Chicago Restaurant Week is back from March 25th to April 10th. (Yes, the "week" lasts 17 days). There are over 250 participating restaurants this year, offering multi-course meals for either $25, $39, or $55 dollars. So to help you narrow things down, we made you a list of 22 participating spots that we love. Whether you’re looking for a great deal from a fine dining restaurant or just want to support a local spot in your neighborhood, these are some of our go-to places offering specials.
This Mediterranean restaurant is offering a $25 brunch and a $55 dinner. Brunch options include short rib shakshuka and a falafel and egg sandwich, and for dinner, there are things like hummus, kebabs, and leg of lamb. Plus, both prix fixe meals come with your choice of cocktail.
The five-course $55 dinner from this Greek restaurant in Logan Square has a lot of dishes we like. Like kataifi prawns, lamb with fried potatoes, fish with braised artichokes, and a lemon meringue tart.
Both locations of Avec have deals we like. The West Loop location is offering five-course $55 dinner. You'll get olives, fattoush, hummus, chicken shawarma, and nutter butter squares. River north has a $25 three-course lunch with your choice of lentil soup or brussels sprouts salad, paella or cod, and gelato. The five-course dinner includes a Basque cheesecake and their famous dates.
This Southern Andersonville restaurant is offering a $39 three-course dinner, with options like crawfish pie or blackened chicken. One thing that’s not optional is the bread service - you’ll get their fantastic monkey bread whether you want it or not (and, trust us, you want it).
One of our favorite new restaurants from last year happens to be vegan, and they're offering both a $39 and $55 dinner for Restaurant Week. You get to choose from dishes like braised jackfruit with yuca mofongo, cacio e pepe with kelp noodles, a beet flatbread with cauliflower crust, and chocolate panna cotta. Everything is gluten free, many things are raw, and we've never had a bad dish, so go ahead and pick with confidence.
You can choose either a $39 three-course or a $55 four-course dinner at Daisies in Logan Square. We’d be happy with either at this farm-to-table pasta spot, because both menus have the delicious carrot rillettes, smoked sturgeon agnolotti, and raspberry pretzel salad.
This French-Canadian restaurant in Lakeview was one of our Best New Restaurants Of 2021, so we’re excited to see that they’re offering a $55 Restaurant Week deal. You choose from dishes like fried smelts, Parissienne gnocchi, roast poussin, and Nanaimo bars. So if you haven’t tried this place yet, this is a good time to do it.
This takeout and delivery-only Afro-Caribbean spot is another addition to our Best New Restaurants Of 2021. And for Restaurant Week, Cocoa Chili is offering a $39 three-course dinner. You can choose from starters like gumbo or a Caribbean salad, entrees like their incredible jerk chicken or Sengalese poulet yassa, and butter cookies for dessert.
This Uptown spot is one of our favorite Ethiopian restaurants in the city, and their injera, doro wat, and lega tibs are particularly excellent. They're offering both a lunch and dinner deal, and their $39 Restaurant Week menu feeds two, and includes an appetizer, one of their messob platters (which includes six dishes), and a dessert. No matter what you choose, ordering Demera is always a good decision.
Galit is one of our favorite restaurants in the city, and is offering a $55 dinner that feels like a serious deal. You get all their salatim (with things like labneh and ezme), hummus, mezze, the shawarma and wood-roasted cabbage to share—plus rice pudding for dessert. And most importantly: it all comes with their wonderful, fluffy pita.
This Vietnamese restaurant in Pilsen is offering a $55 per person family-style dinner (minimum two people) with six shareable courses. You'll get to eat snacks like papaya salad, curry with daikon, carrot, and sweet potato, plus rice pudding with vanilla custard.
Joe's in the West Loop has a three-course dinner for $39 or a four-course option for $55. Both come with your choice of cacio e pepe or amatriciana, paella, and sponge cake. And because this is a wine bar, you can also add a pairing to either meal.
The best Italian restaurant in the city is offering a $55 four-course family-style dinner, which you can get for dine-in or carryout. You can choose from dishes like nduja arancini, gnocchetti, pork belly pampanella, and tiramisu. And because it’s Monteverde, you can count on everything being excellent.
This Korean restaurant has both a $39 three-course or $55 four-course dinner, and each course has about four options for you to choose from. So, you can have a meal of kimchi eggrolls, rice cakes in bolognese, and glazed pork belly, or a dinner of spicy octopus, bulgogi with rice cakes, and ssam with ribeye.
Rooh’s four-course $55 dinner has a lot of hits from their regular menu: green pea and goat cheese kulcha, tuna bhel, butter chicken, and seabass goan curry. And it comes with your choice of either naan or rice.
Saigon Sisters Restaurant
There are so many great dishes on Saigon Sisters’ $39 three-course Restaurant Week dinner that you should consider ordering from this West Loop spot several times. There's a smoked duck bahn mi, cha ca la vong, bun cha hanoi, green curry chicken, octopus with squid ink rice, Basque cheesecake, and bread pudding with lychee and crème anglaise
The Restaurant Week menu is a perfect example of why we appreciate Siena Tavern so much. Sure, their Italian food is consistently great. But this is a restaurant that never f*cks around—they know what people want and they give it to them. They’re offering lunch, brunch, and dinner with all their best dishes, like the gnocchi and the coccoli. They’re also giving people an amuse-bouche, and offering add-ons in case you want to order off-menu.
There are a handful of restaurants that we visit during our “off” hours, and Sushi-san is on that list. They’re offering a $55 four-course dinner for Restaurant Week, which includes your choice of starter, maki, a main dish like wagyu gyudon, or some nigiri and sashimi. There will be dessert too.
Table, Donkey and Stick
This European wine bar in Logan Square has a $39 Restaurant Week menu with some of their best dishes. You get three courses, and choose from delicious options like charcuterie, potato latkes, cassoulet, and their incredible burger.
The $55 four-course dinner at this Peruvian restaurant in River North gives you a choice of turiditos, anticucho, entrees like adobe de carne, and lucuma suspriro for dessert. Or, go for the $25 brunch, which is almost identical except you only get three course. Either way, we suggest getting a table on their heated rooftop, which has a great view of the neighborhood.
The Publican is offering a $55 four-course dinner. You can get oysters, barbecued carrots, and dishes like mussels and frites, pork belly with smoked apple butter, and crispy pig ear salad.
One of our favorite Southern restaurants in the city has a great deal for Restaurant Week. Virtue in Hyde Park has a three-course dinner for $55, and you get to choose from things like fried green tomatoes, black kale salad, shrimp and grits, jambalaya, red velvet cake, and banana pudding. Which, frankly, are very hard choices to make.