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Café Robey

A three-course menu designed specifically for pre-marathon carb loading for $26.20. Available pre-marathon on Friday, 10/11 and Saturday 10/12: 

  • Pumpernickel and beet panzanella salad 
  • Egg pasta with roasted sweet potatoes, mushrooms and herb butter 
  • Puff pastry with Apple cider sorbet and pecan crumb

Dos Urban Cantina

Chef Brian Enyart ran the Chicago Marathon himself and has a profound respect for all the runners participating in this year’s race.

  • Runners and viewers can come celebrate #SundayFunday with a happy hour from 5pm-9pm
    • If you show your medal, Dos Urban Cantina will offer a free margarita as a congratulations.  

Maple & Ash

Show off your medal and toast to completing the marathon with complimentary bubbles to start off your meal.
Dishes for carbo-loading before the marathon or celebrating National Pasta Day: 

  • Ricotta Agnolotti- $26
    • winter truffle
  • Mac n’ cheese - $14 


Dishes great for carbo-loading before the marathon: 

  • Bucatini cacio e pepe - $16
  • Farfalle Pomodoro- $14
    • Sungold tomatoes, basil, olive oil, burrata
  • Rigatoni - $17
    • Lamb ragout, olives, calabrian chili, pecorino

The Heritage 

Calling all Forest Park residents - load up for the marathon or with dinner: 

  • Cavatelli - $18
    • Ricotta, pork sausage, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, chili flakes, ricotta Salata
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Courtesy of Maple & Ash

Prime & Provisions

With the race being held on a Sunday, the same day Prime & Provisions (222 North LaSalle Street) holds its weekly brunch, the steakhouse will be treating all marathon participants to a complimentary Grand Brunch ($79 value) including bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, which can be redeemed by showing their marathon medal, offered until 3 p.m.

Offerings during the steakhouse's brunch include personalized waffle and omelet stations, a slow-roasted prime rib carving station, and a raw seafood bar consisting of shrimp, oysters, and crab legs. 

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Courtesy of Prime & Provisions

Four Entertainment Group Offers Marathon Runner Discount

  • Sunday, October 13
  • $1 off regular priced drinks 

Chicago Marathon runners can cheers to their accomplishment with Four Entertainment Group (4EG) at aliveOne, Easy Bar, Estelle's, Remedy and The Owl.
All locations will offer $1 off regular priced drinks when runners show their marathon medal. The complete list of opening times is below: 

  • aliveOne - open at 5 p.m.
  • Easy Bar - open at 3 p.m. 
  • Estelle's - open at 5 p.m.
  • Remedy - open at 4 p.m.
  • The Owl - open at 6 p.m.

Post Marathon Brunch and Bottomless Mimosas at Onward

  • Sunday, October 13 
  • $15 Bottomless Mimosas

To help runners refuel, Onward in Rogers Park invites guests to Sunday brunch beginning at 10 a.m. Highlights include a Duck Sausage Sandwich (caramelized onions, Gruyere, fried egg and potato hash; $15), Southern Crawfish Benedict (Old Bay hollandaise, Yukon potato hash; $17), Mama Maria's Chiliquiles (carnitast, salsa roja, cilantro, eggs any style; $15) and more. 

Guests can celebrate the runner in their group with a bottomless mimosa special for $15 (two hour limit with purchase of lunch or brunch specialty) or brunch cocktails including #NameThisCocktail (grapefruit margarita topped with sparkling rosé; $11), Sage's Legacy (Aperol, gin, angostura and lemon; $9), and the Perro Chingon (tequila, lime, bloody mary mix and Mexican beer; $10).

Marathon Runner Discount at Parlay 

  • Sunday, October 13 (open at 11 a.m.)
  • 26.2 percent discount for runners

Runners who visit Parlay at Joy District after the marathon will enjoy a 26.2 percent discount for their entire group on any food items. The marathon runner must show their Runner ID number to receive the discount. Guests can enjoy Parlay's new menu items from Executive Chef Eric Babula including Lamb Sliders, Goat Cheese Mousse, Bacon Barbacoa Tacos, Seared Steak Sandwich, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Italian Pizza and more.

Post Marathon Brunch at Play Kitchen & Cocktails

  • Sunday, October 13
  • $30 per person brunch menu; $20 bottomless mimosas

Located on the stretch of Division Street between State and Dearborn in Chicago's Gold Coast, Play is right off the Chicago Marathon route. Play has launched weekend brunch from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can choose from any five a la carte brunch items for $30 per person (pastries and coffee are included). Menu options from Executive Chef Melva Jarvis include waffles, cold crab legs, sauteed shrimp, French toast, eggs made your way, Texas toast, hash browns, sausage gravy, grits and more. A $20 bottomless mimosa option with a juice bar is also available.

Pre-Marathon Carb Load Special at Torchio

  • Saturday, October 12
  • $29 Marathon pasta special
  • ON MARATHON ROUTE: Wells & Chicago

Runners looking for a carbo load before the big race can take in a double portion of Rigatoni in a tomato basil sauce with meatballs for $29 at Torchio Pasta Bar in River North. To help runners prep, Torchio will open special hours from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. Additional pasta selections include the Bucatini Puttanesca (San Marzano plum tomato sauce, anchovies, capers, Gaeta olives; $18), Giovanna's Bolognese (Tagliatelle with bolognese in a parmesan basket; $25), Torchio Pasta (torch-shaped pasta with sausage and cremini mushrooms in a brandy, thyme, cream sauce; $20) and more.

