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What is Chicago Restaurant Week?

Chicago Restaurant Week is a Choose Chicago Partnership program designed to promote the restaurant industry and drive traffic to participating establishments during a typically slow time of year. For fourteen days, diners can enjoy value pricing for lunch and/or dinner at dining establishments throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2013 proved to be the most successful Restaurant Week yet. With 286 participating restaurants throughout Chicagoland, we saw an increase in participation over last year by 8%. The impact of the promotion was more than $26.9 million in direct dining spending in Chicago area restaurants, serving 513,000+ diners over the course of ten days.

Organized by Choose Chicago, Restaurant Week gives local foodies and visitors an opportunity to enjoy prix fixe menus from more than 280 participating restaurants ($22 lunch, $33 and/or $44 dinner).

How do I take part in Chicago Restaurant Week?

Nothing is required for participation in Restaurant Week, but it is strongly recommended that diners make reservations in advance. To make a reservation, you may book through or call the restaurant directly. All participating restaurants should provide you with their special Restaurant Week Menu; if the menu is not provided upon seating, please feel comfortable to request the special menu.

Which restaurants are involved?

More than 280 restaurants throughout Chicago and nearby suburbs are participating. For dining ideas, a complete list of participating restaurants and the menu offerings, visit

Are reservations required?

Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended. There is no guarantee that walk-in guests will be accommodated, so please call ahead or book your reservation online at