The Sweetest Deals of Restaurant Week

Hurry! Restaurant week ends on February 4th.

After an intense evaluation of all of the restaurant week menus and a marathon weekend of meals, we have narrowed the list of participating restaurants down from over 350, to just 5. We used the following criteria with equal weight given to each item.

  1. Cost Effective: People seem to think they’re always getting a good deal when they order from a fixed price menu. Let them continue to live in their ignorant bubble, and take advantage of the options they’re too thick to see! You might actually get a better value ordering from the regular menu and having a more options. We compared the special restaurant week menus with each restaurant’s regular menu to see if it made sense to make a restaurant week visit.
  2. Creativity: Not all the restaurants participating in restaurant week are worth going to. And of the restaurants worth going to, not all the fixed price menus are stellar. We chose the very best OF THE BEST for our top five list.


Ada St

New American-Mediterranean


Pulaski Park

Why:They have rockstar themed menu options. Ridiculous, rockstars are too high to eat, but it’s a cute idea nonetheless.


Modern French

Lunch & Dinner

River North

Why: they have a Julia Child themed menu!




Lincoln Park

Why: when will you ever eat here for $44 again? They use a ticketing system though and it’s probably too late to get in this restaurant week.


Fancy and creative (Not sure how else to qualify this).

Lunch & Dinner

River North

Why: Go for lunch because the menu is awesome. There’s a lamb pizza on there and roasted quail. What?!




West Loop

Why: Tapas are fun!

Emma Terhaar
Emma Terhaar