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Chicago Restaurant Week

Written By: Jessie White

There’s no doubt that in terms of culinary options, Chicago is home to one of the vastest and delicious food cultures in our country. Local and traveling foodies flock to the many restaurant options throughout our city every day, with numerous cultures coming together to bring some of the most unique and delicious flavors to the table. Whether you’re craving Mexican food in Logan Square or looking for your regular dim sum favorite in Chinatown, Chicago will have food options for every individual regardless of any picky palettes. It’s for this very reason that every year Chicago gives locals and travelers the chance to get a taste of as much of the city as they can during Chicago Restaurant Week.

According to Chicago’s newly appointed mayor Lori Lightfoot, “Chicago’s well-deserved status as our nation’s culinary capital is drawn from our city’s multitude of cultures and the ingenuity of our chefs in all of our 77 communities.” Chicago Restaurant Week gives hungry individuals the chance to experience the flavors of Chicago’s most sought-after restaurants. With over 350 restaurants participating in this year’s event, you will be able to taste flavors old and new in a fun and creative way. Lightfoot continued to say, “I personally look forward to exploring some of our local eateries and discovering the hidden gems off the beaten path.”

So what is Chicago Restaurant Week? Chicago’s 13th annual Restaurant Week will feature 80 new restaurants included in the lineup of options to grab a bite during the event. Participating restaurants will feature specially curated Restaurant Week exclusive menus set at fixed priced points, with $24 for brunch, $36 for lunch, and $48 for dinner selections. These restaurants will offer multi-course selections of their most popular dishes offering interested foodies a tour-de-force of the Chicago food scene.

When?

The 2020 Chicago Restaurant Week will take place from January 24th to February 9th at participating restaurants.

Participating Restaurants

Below is a list of just a fraction of restaurants participating for 2020’s restaurant week. These are simply a list of some local favorites that are sure to provide an exceptionally tasty experience.

Boka – 857 Fulton Street

Le Sud – 2301 W Roscoe Street

Split-Rail – 2500 W Chicago Avenue

Bellemore – 564 W Randolph Street

Artango Bar & Steakhouse – 4767 N Lincoln Avenue

Sepia – 123 N Jefferson Street

Monteverde – 1020 W Madison Street

The Duck Inn – 2701 S Eleanor Street

Pacific Standard Time – 141 W Erie Street

El Che Bar – 845 W Washington Boulevard

Dusek’s Board and Beer – 1227 W 18th Street

Duck Duck Goat – 857 W Fulton Market

Longman & Eagle – 2657 N Kedzie Avenue

Beatrix – 671 N St. Clair Street

For a full list of participating restaurants, visit here!

 How?

Getting in on all of the Restaurant Week fun is easy, simply visit one of the participating locations and ask for the Restaurant Week menu. Many of these locations will be experiencing higher than usual volume of visitors, so making a reservation is always a smart move during the event.

To make a reservation at one of the participating restaurants, visit here!

 Need Hotel Accommodations?

The Majestic Hotel

Located in the heart of Wrigleyville, accessible via Red Line train

 The Willows Hotel

Located at the edge of Lakeview and Lincoln Park, accessible via Brown Line train

 The City Suites Hotel

In the heart of Boystown, accessible by the Red Line train

 The Ivy Hotel

Located near the Magnificent Mile in Chicago’s Loop

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