Chicago Restaurant & Theatre Weeks-The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Your Guide for 2024

By Debra Flanagan, Macaroni KID Chicago Northside February 1, 2024

Some people wait all year for Christmas. Some Halloween. Some the first day of summer. Me? 

Just when the New Year's celebrations have come to a close, and the rest of the winter may look a little bleak, my favorite time of year rolls around. Between Chicago Theatre Week and various neighborhood restaurant weeks, its easy to forget about the low temperatures and revel in all the incredible dining and live performances this city has to offer. 

Chefs and theatres groups alike take the opportunity to showcase their specialties at reduced prices. It's the perfect chance to sample new food and new places. Take the kids out to eat "fancy", particularly if you have tweens and teens that can no longer eat off the kids menu (or don't want to), or introduce them to live theatre.

This year, Chicago Theatre Week returns for its twelfth year from February 8th-18th, 2024. 
Countless theaters will welcome audiences at value-priced tickets of $30, $15, or less. There is something for everyone throughout the entire city. Some of the many shows that are included are Cinderella at Lyric Opera of Chicago, A Home What Howls at Steppenwolf Theatre, Highway Patrol at Goodman Theatre, and In The Heights at Marriott Theatre. The list goes on and on. There are so many small theaters around the city with talent that would surprise you, and at these prices, what do you have to lose? A night off the couch? That alone is worth every penny. Tickets go on sale Jan. 9th

Lakeview Roscoe Village Restaurant Week from January 5th - January 14th, 2024. 
Over 10 of your favorite neighborhood restaurants will offer special prix fixe menus available for dine-in breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.
$3 from every LRV Restaurant Week prix fixe meal benefits Common Pantry and Nourishing Hope!

Chicago Restaurant Week is a "17-day celebration of the city's award-winning culinary scene" running from January 19th to February 4th, 2024.
The best restaurants across the city offer special prix fixe, multi-course meals. Brunch/Lunch costs only $25, and Dinner can be either $42 or $59 (excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity), depending on the restaurant and menu. 

North Shore Restaurant Month February 1st - February 29th, 2024.
North Shore Restaurant Month is back! Freat culinary offers are available all month from participating restaurants.

Chicago Black Restaurant Week (CBRW) from February 11th - February 25th, 2024. 
Dozens of black-owned restaurants across the city will be offering special discounts. Prior year participants have included Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square and Demera Ethiopian in Uptown. This year's list is TBD.

Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week from March 1st - March 10th, 2024.

North Side Restaurant Week from March 1st - March 15th, 2024.
Edgewater Chamber is joining forces with several neighboring chambers of commerce, including Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Andersonville, North Center, Rogers Park, and Uptown to create one GIGANTIC combined North Side Restaurant Week! 

Rosemont Restaurant Week from March 3rd - March 9th, 2024.

All these local restaurant weeks are such great chances to explore a different part of the North side. Grab a date, gather your girls, or treat your kids, and make the most of winter in Chicago! We'll see you out there.

Pro tip: Take advantage of where a restaurant week overlaps with Chicago Theatre Week and make a whole day/night of it! Book a hotel room and make it a staycation even.

This Article has been sponsored by Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace
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Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace is a neighborhood boutique hotel that captures the heart and history of Lakeview to bring our guests an authentically local experience. Live. Play. Stay. Like a Local.