Why the excitement? The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau will tell you "it's Chicago's Celebration as a world-class dining destination." Me? It's my chance to try a new restaurant or two without a huge hit to my wallet. Because seriously...what if I pick a new place and hate the food?
So here's how it works...over 200 restaurants have created prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. The average lunch costs about $22 with dinner coming it around $30 (taxes not included). Figure out where you want to go by visiting the Chicago Restaurant Week website, make your reservations (strongly encouraged) and off you go!
With a savings (about $5 - $10) per entrée, Chicago's Restaurant Week is a great way to dine out on a budget. Not in Chicago? Check with your Tourism Bureau for the Restaurant Week in your town.