Meet the Michelin Stars for 2016

After seeing Burnt over the weekend, where Bradley Cooper stars as an arrogant and short-tempered, but brilliant chef in London fixated on moving up to a third star in the Michelin guide, I had to go back and revisit the list of top Chicago spots announced recently. The 2016 announcements were made last month with little change in the Chicago restaurants. 

No one moved up to join Alinea and Grace as top three-star rated restaurants. With a total of 22 restaurants deemed worthy of an appearance in the guide, the two three-star recipients are repeats and the list of three two stars has just one newcomer, Acadia, which was bumped up from a one-star spot last year. While there are two new listings in the one-star category (Dusek's and Parachute), three of last year's one-star listings are absent, so Chicago saw no gains this year. Take a look at the full list below:


  • Alinea
  • Grace


  • Acadia
  • 42 Grams
  • Sixteen


  • Blackbird
  • Boka
  • Dusek’s
  • EL Ideas
  • Elizabeth
  • Everest
  • Goosefoot
  • Longman & Eagle
  • Moto
  • Naha
  • North Pond
  • Parachute
  • Schwa
  • Sepia
  • Spiaggia
  • Topolobampo
  • Tru
Acadia was the only restaurant in Chicago to move from one to two stars in the 2016 Michelin guide.
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