Chicago Restaurant Week: Program Overview

Chicago Restaurant Week 2017: Program Overview

Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW) is a Choose Chicago partnership program designed to promote the restaurant industry and drive traffic to participating restaurants during a typically slow time of year.  For 14 days, diners can enjoy prix fixe menus for brunch, lunch and dinner throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.

Chicago Restaurant Week is promoted via the First Bites Bash kick-off event, and a fully integrated marketing campaign including print, television, radio, digital, out-of-home, social media and media relations.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 recap:

  • 352 participating restaurants
  • $25.8 million in direct dining spending at Chicago area restaurants
  • Over 2 million page-views on
  • 572,000+ diners served

Be a part of Chicago Restaurant Week 2017:

American Express Consumer Promotion:
Once again we are excited to announce a special consumer promotion with American Express that will take place during Chicago Restaurant Week. American Express Card Members who enroll their eligible American Express Card can qualify to get $5 back on their statement as a credit every time they spend $25 or more in a single transaction on their enrolled American Express Card at a participating restaurant during Chicago Restaurant Week 2017 held January 27 – February 9, 2017.
There is NO COST to you to participate in the offer ($5 statement credit will be funded by Choose Chicago and American Express).


  • Participation in this consumer Offer is mandatory in order for your restaurant to take part in Chicago Restaurant Week 2017
  • Your establishment must accept the American Express Card to participate in the Offer
  • American Express will handle all fulfillment of statement credits

  Other CRW Program requirements

  • CRW Registration Fee: 
    • $350 for Premier/Ultimate Package Partners
    • $500 for Choice Package Partners
  • Prix fixe menu with option to participate in brunch, lunch and/or dinner for the entire program duration of 14 days.
    • PDF of the prix fixe menu(s) to be posted online at
    • Menu Pricing:
      • Lunch and Brunch: $22
      • Dinner: $33 and/or $44
        *Menu price does not include beverage, tax & gratuity
  • One $100 dining certificate to be used for promotional purposes (must be valid through December 30, 2017)

Registration Deadline: October 28, 2016
Menu and Gift Card Deadline: December 1, 2016

For more information on your restaurant’s participation in Chicago Restaurant week, please contact us at

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