The Best Deals During Chicago Restaurant Week

With 329 restaurants participating across 37 Chicago neighborhoods and the suburbs, these deals are too good to pass up.

The weather is warming, slowly but surely, COVID-19 restrictions are loosening their grip, and the air is finally starting to swap snowflakes for ragweed pollen—yes, springtime in Chicago is upon us once again. And with the St. Patrick’s Day river-dyeing ceremony and baseball’s (alleged) return to Wrigleyville comes yet another seasonal celebration: Chicago Restaurant Week. The 15th annual dining showcase brings together over 300 standout restaurants throughout the city and suburbs, serving multi-course lunch and prix-fixe dinner menus at unbeatable prices from Friday, March 25 through Sunday, April 10.

“Chicago Restaurant Week offers residents and visitors alike a unique opportunity to experience the unparalleled culinary and cultural richness of our great city and its neighborhoods," said Choose Chicago board chair Glenn Eden in a recent press release. “From Bronzeville to Chinatown and Devon Avenue, you can go on an adventurous gastronomical global tour without ever leaving the city.”

HaiSous
HaiSous

“Chicago Restaurant Week is our city’s opportunity to celebrate the passion and vitality of our diverse restaurant community,” echoed Sam Toia, president and CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association, in the same release. “This year, in particular, we acknowledge the perseverance of restaurants large and small that have faced innumerable odds. Chicago Restaurant Week is a chance to help them on their paths to recovery.”

Reservations are now yours for the taking, Chicago. So put your money where your mouth is (literally) and take advantage of the city’s incredibly resilient and incredibly delicious restaurant landscape by snagging a meal at any one of these 31 outstanding participating eateries.

Andros Taverna
Photo courtesy of Andros Taverna

Logan Square
The Greek stunner behind one of our favorite new dishes of 2021 is doing Restaurant Week right with a $55 dinner special including PDO Santorini Fava Bean Spread, Kataifi Crystal Prawns, or a charcoal-grilled Lamb Blade Steak.
How to book: Reserve via Resy.

Daisies
Daisies | Photo by Ryan Gorey

Logan Square
Chef Joe Frillman’s fresh pasta emporium is merging Midwestern farm-to-table fare with Italian traditions for 2022 Restaurant Week. Two seatings let you split the bill between a $39 three-course dinner featuring choices like of Carrot Rillettes, Tortellini in Brodo, Agnolotti with smoked sturgeon, and housemade Nutter Butters, or the four-course $55 upgrade, which adds Black Truffle Ravioli with brussels sprouts and Pappardelle with mushroom ragu to the mix.
How to book: Reserve via Tock.

BLVD Steakhouse
BLVD Steakhouse

Fulton Market
This swanky Old Hollywood-inspired chophouse is serving up a banger $55 deal this Restaurant Week. Menu highlights span flights of wine, first courses like Lobster Bisque, and mains like their game-changing Vegetable Risotto.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

The Loyalist
The Loyalist

West Loop
Get the white tablecloth treatment at this sister restaurant to two Michelin-starred Smyth. The French-inspired lineup features three spot-on courses—Petite Beet Tartare, Steak Frites, and Early Gray and Lavender Creme Brulee—for a cool $39 per person.
How to book: Reserve via Tock.

Split-Rail
Split-Rail

West Town
West Town’s only female-, Jewish-, and LGBTQ-owned neighborhood bistro, fried chicken specialist, and ‘70s-inspired speakeasy proprietor is shooting their shot this Restaurant Week with a stacked $55 dinner menu for both dine-in and takeout. Choose from the Red or Olive menu, a tale of two comforts-style showdown that pits dishes like Seafood-stuffed Mushrooms, New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Linguine, and Seared Diver Scallop with Prime Sirloin against Chicken and Gnocchi Soup, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, and Chicken Marsala plus sweets like loaded Brownies and Sicilian Cheesecake Panna Cotta.
How to book: Reserve via Resy or order takeout via Toast.

The Exchange
The Exchange

Loop
This downtown newcomer is making a Restaurant Week splash with a three-course $55 menu from James Beard Award nominated chef Brian Huston. Expect prime choices like Burrata with spring pea puree, mint, and house country toast, Chicken Vesuvio with white wine, new potatoes, and English peas, and Strawberries Romanoff with hand-spun ice cream and strawberries, served flambé.
How to book: Reserve via Resy.

