12 new restaurants to try during Chicago Restaurant Week

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Published on December 13, 2022 by Choose Chicago

There’s no better time to experience the city’s acclaimed dining scene than Chicago Restaurant Week.

This year’s edition of the annual foodie fest, which takes place Jan. 20 – Feb. 5, 2023, is the perfect opportunity to explore the newest additions to the city’s culinary scene — more than 50 restaurants are making their Chicago Restaurant Week debut in 2023.

To help you get started, we’ve highlighted 12 new Chicago restaurants to check out this year.

American Contemporary, Dining
LIVA at Chicago Winery

Chicago Winery, a working winery in the heart of River North, has opened their new restaurant Liva. The two-person Chicago Restaurant Week menu includes shared plates like whipped feta, potato croquettes, and lamb and squash tagliatelle.

American, Dining
Brass Tack

A new spot inside the Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Brass Tack offers traditional American brasserie fare. Try salmon belly rillette, chicken confit, a dry aged burger, and more during Chicago Restaurant Week.

Dining, Greek, Mediterranean
Nisos Mediterranean

This stunning West Loop spot prides itself on using fresh and authentic Greek ingredients. Try their Chicago Restaurant Week dinner menu with ceviche, moussaka, and Greek rice pudding with mango syrup.

Dining, Latin

A colorful addition to Fulton Market, Tabu specializes in Pan-Latin cuisine. Join for brunch (with pork belly tacos and a duck confit breakfast sandwich) or dinner (for lobster flautas and tres leches bread pudding).

Dining, Wine Bar
Bronzeville Winery

One of the year’s most anticipated openings, Bronzeville Winery will be serving a four-course dinner for Chicago Restaurant Week. Start with Spanish cod fritters and end with an affogato.

American Contemporary, Dining

This stunning spot in River North, from local food celebrity Alpana Singh, includes three courses of refined, seasonal dishes like plum salad, crispy polenta, and braised short rib.

Dining, Mediterranean
Forte at Symphony Center

Located inside the Chicago Symphony Center, Forte is a new restaurant serving contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. Their dinner menu will include mezze, roasted fig focaccia, pappardelle with ragu, and more.

American, Dining

Opening inside the iconic Willis Tower in January 2023, Kindling will boast a live fire kitchen and a global menu helmed by a James Beard Award-winning chef.

Dining, Japanese/Sushi
Komo Chicago

Bringing Japanese and Latin fusion to the West Loop, Komo will be serving two dinner menus for Chicago Restaurant Week with dishes like tuna tartare, lobster salad, and sweet soy duck breast.

American Contemporary, Dining

On Randolph Row, HIDE + SEEK serves creative small plates with international influences. Their Chicago Restaurant Week dinner includes grilled oysters, wagyu short rib, ricotta gnudi, and more.

Dining, Italian
Cafe Bionda

This neighborhood favorite in the South Loop has opened again after a two-year hiatus. They specialize in everything Italian, from fresh salads and sandwiches to old-school dishes like classic lasagna and braised osso bucco.

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