News & Views 1 minute 19 September 2018

MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2019 Bib Gourmands

There are 58 restaurants with the designation in this year's guide.

Bib Gourmand Chicago Michelin news

The results are in for the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2019 Bib Gourmand-designated restaurants. This year's selection includes 58 establishments, an increase from the 54 spots included in the 2018 guide.

Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by Michelin's inspectors because they serve high-quality food while making it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Nine new restaurants received the designation this year.

Image courtesy of Pacific Standard Time. (Photo by Brian Willette.)
Image courtesy of Pacific Standard Time. (Photo by Brian Willette.)

Pacific Standard Time opened in May, where "Chef Erling Wu-Bower indeed brings a welcome Cal-Italian flair to River North in an impressively large space that hums along with energy," according to inspectors.

Located inside the Museum of Contemporary Art, Marisol—named after a late Venezuelan-American pop artist—opened in the fall of last year. "Chef Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe puts on a show with his vegetable focused cuisine," state inspectors. "Marisol's graceful vegetable-inspired plates are contemporary, creative and wholly satisfying."

Image courtesy of Marisol. (Photo by John Neil Burger.)
Image courtesy of Marisol. (Photo by John Neil Burger.)

Chicago has no shortage of great pizza places, particularly when it comes to deep dish, but now is the time to welcome one more restaurant into the fold. "At Pizzeria Bebu they are putting a new spin their pizzas, as seen in the inventively named pies ('ode to Rubirosa' or 'jalapeño popper') to the uniquely crisp, perfectly cooked thin crust," according to inspectors.

Another new restaurant that has been making waves is chef/owner Jennifer Kim's Passerotto, a "unique Korean-Italian mashup" in Andersonville. "Elegant presentation and delicious flavors make this a wonderful new Bib Gourmand in Chicago."

Image courtesy of Passerotto. (Photo by Mistey Nguyen.)
Image courtesy of Passerotto. (Photo by Mistey Nguyen.)

Other new names on the list include Chinatown noodle shop DaGuan Noodle, Logan Square "true neighborhood spot" Daisies, Cantonese restaurant Jade Court, all-day spot Lonesome Rose and Proxi from chef/partner Andrew Zimmerman and managing partner Emmanuel Nony (both of Michelin-starred Sepia).

Pioneering vegetarian/vegan concept Green Zebra and Indian restaurant Jaipur both closed in the past year.

Congratulations to all Bib Gourmand-designated restaurants in the 2019 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Chicago. See below for the full list. The Michelin-starred restaurants will be announced next Wednesday, September 26.

Bib Gourmand Selection

The Angry Crab
Au Cheval
Bohemian House
The Bristol
Ceres' Table
Chilam Balam
Daguan Noodle (NEW)
Daisies (NEW)
Dos Urban Cantina
Dove's Luncheonette
The Duck Inn
Fat Rice
Frontera Grill
Gilt Bar
Girl & The Goat
GT Fish & Oyster
Han 202
Jade Court (NEW)
Jin Thai
Kai Zan
Lonesome Rose (NEW)
Longman & Eagle
Lula Café
Mana Food Bar
Mango Pickle
Marisol (NEW)
Mi Tocaya
Mott St.
Pacific Standard Time (NEW)
Passerotto (NEW)
Pizzeria Bebu (NEW)
Pleasant House Pub
Proxi (NEW)
The Purple Pig
Sabri Nihari
San Soo Gab San
Smoque BBQ
Sol de Mexico
Sushi Dokku
Table, Donkey and Stick
True Food Kitchen
Untitled Supper Club

Click here for the official press release.

Hero image courtesy of Passerotto. (Photo by Mistey Nguyen.)

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