Chicago Restaurant Week 2021: 15 Menus You Must Take Advantage of This Year

Chicago Restaurant Week is one of the most highly anticipated events of the entire year. Spanning this year from March 19th to April 4th, over 250 Chicago-based restaurants put together prix fixe multi-course menus at incredible prices with the idea that dining at some of the city’s best restaurants doesn’t always have to break the bank. As bars and restaurants continue to open their doors wider for increased capacity, it’s a treat that Chicago Restaurant Week 2021 is a full-go with reduced capacity dining at restaurants or takeout options for a delicious meal from the comfort of your own kitchen.

We took a few moments to dive into the depths of everything Choose Chicago’s annual meal parade has to offer this year and picked out 15 of our favorite restaurants, menus, and price points for Chicago Restaurant Week this year.

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Andros Taverna

2542 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

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Quick Hits: Dinner | Dine-in only | $39 per person | 

Logan Square’s newest restaurant from husband-and-wife team, Chef Doug Psaltis and Pastry Chef Hsing Chen, is offering their modern Greek spread as a great intro to the restaurant. Choose from the Meze Collection or Andros Salad to start and either Grilled Calamari or Crispy Kataifi Cheese Pie; then move onto a main course of Pork Kontosouvli, Eggplant Moussaka or Wood Oven Roasted Sea Bream; with Baklava Frozen Yogurt as dessert. 

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avec

615 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60661

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141 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Quick Hits: Dinner | Dine-in + to-go packages | $110 for two | 

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avec’s brand new, airy location in River North is offering its iconic rustic Mediterranean dishes for Chicago Restaurant Week in 2021. Start with house-marinated olives, ciabatta and the chorizo-stuffed Medjool dates, enjoy a salad of shaved brussels sprouts with Calabrian chili and golden raisins, then move on to the main course of wood oven paella with confit chicken, escargot, sausage, mussels and tangerine aioli. Finish with a dessert of coffee hazelnut dark chocolate tiramisu. Available for $55 per person for dine-in at River North. Available to-go from the West Loop location in a meal kit for two for $110. 

BLVD Steakhouse

817 W Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Quick Hits: Dinner | Available for dine-in, pick-up or delivery | $55 per person | 

The award-winning luxe steakhouse in Chicago’s West Loop is reopening this March after a winter break of service. Indulge in a choice of classic Caesar, Wedge Salad, Onion Soup Fondue or Lobster Bisque to start, before choosing your main course of Steak Frites with bone marrow butter, King Salmon, Vegetable Risotto or Organic Half Chicken with truffle chicken jus. For dessert, your choice of strawberry cheesecake or sticky toffee pudding. 

FireLake

221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Quick Hits: Dinner | Dine-in, to-go, and delivery via GrubHub | $39 per person | 

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, the restaurant located at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, is offering a four-course Chicago Restaurant Week special. Start with the Soup of the Day, followed by your choice of House Made Smoke Sausage with caramelized onions and peppers and spicy tomato sauce; or Pork Belly with honey garlic , and jalapeños creamed corn. The main course available during Chicago Restaurant Week includes a choice between the FireLake Rotisserie Half Chicken with natural jus, fennel potato salad, and skillet corn; or the Half Slab Calabrian Pork Ribs with house made Calabrian chili barbecue, fennel potato salad, and cornbread. For dessert, enjoy a decadent Chocolate Cake. 

GEMINI

2075 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Quick Hits: Dinner | Dine-in only | $55 per person | 

At Lincoln Park’s favorite neighborhood destination, Gemini, guests can start off with their choice of Prosciutto and Burrata Crostini, Lobster Bisque, or Grilled Octopus. For the main course, guests have the option between Berkshire Pork Chop, Alaskan Halibut, or an 8oz Filet Frites. For dessert, choose between Apple Pie or Chocolate Cake.

Nonnina

340 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Quick Hits: Lunch and Dinner | Dine-in and to-go | $25 per person for lunch, $55 per person for dinner | 

Nonnina is offering signature dishes from their classic Italian fare menu for Chicago Restaurant Week. Start off with Meatballs, Beet Salad, Breaded Eggplant, or classic Minestrone soup. Followed by fresh-cut pasta offerings including Carbonara, Braised Short Rib Pappardelle, Seafood Risotto or Roasted Mushroom and Cauliflower Bolognese. Guests will help an option to choose a variety of main courses during Chicago Restaurant Week such as Pork Belly and Polenta, Chicken Parmesan, Branzino or Roasted Vegetables.

Old Pueblo Cantina 

1200 W Webster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Quick Hits: Dinner | Dine-in only | $39 per person | 

At the neighborhood Mexican cantina, Old Pueblo Cantina, guests can start off with their choice of a Roasted Beet Salad or Chicken Tortilla Soup. For the main course, choose from Chili Lime Shrimp Skewer or a Skirt Steak Skewers. For dessert, diners have their choice of Flan or house made Churros.

