Check Out These Affordable Michelin-Recognized Restaurants in Chicago

Close-up of waiter holding bottle and serving red wine during dinner at luxurious gourmet restaurant

Did you know that you can enjoy a delicious dinner at a Michelin-recognized restaurant without breaking the bank? These restaurants in Chicago combine award-winning cuisine with reasonably priced menus. The restaurants near 215 West that offer affordable culinary creations include:

The Bristol 

Nestled in the Bucktown neighborhood, The Bristol features elevated gastropub cuisine. The restaurant boasts that it has become a staple for the city’s local dining crowd, and the waitstaff offers warm hospitality. In the kitchen, the chefs take a nose-to-tail approach to cooking. Popular dishes include butcher steak, Amish half chicken, and double quarter burgers. Those with a sweet tooth don’t want to miss the basque cake which features seasonal fruit, Chantilly, and candied walnuts.

Dove’s Luncheonette 

Dove’s Luncheonette is where Chef de Cuisine Tom Carlin serves Southern-inspired Mexican dishes. The restaurant takes its name from Nelson Algren’s A Walk on the Wild Side, and it is set to the sounds of Chicago blues and soul from the ’60s and ’70s. Dove’s Luncheonette is a fun place to meet friends, and it comes complete with picture windows and dozens of photographs. The menu includes burnt ends hash, country ham tamal, and blackened steak, and all pair well with a cocktail such as Pico Serro.


At Avec, diners can enjoy rustic Mediterranean shared plates in an intimate setting. The chefs make the dishes using fresh Midwest ingredients, and the restaurant is renowned for its moderately priced wines that focus on the Mediterranean’s boutique vineyards. Avec has a 4.5-star rating on Yelp and offers a wood-paneled interior with a wall covered in empty wine bottles. The menu includes hearth-baked pizza, Serrano ham, and roasted whole fish.

In addition to these restaurants in Chicago, our apartments are also near popular shops and renowned cultural attractions. To call our community home, please contact us to schedule a showing where you can see firsthand all we have to offer. You can also check out our online photo gallery here.

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