Row 1

101 Best Restaurants in America
2300 North Lincoln Park W (at W Belden Ave.)
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 868-0002
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

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L20 is Laurent Grass restaurant in Chicago.-Eric Ripert, Top Chef Judge
Monday, November 29, 2010 - 08:54
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.
Time Out Chicago
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:11
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!
Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 01:30
Poached halibut is a favorite lush and buttery with a whimsical parsley meringue disk that dissolves on the tongue.
Crain's Chicago Business
Friday, July 23, 2010 - 09:29
The bathroom has a fishtank with little crustaceans... Cute.
Friday, June 17, 2011 - 18:26
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
Chicago Tribune
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 11:19
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.
Original Penguin
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 07:48
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.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 06:58
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!!
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 12:51
eat the wagyu beef. Best thing I've ever eaten. Period.
Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 18:28
2013 - 2 Michelin Stars
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 06:35
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.
The Daily Meal
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 13:22
food's excellent but short of spectacular. Alinea is a superior choice in the price range. wine flight is mediocre
Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 13:44
If u want to try modern jap cuisine, do not miss this restaurant. I had the most original fish?? shabu shabu!
Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 18:21
Try the Surf And Turf
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 14:42
Best meal I've ever had in my life. Try the tasting menu. Each dish is a work of art.
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 04:10
Super small portions don't pair well with the high prices.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 17:08
Check out L2O Restaurant as seen on No Reservations
TV Food Maps
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 07:23
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.
Redeye Chicago
Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 10:16
Get rewarded at L2O! Earn points on every purchase toward meals, trips & wine. Ask your server about the Lettuce Entertain You Frequent Diner Club.
Lettuce Entertain You
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:03