Have you been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather? If you haven’t, right now is a great opportunity to take advantage of Chicago Restaurant Week 2020. Restaurant Week is a 17 day celebration of the city’s award-winning culinary scene. The 13th annual event brings together hundreds of the city’s top restaurants. These top restaurants represent a near-endless array of cuisines, making it the largest restaurant week in the nation. Our team at ParkChirp has listed some of the cheapest parking options near Chicago’s top restaurants. This year, Chicago Restaurant Week is from January 24th to February 9th, with over 430 participating restaurants covering every cuisine and price point. Over 80 of these restaurants are participating for the first time! Continue reading below to find out about some of the best restaurants to visit during Chicago Restaurant Week 2020!
Dine on Oak Street
This first location was recently relocated from its former Rush Street location. Le Colonial is one of the most sought after reservations in town, offering the seductive spirit and Vietnamese cuisine that celebrates the vivid flavors of 1920’s French Colonial Southeast Asia. Another restaurant worth mentioning is Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. Cooper’s Hawk combines familiar elements – modern casual restaurant, Napa Valley style tasting room, and artisanal retail market. These elements have combined to create an entirely new hospitality experience. Adding to this list, we can’t forget Fig & Olive. Fig & Olive provides a welcoming experience reminiscent of the South of France. Their most well known choices include craft cocktails on the Rosé Terrace, or an elegant evening dining in the White Room. One other option on the corner of Oak Street and Michigan Avenue is Café Spiaggia. Café Spiaggia is a local gathering spot offering casual Italian fare by Executive Chef Eric Lees. Lastly, located a short walk from Oak Street is Ditka’s Restaurant. Ditka’s Restaurant has focused on prime steaks, chops, sustainable seafood, and twists on American classics for more than 20 years.
Visit Navy Pier
Take advantage of this week enjoy a dinner out at one of Illinois’ top tourist attractions. This first restaurant was voted 2010 CitySearch “Best Seafood Restaurant”. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company offers a wide range of seafood along with chicken and steak selections. In addition to Bubba Gump’s, a fine dining cruise on Odyssey Lake Michigan is not a bad option either. Odyssey combines breathtaking city views and a three-course, locally-sourced menu. Try some of Odyssey’s award-winning wines and local beers, upscale DJ entertainment and an elegant ambiance. Our last suggested restaurant near Navy Pier is only a quick walk from the pier. With its country cooking and open-air ambiance, Coco Pazzo Café captures the feel of a café in Tuscany.
Take a Shopping Break on Magnificent Mile
Located in the Park Hyatt, the NoMI Kitchen serves modern French cuisine, in a sophisticated setting with skyline views. NoMI Kitchen’s culinary team is led by Executive Chef Eric Damidot. The team takes pride in presenting intriguing dishes with carefully sourced ingredients. Moving down the list of our recommendations we come to Michael Jordan’s Steak House. The well known Chicago steakhouse offers a unique fine dining unlike most Chicago steakhouses. Guests can choose from a broad menu featuring local & seasonal cuisine. Visitors can also choose from their favorite Chicago steak house classics. While we are on the topic of steak, located in the historic 1890’s McCormick Mansion is Lawry’s The Prime Rib. Lawry’s is only a few steps from Michigan Avenue. Check out their prime ribs carved tableside or Lawry’s “spinning bowl” salad. For dessert, we recommend their Yorkshire pudding. We hope you enjoy our recommendations!