Chicago Restaurant Week starts tomorrow and runs through Feb. 6 with more than 280 restaurants across the city and suburbs participating. Enjoy $22 lunch menus or dine during dinner for the $33 and $44 prix-fixe offerings. It's the perfect chance to check out new spots or just a great reason to revisit old favorites. Either way, check out our map to find some of the best deals that satisfy a variety of palates.Read More
Where to Dine During Chicago Restaurant Week
The Asian fusion cuisine of Thai Dang will be offered as a feast during Restaurant Week with three separate menus. There will be a lunch menu, as well as $33 three-course and $44 four-course dinner menus, served family style. Courses will include green papaya salad, garlic chicken, braised porkbelly, sticky rice, cream puffs, and more.
Matthias Merges’ new spot in Hyde Park has been well-received and it will celebrate its first Restaurant Week with a $44 dinner prix fixe. Start with confit of duck or Casco Bay cod before moving onto ricotta gnudi or suckling pig porchetta for entrees. Cap it off with a Dad & Daughter honey soft serve or chocolate doughnut and see what the critics are raving about.
3. GT Fish and Oyster
GT Fish & Oyster’s lunch menu lets diners choose between grilled mahi or lobster roll, and banana chocolate ganache or key lime pie for dessert. Dinner includes an additional course of shrimp bruschetta or tuna poke and the choice of oyster po’boy.
4. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Joe’s two-course lunch features a petite filet mignon with sides and banana cream pie, or Alaskan king crab with sides and Havana dream pie. The $44 dinner menu includes a starter course of greens salad, crab bisque or clam chowder.
Mike Sheerin’s latest venture dishes out Venetian-influenced dishes. The lunch menu is comprised of offerings such as Nonna’s meatballs, bruschette, and a braised pork shoulder and provolone panino while a four-course dinner option adds braised short rib ravioli, slow roasted salmon, brick chicken, ricotta cheesecake and more.
Carrie Nahabedian’s Michelin-starred restaurant will offer diners a variety of choices during Restaurant Week. The lunch menu features options such as lamb pizza, risotto and braised Berkshire pork shank, pan roasted cod, and dessert, while the $44 prix-fixe dinner adds Nordic salmon, veal breast roulade, “lacquered” aged Moulard duck breast and more.
Rick Bayless’ acclaimed Mexican eatery will participate in Restaurant Week during lunch hours and serve three courses. Start with a salad of roasted beets before an entrée of habanero black bean braised pork shoulder. For dessert, enjoy crepes in goat’s milk caramel with plaintain ice cream and torched meringue.
8. David Burke's Primehouse
One of the best steakhouses in town, David Burke’s Primehouse will be participating in Restaurant Week again with lunch and dinner offerings. The $22 three-course lunch menu will include starters like tomato bisque and East & West Coast oysters, and entrees such as pan roasted salmon, chicken breast and filet mignon medallions along with family-style sides and dessert. The $44 dinner menu includes the same selections in addition to the choice of a classic filet mignon.
9. iNG Restaurant
Homaro Cantu’s gastronomy restaurant will be open every day during Restaurant Week and offer their special Salvador Dali menu in a $44 prix fixe dinner.
Carlos Gaytan has made a name for himself on this season of Top Chef and Restaurant Week will showcase some of his highlights. The lunch menu lets diners pick from selections like chicken tostaditas, pan seared salmon and their signature pork belly while the $44 dinner menu choices include ceviche, chile relleno and seared dorado.
Drop in for a special ‘Wabash Express’ lunch menu at the new Mediterranean restaurant inside the Langham Hotel. Selections include minestrone soup, pomegranate braised lamb shank, lemon and thyme risotto, pan roasted char, and choice of terrine of dark chocolate or Moroccan apple cobbler for dessert.
12. Piccolo Sogno
Enjoy three-course lunch or dinner menus featuring Italian favorites such as four cheese ravioli, spinach and potato gnocchi, Roman style braised oxtail, half roasted duck, panna cotta and much more.
Bill Kim’s Asian fusion barbecue restaurant will offer a $33 dinner menu. Offerings include Thai-style fried chicken, smoked beef Wagyu tri-tip with warm kim chi potato salad, Berkshire pork katsu, and Vietnamese cinnamon doughnuts with Seoul caramel.
14. Cafe Spiaggia
Enjoy an Italian prix fixe lunch or dinner at Café Spiaggia while Spiaggia undergoes renovations. The $22 lunch menu includes an antipasti, mains such as pappardelle, gnocchi and margherita pizza, and choice of dessert between zeppole and gelato. For dinner, the main course selections feature skate wing, butternut squash, and Jidori chicken thighs.