Chicago Restaurant Week 2021: Explore New Food & Support Local

From March 19th – April 4th is Chicago Restaurant Week! During this special time of year, 250+ eateries are open for you to explore. Many showcase special deals and menus for you to try. All restaurants are offering multi-course meals priced at $25 for brunch/lunch, and options between $39 and $55 for dinner menus. To accommodate the special circumstances this year, all locations have listed if they offer indoor, outdoor, delivery, and/or takeout options so you can dine whichever way is most comfortable for you! Take a look at all of the restaurants here and make your reservation, or pick from our list of suggested stops!


This Mediterranean-inspired location has seen great success under Chef Perry Hendrix and the James Beard award-winning Chef Paul Kahan. They have two different locations for you. First, their Avec River North location offers a delicious menu including their well-known chorizo-stuffed medjool dates with bacon and piquillo pepper-tomato sauce! The menu also includes olives, ciabatta, brussels sprouts, paella, confit chicken with escargot sausage and mussels, and a raspberry rose tart. For this location, there are only dine-in options. However, for those of you looking to do delivery or take out, you can look not far to the Avec West Loop location for the same menu! Find more information here.



Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods

Ina Mae Tavern is a refreshing taste of New Orleans right to Bucktown. It is owned by the Pioneer Tavern Group and led by Executive Chef Brian Jupiter. You have options with this menu including items like fried catfish or blackened shrimp with cheese grits. Ending this meal with praline beignets is perfection, and we highly recommend you give this place a try. Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods is offering indoor and outdoor seating as well as takeout or delivery, letting you and your group celebrate this food together in whatever way is most comfortable!

Ina Mae Tavern


Looking for something a little bit romantic for your dinner? Monteverde in the West Loop run by Top Chef alum Sarah Gruenberg is absolutely the place to go. This restaurant is usually a place fostering the Italian shared-dish dining. However, it’s four-course family-style menu will bring that experience straight to your home. This menu includes a salad, pasta course, main course, and dessert. Almost all of the courses come with multiple options including vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives. Find out more here!

Regardless of which restaurant you choose to celebrate Chicago Restaurant Week, remember there are many ways you can enjoy these meals with others safely. Whether picking up take out and meeting up at a park, or enjoying these meals over video calls together, do whatever feels safe for you and follow suggested guidelines!



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