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A Complete Guide to Chicago Restaurant Week 2018

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A Complete Guide to Chicago Restaurant Week 2018

The city’s finest eats on magnificent display

Photo Credit: Chicago Restaurant Week

Photo Credit: Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week, the annual event held by Choose Chicago, returns in 2018 to mark the 11th anniversary of highlighting the city’s best culinary creations. From Friday, January 26 through Thursday, February 8, sample delicious dishes from over 370 participating restaurants. With ongoing accolades and recognition from sources like Bon Appetit, Yelp, and prestigious La Liste, it’s clear that Chicago restaurants aren’t slowing down any time soon.

“This annual celebration not only attracts diners with the opportunity to enjoy a great deal on amazing food, but we have also seen it as an opportunity to have visitors use this incentive to explore and become acquainted with new culinary hot spots,” said Choose Chicago President & CEO David Whitaker of the event last year.

Prices for prix fixe brunch and lunch menus are $22 and dinner is either $33 or $44 depending on the location. Reservations for Chicago Restaurant Week are already open.

Names appearing in the lineup this year include City Mouse, Beacon Tavern, and Café Robey of the boutique hotel, The Robey, in Wicker Park. Some of our personal favorites here at UrbanMatter that are returning this year are Ada Street, The Allis, Dove’s LuncheonetteFig & Olive, Mercadito, and Las Tablas Colombian Steakhouse.


First Bites Bash

Photo Credit: Chicago Restaurant Week

Photo Credit: Chicago Restaurant Week

Hosted by Lee Wolen of Boka, the First Bites Bash is basically a kick off to Chicago Restaurant Week. The preview will take place on Thursday, January 25th at Navy Pier‘s Aon Grand Ballroom from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and will feature restaurants from the main event including Split-Rail, Cindy’s, Roka Akor and more. General admission tickets are on sale for $125, with proceeds benefitting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.


Visit Choose Chicago to make your reservations and see the complete CRW lineup! Stay tuned for more coverage as we eat our way through this exciting event in 2018.

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  • How is this a complete guide?

    Jan 30, 2018

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