Located in an historic building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, L20 is a modern seafood restaurant. Launched in 2008 by star chef Laurent Gras and Richard Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, the restaurant is a worthy nominee for a Luxist Award for Best Seafood restaurant.
Gras, who hails from France, previously worked with such celebrity chefs as Alain Ducasse and Guy Savoy before coming to the U.S. in 1997 to take the helm of Peacock Alley at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. At L20, Gras draws from a repertoire of modern and traditional cooking with artful compositions. His ingredients come from all over the world, such as Spanish octopus from the Galicia region of Spain, hirame from the Kinki prefecture of Japan and codfish from Maine. Tai snapper is shipped twice a week all the way from New Zealand. L20 is one of the only restaurants in the U.S. that features Kindai blue fin tuna, which is sustainable and produced by Kinki University Fisheries Culture and Nursery Center in Japan.
Gallery: L20 in Chicago