Here are the restaurants and chefs the Banchet Awards recognized as tops this year
Tasting-menu restaurant Smyth, run by husband and wife John Shields and Karen Urie Shields, was named Restaurant of the Year. Chef of the Year also went to a husband-and-wife team, Anna and David Posey, who run the Scandinavian-inspired Elske.
Both restaurants, located in the West Loop, also snagged at least one Michelin star last year.
Here’s a full list of award winners:
- Kevin Beary (the Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash)