Your guide to Chicago Restaurant Week 2021

Chicago Restaurant Week is back, offering deals at hundreds of restaurants in Chicago and the 'burbs.

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For the past 14 years, Chicago Restaurant Week has challenged the best restaurants in Chicago to craft special prix-fixe menus for its annual belt-busting event. Old stalwarts and flashy newcomers alike participate, dishing out multi-course meals for under $60. This year, for the first time ever, Chicago Restaurant Week will include takeout and delivery in addition to indoor and outdoor reservations, a move that accurately reflects the city's current reopening guidelines.

With more ways to participate than ever before, it can be tricky to know where to start. Which menus offer the best bang for your buck? If you can make but one reservation, which new Chicago restaurant should you try? And which spots offer gluten-free and vegetarian menus? Stay tuned for more curated picks from Chicago Restaurant Week 2021.

What is Chicago Restaurant Week?

Chicago Restaurant Week is an annual, citywide event that features special tasting menus at hundreds of Chicago restaurants. Each participating location offers prix-fixe lunch or brunch ($25) or dinner ($39 or $55).

When is Chicago Restaurant Week?

Chicago Restaurant Week runs from March 19 to April 4, 2021.

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