Chicago Restaurant Week is something Chicagoans look forward to every year, but this year is extra special. With the city’s Covid-19 restrictions easing, this year’s Restaurant Week is geared up to be our first “normal” year in a while. For those who aren’t familiar, restaurant week is when dozens of popular Chicago restaurants of all cuisines and formality offer reasonably priced prix fixe lunch and dinner menus with specialty dishes. Each multicourse menu is $25 for brunch or lunch and $39 or $55 for dinner. If you’re still feeling a bit skittish about dining indoors, restaurants will be offering a to-go option as well. This year, the 17 day event will take place from March 25th to April 10th. Here are some of the top spots to be sure to check out!
Cabra Fulton Market
Cabra is the newest addition to Stephanie Izard’s long list of iconic West Loop restaurants, all of which have “goat” inspired names and many of which have critical acclaim or Michelin stars. This Restaurant Week, Cabra is serving up four Peruvian inspired courses like tuna tataki served with brown butter miso aioli and jicama slaw.
Daisies Wicker Park
Daisies’ dinner menu features innovative flavor pairings, like a black truffle ravioli with bacon and red grape entree or pretzel raspberry salad for dessert.
Avec River North
Avec will be offering both lunch and dinner prix fixe menus with contemporary Italian-fusion dishes like burrata toast with roasted squash, Chile honey, almonds, and mint.
Using Choose Chicago’s Restaurant Week menu search tool, you can find options to meet your preferences and dietary restrictions or sort by neighborhood.
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Near South Loop Neighborhood
Positioned directly South of the heart of downtown Chicago is the near South Loop neighborhood. Widely known for its Museum Campus and Soldier Field, the South Loop has many cultural experiences to offer! With delicious dining, wonderful parks and gorgeous lakefront beaches, this neighborhood is a sure stand out.
Things To Do Near South Loop
The South Loop features amazing museums perfectly positioned between Lake Michigan and downtown. The Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and Adler Planetarium are all located in the near South Loop.
With walkways connecting all of them, this pedestrian-friendly area is perfect for any outing. Adjacent to the campus is home of the NFL Chicago Bears, Solider Field. The McCormick Place, located near Soldier Field, is the largest convention center in North America. Home of the Chicago Auto Show every February and a host of trade shows and meetings, the McCormick place is an essential part of Chicago’s convention and conference scene.
Parks Near South Loop
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown life and take a walk through the many green areas the near South Loop has to offer. Grant Park has both walking paths and a dog park, perfect for you and your furry friend. Well within walking distance of the Loop and South Loop, this is a great park to hang out and relax in. Dearborn Park is smaller, yet highly reviewed park near the South Loop is a great alternative to busier areas. Another great area for dogs is Roosevelt Park, located on a dead end; the area attracts many dog lovers.
Dining Near South Loop
The near South Loop neighborhood is home to some of the best and most diverse dining in downtown Chicago. From sushi at Kai Sushi, Mediterranean at Sociale Chicago, or Italian at Sofi Restaurant you’ll be able to find any cuisine you’re craving. Some great bars to check out include Kasey’s Tavern for a sports-bar pub, First Draft and the intimate lounge Brando’s Speakeasy. There is something here for everyone to love!
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