Proxi

565 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60661

Quick Hits: Dinner | Dine-in only | $55 per person | 

Chose your adventure with PROXI’s globally inspired cuisine this Chicago Restaurant Week 2021, the first time they are participating. The iconic tempura elotes are naturally a choice for the first course, or choose Muhammara paratha, grilled eggplant with Thai basil or soba noodle salad with gochujang and crispy vegetables. For the second course, choose grilled squid, Knanom krok with coconut milk pancakes, burrata or black pepper pork; for the third, choose a fried half chicken, braised pork belly, grilled king trumpet mushroom and tofu hotpot or the popular Corvina in coconut moilee. Finish with a black sesame chocolate brownie dish or coconut panna cotta with blood orange and spiced dukkah. 

Robert et Fils

4229 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Quick Hits: Dinner | To-go only | $55 per person |

For Chicago Restaurant Week 2021, diners will receive the ultimate three-course French meal from North Center’s new Robert Et Fils. Guests will receive both a housemade Demi Baguette with Cultured Butter and Watercress Soup for their first course, followed by Pepper Steak and Mashed Potatoes. For dessert, guests will receive Vacherin Agrumes during restaurant week, a preserved citrus meringue with whipped cream.

Sepia 

123 N Jefferson St, Chicago, Illinois 60661

Quick Hits: Dinner | Dine-in only | $55 per person | 

Enjoy a seasonally inspired Michelin-starred meal from Chef Andrew Zimmerman. Choices for each of the four courses include: ricotta gnocchi, smoked trout or roasted sweetbreads to start; a second course of Lady Edison ham, potato agnolotti with black truffle butter or Sablefish misoyaki; a third course of duck breast, roasted monkfish, grilled broccoli and curry, or grilled beef sirloin. For dessert, choose either milk chocolate and banana or cheesecake and pear. 

Sophia Steak

1146 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, Illinois 60091

Quick Hits: Dinner | Dine-in only | $55 per person | 

At Sophia Steak, guests can start off with their choice of Prosciutto and Burrata Crostini, Lobster Bisque, or a Baby Iceberg Wedge. For the main course, guests can choose from Soy Glazed Jumbo Shrimp, Steak Sophia, or Short Rib Tagliatelle. For dessert, guests have the option between Lemon Cheesecake and Butterscotch Creme Brulee. 

The Dearborn 

145 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602

Quick Hits: Dinner | Dine-in and take-out | $55 per person | 

The popular Loop tavern from sisters Clodagh & Amy Lawless is reopening this March just in time for Chicago Restaurant Week. To start off the meal, chose between Hamachi Crudo or a Tasting of Two Prosciuttos, before moving onto your main with a choice of Robata Grilled Salmon Steak or Braised Beef Short Ribs. For dessert, enjoy a Smores Crunch Bar with optional cocktail or wine pairings.

The Press Room

1134 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Quick Hits: Dinner | Dine-in only | $55 per person | 

For Chicago Restaurant Week 2021 , guests who dine at The Press Room will receive a complimentary welcome cocktail. For starters, diners will have their choice of Brussel Sprouts, Kale Caesar, or Steak Tartare. For the second course, diners can choose from Tagliltelli Norcina, Parsnip Agnolotti, or a King Trumpet Mushroom. For the third course, guests can choose from Seared Scallops, Short Rib, or Roasted Cauliflower. All guests will have the option between a Tahini Brownie or Vanilla Panna Cotta for dessert.

The Smith 

400 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Quick Hits: Brunch, lunch, and dinner | Dine-in and to-go | Weekday Lunch/Weekend Brunch $25 per person, Dinner $39 per person | 

The popular River North restaurants is offering all three meal periods for Restaurant Week — don’t miss out on the weekend brunch menu which includes choice of cocktail in the price, starters such as Oysters, and popular mains such as Shrimp & Grits, Benedict Johnny and Vanilla Bean French Toast. For dinner at $39 per person, choose from Brick Pressed Chicken, Salmon with Beets and Potatoes or Butternut Squash Bucatini as the main, with Mocha Brioche Bread Pudding or Sorbet for dessert. 

Wood

3335 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60657

Quick Hits: Dinner | Dine-in only | $39 per person | 

Wood, the 6-time Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, is offering the ultimate three-course dinner for Chicago Restaurant Week. Guests can start off with Warm Spiced Carrot Soup, Rabbit Rillette en Croute, House Charcuterie & Cheese, Chicago Spring Garden, or a Gem Salad. For the main course, guests have the option of Double Cheeseburger & Frites, Hand-Rolled Spinach Tagliatelle, Slagel Family Farms Chicken Schnitzel, Radiatore Pasta, and more.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2021  Featured Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay 

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