What is Chicago Restaurant Week?
Chicago Restaurant Week is a member-based program designed to promote the restaurant industry and drive traffic to participating establishments during a typically slow time of year. For ten days, diners can enjoy value pricing for lunch and/or dinner at dining establishments throughout the city.
Chicago Restaurant Week 2012 proved to be the most successful Restaurant Week yet. With 265 participating restaurants throughout Chicagoland, we saw an increase in participation over last year by 28%. The impact of the promotion was more than $20.9 million in direct spending in Chicago area restaurants, serving 444,000 diners over the course of ten days.
Organized by Choose Chicago, Restaurant Week gives local foodies and visitors an opportunity to enjoy prix fixe menus from more than 250 participating restaurants ($22 lunch, $33/$44 dinner).
A spectacle of Chicago's finest culinary talents, Chicago Restaurant Week 2013 will remind diners why Saveur Magazine named Chicago "America's new culinary star."
How do I take part in Chicago Restaurant Week?
Nothing is required for participation in Restaurant Week, but it is strongly recommended that diners make reservations in advance. To make a reservation, you may book through EatItUpChicago.com or call the restaurant directly. All participating restaurants should provide you with their special Restaurant Week Menu; if the menu is not provided upon seating, please feel comfortable to request the special menu.
Which restaurants are involved?
More than 250 restaurants throughout Chicago and nearby suburbs are participating. For dining ideas, a complete list of participating restaurants and the menu offerings, visit EatItUpChicago.com.
Are reservations required?
Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended. There is no guarantee that walk-in guests will be accommodated, so please call ahead or book your reservation online at EatItUpChicago.com.