The 17-day event known as Restaurant Week fills Chicago with a bevy of deals on some of the top restaurants in the area. With over 350+ restaurants participating in the annual celebration, but with $59 dinner deals and $25 lunch options, there’s a lot to sort through, so we’ve got you covered. Here are our recommendations for the top 5 deals and menu options to choose from.
1. Riccardo Osteria
This cozy Italian restaurant serves up top notch dishes on their exclusive restaurant week menu– like a pesto pasta, and a branzino piccata I’ll be thinking about for years, and an easy to peruse list of additional options like pizza! Make a reservation here.
Address: 1023 W Lake St.
2. Rooh Chicago
If you’re a fan of Indian Food, you have to try Rhoo on Randolph Row. The $59 dinner menu is littered with prawns, roti, butter chicken and salmon dishes to choose from. Don’t miss out on the extensive cocktail list either! The restaurant name means ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’ and uses a blend of traditional flavors peppered with locally sourced ingredients and vegan and gluten free options galore. Make a reservation for Rooh’s progressive Indian cuisine here.
Address: 736 W Randolph St.
3. Bloom Plant Based Kitchen
The Wicker Park restaurant specializes in delicious vegan and gluten free options, filling the restaurant week menu with choices ranging from plantain tacos, to kimchi salad, and yucca gnocchi. The modern space is a delightful way to spend dinner out with friends as each dinner deal goes for around $59 with dessert included! Reserve a table at Bloom before attending.
Address: 1559 N Milwaukee Ave.
4. Boka Restaurant
Boka is a staple in Chicago’s restaurant industry for good reason and this Restaurant Week, they’re serving up great deals galore. The 4-course $59 dinner menu is filled with enticing appetizers like tuna or beef tatar, while the 2nd course shows off a series of scallops or duck ravioli, and for the entree choices, well you really can’t go wrong with the rigatoni, cod, pork, or chicken. Make your reservation at Boka here.
Address: 1729 N Halsted St.
5. Chef Art Smith’s Reunion
If you’re craving Southern comfort food, look no further than Chef Art Smith’s Reunion. Offering an iconic take on southern comfort food with contemporary twists, Reunion also offers a fully stocked Shine Bar with a selection of Moonshine and so much more. The waterfront dining hot spot is located at Navy Pier this week, features lunch, dinner and brunch specials for a great deal. With an expansive patio, prime water views and a delicious comfort-focused menu, the Streeterville location serves up fried chicken, pulled pork, shrimp & grits, and mac & cheese options that’ll leave you satisfied and delighted. Make a reservation here.
Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago