The holidays may be over but Chicago still has plenty to celebrate. This month marks the beginning of Chicago Restaurant Week, the most underrated holiday in the Midwest. From Jan. 24 to Feb. 9, more than 400 of Chicago’s finest eateries will offer prix fixe meals that give diners a taste of what the restaurant is all about. 

This annual celebration of Chicago’s dining scene is also the perfect time to get a taste of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Chicago Restaurant Week includes hundreds of neighborhood restaurants, from local favorites to under-the-radar gems. Explore some of our top neighborhood picks for Chicago Restaurant Week 2020, then check out the full list and start making your reservations.

The Duck Inn in Bridgeport

Dine on dishes from Michelin-rated chef Kevin Hickey at The Duck Inn. During Chicago Restaurant Week, you can get four courses of fresh and seasonal new American cuisine — from vegetable terrine to steak tartare to braised pork belly.

Menu: Dinner: $48/person
Address: 2701 S. Eleanor St.
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.;  Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
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Le Sud in Roscoe Village Food at Le Sud

Located in the bustling Roscoe Village neighborhood, Le Sud specializes in food from the south of France. Enjoy three courses of their simple and delicious French fare, with options like white bean cassoulet, steak frites, Parisienne gnocchi, and orange chocolate mousse. 

Menu: Dinner: $36/person
Address: 2301 W. Roscoe St.
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
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Mango Pickle in Edgewater

The Chicago Restaurant Week menu at Mango Pickle is a perfect reflection of the restaurant itself: bright, colorful, and inspired by India. Choose from short rib with sliced coconut, lamb kosha mangsho, and cornish hen on the three-course dinner menu, which includes an optional wine pairing.

Menu: Dinner: $36/person
Address: 5842 N. Broadway
Hours: Wednesday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
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mfk in Lakeview

The interior of MFK restaurant

Take a trip to the Spanish coast at mfk in Lakeview. Their Chicago Restaurant Week menu puts a spotlight on their fresh seafood — with courses like poached shrimp skewers and steamed mussels  — backed by a strong supporting cast of vegetables and grains.

Menu: Dinner: $48/person
Address: 432 W. Diversey Parkway
Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Thursday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
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Tuscany on Taylor in Little Italy

Photo by Shawn Hunt

Tuscany on Taylor features an open kitchen with a wood burning oven and grill in the heart of Little Italy. Come during Chicago Restaurant Week to sample their freshly made pasta, risotto, fresh seafood, and tiramisu.

Menus: Lunch: $24/person, dinner: $36/person
Address: 1014 W. Taylor St.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
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HaiSous in Pilsen

Authentic Vietnamese food for brunch? Yes, please. HaiSous will be offering both brunch and dinner menus during Chicago Restaurant Week. Brunch includes everything from pho to Vietnamese coffee, while the family-style dinner menu includes an optional wine pairing and vegetarian options. 

Menu: Brunch: $24/person; dinner: $48/person
Address: 1800 S. Carpenter St.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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The Bristol in Bucktown

The Bristol, a long-standing institution in Bucktown, will be showcasing their contemporary American cuisine during Chicago Restaurant Week. Choose from dishes like squash risotto, half chicken, or a burger with duck fat fries — and don’t miss their classic Basque cake for dessert.

Menu: Dinner: $48/person
Address: 2152 N. Damen Ave.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
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The Promontory in Hyde Park

Inside The Promontory bar area
Photo by Clayton Hauck for The Promontory

This hearth-focused restaurant evokes a warmth with its food and atmosphere. Chicago Restaurant Week at The Promontory includes roasted chicken with acorn squash and root vegetables and ricotta gnocchi with butternut squash — all the perfect antidote to the winter cold.

Menu: Dinner: $36/person
Address: 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
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Las Tablas in Portage Park

Established in 1991, this family-owned Colombian steakhouse is known for its skirt steak and the popular matrimonio — a combo of flame-broiled steak and chicken breast. Try both on their three-course Chicago Restaurant Week dinner menu.

Menus: Lunch: $24/person, dinner: $36/person
Address: 4920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
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Orso’s Restaurant in Old Town

Classic Italian at Orso’s Restaurant means Old World charm with hearty portions of food. Their Chicago Restaurant Week menus (brunch, lunch, and dinner) offer a delightful sampling of pastas, Italian meats, salads, and decadent desserts.

Menus: Brunch: $24/person, lunch: $24/person; dinner: $36/person
Address: 1401 N. Wells St.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
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