Tuesday, August 18

Tuesday, September 1

  • First Bites Bash Tasting Station Sponsorship enrollment opens
    *Please note: Restaurants must be registered to participate in Chicago Restaurant Week before submitting an application.

Thursday, October 8

  • 2nd Annual Restaurant Week Education Seminar at City Winery

Tuesday, October 27

  • Social Media Meet-Up: Chicago Restaurant Week at the Cultural Center, 5th floor.

Friday, October 30

  • Deadline to register for Chicago Restaurant Week

Tuesday, December 1

  • Deadline to submit final prix fixe menu(s) and $100 gift certificates for the launch of the official Chicago Restaurant Week website,


Tuesday, January 5

  • The official Chicago Restaurant Week website,, is live with participating restaurant listing and reservations

Thursday, January 21

  • 5th Annual First Bites Bash, the official kick-off event for Chicago Restaurant Week, at Chicago Union Station

Friday, January 22 – Thursday, February 4

  • 9th Annual Chicago Restaurant Week (14 days)


*Dates subject to change.

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