RESTAURANT WEEK: BEST DEALS AT RESTAURANTS NEAR YOU
From March 19th through April 4th, during Chicago’s annually anticipated Restaurant Week, restaurants cut prices on of their signature dishes.
Some of the best dining deals during this event will be found at some of Chicago’s best restaurants.
Here are six of Chicago’s best restaurants, offering special pricing on outstanding dishe during Restaurant meals. At some of these restaurants you can dine-in, at others you can take out, and some offer both. At all these great Chicago restaurants, you will get a taste of the best Chicago has to offer.
avec. The breakthrough Randolph Street restaurant from Chicago’s legendary One Off Hospitality Group, avec offers dine-in and to-go packages ($110 for two) of rustic Mediterranean specialties including house-marinated olives, chorizo-stuffed Medjool dates, shaved Brussels sprouts with Calabrian chili and golden raisins, and a main course of paella with confit chicken, escargot, sausage, mussels, and tangerine aioli (!). Oh yes, there will be dessert: coffee hazelnut dark chocolate tiramisu.
Gemini. Offering their Restaurant Week meals for dine-in, Lincoln Park’s Gemini cooks up some of their favorites ($55 per person). On the table, expect to be served prosciutto and burrata crostini, lobster bisque, or grilled octopus. For the main course, choose between Berkshire pork chop, Alaskan halibut, or an 8oz filet with pomme frites. For dessert, apple pie or chocolate cake. Awesome.
At Tony Priolo’s Nonnina, diners can choose dine-in or take-out, for lunch ($25) or dinner ($55). Signature dishes will include Italian classics like meatballs, beet salad, breaded eggplant, or minestrone, follow by freshly made pasta like carbonara, braised short rib pappardelle, seafood risotto or roasted mushroom with cauliflower Bolognese. For the main course, some landmark dishes: pork belly and polenta, chicken Parmesan, branzino or roasted vegetables.
Offering classic French dishes to go ($55 person), North Center’s most popular French resto starts guests with both a house-made demi baguette with cultured butter and watercress soup, followed by pepper steak and mashed potatoes. For dessert, the piece de resistance is Vacherin Agrumes, preserved citrus meringue with whipped cream.
The Dearborn is reopening in March just in time for Restaurant Week with optional dine-in or take-out ($55). Begin with hamachi crudo or a special tasting of two prosciuttos. Then move into a main course of robata-grilled salmon steak or braised beef short ribs. All are available with optional cocktail or wine pairings, and for dessert, Smores Crunch Bar. Restaurant Week at The Dearborn is a very good time.
Serving up a truly memorable dinner ($55), Sepia offers dine-in guests a Michelin-starred selection of Chef Andrew Zimmerman’s greatest hits. During Restaurant Week, tuck into choices for each of Zimmerman’s beautifully crafted four course dinners: ricotta gnocchi, smoked trout, or roasted sweetbreads, followed up by Lady Edison ham, potato agnolotti with black truffle butter or Sablefish misoyaki. For the third course, duck breast, roasted monkfish, grilled broccoli and curry, or grilled beef sirloin. For the grand finale, Zimmerman serves either milk chocolate and banana or cheesecake and pear (you’ll appreciate such a simple close to such an over-the-top dinner).