'Every February, the Chicago dining scene is celebrated with one of the most anticipated foodie events of the year—Chicago Restaurant Week! An annual culinary celebration that invites everyone to experience the best eateries Chicago has to offer, over 250 restaurants take part in this yearly tradition by offering great deals and special prix fixe menus that start at just $22 for lunch and $33 and/or $44 for dinner, which excludes beverages, tax, and gratuity.
Perhaps the best thing about Chicago Restaurant Week is that it’s not just limited to restaurants around the downtown area, but all throughout different neighborhoods in all parts of town (and even a couple suburbs). If you’re new to this annual event or unsure how to take advantage of all the great deals that will be featured, here’s how it works:
Start by viewing the list of restaurants that will be participating in Chicago Restaurant week here. Everything from the restaurants and their location to the menus and special offerings that will be featured are provided. Next, choose which restaurants you want to visit and simply make your reservations between January 30th and February 12th!
This year, there will also be a preliminary event held, First Bites Bash, which is an exclusive tasting that previews some of the most mouth-watering creations of more than 50 of Chicago’s top chefs, restaurants, and cafes.
First Bites Bash will be held on January 29th at Union Station, while Chicago Restaurant Week actually spans two weeks and will take place from January 30th to February 12th.