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The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone

January 22, 2016 in I Adore What I Love, Local Love

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Did you know that, starting today, Chicago Restaurant Week is finally upon us?? This year, the official restaurant week dates are January 22nd through February 4th, so basically that means that for two weeks {yes, we get a bonus week!!} the finest restaurants in this delicious foodie city of ours has INSANE prices {$22 for lunch / $33 or $44 for dinner} on prefix menus featuring their best and most popular dishes. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!!!

So in years past, Isaiah and I have literally reserved opentable reservations wayyyy in advance and booked date night dinners almost every night during this week. Kind of crazy but can you blame us? We were without child, wanted to try all the restaurants that we’ve been hearing about for a fraction of the cost. Many times we’d go to the fancy restaurants, sometimes the new ones {no matter if they were upscale or not}, we often had at least one chic and trendy restaurant resie on our schedule and then we always would go back to the oldie but goodies, too. It was also a great excuse to put on my cutest tophit the town, and have fun together while creating lasting memories! Though we didn’t make advance reservations this year, I’m hoping to at least get in to a few of the newest and coolest foodie restaurants that Chicago has to offer. 

Fortunately for everyone, there are over 350 Chicago restaurants that take part in this, with a huuuuge range of different types of cuisines to choose from. I took the guess work out of wondering where to go and found some UHmazing menus that I feel pretty confident will appeal to everyone. And because so many restaurants are booked at this point, I am only going to include those restos that you still might actually get a chance to try (weeknights are probably your best bet at this point, but you never know!) The good news is that with soooo many options to choose from, doing research for this post was really easy!

AMERICAN FARE: Ada St. // Sable //  The BedfordI Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Ada St

I Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Sable

I Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - The BedfordAMERICAN CONTEMPORARY FARE: Seven LionsI Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Seven LionsASIAN FUSION FARE: Roy’sI Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Roys

FRENCH FARE: Mon Ami Gabi Lincoln ParkI Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Mon Ami Gabi

ITALIAN FARE: Bar Siena //  RPM ItalianI Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Bar Siena

I Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - RPM Italian

JAPANESE/SUSHI FARE: Sushi Dokku // Sunda (only serving lunch)I Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Sushi Dokku

I Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Sunda Lunch

MEDITERRANEAN FARE: Fig & Olive // TravelleI Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Fig & Olive

I Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Travelle

MEXICAN FARE: Mexique (check out the restaurant review I wrote about it in 2014)I Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Mexique

SEAFOOD FARE: Kinmont // Oyster BahI Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Kinmont

I Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Oyster Bah

STEAKHOUSE FARE: STK Chicago I Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - STK

VIETNAMESE FARE: Le Colonial

I Adore What I Love - The Top Chicago Restaurant Week 2016 Menus That Appeal to Everyone - Le Colonial

{all menus photos via}

Something to note, if you have food allergies (which is something I now have to thing about, ughhh), make sure to check out the restaurants that will cater to you! Here are the restaurant week vegetarian friendly menus, vegan friendly menus, and gluten-free friendly menus.

You really can’t go wrong with any of these options, you guys!!!! Now I’m going to go try and set up some reservations! You should probably do the same :)

BUT FIRST, in the comments section, let me know where you’re going this year for this epic foodie week(s)! Did you get into anywhere I’m going to be jealous of?? Do tell! 

For my past Chicago Restaurant Week posts, click here.  

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  • Monthly Musts // February 2016 February 1, 2016 at 6:42 am

    […] Don’t forget!! One more week of Chicago Restaurant Week! If missed, take a look at my roundup of this year’s amazing menus… deliciousness without the extravagant costs. Enjoy! […]

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