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Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is the perfect time to dine at that restaurant you’ve been dying to check out. Below are a list of some of 2020's best offerings from three and four-course dinner menus to lunch and brunch.


Bar Biscay

Chef Alisha offers new twists on signature items during her first Restaurant Week overseeing the West Town restaurant:

  • Choice of: Pintxos Board (Boquerones, Pan con Tomate, Mussel Escabeche) or Cheese Board (1 yr Manchego, Cana de Cabra*)

  • Choice of: Oxtail Croquettes (Apple Mostarda) or Arugula Salad (Southern Tomme, Scallion Vinaigrette*)

  • Choice of: Grilled Prawns (Saffron Rice, Avocado, Aioli*) or Braised Short Ribs (Beef Jus, Apple-Fennel Salad)

  • Pot au Creme with Chantilly Cream

El Che Steakhouse & Bar - Dine like you’re sitting at John Manion’s chef’s counter for $48 -- don’t overlook the 10 oz. Ribeye with Chimichurri.

  • First Course - Choice of French Onion & Gruyere Empanada or Arugula Salad 

  • Second Course - Choice of Grilled Gulf Shrimp or Pork & Squash Lacro

  • Third Course - 10 Oz. ‘Bricklayer’ Ribeye with Chimichurri or Seared Salmon

  • Fourth Course - Tres Leches Cake 

  • Don’t forget about the suggested pairings & side add-ons!

Gemini - The cozy spot in Lincoln Park is serving up it’s classics from over the past 10 years from the trout, steak frites & lamb meatballs.

  • First Course - Choice of Roasted Beet Salad, Soup or the Day or Greek Lamb Meatballs 

  • Second Course - Choice of Rainbow Trout Provencal, Pork Chop Parmesan or Steak Frites

  • Third Course - Choice of The Chocolate, Apple Pie or Housemade Ice Cream Sorbet

Kostali - This brand-new restaurant in The Gwen Hotel lobby in partnership with Chef Carrie Nahabedian is worth checking out as soon as possible:

  • Insalata Verde

  • Tagine of Baby Chicken “Poussin”

  • Olive Oil Cake

mfk - Chef Alisha Elenz offers a menu for seafood lovers for the Lakeview restaurant’s second year participating in Restaurant Week:

  • Choice of: Poached Shrimp Skewer with chorizo and olive or Fig Jam, Chevre and Arugula Crostini*

  • Roasted Cauliflower, pickled sweet peppers, toasted breadcrumb*

  • Choice of: Steamed Mussels (risotto, piperade)* or Braised Beef Cheek (polenta, onion jam)

  • Churros Espelette with chocolate ganache

SX Sky Bar - Chef Jess DeGuzman offers five courses of speciality, off-menu items for those who enjoy the finer things in life:

  • First Course - Truffle Miso Soup (winter white truffle, black truffle carpaccio, enoki, tofu, seaweed and scallion)

  • Second Course - Escargot and Prosciutto (burgundy snails, mascarpone buttercream, french baguette, herbs) 

  • Third Course - Roasted Foie Gras Oyster (Tahini Gomae, Garlic, Ginger, Soy, Ponzu, Scallion)

  • Fourth Course - Hibachi Alaskan King Crab (Crab Yuzu Custard, Chicken Crisps)

  • Fifth Course - Wagyu Katsu Slider and Truffle Fries (Domestic Wagyu Beef, Panko Parmesan Crust, Napa Cabbage, Katsu Sauce)

Walton Street Kitchen + Bar - Gold Coast elegance at a reasonable price.

