One of the greatest things about living in the city of Chicago is the amazing food scene that has developed over the years. The city of Chicago’s tourism organization (Choose Chicago) recognizes that we have some pretty awesome restaurants and they choose two weeks each winter to showcase them. Considering the frigid temps – this is the perfect time to get out from under your heated comforter and try some new restaurants.
How Does it Work?
Over 250 Chicago restaurants are participating in Chicago Restaurant Week 2015. These restaurants will be offering pre-fixed menus which are $22 for lunch, and $33 or $44 for dinner. This excludes drinks, tax and gratuity.
When is it?
Restaurant week runs from January 30th through February 12th this year.
How do I decide?
Maybe the hardest part about restaurant week is actually deciding where you’ll eat. Some new restaurants grace the list including: River Roast, Sophie’s, Fig & Olive, Adamus and Ani. All of the participating restaurants have their special pre-fixed menus on their website, but an easier way to see all the menus in one place is to head over to the Choose Chicago website where you can see which restaurants are participating, whether they serve lunch, dinner or both, and the menus they’ll be offering.
Sign me up!
Now, in order to take full advantage of restaurant week, you cannot expect to show up the same day and get a table to sample one of these amazing pre-fixed menus on a Saturday night. Reservations. Reservations. Reservations. I cannot stress enough how important it is to make reservations as far in advance as you can. You’d be surprised how many people want to take advantage of an ordinarily very pricey restaurant who is offering a three-course dinner for $33. So check your calendar and call up some friends you’ve been meaning to catch up with and schedule a few lunches at dinners at some of Chicago’s best dining establishments.