Best Cheap Eats in Chicago, According to the 2016 Michelin Guide

The Bib Gourmand list drops today, with Chicago’s best Chinese, Peruvian, and Vietnamese eats.

Source: Michelin

If it seems as if the restaurant star announcements have been rolling in nonstop, it’s because right now we’re at the height of Michelin season. Today the French restaurant guide drops its list for Chicago’s "Bib Gourmands," a status that indicates value for money, according to Michelin. 

Selections are made by the same anonymous food inspectors who evaluate fine dining restaurants, and the criterion is as follows: Restaurants must serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (before tax and gratuity). 

This year the guide had added restaurants in Andersonville, Edgewater, and Uptown to the list, making for a total of 58. Newcomers include Angry Crab, MingHin, Via Lima, Bohemian House, Dove’s Luncheonette, the Duck Inn, mfk, and Yusho

Here’s the full list:

Andersonville, Edgewater, and Uptown

The Angry Crab
Herb
Hopleaf
Jin Thai
Luella's Southern Kitchen
Sabri Nihari
Spacca Napoli 

Bucktown and Wicker Park

Arami
Belly Shack
Carriage House 
Cumin
The Dawson 
Dove's Luncheonette
Green Zebra
Mana Food Bar
Mott St.
Two 

Mushrooms and eggs at the Dawson in Chicago.
Mushrooms and eggs at the Dawson in Chicago.
Source: The Dawson via Bloomberg

West Loop

Au Cheval
Avec
bellyQ
Girl & The Goat
Jaipur
Maude's Liquor Bar
The Publican 
Sushi Dokku 

Humboldt Park & Logan Square

Smoque BBQ
Sol de Mexico 
Table, Donkey and Stick
Fat Rice
Jam
Kai Zan
Lula Cafe
Yusho

Bohemian House, in River North.
Bohemian House, in River North.
Source: Bohemian House

River North

Bohemian House
Beatrix
Frontera Grill
Gilt Bar
GT Fish & Oyster
Slurping Turtle
Untitled Supper Club 

Chinatown & South

A10
Lao Sze Chuan
MingHin 

Food on display at The Publican.
Food on display at The Publican.
Photographer: Aysegul Sanford/The Publican

Lincoln Park & Old Town

Balena
mfk 
Riccardo Trattoria 

Lakeview & Wrigleyville

Ceres' Table
Chilam Balam
TAC Quick
Via Lima
Wood 

A hearty dish at Via Lima.
A hearty dish at Via Lima.
Source: Via Lima

Pilsen, University Village, & Bridgeport

County
DeColores
The Duck Inn 
Han 202
Nana 

Gold Coast

Pump Room 

Streeterville

The Purple Pig

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