Reservations now open — Menus available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery
(CHICAGO – Feb. 23, 2022) – From Friday,March 25 to Sunday, April 10, 2022, Choose Chicago welcomes the highly anticipated return of the annual Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW), celebrating its 15th edition. Diners can reserve tables and view menus online beginning today, Wednesday, Feb. 23, for multi-course meals at 329 Chicagoland eateries at eatitupchicago.com.
This year’s participants include a range of restaurants offering specially priced, prix fixe menus for dine-in, delivery, and/or takeout. Choose Chicago’s 2021 and 2022 programs were expanded to provide restaurants with opportunities to participate regardless of the availability of dine-in operations. Last year’s adjusted prices were kept in place to continue to augment revenue generation opportunities for restaurants given the business challenges brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Chicago Restaurant Week offers residents and visitors alike a unique opportunity to experience the unparalleled culinary and cultural richness of our great city and its neighborhoods,” said Glenn Eden, Board Chair of Choose Chicago. “From Bronzeville to Chinatown and Devon Avenue, you can go on an adventurous gastronomical global tour without ever leaving the city. It is no surprise that Chicago Restaurant Week is still going strong after 15 years, and it is now more important than ever to support our local restaurants as they are a critical part of our industry and the city’s economic recovery.”
The highly anticipated event will feature more than 329 participants representing 37 distinct Chicago neighborhoods, including 31 suburban restaurants. 66 participants are women, minority and/or black-owned enterprises. In 2022, 68 restaurants make their CRW debut and include a range of both recently opened and established locales, such as Jaleo (River North), El Solazo (West Lawn), Majani Soulfood Vegan Cuisine (South Shore), and Shang Noodle (South Loop). They join a list of repeat loyalists such as Big Jones (Andersonville), Chez Joel Bistro (Little Italy/University Village), HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen (Pilsen), and Virtue Restaurant & Bar (Hyde Park). Explore a complete list of participating restaurants and their curated menu offerings. Reservations are now open at eatitupchicago.com with additional restaurants onboarding daily.
Chicago Restaurant Week offers visitors and local foodies a meaningful opportunity to experience some of the area’s most sought-after restaurants. For 17 consecutive, dining-packed days, participating dining establishments will showcase specially curated prix fixe menus with prices set at $25 for brunch and lunch, and $39 and/or $55 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax, gratuity, and delivery). Lending an ideal reason to explore Chicago’s nationally lauded culinary scene, diners can experience new, showstopping restaurants and familiar favorites alike throughout the city’s vibrant communities.
“Chicago Restaurant Week is our city’s opportunity to celebrate the passion and vitality of our diverse restaurant community,” said Sam Toia, President and CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association. “This year, in particular, we acknowledge the perseverance of restaurants large and small that have faced innumerable odds. Chicago Restaurant Week is a chance to help them on their paths to recovery.”
In lieu of the previous, large-scale CRW kick-off event, First Bites Bash, Choose Chicago this year will host two consumer-facing events to celebrate CRW. The first, in partnership with Let’s Talk Womxn, takes place Tuesday, March 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Morgan Manufacturing, featuring 25 impressive female chefs and restaurateurs. The second event takes place Tuesday, March 22 in collaboration with Immersive Frida Kahlo and will feature food and beverage tasting stations alongside an exclusive viewing of the stunning new exhibit. Tickets will be available for two different time blocks: 6 – 8 p.m. and 8 – 10 p.m. Learn more and purchase tickets. Choose Chicago will once again continue its long-standing tradition of community support, donating to three deserving local charities to be named at a later date.
Chicago Restaurant Week 2022 is sponsored by 97.1 The Drive, SHE 100.3, 101.9 The MIX, Acqua Panna, CTA, The Glenrothes, the James Beard Foundation, Metra, OpenTable, Pace, Regional Transportation Authority, S.Pellegrino, Smithfield Culinary, Society Insurance, and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
For reservations, visit eatitupchicago.com. Fans are encouraged to follow @choosechicago on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tag #ChicagoRestaurantWeek.
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About Choose Chicago
Choose Chicago is the official sales and marketing organization responsible for promoting Chicago as a global visitor and meetings destination, leveraging the city’s unmatched assets to ensure the economic vitality of the city and its member business community. Follow @choosechicago on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and tag #ChicagoRestaurantWeek. For more, visit www.choosechicago.com. #CaptureChicagoExcitement