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Chicago Restaurant Week 2018 Reservations are Live

The event lasts from January 26 through February 8

HaiSous is among the newcomers for Chicago Restaurant Week.
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Chicago may be getting ready to celebrate New Year’s, but they shouldn’t overlook Chicago Restaurant Week. Reservations are now live with 115 new restaurants onboard offering customers discounted meals from January 26 to February 8. It’s the event’s 11th year in which a select group of restaurants offer prix fixe dinners for $44, and lunch/brunch for $22 or $33 — those are the same prices as last year. This year’s roster consists of more than 370 participating restaurants.

For those unfamiliar with the event, the city’s tourism organization, Choose Chicago runs restaurant week. It’s a way to encourage customers to dine out in the winter when business is slow due to frigid temperatures. Restaurant owners submit their menus to Choose Chicago with the hope that they can give diners a good sampling for what their restaurants offer. The idea is that they can lure repeat diners later in the year and jumpstart business. More than 648,000 diners participated last year in restaurant week, according to a news release.

New restaurants on the roster include HaiSous in Pilsen, Shanghai Terrace inside The Peninsula Chicago hotel off the Mag Mile, and Bad Hunter in the West Loop.

Organizers have added a charity component to the even this year benefitting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Diners can text “CRW” to “41444” or visit Choose Chicago to donate money to the charity. They’re accepting donations for the duration of restaurant week.

Start clicking and secure a reservation here. Reservations for the 11th annual Chicago Restaurant Week are now online.

Bad Hunter

802 West Randolph Street, , IL 60607 (312) 265-1745 Visit Website

Shanghai Terrace

108 East Superior Street, , IL 60611 (312) 573-6744 Visit Website


1800 S. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL Visit Website