  • First course - Chicken Orzo Shrimp, Sweet + Sour Rock Shrimp, Crispy Falafel or Classic Caesar 

  • Second Course - Cast-Iron Trout Meuniere, King Crab Fusilli, Rotisserie Chicken or Braised Beef Short Rib

  • Third Course - Chocolate Tart or Butterscotch Creme Brulee

Untitled Supper Club - Go back in time to supper clubs of the roaring 20’s at this River North lounge, with live entertainment nearly every night:

  • Choice of: Carrot Ginger Soup, Fromage Blanc Custard with Radish Salad, or Cold Sesame Noodles with Broccoli

  • Choice of: Pork Loin with Apples and Braised Red Cabbage, Skate Wing Schnitzel, or Strozzapreti with Spinach and Preserved Lemon

  • Choice of: Warm Citrus Gratin, Matcha Mascarpone with Almond Cookies, or Ginger Beer Float

Cafe Spiaggia will be offering a special 4-course dinner menu for $48 featuring items such as the: 

  • Zuppa di Zucca with squash, apple, and pepitas 
  • Orecchiette with bolognese and Parmigiano Reggiano 
  • Maile - pork loin with apple mostarda, fingerling potato, and taleggio fonduta

Marchesawill be offering a special 4-course dinner menu for $48 including items such as the: 

  • Wild Mushroom Soup with goat cheese stuffed profiteroles 
  • Duck a l'Orange featuring rotisserie duck a l'orange and garlic confit-crushed Yukon gold potatoes
  • Striped Sea Bass pan-seared with braised northern beans, pearl onions, cauliflower puree, and a tomato & herb vinaigrette 

River Roast Those coming to dine later can experience a special 4-course dinner menu for $48 featuring items such as the: 

  • Arugula Salad 
  • Braised Beef Short Rib with polenta and red wine bordelaise 
  • Braised Pork Shank 
  • Key Lime Pie 

Roka AkorJoin Roka later for a special dinner menu for $48 featuring items such as the: 

  • Shrimp Tempura with wasabi pea dust and sweet chili aioli 
  • Snake River Farms Wagyu Sirloin
  • Yuzu Miso Marinated Black Cod

Barrio - Four-course dinner for $48. The courses consist of classic Mexican dishes, elevated with various flavor profiles curated by Top Chef alum, Katsuji Tanabe, like his: 

  • Sweet Corn Croquettes, made with garlic crema and serrano aioli. 
  • Additionally, guests can choose to dine on upscale dishes like Grilled Octopus or Skirt Steak Fajitas 
  • and have the option to finish their meal off with a  Mexican dessert. 

Saba Italian Kitchen & Bar - The four-course dinner menu ($48) will be available daily 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and feature: 

  • Bruschetta Con Pepperonata
  • Cozze Con Nduja
  • Pollo al Satinbocca
  • Braciola Di Maiale E Pesca

Avli River North - the newly opened modern Greek restaurant, will participate in Chicago Restaurant Week for the first time with a four-course Greek-inspired dinner menu ($48). The menu will be offered daily from 5 to 11 p.m. and feature a Sample of Greek Spreads including: 

  • Tirokafteri
  • Tzaziki and Smoked Taramosalata
  • Citrus Salad
  • Spiced Fig Saganaki
  • Beef Short Rib Kleftiko
  • Pan-Seared Lavraki

Lockwood Restaurant and Bar - Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel, is participating in this year’s Chicago Restaurant Week by way of its onsite restaurant, Lockwood Restaurant & Bar. Helmed by Executive Chef Jason Schroeder, Lockwood shines a spotlight on farmhouse-style American cuisine, with an emphasis on seasonality and locally grown ingredients from the hotel’s rooftop garden and apiary. The prix fixe dinner menu will feature three courses: 

First Course: 

  • Beet Salad, featuring bourbon maple walnuts

Second Course:    

  • Sea Scallops, featuring Hudson Bay scallops, sweet corn puree, toasted peanut scallion, salad, heirloom carrot


  • Porkchop, featuring FEW Bourbon Brine, saffron cauliflower, toasted Faro risotto

Third Course:    

  • Hazelnut Tart
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20 East - Gold Coast restaurant is offering a deal & food options.

