Chicago Restaurant Week 2024

Let’s eat! The start of a new year means one delicious thing for Chicagoans, Chicago Restaurant Week! This 17-day celebration of the city’s award-winning culinary scene includes over 350 restaurants across the city, and 9 of those restaurants are located right here in Lakeview East. Diners can enjoy special prix-fixe menus for brunch ($25), lunch ($25), and/or dinner ($42 or $59). Below you’ll find a list of all participating LVE restaurants! To see the Restaurant Week menus, keep scrolling below.

Happening From January 19th – February 4th

Brunch and Dinner Only

Lost Reef Lounge | 964 W. Belmont Ave.

Lakeview East’s aquatic lounge, Lost Reef, is participating for the first time ever! Lost Reef Lounge is a haven where you can unwind, connect, and immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance that defines us. Beyond exquisite food and drink, we offer a blend of casual elegance designed for everyone, regardless of mood or occasion. Step into a space where every moment invites you to savor life’s pleasures amidst a backdrop of warmth and style.

$25 Brunch $42 Dinner Vegetarian Gluten-free

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El Nuevo Mexicano | 2914 N. Clark St.

One of Lakeview’s oldest and most iconic Mexican restaurants is participating this year! El Nuevo Mexicano celebrates 40 years in the Lakeview East Community serving authentic Mexican cuisine and some new and creative Mexican dishes. Serving the vegan community since 2004, El Nuevo offers flavorful dishes for all palates and dietary preferences.

25 Bottomless Mimosa Special Brunch, and $42 Dinner

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Swift & Sons Tavern & Oyster Bar

Located right across from Wrigley Field, Swift & Sons Tavern is a neighborhood eatery and watering hole serving up po’boys, steak sandwiches, and oysters on the half shell charming families and game-goers alike. Experience homespun culinary classics from Chef Chris Pandel alongside the hospitality expertise of Swift & Sons in one of the city’s most treasured communities.

$25 Brunch $59 Dinner

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Lunch and Dinner Only

Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville

Smoke Daddy is world-class BBQ in Chicago. With two locations in Wicker Park and Wrigleyville, this staple in the Chicago food scene serves up smoked meats and vegetables daily, alongside an entertaining atmosphere and free live music 7 days a week.

$25 Lunch $42 Dinner

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BITES Asian Kitchen + Bar

Take a BITE out of Chicago Restaurant Week! BITES is offering hard to beat deals once again. Food is always better when shared among friends and that is how we shape our menu. With creative cocktails and a menu that is constantly evolving, a new story always awaits you at BITES.

$25 Lunch $42 Dinner

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El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill

You had me at Tequila Bar! Visit El Mariachi during CRW for some great deals. El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill has a strict policy of only serving top quality, authentic dishes along with the best margaritas in town. It has been family owned and operated for over 28 years. Offering a more genuine and unique experience than your typical Mexican restaurant with an extensive selection of over 75 tequilas and Mezcales (100% blue agave). The authentic Mexican experience is enhanced with imported handcrafted decor and artwork, intimate lighting, and traditional festive music. They also have an outstanding private patio and party rooms that can accommodate up to 120 guests. If you’re in the mood for brunch with a Mexican twist, join them every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a $31.99 bottomless mimosa brunch. So next time you’re in the Lakeview area, make sure you stop by and visit your amigos at El Mariachi for an exhilarating experience.

$25 Brunch $25 Lunch $42 Dinner

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Gyu-Kaku Japanese | BBQ 2813 N. Broadway St.

Located right on Broadway, Gyu-Kaku is ready for Chicago Restaurant Week, offering brunch, lunch, AND dinner deals!

Gyu-Kaku, meaning “Horn of the Bull” in Japanese, provides the authentic Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining experience where guests cook-to-order their own premium meats over a flaming smokeless grill, while sipping on Japanese sake, shochu, and frosty cold beers.

We offer a wide variety of meats including the best-seller Harami Skirt Steak in our signature Miso Marinade and Prime Kalbi Short Ribs in Sweet Soy Tare Marinade. Spending time with friends and family is what Gyu-Kaku is all about. We want our dining experience to inspire laughter, conversation and amazing times.”

$25 Brunch $25 Lunch $42 Dinner Vegetarian Gluten-free

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Dinner Only

Barcocina Lakeview | 2901 N. Sheffield Ave.

Barcocina fuses traditional Mexican cuisine and various multicultural cooking techniques into modern Mexican fare. Our fresh ingredients and three distinct beverage categories will let out your sweet, smoky, and spicy side while you drink to the joys of life.

Come gather with friends in walls lined with open-air garage doors among rustic reclaimed wood and sensual fireplaces. You will feel the warmth of relaxing on a sunny beach and the coziness of a mountain cabin in the comfort of Chicago.

As a premier spot to host any type of event, Barcocina will accommodate larger fiestas from 20-400+ people. Barcocina prides itself in the flexibility to cater to the needs of its’ customers.

Barcocina is Chicago’s destination spot to eat, drink and socialize.

$42 Dinner, Vegetarian Gluten-free options available

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Select Cut Steakhouse

When was the last time you treated yourself to a nice steak? Visit Select Cut for two different Chicago Restaurant Week dinners! Cozy neighborhood steakhouse with downtown quality! Featuring high-end choice New York Strip, Ribeye and Filet Mignon hand-cut to order. Also not to be missed is the selection of seafood, ribs, chops and chicken. Can’t decide? Make it a combo! Named one of Chicago’s Top 5 Burgers by the Chicago Tribune! With a friendly staff, full bar, and well balanced beer and wine list, Select Cut doesn’t miss a beat. In the heart of Lakeview close to Wrigley, shopping, theater, and the beach.

$42 Dinner $59 Dinner

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Matisse Tavern and Grill

Matisse Tavern and Grill, renowned for its craft and specialty drinks, invites patrons to experience a culinary haven where the emphasis is on "eat well, drink better." Their commitment to quality shines through in the use of fresh juices for cocktails, an extensive Martini list, and a diverse selection of over 75 draft, bottled, and canned beers. With a distinctive logo echoing their culinary philosophy, Matisse takes pride in using only the finest ingredients, focusing on locally sourced produce. From scratch-made dressings to sauces and baked goods, every detail reflects a dedication to excellence, ensuring a dining journey that seamlessly blends nature's bounty with exceptional flavors. Join Matisse Tavern and Grill for a gastronomic adventure where quality meets indulgence.

$42 Dinner, Vegetarian

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Mordecai

How about Dinner and a view of the iconic Wrigley field? Welcome to Mordecai, an American Contemporary restaurant located inside Hotel Zachary that not only offers world class food but also the best views of Wrigley Field.

Their menu features a blend of traditional American classics and reimagined favorites, with a particular focus by Chef Matthias Merges on sourcing fresh, local ingredients.

$59 Dinner

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Tanuki Sushi and Grill

Voted by July's Diners Choice Awards as the best Japanese in the Chicagoland area and popularly known for their sushi pizza boxes, this restaurant is the place to visit for all your sushi cravings.

This BYOB restaurant that presents dishes that are both authentic and Contemporary in their very own way. Each dish has been delicately chosen and meticulously garnished with innovative intentions

$59 Dinner Vegetarian

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