7 Restaurants to Try During Chicago Black Restaurant Week

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As Black History Month draws to an end, if you haven’t checked out some of the best black-owned restaurants in Chicago, now is your last chance. The Chicago Black Restaurant Week will end on February 26th, leaving us only a few days to discover what these brilliant restaurants have to offer.

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CheSa’s Bistro

CheSa’s will serve special brunch and dinner menus during the celebration. Regular menus also will be available. Both menus offer a 100 percent gluten-free Creole/Cajun adventure. The special brunch menu will be served on Saturday and Sunday, February 12, 18 and 19, 25 and 26. The special dinner menu is available Tuesday, February 14 through Saturday, February 18 and from Tuesday, February 21 through Saturday, February 25.

Luella’s Southern Kitchen

4609 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Known as one of Chicago’s best southern kitchen, Luella’s is featuring a special menu for for this year’s Chicago Black Restaurant Week. The menu highlights Red Bean Soup with ham hocks, andouille, and rice, Mississippi Hot Tamales, and a delicious Blood Orange Sorbet at $42.23 per person.

The Duplex

3137 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

Lately launched their brand new brunch menu, The Duplex is currently hot on our radar! Come in and explore their special menu before February 26th. Indulge in their signature Braised Short-Rib cooked in red wine and Alexander James whiskey for $41.23, served with roasted vegetables, roasted garlic, mashed potatoes, and corn bread with salted caramel butter! Pair it with the Victory Lap cocktail if you’re a loyal Old Fashioned fan!

MiMi’s Tacos & Fries

1155 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60607

Trust me. No problem in life cannot be fixed by some hot, fresh tacos and fries. Now through February 26th, diners can grab 3 FAKE Tacos for $10.23 (usually $15.60) or 2pc Birria Combo for $10.23 (usually $13.50). If you’ve never tried Mimi’s tacos, now is the perfect time to explore their menu!

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Surf’s Up Oak Park

6427 W North Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

With Mardi Gras and Lenten coming back to back, what’s more suitable than some seafood boil from Surf’s Up in Oak Park? This Chicago Black Restaurant Week, enjoy 40 Dolla Halla with crab and shrimp (one of their all-time best seller!), regular and large shrimp boils, and their iconic Catfish Dinner with Fried Biscuits, all at discounted prices!

Bureau Bar South Loop

2115 S State St, Chicago, IL 60616

Enjoy a special three-course dinner at Bureau Bar South Loop by February 26th. The menu features appetizers like Philly Cheesesteak Eggrolls and Buffalo Cauliflower, main dishes like Grilled Lamb Chops, Pan Seared Salmon, and Will’s Famous BBQ Ribs, and desserts such as Peach Cobbler and Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae (choose one per course).

Bronzeville Winery

4420 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60653

Keep that Valentine’s Day vibe going at Bronzeville Winery! For the restaurant week, Bronzeville Winery is offering $23 plates of shrimp, regular or vegan burger with fries, or vegetarian gnocchi. Make sure you ask the staff to help you find a bottle to pair with your meal! After all, you’re visiting a winery!

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