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2300 North Lincoln Park W (at W Belden Ave.)
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 868-0002
Seafood, French, Sushi
$ $ $ $
Mon, Thu: 6:00 PM–10:00 PM Fri: 5:30 PM–11:00 PM Sat: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM Sun: 5:30 PM–9:00 PM


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

Foursquare Tips

  • L20 is Laurent Grass restaurant in Chicago.-Eric Ripert, Top Chef Judge
  • 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 couldnt have cared less.
  • 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!
  • Poached halibut is a favorite lush and buttery with a whimsical parsley meringue disk that dissolves on the tongue.
  • The bathroom has a fishtank with little crustaceans... Cute.
  • 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
  • Ever heard of akagai, sagoshi, kanburi? Theyre all fish served up at this elegant Asian-inflected seafoodery. Dont miss the house-made anchovy brioche or the delectable praline souffl.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • eat the wagyu beef. Best thing I've ever eaten. Period.
  • 2013 - 2 Michelin Stars
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Try the Surf And Turf
  • Food is excellent. Service is superb.
  • Best meal I've ever had in my life. Try the tasting menu. Each dish is a work of art.
  • Super small portions don't pair well with the high prices.
  • Check out L2O Restaurant as seen on No Reservations
  • 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.