Aba Restaurant
Aba Restaurant

West Loop
Chef CJ Jacobson’s verdant Mediterranean hotspot is dishing up not one but two Restaurant Week specials this year. Roll through on Saturday or Sunday for a leisurely brunch amid the greenery, where $25 gets you two courses (think tasty spreads, mezze platters, heartier fare like Shaksuka and Green Falafel Sandwiches) plus a refreshing specialty cocktail. Later, dinner brings a $55 three-course feast to the table, gamed with yet another select cocktail plus choices like Housemade Stracciatella, Hamachi Crudo, Village Salad, Braised Short Rib with ramp puree, Grilled Salmon Kebab, Pistachio Cake, and Creme Brulee Pie.
How to book: Reserve via Tock or order takeout online.

Proxi
Proxi

Fulton Market
International fare arrives at Restaurant Week with Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman’s $55 four-course excursion. Buckle up for family-style delights like Salt and Pepper Tofu, Szechuan-style Braised Lamb Dumplings with chili crisp and scallions, Wood-grilled Pork Tenderloin with smoked peanut mole and knob onions, and Vietnamese Coffee and Chocolate Opera Cake with chicory streusel, hot fudge, and whipped cream.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

Wicker Park
Chef Michael Elliott is behind this architecturally stunning Wicker Park hotel eatery. Duck inside the sunny flatiron space to dig into a $25 brunch or lunch spread complete with both sweet and savory options like Shakshuka, Chilaquiles, Bagels with citrus-cured salmon and caramelized onion cream cheese, a juicy Double Cheeseburger, French Toast with coconut pudding, and butter-slathered Pancakes.
How to book: Reserve via Resy.

TAO Chicago
Photo courtesy of TAO Chicago

River North
Ball out at the club with TAO’s Asian-inflected Restaurant Week prix-fixe. Fifty-five dollars gets you a three-course roster with plenty of options including Tuna Pringle and Seared Salmon Sashimi, Red Curry Scallops, Filet Mignon Pepper Steak, Tuna Maki, and Molten Chocolate Cake.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

BOKA
BOKA

Lincoln Park
Chef Lee Wolen’s posh Lincoln Park original is beckoning fine dining skeptics with an inviting Restaurant Week four-course dinner prix fixe going for just $55 per person. Settle in for cheffy New American innovations including Smoked Carrot Tartare with sheep’s milk feta, Shaved Foie Gras with dates and burnt cinnamon, Roasted Scallops with seaweed and tarragon, Pork Tenderloin and Belly, Rigatoni with Mushroom Bolognese, and a creamy Hazelnut and Coffee dessert with milk ice cream and praline. Throw in the $35 wine pairing and you’ve got yourself one fancy and wallet-friendly night out.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

Sepia
Sepia

Fulton Market
Chef Andrew Zimmerman’s seasonally informed four-course Restaurant Week feast comes in at $55 per person, bringing along a parade of courses like Beef Tartare au Poivre, Little Gem Herbed-buttermilk Smoked Egg Yolk, Truffled Fried Chicken, Ricotta Agnolotti, and Black Licorice Black Currant Creme de Cassis Ice Cream.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

Dusek’s
Photo courtesy of Dusek’s

Pilsen
This Pilsen heavy-hitter is leaving its Restaurang Week mark via classics like Marinated Eggplant, Prairie Apple Salad, and the Tavern’s signature Kentucky Butter Cake for just $55 each. Book your table before hitting up a show-stopping concert at Thalia Hall next door and you’re looking at date night gold.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

