CHICAGO | One of our favorite times of year, Chicago Restaurant Week, is back for 2017! From 27 January – 9 February, many of Chicago’s finest restaurants will be offering dining deals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now in its 10th year, Chicago Restaurant Week has become a Chicago culinary institution, and more than 350 restaurants will take part.
For the full list of participating restaurants and their prix fixe menus, click here. You’ll see restaurants all across the city and suburbs focusing on a wide range of cuisines. Too many choices have you feeling overwhelmed? We’ve rounded up our top recommendations to ensure you get to try the best of the bunch.
Sundaland was one thought of as the cradle of all Asian cultures, and if you are looking for a sultry Asian fusion spot in River North, head to Sunda. During restaurant week, Sunda will offer a prix fixe four course weekday lunch ($22) and a weekend brunch ($22).
110 W Illinois Street
Chicago Restaurant Week is the perfect time of year to visit a Michelin-star restaurant (or two!) without breaking the bank. We recommend Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman’s Sepia for delightfully unique American fare and chic ambience. Visit for a three course lunch ($22); or, choose from a three ($33) or four course dinner ($44).
123 N Jefferson Street
Italian calling your name? Piccolo Sogno, meaning “little dream,” serves fresh, seasonal foods reminiscent of the combined simplicity and flavor one expects of Italian cuisine. Piccolo Sogno will offer a three course lunch ($22) or three course dinner ($33) during Chicago Restaurant Week, and both include menu items that are available gluten-free.
464 N. Halsted Street
If you are in the mood for Mexican, consider choosing Frontera Grill. Rick Bayless’ Frontera Grill in River North is participating in lunch and dinner during restaurant week. The lunch ($22) and dinner (starting at $33) allows participants to choose one appetizer and one entrée.
445 N Clark Street
For Mediterranean fare with a hint of California flair, look no further than Ema. The family-friendly restaurant, opened by Top Chef Season 3 winner C.J. Jacobson, will offer a spread, a small plate and a lunch plate ($22) as well as a spread and small plate accompanying a three course dinner ($44).
74 W Illinois Street
Need an excuse to get a group together? Make plans for tapas at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. Go on the weekend for brunch ($22) or any other night for a three course dinner ($33).
2024 N Halsted Street
Inside the Park Hyatt on the Magnificent Mile rests NoMI Kitchen, one of Forbes’ “Top 10 Power Dining Spots in the World”. For elegant French cuisine in a sophisticated setting, head to NoMI and enjoy their three course lunch ($22) or dinner ($44).
800 N Michigan Avenue
If you’ve had your stomach set on a certain restaurant, now is the time to make your culinary dream a reality. Don’t forget to make reservations!
Chicago Restaurant Week 2017
When: 27 January 2017 – 9 February 2017
Cost: Dependent on event
Where: Various locations across Chicago