The 2011 Chicago Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand list was released Wednesday, rating 46 Chicago restaurants based on comfort, food, prices and more.
Chicago is only the third U.S. city along with New York and San Francisco to be featured by the French guidebook. The guide was first published in 1900 and has developed a stellar reputation for choosing excellent restaurants over the years. Today, there are 25 guides covering 23 countries.
A Bib Gourmand rating means the restaurant is an inspector's favorite for good value, according to the Michelin guide website. For $40 or less, you can enjoy two courses and a glass of wine or dessert (not including tax and gratuity.)
Here's a roundup of some of Chicago's chosen restaurants.