Power up with Pasta at Tuscany on Taylor

  • Saturday, October 12 
  • $18 pasta specials

Runners looking to power up with pasta before the Chicago Marathon can visit Tuscany on Taylor Street and enjoy $18 pasta specials on the Saturday night before the marathon. Created by Executive Chef Victorio Padilla, specials will include Rigatoni (with sausage, mushroom ragu), Chicken Lasagna and Linguine Primavera.  

Chicago Marathon Viewing & Breakfast at Weber Grill Restaurant

  • Sunday, October 13 (open at 6:30 a.m.)
  • Full Breakfast Buffet: $17.95 per person, $8.95 kids 6 to 12 years and free under 5 years with a full breakfast buffet purchase

Located just off the Chicago Marathon route at State and Ohio, Weber Grill Restaurant is a spot for viewers to grab a pre-race breakfast or a post-race lunch. Available from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Weber Grill offers a full breakfast buffet for $17.95 per person featuring bagels, danishes, muffins, scrambled eggs, French Toast, waffles, cherrywood smoked bacon, sausage, a chef's station with omelets, eggs to order and pancakes and more.

Onward Pastry Board 1
Courtesy of Erik Marthaler

The Rose Hotel-Chicago O'Hare 

Marathon-goers staying at The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare receive 10 percent off any breakfast, lunch or dinner item from the lobby’s restaurant menu. Runners can carb load with one of the newest menu items – a pappardelle pasta dish with shrimp, tomato ragu, Grana Padano cheese, asparagus and kale. Runners simply need to show their race bib to receive the discount.

Offshore Rooftop & Bar

Navy Pier’s Offshore Rooftop & Bar is offering the Offshore Burger, a Miller High Life and a shot of Jameson for $15 to all runners who wear their medals after 3pm on Sunday October 13, 2019. 

Ocean Prime Chicago 

To celebrate all those participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Ocean Prime Chicago, the Magnificent Mile’s seafood and steak dining restaurant at 87 E. Wacker Drive, will be providing a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to each marathon runner on Sunday, October 13. Runners must show the physical copy of their bib number in order to redeem. 

The Westin Chicago River North 

In advance of Chicago’s Bank of America Marathon on Sunday, October 13, The Westin Chicago River North will be offering a special runner’s menu on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. Guests who dine will be offered carb-loaded options, including a Grain Bowl with quinoa, bulgur wheat, farro, kale, roasted corn, sweet potato, apple, dried cranberries, feta cheese, champagne vinaigrette and the option to add chicken or shrimp, and Potato Gnocchi with chicken sausage, roasted garlic, blistered tomatoes, spinach, peas and chardonnay beurre. The morning of the race on Sunday, October 13, the hotel will have a Grab & Go station in the lobby for runners to fuel up with fresh whole fruit, bottled water and granola bars.

Bobby’s Lincoln Park 

The contemporary American restaurant at 2518 N. Lincoln Ave, is offering runners and spectators alike an exclusive three course menu, available from October 11 through Sunday, October 13.

Runners can opt to carb up or enjoy a celebratory meal after those treacherous 26.2 miles with a special three course menu that includes a Shrimp and Crab Cevichewith tri-colored tortilla chips; a Bobby's Salad with mixed greens, red onion, bleu cheese, tomato, cucumber, roasted red pepper, cauliflower, hearts of palm, garbanzo bean, balsamic vinaigrette; and a Housemade Pappardelle Pastacomplete with seasonal vegetables, garlic, and a pomodoro sauce, for $26.20.

Additionally, those who show their medals on Sunday, October 13 will be offered a complimentary dessert or glass of wine.

The Rose Marathon Pasta Dish
Courtesy of The Rose Hotel

Margeaux Brasserie

Runners, supporters and carb lovers alike can fuel up for Marathon Sunday with a pasta special at Margeaux Brasserie the previous night, Saturday October 12th. The following day Margeaux Brasserie will offer complimentary glasses of sparkling rosé for all marathon runners. 

Baptiste & Bottle

Within River North’s Conrad Chicago, Baptiste & Bottle will offer, on race day, 20% off food for brunch or dinner for a party of up to six guests. You must present your race bib. Additionally, Conrad Chicago guests registered to run the marathon can relax with a complimentary 10-minute massage at Baptiste & Bottle from 12 to 2 p.m. The massages are exclusive to hotel guests who show a race bib, along with a Conrad Chicago room key or confirmation email.    

Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea 

Fairground Coffee (12 S Michigan Ave) is offering Chicago Marathon participants 50 percent off their drink order for those who stop in the Michigan Ave cafe wearing their runner’s bib. 

Champage Cheers
Courtesy of Margeaux Brasserie

Il Culaccino 

McCormick Square's new Italian restaurant, located directly across street from McCormick Place West, invites Chicago marathon runners to stop by for a carb-filled pasta lunch or dinner when they pick up their race packets on October 11 and 12.   

They'll receive a free cannoli if they show their race packet.

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