(Now Closed)
Seafood Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and French Restaurant · Lincoln Park
2300 North Lincoln Park W (at W Belden Ave.), Chicago, IL 60614, United States
$ $ $ $
Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
  • What you need to know
    L H.
    "L2O earns it's Michelin stars."(3 Tips)
    "Do a tasting menu with wine pairing."(4 Tips)
    Time Out Chicago
    "Founding chef Laurent Gras"(2 Tips)
    The Daily Meal
    "ahead and butter those mini pain-au-laits and bacon twists."(2 Tips)
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  • laurent gras
  • Michelin stars
  • tasting menu
  • wine
  • great value
  • sommeliers
  • meringues
  • fish
  • surf & turf
  • ahi tuna
  • smoked salmon
  • romantic
  • cocktails
  • tongue
  • salads
  • dinner
  • knowledgeable staff
  • chefs
  • pumpernickel
  • creme fraiche
  • Francisco J. B.

    Food is excellent. Service is superb.

  • Jen

    Best meal I've ever had in my life. Try the tasting menu. Each dish is a work of art.

    Jen · November 9, 2014
  • John L.

    Super small portions don't pair well with the high prices.

    John Liotta · September 28, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out L2O Restaurant as seen on No Reservations Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 27, 2014
  • 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. Read more

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
  • 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. Read more

    Lettuce Entertain You · January 29, 2014
  • La Dolce Vita

    Two Michelin stars

    La Dolce Vita · December 16, 2013
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Hit the tableside cocktail cart then pick from 2 nightly prix-fixe menus. Choose valet—street parking is at a premium. – Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · November 25, 2013
  • Christina M.

    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!!

    Christina Michaels · April 8, 2013
  • "JJ"

    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!

    "JJ" · April 7, 2013
  • 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

    Chicago Tribune · April 5, 2013
  • Jawwad A.

    If asked to get the supplemental scallop with truffle, do it. Worth every dollar.

    Jawwad Akhtar · March 2, 2013
  • Jeff

    2013 - 2 Michelin Stars

    Jeff · November 15, 2012
  • Hector D.

    The bacon twists are extraordinary ... I requested them more than a couple of times :-P not to take anything away from the excellent Singular tasting menu

    Hector Davila · August 12, 2012
  • Lettuce Entertain You

    The smoked salmon with artichoke, pumpernickel, smoked crème fraîche, and beet is out of this world!

    Lettuce Entertain You · April 10, 2012
  • Christina S.

    Try the Pastoral Salad

    Christina Steed · March 10, 2012
  • Christina S.

    Try the Ahi tuna

    Christina Steed · March 10, 2012
  • 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.

    Time Out Chicago · December 6, 2011
  • Aneta A.

    L20. Described by Travel + Leisure as a "seafood temple," diners certainly worship at the altar of delicate and flavorful dishes,

    Aneta Allen · October 18, 2011
  • L H.

    They can flawlessly substitute for any halal/kosher dietary restriction, the food is magical, the service is perfect. L2O earns it's Michelin stars. Edible flowers, gold leaf, art on plates!

    L Hess · August 16, 2011
  • Steph W.

    The bathroom has a fishtank with little crustaceans... Cute.

    Steph Wu · June 18, 2011
  • 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. Read more

    The Daily Meal · February 22, 2011
  • venu v.

    food's excellent but short of spectacular. Alinea is a superior choice in the price range. wine flight is mediocre

    venu vasudevan · January 16, 2011
  • JustMe

    If u want to try modern jap cuisine, do not miss this restaurant. I had the most original fish?? shabu shabu!

    JustMe · December 5, 2010
  • Bravo

    L20 is Laurent Gras’s restaurant in Chicago.-Eric Ripert, Top Chef Judge

    Bravo · November 29, 2010
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Surf And Turf

    Foodspotting · November 17, 2010
  • 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.

    Original Penguin · November 9, 2010
  • Elena S.

    Impecible service, but beware that mostly everything u see on the menu will be "deconstructed" when u get it! I.e. "salted cod" = foam in a cup. Delicious, but nothing's what you'd expect!

    Elena S · September 18, 2010
  • Crain's Chicago Business

    Poached halibut is a favorite — lush and buttery with a whimsical parsley meringue disk that dissolves on the tongue. Read more

    Crain's Chicago Business · July 23, 2010
  • Laura

    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.

    Laura · March 9, 2010
  • Luka D.

    eat the wagyu beef. Best thing I've ever eaten. Period.

    Luka DeKelaita · February 14, 2010

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