  • First Course - Choice of Brussels Sprouts, French Onion Soup or Crispy Calamari

  • Second Course - Pork Belly, Mussels & Spaghetti and Harissa Braised Short Ribs

  • Third Course - Chocolate Torte or Pumpkin Cake

Commons Club - Virgin Hotels Chicago’s new Executive Pastry Chef, Juan Gutierrez is providing a dessert-centric menu featuring warming flavors for winter:

  • First course - Peanut Garlic Satay Noodles

  • Second Course - Caramel, Stout, Butter dessert

  • Third Course - Vanilla, Mure, Mascarpone dessert

Funkenhausen - West Town’s, German-Southern love child, is offering a great deal with multiple choices for the first two courses including vegetarian options:

  • Choice of: Sturgeon Pastrami, Haus Salad (v) or Mushroom Spaetzle (v)

  • Choice of: Ricotta Dumplings (v), Skate Wing Schnitzel or Smoked Chicken 

  • Maple Pot du Creme with pecan shortbread 

The Loyalist - Chef John Shields’s basement restaurant is offering its award-winning burger and French-inspired fare:

  • Choice of: Mussels with escargot butter or Caesar Salad

  • Choice of: Omelette Koji Buerre Blanc, Dirty Burg or Scallops Seaweed Butter Pomme Purée 

  • Sundae with butterscotch pot de creme

Old Pueblo Cantina - Feel like you’re being transported to the Sonoran desert with these three course tastings.

  • First course - Southwest Caesar, Chicken Tortilla Soup or Shrimp Ceviche 

  • Second Course - Blackened Red Snapper, Pollo Asado or Chili Colorado Beef 

  • Third Course - Caramel Flan or Housemade Sorbet

Papa Cenar - The newly opened restaurant in Logan Square is offering three courses of chef’s signature items.

  • First Course: Choice of Octopus, Albondigas, Falafel or Beet Salad

  • Second Course - Choice of Branzino, Cauliflower, Porchetta or Chicken Skewers

  • Third Course - Seasonal Empanada, Sticky Toffee or 3 Sorbets

The Smith - this New York import is offering up its favorites during its first Restaurant Week in Chicago:

  • Choice of: Roasted Tomato Soup, Burrata, Kale & Quinoa Salad or Ricotta Gnocchi 

  • Choice of: Salmon, Wild Mushroom Bucatini, Brick Pressed Chicken or The Smith Burger

  • Choice of: Dark Chocolate Layer Cake or Banana Bread Pudding

Public House - (400 N. State St.) will be bringing three courses worth of  dishes to CRW’s dinner scene. The restaurant’s offerings will include: 

  • The notable Multiple Choice Mac N’ Cheese, allowing guests to choose from a diverse range of add-ons 
  • A Wagyu Brisket Dip sandwich
  • Completed with a selection of warm cookies and vanilla ice cream.

La Josie - The three-course dinner menu available daily 4 to 10 p.m. ($36) will feature menu standouts including:

  • Mahi Mahi Ceviche 
  • Rajas Queso Fundido 
  • Chicken Tampiquena
  • Camarones a la Diabla
  • Lujria Tropical

Centre Street Kitchen - The three-course dinner menu ($36) will be available daily 4 to 11 p.m. and feature menu standouts including: 

  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Petite Tender
  • Broccoli Caesar Salad 
  • Smoked Amish Chicken

Pizano's Pizza & Pasta - The three-course dinner menu ($36) will feature Italian favorites including: 

  • Minestrone Soup
  • Lobster Ravioli
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Spumoni Ice Cream

Café Con Leche - the trendy Latin-inspired restaurant in Logan Square, is offering a three-course dinner menu for their first ever Chicago Restaurant Week. The three-course menu ($36) will be available for dinner daily 4 to 10 p.m. and feature menu favorites including: 

  • Goat Cheese Quesadillas
  • Black Bean Tamales
  • Chuleta Al Pastor
  • Ropa Vieja
  • Capirotada

Bistronomic - For dinner, guests can enjoy a three-course menu ($36/$56 with bottomless Champagne Cocktails) featuring: 

  • Ahi Tuna Tartare
  • Four Cheese Ravioli with Black Truffle
  • Maple Leaf Duck Breast
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Bars

Marchesa - Don't miss out on Marchesa's Chicago Restaurant Week menu! Enjoy an exclusive $36 3-course, prix-fixe menu by Chef Didier Durand, bubble flights, door prizes, truffle martinis, warm service, a roaring fire, and more. 

