Five Places to Dine During Restaurant Week

Jessie Sardina | January 19, 2017 | Feature Features

The 10th annual Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off its two-week run on January 27th, and more than 300 of the city's top toques are eager to show off their pre fixe creations. Here, five not-to-miss spots during the 14-day feast. Reservations recommended.
Imperial Lamian's Chicago Restaurant Week menu includes colorful dim sum.

1. The Blanchard
This Lincoln Park brasserie has created a refined four-course dinner menu featuring decadent dishes like black truffle crusted foie gras and Grand Marnier-glazed duck a l’orange. $44 per person. 1935 N. Lincoln Park W., 872.829.3971

2. Cindy’s
The Chicago Athletic Hotel’s airy rooftop respite will be serving a fresh three-course menu featuring lunchtime classics (tomato soup and grilled cheese, anyone?). $22 per person. 12 S. Michigan Ave., 312.792.3502

3. El Che Bar
Don’t miss this buzzy Argentine-American resto’s four-course dinner menu packed with the chef’s signature wood-fired fare. To wit: a winter vegetable salad tossed in a charred kale vinaigrette and a 10-ounce brick layer ribeye with kicky chimichurri. $44 per person. 845 W. Washington Blvd., 312.265.1130

4. Imperial Lamian
This stylish Chinese spot is offering pre fixe options for every meal during Restaurant Week, but we think the weekend brunch menu is a great way to enjoy the restaurant’s signature dim sum. Diners choose three for their first course (crispy rice pork dumplings and taro puffs are among the 10 options) and finish their meal with the choice of a salted egg bao or golden sesame ball. $22 per person. 6 W. Hubbard St., 312.595.9440

5. Sink | Swim
Venture to Logan Square’s trendy seafood spot Sink | Swim for a four-course menu that spotlights a tarragon and salsa verde-spiked ceviche, Nueskies bacon-topped clam chowder and a “fisherman’s platter” featuring Atlantic cod, fried shrimp and clam strips. $33 per person. 3213 W. Armitage Ave., 773.486.7465


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