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Restaurant Week Chicago Expands In Second Year

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 4, 2009 2:45PM

2009_02_restaurant_week.jpg Winter is generally a down time for restaurant business; our current banana republic economy isn't helping matters. That, and the range of options for diners wanting to have a night out on the town, is the impetus for the second annual Chicago Restaurant Week February 20-27. Sponsored by the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, 130 restaurants — from the 5-star Zagat rated concepts to off the beaten path diners — will offer 3-course prix fixe lunches for $22 and $32 prix fixe dinners.

Chicago Restaurant Week will also allow budget conscious diners the opportunity to visit places they normally wouldn't because they're simply out of their price range. Open Table Chicago has the full list of participating restaurants here (you may also make recommended reservations there, as well). Next week, the Chicagoist food and drink team will offer our own restaurant suggestions for Chicago Restaurant Week.