MICHELIN Guide 2019


  • 1350 W. Randolph Ave., Chicago
  • 75 - 150 USD
  • Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

A vivid blue neon sign marks the entry to stylish Elske, the hip and sophisticated offering brought to you by husband-and-wife chef duo, David and Anna Posey. He worked at Blackbird; she at The Publican—and what they do together in this restaurant (the name means “love” in Danish) is pure culinary magic. The spacious setting is equal parts minimal-cool and perfectly cozy, with concrete floors, exposed brick walls and open ductwork. A lovely outdoor area offers an open-air campfire with two long benches and complimentary lap furs, designed for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail or two. Inside, communal tables abound and counter seats line a gleaming open kitchen, where the cooks serve dishes directly to customers. The chefs' deeply creative menu offers seasonal, responsibly sourced dishes rendered with impeccable skill-the flavors carefully woven together to produce irresistible profiles. A night in the talented duo's hands might unveil tender duck liver tart in an ethereally light buckwheat crust, paired with garlicky, salted ramps. Silken ocean trout is then augmented by a vibrant vinaigrette with white asparagus, perfectly balanced crème fraîche and delicate claytonia leaves.


One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop


Quite comfortable. Our most delightful places


75 - 150 USD

  • { Private dining rooms
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • K Valet parking
  • r Outdoor dining


+1 312-733-1314
Opening hours
Dinner Wed - Sun

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