which add to their cities’ dynamic culinary scenes,” Gwendal Poullennec, the international director of the Michelin Guides, said in a statement. “A tasty dish at an excellent value makes for a meal that really hits the spot. Our inspectors enjoyed these restaurants thoroughly, and they know you will too!”
In total, Chicago has 47 restaurants on the Bib Gourmand list, which is expected to be released in full next week. The Bib Gourmand includes restaurants that offer a full menu where guests can order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less.
New York saw 11 new restaurants added to the list, while Washington, D.C. had two.
Here's a look at the Chicago spots added to the list, along with "excerpts from the inspector notes."
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