JANUARY 2018 – With so many restaurants opening in and around Chicago all the time, it’s impossible to stay on top of them all let alone visit them all — unless you’re eating out all the time. If that’s the case, will you take us with you? Kidding aside, most of us hardly have the time — or funds — to dine out as much as we’d like. Thankfully, Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off in late January every year and even though it’s called Restaurant Week, it actually spans two weeks, giving you more time to try more places.
Chicago Restaurant Week officially runs between Jan. 26 and Feb. 8 and more than 370 restaurants in the Chicago area, including 115 new additions, will offer multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch, brunch and dinner ranging between $22 and $44 dollars (excluding drinks, tax and tip).
It may seem daunting to narrow your choices, but hone in on places new and old you’ve wanted to try. You can join us at Cindy’s or Cherry Circle Room for lunch; do sushi at Arami in West Town; get a veggie-forward meal at Bad Hunter or Beatrix in Fulton Market; indulge in classic Southern fare at Big Jones in Andersonville; French at Bistronomic (Gold Coast) or Bistro Campagne (Lincoln Square); seafood at GT Fish & Oyster in River North; Japanese street food at Izakaya Mita in Bucktown … frankly, the culinary options are endless. You just have to pick, make your reservations and put on your comfy pants.
Are you hungry yet?