L2o Restaurant

2300 North Lincoln Park W
Chicago IL 60614
(773) 868-0002
Reservation OpenTable.com
Categories Food

Although critically-acclaimed chef Laurent Gras no longer runs the kitchen, L2O's prix-fixe-only menu reigns on as one of the best in Chicago. Diners enjoy expertly-prepared seafood and sashimi of the highest quality, sourced from around the world. L2O's bread service, featuring anchovy rolls, bite-sized pain au lait and bacon-infused twists along with house-churned butter garners rave reviews from even the most carb-fearing. — Jess Kapadia, 2/19/11

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John Liotta
Super small portions don't pair well with the high prices.
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Redeye Chicago
This sophisticated restaurant inside the Belden-Stratford building drips with indulgence from start to finish. Choose the five-course prix fixe dinner or go all-out with the 12-course tasting menu.
Lettuce Entertain You
Get rewarded at L2O! Earn points on every purchase toward meals, trips & wine. Ask your server about the Lettuce Entertain You Frequent Diner Club.
La Dolce Vita
Two Michelin stars
Christina Michaels
Most amazing meal of my life thus far! Justin was a great lead waiter he was hilarious and knowledgable. Great sommelier with great suggestions! What a great experience the tasting was superb!!
Ask for Justin Arnett who is EXTREMELY knowledgable on EVERYTHING here from the foods, their origins, the preparations, down to the uses and the "why" for each glass, utensil, etc. Highly recommended!
Chicago Tribune
4 of 4 stars. "A lot of words have been used to describe L2O-- minimalist, compelling, any superlative you care to name-- but until recently, playful was not among them." Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune
2013 - 2 Michelin Stars
Time Out Chicago
Try the Forest mushrooms from our 100 Best list: Founding chef Laurent Gras left. Michelin took away two stars. When we ate this wild and brooding mushroom dish at L2O, we couldn’t have cared less.
Steph Wu
The bathroom has a fishtank with little crustaceans... Cute.
The Daily Meal
Outrageous sweetbreads for a restaurant specializing in raw fish. Although you hear not to fill up on bread, go ahead and butter those mini pain-au-laits and bacon twists. They're unparalleled.
venu vasudevan
food's excellent but short of spectacular. Alinea is a superior choice in the price range. wine flight is mediocre
If u want to try modern jap cuisine, do not miss this restaurant. I had the most original fish?? shabu shabu!
L20 is Laurent Gras’s restaurant in Chicago.-Eric Ripert, Top Chef Judge
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Original Penguin
Ever heard of akagai, sagoshi, kanburi? They’re all fish served up at this elegant Asian-inflected seafoodery. Don’t miss the house-made anchovy brioche or the delectable praline soufflé.
Crain's Chicago Business
Poached halibut is a favorite — lush and buttery with a whimsical parsley meringue disk that dissolves on the tongue.
Do a tasting menu with wine pairing. Expensive, but worth it. Their wines are amazing -- the best I've ever had -- and they pair so well. Food & service were both great.
Luka DeKelaita
eat the wagyu beef. Best thing I've ever eaten. Period.
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