The 12th annual Chicago Restaurant Week starts TODAY and goes through February 7th. The culinary celebration features special prix fixe menus starting at $24 for brunch and lunch, and $36 and/or $48 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity). This year’s Chicago Restaurant Week will be the largest ever, with nearly 400 local restaurants participating. There will be 100 first-time participants and 45 suburban restaurants. For a full list of participating restaurants click HERE.
First Bites Bash 2019
Last night foodies gathered at the Field Museum for the official kick-off party to Chicago Restaurant Week. First Bites Bash lets attendees sample bites from 70+ Chicago restaurants. Our hosts for the evening were Chef Joe Flamm of Spiaggia and Mixologist Jarmel Doss of The Aviary. After stuffing ourselves silly the official after party was hosted by Stella Artois at TAO. Check out some of the yummy bites we had below. Keep scrolling because I’m giving you tips for navigating restaurant week and the restaurants I want to check out. Happy Eating!!
Tavi J. Tips for Navigating Chicago Restaurant Week
Most of us have a list of bookmarks of places we want to try. Take out that list and see if they’re on the restaurant week listing.
When choosing a restaurant make sure to browse the menu. You want to make sure you like all the courses offered because there are no substitutions. Check to make sure you’re good especially if you have allergies or dietary restrictions.
Get the most bang for your buck. Some restaurants already have lunch time specials, so you may want to hold off on trying them at a different time and use Restaurant Week to try the more pricier options.
Although it’s not required, reservations are a good idea.
Top 10 is so last year. Check out my top 13 restaurants I want to try and my top 13 restaurants I have tried and recommend. Hope you have an awesome restaurant week! I’m going to be starting mine off on Monday, January 28th aboard the Odyssey. I’ll make sure to let you know how it is. 🙂
Tavi J Top 13 Recommended Restaurants for Chicago Restaurant Week
La Sirena Clandestina
Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago
Tavi J. Top Wish List Restaurants to visit for Chicago Restaurant Week
El Che Bar
Haisous Vietnamese Kitchen
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