2014 Chicago Restaurant Week

Bill Pritchard, ChicagoPride.com
January 17, 2014

Chicago Restaurant Week (Jan. 24 - Feb. 6, 2014) is the perfect opportunity for visitors and local foodies to enjoy prix fixe menus from more than 280 participating restaurants. For just $22 at lunch, and $33/$44 at dinner, you can sample fourteen days of dining out.

Nothing is required for participation in Restaurant Week, but making reservations in advance is strongly recommended. You may book through EatItUpChicago.com or call the restaurant directly.

Here are a few LGBT-owned or friendly spots we think you might enjoy!

Taverna 750
750 West Cornelia Avenue | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 348-5172 | http://www.Taverna750.com
Boystown favorite, Taverna 750 prides itself on seasonal creations and generous libations. Chicago restauranteur, Paul D. Cannella has brought back Grandfather Paul J. Loverde's and Uncle Chuckie Abruzzini's classic Italian recipes from their Chicago restaurant in the 40's. All of Taverna 750's entrees are served on small plates, meant for sharing at the table.

Yoshi's Cafe
3257 N Halsted Street | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-6160 | http://www.yoshiscafe.com
In a city known for its fine restaurants, this popular neighborhood eatery is consistently ranked among the best. Yoshi's Cafe is a nudge toward more casual dining enhanced by the excellent Asian-inspired French menu, offering fresh seafood, grilled meats and duck. They also house one impressive wine list!

Bar Pastoral
2947 N Broadway | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 472-4781 | http://www.pastoralartisan.com/bar-pastoral
Bar Pastoral is an authentic, intimate and relaxed neighborhood bistro which celebrates the finest producers from around the block and around the world along with their amazing culinary creations. From food loving libations to creative, beautifully presented and perfectly paired fare, they aim to make these gems from near and far delicious, memorable and approachable.

Wood Chicago
3335 N Halsted | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-9663 | http://www.woodchicago.com
Executive Chef Ashlee Aubin, brings years of experience and culinary innovation to the Wood kitchen. Chef Aubin strongly believes that using only the freshest, most locally available ingredients not only produces better tasting meals, but also builds a sense of collective community and responsibility. The proof is in the plates: foodies and casual diners alike love his dishes for their exceptional flavor, quality, and execution.

Atwood Café
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 368-1900 | http://www.atwoodcafe.com
A Chicago Loop favorite for the Windy City's downtown denizens, Atwood Café shares quarters with the Hotel Burnham in the historic Reliance Building. The restaurant offers classic American cuisine, served in a richly decorated Art Deco atmosphere. Atwood Café is a welcoming destination for Chicago locals and visitors alike to settle in for exceptional food and creative drink.

Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 563-1010 | http://www.bellyqchicago.com
Chef Kim and his expert team take the best seasonal, locally farmed ingredients and craft them into a menu that’s bursting with flavors, from bright and crisp to smoky and earthy. Whether you choose to grill your food at one of our grilling tables or linger with friends over one of Chef’s specialties, this is food that will spark your imagination as it satisfies your belly.

Mia Francesca
3311 N Clark Street | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-3310
Chef/Owner Scott Harris offers a zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Mia Francesca was one of the first restaurants in Chicago to encourage the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, simple, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices.

Signature Room at the 95th
875 N Michigan Ave | Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-9596 | http://www.signatureroom.com
Located atop the John Hancock Center, the Signature Room offers a post card-perfect Chicago view. The food and service is as fabulous as the view.

Hub 51
51 W Hubbard | Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 828-0051 | http://www.hub51chicago.com
If it seems like HUB 51 is a continual party, that’s just what creators R.J. and Jerrod Melman want. Their menu is loaded it up with sushi, tacos, sandwiches and burgers. Great salads and appetizers like the arugula Caesar and Pulled Chicken Nachos appeal to the bar crowd, while the filet Mignon steak tacos and the charred sake salmon serve notice that HUB 51 is providing both a great time and wonderful food.

Mirai Sushi
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 862-8500 | http://www.miraisushi.com
Freshness is the quintessential definition of Mirai Sushi! Mirai's dishes are prepared in two separate areas: the sushi bar and the hot kitchen. They are designed for sharing and are brought to the table continuously throughout the meal. Mirai's signature cocktails and impressive Sake list make this a destination worth your time and tipsy.

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