Beginner’s Guide To Chicago Restaurant Week 2016

Do you smell that?

Chicago Restaurant Week starts January 22, 2016 and there’s a lot on the menu.

The concept of Chicago Restaurant Week is simple and delicious. For nearly two weeks (January 22, 2016 – February 4, 2016), you can order special lunches and dinners at fixed prices from some of the best restaurants in Chicago from gourmet like Cochon Volant,  to everyday eateries including Bar SienaBub City, and Connie’s Pizza. Chicago restaurants include food from nearly every genre from steakhouse, to Latin, to Italian, Mexican, French, and BBQ.

Who:

You

What:

Your favorite restaurants and those that you wish were your favorite restaurants are offering an affordable and palatable meal during Chicago Restaurant Week 2016. Prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). Note: it’s not a potluck.

Where:

This year, 64 restaurants have been added to the list and in total there are 350 Chicago restaurants offering specials.

Choose Chicago put together a comprehensive Chicago Restaurant Week Map to help you navigate and see all of the restaurants in one place. Happy travelling.

Chicagoings, a Chicago blog that captures Chicago’s thriving fashion scene, ever changing culinary climate, and independent events calendar, put together an Official Restaurant Week Guide and rated some of the best deals. The top 21 picks included:

Blackbird Restaurant American (Lunch) Squash Soup, Hanger Steak, Fall Coupe 

Café Spiaggia Italian Magnificent Mile (Dinner) Skuna Bay Salmon, Campanelle, Prime Skirt Steak, Panna Cotta

Fulton Market Kitchen American Contemporary West Loop (Dinner) Pumpkin Soup, Mushroom Ravioli, Rye Crusted Salmon, Peanut Butter Cup Lava Cake

When:

January 22, 2016 – February 4, 2016 for lunch or dinner or both 🙂

Why:

Because you have good taste and an excellent social calendar and most importantly, hibernating for all of winter is a bit much.

How:

It’s like going to dinner but the chef has already ordered for you.  See the list of restaurants. Look over their menus and most importantly, make a reservation.

Chicago Restaurant Instagram Contest with Choose Chicago:

Add a little spice to that entree and enter in Choose Chicago’s Instagram Contest for Chicago Restaurant Week 2016.

Each week, we will give away a prize package to an entrant on Instagram.

To enter, follow @ChooseChicago on Instagram. Take photos of your meal and/or dining experience at participating Chicago Restaurant Week restaurants. In the caption, include the restaurant name, the dish, and any comments you’d like to share about your experience along with hashtag – #CRWContest.

The more you dine and submit photos, the more chances you will have to win. Multiple entries are allowed but you can only win once during the contest.

No purchase necessary. See OFFICIAL RULES.

 

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