RPM Italian
RPM Italian

River North
River North’s RPM trifecta is at it again this Restaurant Week, presenting their high-brow takes on modern chops, Italian classics, and ocean-fresh seafood for low-brow prices. Make like a Martini-sipping Mad Men star at RPM Steak’s snazzy $25 three-course lunch (Cauliflower Veloute or Baby Gem Salad, Roasted Spanish Dorade or Grilled Chicken Brochette, Nutella Bread Pudding or 14K Chocolate Cake) then stick around for the three-course, $55 supper, teeming with succulent options like Tuna Crudo, Local Strip Loin, and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Over at RPM Italian, dinner guests can trade $55 for a diverse four-course selection of antipasti (think Prime Beef Meatballs, Guiliana’s Italian Salad), handmade pastas, luxe entrees like Suckling Pig Porchetta and Eggplant Parmesan alla Mioni, and Bomboloni for dessert. And last but surely not least, RPM Seafood is taking dinner-goers on a $55, three-course deep dive complete with options like Red Chili Ceviche, Housemade Linguini and Clams, Roasted Norwegian Halibut, and Hazelnut Praline with salted caramel.
How to book: Reserve via Tock (Italian, Seafood, Steak) or order takeout online (Italian, Seafood, Steak).

The Bristol
The Bristol

Bucktown
Chef Larry Feldmeier bistro mainstay is pulling up fully stocked this Restaurant Week, peddling a $55 three-course menu spanning neighborhood favorites like Tagliolini, Halibut, Short Rib, and more, all drawing on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

Pizzeria Portofino
Pizzeria Portofino

River North
Another doubleheader, this scenic riverfront pizzeria channels the Italian Riviera this Restaurant Week by way of both lunch and dinner deals. During the day, swing by for a three-course $25 blowout with dishes ranging from antipasti (Winter Citrus Salad, Celery and Fennel Salad) to entrees (Prosciutto Panino, Due Funghi Pizza) before landing on a sweet note with Citrus Panna Cotta. Evening arrives with a $39 three-course encore, introducing enticements like Meatball Parmigiana, Wild Mushroom Lasagna, and the crowd-pleasing Nutella Sundae.
How to book: Reserve via Tock or order takeout online.

SUSHI-SAN
SUSHI-SAN

River North
This rock and roll sushi parlor is known far and wide for its bangin’ deals, and this Restaurant Week is no exception. The four-course, $55 dinner spread grants fish fans an array of perfectly prepared bites like Thai Crab with Glass Noodles, Truffle Shiitake Make, Chili Garlic Shrimp Maki, Duck Mapo Tofu, Wagyu Gyudon, Sushi and Sashimi platters, and “Emochi” Ice Cream.
How to book: Reserve via Tock or order takeout online.

avec
avec

River North
This Mediterranean mainstay’s River North branch combines a $25 three-course lunch (Little Gem Salad or Burrata Toast, Orecchiette Pasta or Butchers’ Steak, Housemade Gelato) with a five-course, $55 dinner splurge with options like Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad, Paella, and Basque Cheesecake.
How to book: Reserve via Tock.

Dear Margaret
Dear Margaret

Lincoln Park
Elevated French-Canadian-leaning dishes get infused with Midwestern ingredients inside this Lincoln Park 2020 debut, where Restaurant Week ushers in a $55 three-course set-up spanning myriad choices. Highlights include Fried Smelts (one of our best new bites of 2021, no less), Parisienne Gnocchi, Fried Quail, Parsnips Meuniere, Roasted Sturgeon, Warm Duck Confit Salad, CDK Sirloin Steak, Maple Vanilla Creme Brulee, and decadent Pouding Chomeur.
How to book: Reserve via Tock.

HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen
Photo courtesy of HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen

Pilsen
Chefs Thai and Danielle Dang are turning up the heat this Restaurant Week, serving up a $55 family-style extravaganza packed to the gills with explosive Vietnamese flavors. Expect Green Papaya Salad, Octopus with confit eggplant, Sweet Potato and Daikon Radish Curry, Grilled King Oyster Mushroom, and Vietnamese Rice Pudding laced with whipped vanilla custard.
How to book: Reserve via Tock.

