2 Chicago Restaurants Made Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants List

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 4, 2015 9:35PM

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Dolsot bi bim bop, short rib, pickled ramps, red kale, duck egg, foie gras from Parachute, which is a new addition to the list (L. Stolpman)

It's that time of year again—when Bon Appetit magazine comes a'calling to check out our best and brightest new restaurants. Each year, the magazine starts with a list of 50 nominees, and winnows it down to the 10 best new restaurants in the nation. Last year, Mott Street and Nico Osteria made the list of nominees (though neither ended up on the final list). Who made the cut this year?

Unsurprisingly, given how much love both have gotten from critics and publications around the nation, Dove's Luncheonette and Parachute are contenders for the top honor. At Parachute, the editors called out, "unapologetically bold, funky, spicy renditions of classics like bibimbap and hot pot," while they described Dove's as a "come-as-you-are respite where the living is easy."

This is only the latest on the list of honors for both restaurants. Parachute was a finalist for a Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, garnered a Michelin Bib Gourmand, and Chefs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark were named Rising Star Chefs of 2015 by StarChefs. And Dove's just made it onto Eater critic Bill Addison's list of the 21 best new restaurants in America.

Of course, neither restaurant is actually new (both made our list of the best new restaurants of 2014), but we all know that the magazine definition of "new" is flexible.

Good luck to both!