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Michelin-rated restaurants near McCormick Place

You’ll find top-notch group dining in Chicago conveniently located near McCormick Place, further enhancing your meeting or convention experience. These Michelin-rated and recommended eateries ensure that groups will enjoy excellent cuisine. And meeting planners will love that many of the restaurants near McCormick Place tout budget-friendly price points.

Michelin star winners

The Dining Room at Moody Tongue
Photo courtesy of Jordan Balderas

Moody Tongue is the world’s first and only Michelin-starred brewery. With a stunning new space in the South Loop neighborhood, Moody Tongue offers two unique dining experiences centered around their culinary-inspired brews. The Dining Room, recipient of two Michelin stars, offers a multi-course tasting menu experience. The Bar is a more casual space with elevated bites and beers on tap.

Michelin Bib Gourmand picks


For “exceptional food at moderate prices,” take a cue from Michelin’s Chicago Bib Gourmand recommendations with budget-conscious restaurants ranging from casual to upscale.

Just steps from McCormick Place, Apolonia is a sleek space with a contemporary menu and robust wine list. Options include small plates, refined pastas, and main courses pulled from the wood-burning oven.

Find authentic Thai food at Ghin Khao in Pilsen, where every satisfying plate delivers the full spectrum of sweet, salty, bitter, spicy, and sour. Dishes, from larb to crab fried rice, are made from scratch with fresh ingredients.

Give team members a break from business at the casual-yet-refined DeColores Galeria y Sabores, a colorful Mexican restaurant in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, offering authentic dishes, flavorful margaritas, and moderate price points.

HaiSous; photo by Jaclyn Rivas

HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen in Pilsen, a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, is known for its authentic renditions of classic Vietnamese cuisine. Opt for the chef’s tasting menu or fill your table with a la carte options.

Pleasant House Pub is a cozy space in Pilsen with British-inspired fare and a welcoming atmosphere. Feast on classic pub snacks, bangers and mash, and their classic fish and chips.

An upscale Chicago gastropub with a rustic, welcoming vibe, The Duck Inn touts a menu packed with hearty, homey fare with a modern twist. Guests will love dishes like Wagyu skirt steak served with twice-cooked sweet potatoes or braised pork shank alongside garden pepper spätzle. Find an array of group dining options.

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