Last month we learned that Chicago Restaurant Week would be moving to March and expanding its scope to offer takeout and delivery in addition to indoor and outdoor dining reservations. Today, organizers revealed the complete lineup of participants, with more than 265 restaurants in 34 Chicago neighborhoods (plus a few suburban spots) taking part in the 17-day celebration of local cuisine.
Beginning today, you can browse the menus and make reservations via the Chicago Restaurant Week website. Notable participants in this year's event include the new Avec River North, West Loop Japanese concept Gaijin, Lincoln Park Middle Eastern restaurant Galit, Hai Sou Vietnamese Kitchen in Pilsen and Chef Erick Williams' beloved Virtue in Hyde Park. You can even get a meal on a boat—the Odyssey Chicago River is offering a prix fixe aboard the glass-enclosed vessel.
This year's Chicago Restaurant Week runs from March 19 through April 4, with lunch and brunch prix fixe menus being offered for $25, while dinners will fetch $39 or $55. Even with the return of limited indoor dining, it continues to be an especially tough time for many restaurants, which lends an added importance to this annual event. There's no better time to support some of your favorite spots or try something new if you're able, whether you're willing to dine in-person or prefer to order takeout.
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