Chicago Restaurant Week 2022: Everything you need to know

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Chicago Restaurant Week (CWR) is back. It’s in person with no mask, no vacuum cleaner required. The highly anticipated event will kick off on Friday, March 25 and run until Sunday, April 10.

For 17 consecutive days, participating catering establishments will present specially selected fixed price menus with prices set at $25 for brunch and lunch, and $39 and or $55 at dinner (excluding drinks, taxes, tip and delivery).

Participating restaurants

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Participants include a range of restaurants offering fixed price menus at special prices. In addition to in-person dining, Chicago Restaurant Week is continuing its popular delivery and/or take-out specials you’ve had during the pandemic.

“Chicago Restaurant Week offers residents and visitors a unique opportunity to experience the culinary and cultural richness of our great city and its neighborhoods,” said Glenn Eden, Chairman of the Board of Choose Chicago. “From Bronzeville to Chinatown and Devon Avenue, you can take an adventurous foodie world tour without ever leaving town. It’s no surprise that Chicago Restaurant Week is still going strong after 15 years, and it’s now more important than ever to support our local restaurants as they are a vital part of our industry and the city’s economic recovery.

This year, Chicago Restaurant Week has over 329 attendees representing 37 distinct Chicago neighborhoods, including 31 suburban restaurants.

66 participants are women, minorities and/or black-owned businesses. In 2022, 68 restaurants debut at CRW and include a range of newly opened and established venues, such as Jaleo (River North), El Solazo (West Lawn), Majani Soulfood Vegan Cuisine (South Shore) and Shang Noodle (South Loop). ).

They join a roster of loyal regulars such as Big Jones (Andersonville), Chez Joel Bistro (Little Italy/University Village), HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen (Pilsen), and Virtue Restaurant & Bar (Hyde Park).

The full list

A full list of participating restaurants and their select menu offerings can be found here.


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Reservations are now open on with additional restaurants added daily. For reservations,

Special events

Instead of CRW’s previous large-scale launch event, First Bites Bash, Choose Chicago will host two consumer-facing events this year to celebrate CRW. The first, in partnership with Let’s Talk Womxn, takes place Tuesday, March 8 from 6-9 p.m. at Morgan Manufacturing, featuring 25 impressive female chefs and restaurateurs.

The second event will take place on Tuesday, March 22 in collaboration with Immersive Frida Kahlo and will feature food and beverage tasting stations as well as an exclusive tour of the stunning new exhibit. Tickets will be available for two different time slots: 6-8pm and 8-10pm. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.


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