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The Smith - This neighborhood lunch spot offers a variety of options to get you through the day:

  • Choice of: Roasted Tomato Soup, Burrata, Kale & Quinoa Salad or Ricotta Gnocchi 

  • Choice of: Salmon, Wild Mushroom Bucatini, Brick Pressed Chicken or The Smith Burger

  • Choice of: Dark Chocolate Layer Cake or Banana Bread Pudding

Cafe Spiaggia Those looking to dine for lunch can treat themselves to a 3-course lunch menu for $24 as well. See the full lunch menu here.

River Roast will be offering a special 3-course lunch menu for $24 featuring items such as the: 

  • Hangover Soup with pork and hominy 
  • Chicken Sandwich featuring fried chicken, sriracha pickles, spicy remoulade, butter lettuce, and brioche
  • Charcuterie & Cheese Board

Roka Akorwill be offering a special 3-course lunch menu for $24 featuring items such as the: 

  • White Miso Soup with wild mushrooms and tofu 
  • Crispy Spicy Tuna Maki 
  • Wagyu Beef & Kimchi Dumplings
  • Grilled Salmon Teriyaki

A sommelier wine pairing is available for an additional $22.

BanditChicagoans can get their hands on a three-course lunch at Bandit (841 West Randolph Street) for $24

  • Kung Pao Cauliflower to start 
  • The Bandit Burger as a the main entree 
  • And the restaurant’s house-made Cherry Pop Tart to finish the meal

La Josie - The three-course lunch menu ($24) available Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature: 

  • Baby Spinach Cilantro Salad
  • Guacamole
  • Cochinita Pibil Taco Salad
  • Pollo Rostizado Torta
  • Flan

Saba Italian Kitchen & Bar - The three-course lunch menu ($24) will feature: 

  • Portobello Panini
  • Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
  • Carbonara
  • Tiramisu.

Pizano's Pizza & Pasta - The three-course lunch menu ($24) will feature Italian favorites including: 

  • Minestrone Soup
  • Lobster Ravioli
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Spumoni Ice Cream

Bistronomic - The three-course lunch menu ($24/$41.95 with bottomless mimosas) will be available Monday through Friday during Restaurant Week 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and feature: 

  • Veloute of the Day
  • Mother’s Steak Frites
  • Handmade Potato Gnocchi
  • Homemade Country Pate 
  • Baked Alaska 

(Bistronomic is typically only open for lunch Wednesday through Friday).

Lockwood Restaurant and Bar - Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel, is participating in this year’s Chicago Restaurant Week by way of its onsite restaurant, Lockwood Restaurant & Bar.  The prix fixe lunch menu will feature two courses: 

1st Course choice of: 

  • Chicago Chowder, featuring hot spiced sausage, clams, tomato, potato and cream


  • Michigan Apple, featuring greens, butternut squash, cranberry, bleu cheese, roasted carrot, spiced walnut, and sherry vinaigrette 

2nd Course choice of: 

  • Lobster Roll, featuring a New England roll, lemon, old bay aioli, celery, and Mache


  • Porchetta BLT, featuring potato bread, jalapeno bacon, lettuce and tomato
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Funkenhausen - Don’t miss out on a free mimosa during Funkenbrunchen on new specialty items like PB&J Doughnuts and Pretzel French Toast:

  • Choice of: Haus Buttermilk Biscuit, PB&J Bavarian Doughnut or Swedish Pancake

  • Choice of: Spaetzle Carbonara, Mushroom, Truffle & Egg, or Pretzel French Toast

  • Complimentary mimosa with every RW brunch purchase

Gemini - Start your morning on the right foot with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary as the first course.

