The 7th Annual Chicago Restaurant Week begins slightly earlier than in years past and has been extended to 14 days. From January 24-February 6,2014, Chicagoans can dine at a variety of downtown and suburban restaurants for $22 prix-fixe lunches and $33 or $44 prix-fixe dinners (excluding tax and gratuity). Forty new restaurants have been added to this year’s foodies fest putting a grand total of more than 250 of Chicago’s finest dining destinations in the mix.
New to this year’s Chicago Restaurant Week are American Junkie, Beatrix, CH Distillery, Quartino, Stella Barra Pizzeria, The Boarding House, The Refinery and Siena Tavern, to name a few. Here’s a complete list of all restaurants participating this year.
Also new this year, Choose Chicago is teaming up with Uber to bring free rides to Chicago Restaurant Week patrons. Uber is a mobile app on iPhone and Android that allows you to request reliable transportation such as black cars or taxis with the tap of a button. Your ride will arrive curbside in 5 minutes and payment is taken care of seamlessly through the app. The Chicago Restaurant Week team will donate $1 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository for each first Uber ride taken during the 14-day dining event. Chicago Restaurant Week fans receive a free first ride up to $25 off by entering the code CHICAGORW when they sign up.
If you’re into the Chicago food scene, you know it’s vital to make those Restaurant Week reservations as early as possible. You can book your reservations online by clicking here.
Chicago Restaurant Week is a Choose Chicago Partnership program designed to promote the restaurant industry and drive traffic to participating establishments during a typically slow time of year. Chicago Restaurant Week 2013 proved to be the most successful Restaurant Week yet. With 286 participating restaurants throughout Chicagoland, we saw an increase in participation over last year by 8%. The impact of the promotion was more than $26.9 million in direct dining spending in Chicago area restaurants, serving 513,000+ diners over the course of ten days.