The Michelin Guide to Chicago 2018 has been released, with the big news being that the Windy City has a new two star restaurant.
Smyth, the tasting menu spot in the West Loop from chef-owners John and Karen Shields makes the leap to two stars, having been awarded its first star last year. However, with the closing of both 42 Grams and Tru, the number of two star restaurants drops to four.
Elsewhere, there were two new one star restaurants, the nordic-influenced Elske, and Entente, while the three star club remains the same, with both Alinea and Grace retaining Michelin's highest honour yet again.
Chicago now has 22 starred restaurants in total. See the full list below.
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