Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off tomorrow - February 1st - and runs through Sunday, February 10th. Lucky for all those wishing to participate, the annual event actually runs longer than just one week each year (it's 10 days of deals to be exact), and there are dinner and lunch options for all you hungry, restaurant-loving souls out there. Reservations for the 280 restaurants participating (offering prix fixe menus for lunch, dinner or both) fill up quickly - in fact, if you haven't booked something by now you may find that a good amount of reservations are already filled - but keep in mind that people sometimes drop out or cancel last minute - so keep checking back on the Chicago Restaurant Week website or OpenTable because you just might get lucky!
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What tops your wish list of restaurants this year? Some of my picks for Restaurant Week 2013, based on best value for your dollar & the prix fixe menus I've seen, include:
- BOKA Restaurant (dinner)
- Café Spiaggia (lunch or dinner - not to be confused with the more formal dining room Spiaggia)
- Embeya (dinner)
- Grass Fed (dinner)
- GT Fish & Oyster (lunch)
- Jellyfish Restaurant (lunch or dinner)
- NoMi Kitchen (lunch - not to be confused with the more formal dining room NoMi)
- Table Fifty-Two (dinner)
I'd also recommend any Steakhouse you've been wanting to try - check the site to see which ones are participating, but let me tell you there are an abundance - from old staples like Morton's, to relatively newer establishments like N9NE - and their prix fixe menus usually sit at $44 or $33 for three courses...pretty darn good if you ask me!
Happy Restaurant Week!