Grace was a restaurant in the West Loop neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It had been ranked 3 stars by the Michelin Guide each year since 2015.[1] Before closing on December 20, 2017, Alinea and Grace were the only Chicago restaurants with three Michelin stars.[2][3] Chicago now has only one restaurant rated three Michelin stars.[4]

Grace
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Grace's kitchen in 2016.
Restaurant information
Established2012
ClosedDecember 20, 2017 (2017-12-20)
Owner(s)Michael Olszewski
Head chefbefore its closure: Curtis Duffy
Food typeProgressive
Rating3 Michelin stars (Michelin Guide)
Street address652 W Randolph St
CityChicago
StateIllinois
Postal/ZIP Code60661
CountryUnited States
Coordinates41°53′5.4″N 87°38′41.6″W / 41.884833°N 87.644889°W / 41.884833; -87.644889Coordinates: 41°53′5.4″N 87°38′41.6″W / 41.884833°N 87.644889°W / 41.884833; -87.644889
ReservationsRequired

HistoryEdit

Original head chef Curtis Duffy and his business partner Michael Muser opened Grace in December 2012. Duffy had previously worked at Charlie Trotter’s and was chef de cuisine at Alinea when it opened in 2004. In the years prior to opening Grace, he maintained a two star Michelin rating while the head chef at Avenues in the Peninsula Hotel until closing the restaurant in 2011. [5]

Grace has maintained a Michelin Guide three-star restaurant status since 2014[6][7] and to date is only the third restaurant in Chicago ever to earn three Michelin stars after Alinea and now shuttered L2O.[8][9]

In the 2015 documentary For Grace, Curtis Duffy and his life journey to the creation of Grace are featured;[10] originally from Ohio, as a teenager Duffy overcame his father’s murder of his mother and subsequent suicide.[11]

As of late 2016, Grace edged out Alinea as Chicago's most expensive restaurant and one of the most costly in the United States.[12]

In December 2017, Curtis Duffy and Michael Muser left Grace after a dispute with restaurant owner Michael Olszewski.[13] Shortly afterward, Olszewski closed the restaurant.[14][15]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home - Grace". Grace.
  2. ^ Severson, Kim (20 December 2017). "Grace, A Celebrated Chicago Restaurant, Closes After its Founders Leave". New York Times.
  3. ^ Michelin trims star list to 25 restaurants for Chicago Reuters OCTOBER 20, 2017
  4. ^ Grace Officially Closes a Day After Kitchen Staff Walk Out Ashok Selvam, eater.com Dec 21, 2017
  5. ^ FLORENCE FABRICANT, Grace Gets Three Michelin Stars in Latest Chicago Guide New York Times NOVEMBER 14, 2014
  6. ^ viamichelin.com Michelin Guide restaurants - United States accessed 1/7/2014
  7. ^ chicago.eater.com Curtis Duffy's Grace Awarded Three Michelin Stars Ryan Sutton, November 11, 2014
  8. ^ Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com Grace gets a third Michelin star; Alinea repeats November 11, 2014
  9. ^ FLORENCE FABRICANT, nytimes.com Grace Gets Three Michelin Stars in Latest Chicago Guide, NOV. 14, 2014
  10. ^ Olsen, Morgan. "Chicago, if you watch one thing on Netflix this month, make it 'For Grace'". RedEye Chicago.
  11. ^ Without Grace, Chicago’s Restaurant Scene Is Forever Changed Jeff Ruby, Chicago 21 December 2017
  12. ^ Sutton, Ryan (1 July 2015). "Grace is Chicago's Most Expensive Restaurant by Starting Price After $30 Hike". Eater Chicago.
  13. ^ Severson, Kim (20 December 2017). "Two Founders Quit Grace, an Acclaimed Chicago Restaurant". New York Times.
  14. ^ Severson, Kim (20 December 2017). "Grace, A Celebrated Chicago Restaurant, Closes After its Founders Leave". New York Times.
  15. ^ 3-Michelin-Star Grace Closes After Kitchen Staff Walks Out in Wake of Chef Quitting JEREMY REPANICH, Robb Report, DECEMBER 21, 2017
  16. ^ "Home - Grace". Grace.
  17. ^ forbestravelguide.com Grace
  18. ^ robbreport.com Grace
  19. ^ jamesbeard.org The Winners of the 2016 James Beard Awards

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