Choose Chicago welcomes the return of the city’s eagerly anticipated 14th annual Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW). (March 19th – April 4th) Diners can reserve tables and view menus online for multi-course meals at their favorite Chicagoland eateries at eatitupchicago.com.
Chicago Restaurant Week offers visitors and local foodies a meaningful opportunity to experience some of the area’s most sought-after restaurants. For 17 consecutive, dining-packed days, participating dining establishments will showcase specially curated prix fixe menus with prices set at $25 for brunch and lunch, and $39 and/or $55for dinner (excluding beverages, tax, gratuity and delivery). Lending an ideal reason to explore Chicago’s nationally lauded culinary scene, diners can experience new, showstopping restaurants and familiar favorites alike throughout the city’s vibrant communities.
I got a chance to preview one of the participating restaurants. TAO located in the River North area is definitely a restaurant to have on your radar for Chicago Restaurant Week. I love the options are plentiful for meat and vegetarian diners. Each course is bursting with flavor! I also have to add the ambience is magnificent. The artwork and beautiful interior design is just the break I needed from my usually leggings. It was nice to dress up a bit. Check out what my friend and I had below and for TAO restaurant week menu click HERE! I would have to say my favorite dish was a toss up between the Spicy Tuna Tartare on crispy rice and the Chicken Gyoza. Everything was DELICIOUS!
“Chicago Restaurant Week offers participants an exciting way to experience flavors from every corner of our city,” said Glenn Eden, Board Chair of Choose Chicago. “This year’s program was created with flexible options including dining in, taking out or delivery to encourage diners. Now more than ever, it is crucial to support our local restaurants as they are a big part of our industry and city’s economic recovery. I encourage everyone to get out there and experience the dining capital of the U.S. – try a new cuisine, visit a new neighborhood, embrace the richness of Chicago’s culinary diversity.”
The highly anticipated event will feature more than 265 participants representing 34 distinct Chicago neighborhoods, including 33 suburban restaurants. Seventy-eight restaurants are making their CRW debut and include a range of both recently opened and established locales. A complete list of participating restaurants and their curated menu offerings can be found here. Reservations are now open at eatitupchicago.com with additional restaurants onboarding daily. Fans are encouraged to follow @choosechicago on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tag #ChicagoRestaurantWeek.
Each year I look over the WHOLE list of participating restaurants. See below for my 10 top restaurants on the list I have visited and 10 that I would LOVE to check out during restaurant week. Happy Eating!
10 Restaurants I hope to try during restaurant week!
14 Parish Restaurant-Rhum Bar
Robert et Fils
10 Restaurants I have tried and LOVE!
Artango Bar & Steakhouse
Raised an Urban Rooftop Bar
The Dandy Crown
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