Chicken Shop Chicago

Chicago Restaurant Week is the perfect time of year to check out some of our city's culinary delights. From January 16 through February 4, you can take advantage of excellent prix fixe menus — starting at $22 for lunch and $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity) — for the whole family. [more]

Over 350 Chicago restaurants are participating this year, from neighborhood favorites to downtown hotspots, making this the perfect opportunity to give some new-to-you restaurants a try. Here are five picks for family-friendly, fun and adventuresome dining with your kids during Chicago Restaurant Week 2016.

 

Connie's Pizza Gold Coast

1030 N. State St.
(312) 614-4020
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Connie's Pizza has been baking up classic deep dish Chicago-style pizzas since 1962 — and it's still family-owned! The roomy Gold Coast location is a great lunch spot after a busy day of Mag Mile/Gold Coast shopping, and the menu is filled with kid (and adult!) friendly favorites. During Restaurant Week, the $22 prix fixe lunch menu for two includes a a cup of minestrone soup, antipasto side salad and a small Original Pan Pizza with your choice of up to 5 toppings.

Connie's Pizza Chicago

 

Xoco

445 N. Clark St.
(312) 661-1434
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Xoco — pronounced "SHO-ko" — is the Aztec word for "little sister." This quick-service café from Rick and Deann Bayless gives you a taste of the beloved street food and snacks of Mexico: think empanadas, tortas and meal-in-a-bowl caldos. Kids will adore dipping the fresh churros into frothy Mexican hot chocolate. The $22 prix fixe Restaurant Week menu includes a sampler guacamole and Mexican pumpkinseed dip with just-made chips, a torta (Mexican-style sandwich) of your choice and classic churros with cajeta for dipping into a hot chocolate of your choosing!

XOCO Chicago

 

Greek Islands

200 S. Halsted St.
(312) 782-9855
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Kids will love the flaming saganaki, which arrives tableside with a bellowing "OPA!" The $33 Restaurant Week dinner menu could easily be shared with your kid companion: Start with saganaki flambéed tableside, soup or salad, and then choose from a variety of mouthwatering Greek entrees, including braised lamb in tomato sauce; char-grilled whole seabass with extra-virgin olive oil, lemon and oregano; pork tenderloin souvlaki skewers; or vegetarian mousake, a baked eggplant, zucchini and potato casserole topped with béchamel. For dessert, save room for baklava, layers of fillo dough and chopped walnuts sweetened with honey. Take some time to explore Greektown before or after you dine; the National Hellenic Museum appeals to kids thanks to interactive exhibits.

Greek Islands Restaurant Chicago

 

Chicken and Farm Shop

113-125 N. Green St.
(312) 754-6941
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This West Loop lunch and dinner spot was inspired by a 1950's American general store. The specialty here is rotisserie chicken: free range birds are marinated overnight, steamed and then cooked over charcoal on a special rotisserie. The casual setting makes it friendly for even toddling toddlers and babes. The $44 Restaurant Week prix fixe dinner menu features chicken soup or a butternut squash, candied walnut salad; a second course of everybody's favorite chicken & waffles or a half chicken; and lemon meringue pie or a warm chocolate brownie for dessert — perhaps the comfort-food friendliest menu of Restaurant Week.

Chicken Shop Chicago

 

Grange Hall Burger Bar

844 W. Randolph St.
(312) 491-0844
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Everybody in the family loves a good burger, and the Grange Hall goes the extra step by offering 100% grass-fed beef burgers, free-range turkey burgers, and house made veggie and wild rice burgers along with a great Mid-Western beer selection. Family and community friendly, this casual restaurant is a great place to meet with your family over burgers (and beers for the parents!). The $22 prix fixe lunch menu for Restaurant Weeks let's you choose your burger, a side — Hand-cut Russet Potato Fries Thick-cut Onion Rings Baked Northern Beans with Fennel — with house spun ice cream or homemade pie for dessert.

 

Visit EatItUpChicago.com for the complete list of participating restaurants, and share your dining adventures with @choosechicago #CRW2016 on Instagram and Twitter