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Chicago 12th Annual Restaurant Week 2019 Culinary Extravaganza and First Bites Bash


Yummy Meatballs at Club Lago in Chicago

Yummy Meatballs

JAN. 25 – FEB. 7, 2019

Don’t miss the biggest restaurant event of the year! Chicago Restaurant Week returns for two weeks of dining deals from hundreds of celebrated restaurants all across the city.

This year’s Chicago Restaurant Week will be the largest ever, with nearly 400 local restaurants participating. That includes over 100 first-time participants and 45 suburban restaurants.

The 12th annual culinary celebration features special prix fixe menus starting at $24 for brunch and lunch, and $36 and/or $48 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). It’s the perfect excuse to visit an old favorite or try somewhere new.

Kick off Chicago Restaurant Week at First Bites Bash on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Head over to the Field Museum for savory and sweet food tastings from more than 70 of Chicago’s most celebrated chefs and restaurants.Sample bites from 70+ Chicago restaurants at the Field Museum.

Joe Flamm, Executive Chef of Chicago’s Michelin-starred Spiaggia and Café Spiaggia and winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 15, will serve as Host Chef of this year’s event.

Jarmel Doss, assistant bar director of The Aviary and winner of the first Chicago STARS Mixology competition, will be joining as Host Mixologist.

This year’s event will benefit Pilot Light, a local non-profit that helps kids make healthier choices through food education.

Visit for a complete list of participating restaurants.

Tickets are on sale now!


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