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Chicago Restaurant Week is back; book your reservations now

For the first time, the event will also include pickup and delivery. In addition, Andersonville and Greektown are hosting their own restaurant week events.

Proxi, located at 565 W. Randolph, is among the area eateries participating in Chicago Restaurant Week 2021.
Proxi, located at 565 W. Randolph, is among the area eateries participating in Chicago Restaurant Week 2021.
David Burke

Chicago Restaurant Week returns this year with high hopes and some key changes.

The 17-day celebration of the Chicago area’s dining scene moves to the spring for 2021, running March 19-April 4. In the past, the event was held in the winter, generally late January through early February.

For the first time, the event will include pickup and delivery, in addition to limited indoor or al fresco dining reservations due to COVID-19 restrictions.

And it will cost a bit more than previous years. But it’s all for a good cause as restaurants hope this year’s event will help their bottom line somewhat as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the culinary industry. Participating restaurants will be offering prix-fixe menus that will set you back $25 for lunch or brunch, and $39 or $55 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity).

Some of this year’s participating restaurants include:

Avec

Blvd Steakhouse

Chicago Oyster House

Firelake

Francois Frankie

Gemini

Italian Village

Nonnina

Old Pueblo Cantina

Proxi

Remington’s

You can enjoy a prix fixe menu at Remington’s, just one of the area eateries participating in this year’s Chicago Restaurant Week.
You can enjoy a prix fixe menu at Remington’s, just one of the area eateries participating in this year’s Chicago Restaurant Week.
© Adam Alexander Photography 2020

Robert et Fils

Sepia

Sophia Steak

Tapas Valencia

The Dearborn

The Press Room

The Smith

Wood

More information and the complete list of participating eateries for Chicago Restaurant Week can be found here.

Sophia Steak restaurant is among the eateries in Chicago Restaurant Week 2021.
Sophia Steak restaurant is among the eateries in Chicago Restaurant Week 2021.
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Andersonville Culinary Celebration

In Andersonville, the celebration of restaurants takes place each weekend in March, with prix-fixe menus from the neighborhood’s eateries. You can view the menus and place your orders here, per the participation schedule below — and it’s all strictly pickup.

Orders must be picked up directly from the restaurants during the selected time from these eateries:

Week 1, March 3 & 4 (on sale now; order by 3 p.m. March 1):

Bar Roma

Big Jones

First Slice Pie Café

Oda Mediterranean Cuisine

Swedish American Museum + Tre Kronor Restaurant

Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar

Week 2, March 10 & 11 (on sale by Feb. 26; order by 3 p.m. March 8):

Bar Roma

Big Jones

Fireside Restaurant

Fiya

Kopi Café

Replay Andersonville

Svea Restaurant

Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar

Enjoy the cuisine from Anteprima, during Week 3 of Andersonville’s “restaurant week” month.
Enjoy the cuisine from Anteprima during Week 3 of Andersonville’s “restaurant week” month.
Jamie Kelter Davis

Week 3, March 17 & 18 (on sale by March 5; order by 3 p.m. March 15):

Anteprima

Bettie Lou’s Restaurant

Big Jones

Little Madrid

Ranalli’s of Andersonville

Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar

Vincent

Week 4, March 24 & 25 (on sale by March 12; order by 3 p.m. March 22):

Anteprima

Bettie Lou’s Restaurant

Little Madrid

Svea Restaurant

Vincent

Note: Featured restaurants by week are subject to change.

Greektown Culinary Celebration

Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood is celebrating its culinary landscape with the debut of Greektown Restaurant Week, March 1-7. The celebration kicks off a monthlong commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence Day on March 25.

Note: Customers must mention “Greektown Restaurant Week” when ordering; dine-in and/or carry-out only (third-party delivery apps are not available with the special offers).

Here’s the list of participating restaurants:

9 Muses Bar & Grill

Aodake Ramen

Artopolis Bakery, Cafe and Agora

Athena Restaurant

Dugan’s on Halsted (312) 421-7191

Greek Islands Restaurant

Mr. Greek Gyros

Primo’s Chicago Pizza

Spectrum Bar & Grill

Taco Burrito King

For more information, visit greektownchicago.org.