Chicago Restaurant Week 2013: Reservations Now Open.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2013: Reservations Now Open.
The Lobby at Chicago's Peninsula Hotel is one of the many choices available for Chicago Restaurant Week 2013.

CHICAGO, January 3, 2013. Choose Chicago announced today that reservations are now open for the 6th annual Chicago Restaurant Week. The popular culinary celebration will feature more than 250 restaurants throughout the Chicago area, including more than 25 new participating restaurants.

The 10-day dining celebration will run from February 1 through February 10.  Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner, excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity. Some restaurants will offer the menus at both lunch and dinner while others will offer them at dinner only.

A selection of those restaurants new to Chicago Restaurant Week include Balsan, bellyQ, Dragon Ranch Moonshine & BBQ, Freds at Barneys New York, Frontier and Nellcote.

For a complete list of participating restaurants and to make reservations, visit www.eatitupchicago.com or download the Choose Chicago mobile app via www.choosechicago.com/mobile-app.  You may want to check back often as new restaurants and menus are added almost daily.

As of today, all participating restaurants had openings but if you have a favorite it is best to make your reservations asap as some of the most popular spots fill up fast.

If you want a preview of this year's Chicago Restaurant Week, you may want to attend the kick-off First Bites Bash event.  The First Bites Bash will feature both sweet and savory selections from 50 of Chicago’s most celebrated restaurants in the Great Hall at Chicago's Union Station on Thursday, January 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Tickets are $95.

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