Tickets for the first bites bash sold out quickly, so that’s a sign there’s high demand for Chicago’s annual Restaurant Week, beginning tomorrow. From the 1st until the 10th, you can score a prix fixe deal ($22 for lunch/$33 or $44 for dinner) on that special place you’ve always wanted to go, like Allium, inside the Four Seasons Hotel, for instance.
More than 25o of Chicago’s best restaurants have joined in this year for amazing deals from Carriage House to Nellcote. If the First Bites bash is any indication, you’ll want to make reservations now to ensure you get in. Check out this google map, for a geographic overview.
January is typically the slowest season for the food industry, so Chicago area restaurants offer specials to encourage eating out. Last year, participation increased by 28%, so don’t be surprised if you end up waiting a bit even with your reservation.