Eataly Chicago
Eataly Chicago

River North
River North’s 60,000-square-feet Italian market mecca is leaning hard into Restaurant Week this year, providing nearby workers a much-needed mid-day break courtesy of their $25 two-course lunch menu. Antipasti like Frittella di Zucchine, Suppli Pomodoro e Mozzarella, and Bruschetta al Pomodoro join forces with select pastas and pizzas, complemented by add-ons like $28 bottles of wine and $10 desserts.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

The Dawson
The Dawson

West Town
This whimsical and undeniably romantic West Town hideaway is celebrating Restaurant Week 2022 with a refined $55 tasting menu delivering global eats like Hamachi Crudo, Buttermilk Fried Quail, Lobster Pot Pie, Red Snapper Tikka Masala, Grilled Wagyu Skirt Steak, and Prickly Pair Mousse Cake over three luxurious courses. Select wines from Stolpman Vineyards in Paso Robles, California round out the bill.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

Virtue Restaurant
Virtue Restaurant

Hyde Park
This sophisticated Hyde Park Southern authority has Restaurant Week on lock this year. Stroll in for a $55 dinner to remember, loaded with soul-hugging savory dishes like Green Tomatoes with shrimp, Cajun Jambalaya with Carolina Gold rice, and velvety Shrimp and Grits, plus your choice of Red Velvet Cake or Banana Pudding with Nilla Wafers.
How to book: Reserve via SevenRooms.

Venteux Brasserie
Venteux Brasserie | Photo by Mimi Lie

Loop
This Michigan Avenue brasserie is getting into the Restaurant Week groove for the very first time this year, honoring the occasion with a $55 three-course prix fixe dinner showcasing signatures like Tuna Niçoise salad and Roasted Chicken with black truffle cream and crispy potatoes, among other classics.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

Publican Quality Meats
Publican Quality Meats

Fulton Market
Fulton Market artisan deli extraordinaire is switching things up for Restaurant Week 2022 with a $55 dinner spectacle centered around their cult-favorite Cassoulet. Sausage, beans, and confit duck take the stage in this traditional belly-warmer, accompanied by an appetizer and dessert plus a la carte deals on desserts, wine, and beer. Snag your rezzies early, as they’re only planning one seating per night at 6:30 pm sharp.
How to book: Reserve via Tock.

Dove’s Luncheonette
Dove’s Luncheonette | Photo by Choe List

Wicker Park
This loveable daytime hangout from One Off Hospitality is taking Restaurant Week by storm with its $25 three-course lunch available for walk-ins only. Grab a spot along the window and roll up your sleeves for Tex-Mex-tinged comforts like Chicken Fried Chicken smothered in chorizo gravy, Mushroom Enchiladas, and Golden Beet Salad.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.

Testaccio
Testaccio | Photo by Rachel Bires

Logan Square
Inspired by the aesthetics and flavors of Ancient Rome, this dapper Logan Square outpost is backing a stellar $39 three-course Restaurant Week dinner special this year. Antipasti like a modern spin on Caseificio il Casolare Burrata get things started, followed by more substantial fare like Mezze Maniche al Sugo di Manzo, an earthy ragu teeming with tender braised oxtail. And an additional $16 goes a long way here, granting you a smattering of shaved Marinello Black Truffles atop every course.
How to book: Reserve via Resy.

Galit Restaurant
Galit Restaurant

Lincoln Park
This 2019 Middle Eastern megahit is back in Restaurant Week action this year, doling out a $55 dinnertime mezze festival over five delicious shareable courses for dine-in and takeout. Expect Mediterranean staples like Hummus, Ezme Salad, Falafel with Persian pickled turnips, Kale Tabouli, Smoked Turkey Shawarma, and Rice Pudding sprinkled with crushed pistachios.
How to book: Reserve via Resy.

Cabra Chicago
Cabra Chicago

Fulton Market
Top Chef champ Stephanie Izard’s Peruvian hot spot Cabra steps up to the Restaurant Week plate this year, knocking it out of the park with a fun, five-course dinner special for two at $55 per person. Expect winning shareables like Tuna Tataki, Shrimp Causa, and Steak Saltado, buttressed by a heavenly Chocolate and Coconut Swirl with tamarind caramel and brownie brittle.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

Duck Duck Goat
Duck Duck Goat

West Loop
Chef Stephanie Izard’s dim sum fixture Duck Duck Goat is turning Restaurant Week into a bonafide party this year with a $55 per person prix fixe dinner that involves the entire table. Heaping portions of Jiaozi (aka beef short rib and bone marrow potstickers), Shrimp and Pork Shumai, Green Beans, Beef and Broccoli, and Pork Chow Fun keep the crew busy while creamy Soft Serve is on hand to cool it all down.
How to book: Reserve via OpenTable.

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