Chicago Restaurant Week is in full swing, but how can you tell which deals are really worth it?
For the fourth year in a row, a Reddit user created a public Chicago Restaurant Week guide on Google Sheets with their calculations of the best deals across the city.
This is how the user said to read the Restaurant Week guide:
MIN = The value of the RW menu if you choose the lowest-value options in each course
MAX = The value of the RW menu if you choose the highest-value options in each course
"If there is a specific combination of dishes that generate good value, I call those out in the notes column," the user wrote in the post. "If there is a hyphen in the MIN/MAX column, it usually means the RW menu has items that aren't regularly offered."
The user said highlights include deals at Black Barrel Tavern, Port and Park, La Josie, Gene & Georgetti, Lure Fishbar, Rosebud, The Kitchen American Bistro, The Publican, GT Prime and Duck Duck Goat.
During the 17-day event, diners can savor dishes on special prix fixe menus from selected restaurants throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs, according to Choose Chicago.
The multi-course meals will be $25 for brunch or lunch and $39 or $55 for dinner. The price does not include beverages, tax and gratuity.
Similar to last year, diners can participate in Chicago Restaurant Week through dine-in, takeout or delivery. A reservation is not required, although they are encouraged.
The event will run Friday through April 10.
Here's a list of some participating restaurants:
- Dear Margaret
- Coda di Volpe
- Chez Moi
- Acanto Restaurant + Wine Bar
- Drew's on Halsted
- City Cruises anchored by Hornblower
- Duck Duck Goat
- Bar Siena
- BOKA Restaurant
- City Winery
- Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
- Antico Posto
- La Josie
- Il Porcellino
- Hub 51
- Enso Sushi & Bar
- Friends Sushi
- Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
- Lure Fishbar
- Osteria Via Stato
- Roka Akor Steak and Sushi
- Piccolo Sogno
- Pizzeria Portofino
- Union Sushi and Barbeque Bar
- The Loyalist
- The Publican
- Tuco and Blondie
- Sunda New Asian Restaurant
- Sushi Dokku
For the full list of participating restaurants, locations and pricing, click here.