  • First Course - Classic Mimosa or Paul G’s Bloody Mary

  • Second Course - Apple Cinnamon Waffle, Mexican Chorizo Chilaquiles or Chicken Parm Cutlet 

  • Third Course - The Chocolate or House-made Ice Cream and Sorbet

Old Pueblo Chicago - Sip on a Tequila Sunrise Mimosa & indulge in traditional Sonoran breakfast favorites.

  • First Course - Tequila Sunrise Mimosa or Old Pueblo Classic Margarita 

  • Second Course - Southwestern Veggie Omelette, Machaca Picaditas or Enchiladas Con Huevos 

  • Third Course - Caramel Flan or Housemade Sorbet

The Smith - This River North restaurant is offering a complimentary brunch cocktail for every brunch menu:

  • Choice of: Oyster Sample, Tuna Tartare, Shrimp Cocktail or Burrata 

  • Choice of: Benedict Johnny, Avocado Toast, Ranchero Scramble, Vanilla Bean French Toast or The Smith Eggs Benedict 

  • Cinnamon Churro Waffles 

  • Choice of brunch cocktail included 

Walton Street Kitche + Bar - The Gold Coast restaurant is offering savory & sweet for brunch. A cinnamon roll for dessert?!

  • First Course - Housemade Granola, Chicken Orzo Soup, Open-Faced Smoked Salmon Bagel or Classic Caesar 

  • Second Course - Lyonnaise Benedict, Chicken Sausage Hash, Chopped Sesame Chicken Salad or Breakfast Sandwich

  • Third Course - Cinnamon Roll or Butterscotch Creme Brulee

Bar Siena and Siena Tavern - in the West Loop, Bar Siena (832 W. Randolph St.), will be offering numerous brunch combinations like a: 

  • Smoked Salmon Flatbread and an 
  • Egg White Frittata with a coffee, juice, or soft drink for $24

If River North is a more suitable location, Bar Siena’s sister restaurant, Siena Tavern (51 W. Kinzie St.), will be hosting the same $24 brunch deal; all served with complimentary coffee, juice, or soft drink, and cuisine like Top Chef alum, Fabio Viviani’s: 

  • Famous Monkeybread, made with hazelnut cream and caramel 
  • and Truffle Scrambled Eggs with goat cheese toast, will be making an appearance on the restaurant’s curated menu

Prime & Provisions -  The restaurant’s bottomless displays will be available for $24 throughout Chicago Restaurant Week, with the option to upgrade to bottomless mimosas and bloody marys for $20.  

La Josie - The two-course brunch menu ($24) available Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature: 

  • Dulce de Leche Toast
  • Veggie Quesadillas
  • Buenos dias Omelet
  • Carnitas con Papitas

Saba Italian Bar & Kitchen - The three-course brunch menu ($24) will be available on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature: 

  • Arrancini
  • Lemon Riccotta Pancakes
  • Frittata
  • Flourless Chocolate Torta

Centre Street Kitchen - The two-course brunch menu ($24) will be available Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature a: 

  • Cheese Board
  • Chicken and Waffles
  • Crab Benedict
  • Huevos Rancheros

BistronomicThe three-course brunch ($24/$41.95 with bottomless mimosas) is available Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will feature menu favorites such as the: 

  • Bistronomic Beet Salad
  • Croque Monsieur 
  • Brioche French Toast
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Other Restaurant Week Deals: 

Kinton Ramen - the Japanese ramen restaurant concept with two locations in Chicago in Wicker Park and West Loop, is offering its own special pre-fixe menu special for Kintonlicious, a celebration just like restaurant week. Guests at either of the Chicago locations between Friday, January 24 – Sunday, February 9 will be offered a limited-time three-course meal for $17 per person. The menu includes a choice of: 

  • pork, chicken or vegetarian ramen for the entrée
  • tartar gyoza, which is an appetizer of four deep fried pork dumplings with house-made garlic tartar sauce
  • matcha or kurogoma ice cream for dessert
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Courtesy of Kinton Ramen


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