Community, industry support at the heart of this year’s program
Chicago Restaurant Week offers local food enthusiasts an exciting opportunity to experience some of the city’s most highly sought restaurants. For 17 consecutive, dining-packed days, participating dining establishments 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 and gratuity). Lending an ideal reason to explore Chicago’s nationally lauded culinary scene, diners can experience new, show-stopping restaurants and familiar favorites alike throughout the city’s vibrant communities.
Accounting for the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses – and with support of the restaurant industry at heart – Choose Chicago has adjusted its program dates in 2021 and expanded its purview to accommodate both dine-in menus for restaurants with limited indoor and al fresco service as well as delivery and carry-out menus. This magnified program increases opportunities for restaurants to participate regardless of the availability of dine-in operations. Prices have also been slightly adjusted to augment revenue generation for restaurants during these challenging times.
Restaurants may sign up now through February 12. Participation fees have been waived ($500 value); partnership with Choose Chicago is required. In 2020, Chicago Restaurant Week featured a record-breaking number of restaurants, including more than 50 in the suburbs and over 80 first-time participants.
The 2021 lineup will be announced at eatitupchicago.com on Wednesday, February 24. Reservations will also go live at that time.
Chicago Restaurant Week 2021 is sponsored by 100.3, 101.9, OpenTable, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, and Yelp. In an effort to support an industry in need, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is encouraging restaurants to offer wine and spirits beverage pairings on their prix fix menus. A special campaign from SGWS in partnership with the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF) Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, will help provide additional dollars for their one-time, cash grants to hospitality workers facing unforeseen financial strife as a result of the pandemic.
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 Twitter and on Instagram @choosechicago. Like us on Facebook. For more, visit www.choosechicago.com. #ChicagoHome | #Only1Chicago