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Chicago Chef Week Discounts Start Sunday

By Anthony Todd in Food on Mar 16, 2012 2:30PM

2012_3_16_ChicagoChefWeek.png Restaurant Week is insanely popular and a fixture on every foodie's calendar. Chicago Chef Week, not so much - and it's a darn shame. Chicago Chef Week features similar prices ($39/dinner, $22/lunch) but includes a few restaurants that don't participate in the much bigger February blow-out.

The differences between the two lists have narrowed a bit since last year, as more chefs have (for better or for worse) jumped on the restaurant week bandwagon. At least the overlap gives you a second chance to grab a reservation for restaurants you missed the first time around. The list also includes Allium, which is so new it wasn't even around during restaurant week!

Here's some of our favorite options for Chicago Chef Week that weren't featured during restaurant week, all of which are great bargains at 40 bucks:

North Pond

Some other popular restaurants you could get a second shot at:

The Bristol
The Gage
Roka Akor
C House

The complete list of restaurants is here, so make reservations now. The fun starts on the 18th and runs till the 23rd. Also, remember, a few restaurants are still running their restaurant week menus. Be sure to call ahead and confirm.