Reservations For Restaurant Week Open Today

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jan 5, 2016 3:34PM

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Some of the cocktails from left to right: Firefox, Gangster's Paradise, Easy Eddie, Cullerton Street (Photo by Huge Galdones)

We already got a sneak peek at the restaurants participating in 2016 Restaurant Week. Official word just came down, courtesy of the Trib - the real thing begins today at noon.

Starting at noon, eatitupchicago.com goes live. There, you will be able to see all 354 participating restaurants, check out menus and make your dining plans. According to the Trib, there are some exciting newcomers, including Best Restaurant of 2015 contenders Cherry Circle Room, Intro, GreenRiver and The Blanchard.

While it doesn't hurt to claim reservations early, stay tuned for our guide to restaurant week dos and don'ts—sometimes, the "bargain" meals aren't as much of a bargain as you might think.