About

Elske, a modern American restaurant—located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood at 1350 West Randolph Street—from Chefs David and Anna Posey. With the restaurant borrowing its name from the Danish word “to love”, there is a strong focus on an evolving philosophy, centering on simplistic fare, seasonal ingredients, and energetic hospitality. They combine contemporary and classic techniques while showcasing local and seasonal ingredients

Elske Accolades

  • 2017-2023Michelin One Michelin Star
  • 2020Jean Banchet Award Chefs of the Year
  • 2019James Beard, Finalist Best Chefs: Great Lakes
  • 2019OpenTable Diner's Choice
  • 2018James Beard, Finalist Best Chefs: Great Lakes
  • 2018Jean Banchet Award Best New Restaurant, Nominee
  • 2017Bon Appetit #2 Best New Restaurant in America
  • 2017Eater Best New Restaurant, National
  • 2017Zagat
  • 2017The Tastys (Taste Talks) Best New Restaurant: North

Anna Posey

Pastry Chef/Owner
  • 2018Jean Banchet Award Pastry Chef of the Year
  • 2015StarChefs Rising Pastry Star
  • 2014Zagat 30 Under 30
  • 2013TimeOut Chicago Best New Pastry Chef
  • 2013Food and Wine Nominee People’s Best New Pastry Chef

David Posey

Executive Chef/Owner
  • 2015Waldorf Astoria A Taste of Waldorf Winner
  • 2010-2014Michelin Star for Blackbird Restaurant, Chicago
  • 2014James Beard Award Finalist Rising Star Chef
  • 2014Bill of Fare Chefs to Watch
  • 2013Jean Banchet Award Chef de Cuisine
  • 2013James Beard Award Finalist Rising Star Chef
  • 2012Eater Young Guns
  • 2012Zagat 30 Under 30