Chicago Restaurant Week returns on March 25-April 10, 2022 with lots of tasty opportunities to dive into the city’s award-winning food scene. The 15th annual event features over 300 restaurants across the city and suburbs with a wide range of cuisines and culinary options.
The prix-fixe set-up offers multi-course meals for $25 for brunch or lunch and either $39 or $55 for dinner, excluding drinks, taxes and tips.
The appeal of Chicago Restaurant Week is the chance to explore different restaurants, neighborhoods and cuisines at discounted prices. Diners also have the choice of indoor, outdoor, delivery or takeout dining. Reservations are recommended.
Here are some of our picks for this year’s offerings.
Best Takeout or Delivery Restaurants
If you don’t want to deal with crowds or snagging reservations, grabbing a takeout or delivery meal for Chicago Restaurant Week is a great idea. Enjoy these standout menus in the comfort of your home.
Bites Asian Kitchen + Bar
3313 N. Clark St.
Select the $25 lunch or $39 dinner and munch on choices like spicy crab rangoon for the first course, 5-spice duck ramen for the second course and chocolate-matcha mouse for the third. Dinner adds the fourth course like duck confit yakisoba.
Cocoa Chili Restaurant
3101 W. Lake St.
Get ready for a hardy $39 dinner with selections like Creole gumbo, Belizean potatoes salad, Caribbean salmon with mango salsa and a choice of sides including coconut rice & beans, steamed cabbage, greens with smoked turkey or basmati rice
820 W. Randolph St.
Tap into celebrity chef Stephanie Izard’s dessert menu that serves as a $25 lunch option, including a choice of a gourmet box of cookies or two cupcakes, a pint of ice cream and one cookie.
Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants
As the temperatures warm up for the spring season, take your restaurant week meals outside and soak up the sun at these popular spots.
302 N.Green St.
Relish the joys of a $25 brunch with tantalizing choices like a passionfruit G&T, crispy brussels sprouts, and short rib shakshuka. Or opt for the $55 dinner that includes hamachi Crudo, leg of lamb wrapped in eggplant, and pistachio cake.
401 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chow down on a four-course meal for $39 including braised radish, kimchi fried rice eggrolls, rice cakes in beef bolognese and glazed pork belly. The $55 selection features a crispy vegetable medley, rice cake royale, grilled octopus and ribeye and duroc pork belly.
118 W. Grand Ave.
Go for a flavorful $25 brunch of Tiradito Andino (salmon artichoke, avocado salad), Seco de la Abuela (slow-braised short ribs) and fruit sorbet or pick the $55 dinner with Antichucho Mixto (chicken thigh and veal heart skewers) Tallarin Saltado (stir-fried linguine with red
shrimp) and Delicia de Choco Lucuma (chocolate parfait with pisco-soaked chocolate sponge cake).