Chicago Restaurant Week is an Annual Event where diners can enjoy multi-course meals and tastings from some of the most exclusive restaurants in the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs. This year Chicago Restaurant week is March 19-April 4th, 2021. If you are a socialite, you know that there is more than just choosing a restaurant. There is a intentional purpose and reasoning behind our selections. It is important that you choose “The IT” spot, which varies from person to person, “The IT” spot for you can be about the ambiance, the cocktails, the vibe, or the networking opportunities.
Here are my Top 12 Recommended Restaurants for Socialites during Chicago Restaurant Week 2021.
Disclaimer: Most restaurants do not include Easter Sunday, also drinks, taxes, and gratuity are not included.
This is not just a restaurant; this place is an experience. This Latin dining restaurant is full of festive vibes and vibrant décor. Located at 702 W. Fulton Market St, during Chicago Restaurant Week you can acquire an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $55 per person.
2. Mastro’s Steakhouse
This is for my bougie socialites. Go here when you are ready to get fancy with the high-class society. Located at 520 N. Dearborn St. you can select from Salad, Jalapeno Tuna Sashimi, or French Onion Soup as your first course meal; Filet Mignon, Herb Roasted Chicken, Double Cut Pork Chop, or Blackened Salmon as your Entrée, and Cheesecake w/ Berries, Personal Warm Butter Cake, or Mango Sorbet as your dessert all for $55 per person.
#3. McCormick & Schmick’s
Personally, I would utilize this establishment for a business meeting, ask someone who you have desired to be your mentor to join you and pick their brain for an hour. Located in Oakbrook at 3001 Butterfield Rd, you will receive a first course of your choice of Lobster Bisque, Calamari, or Seafood Gumbo. Your second course can be Crab and Shrimp Stuffed Salmon, Prime Center Cut Filet Mignon, Grilled Salmon, Crab Stuffed Shrimp, and Lump Crab Cake, or Jameson Irish Whiskey Glazed Salmon. Lastly your dessert is your choice of Upside-down Apple Pie, Chocolate Silk Pie, or New York style Cheesecake all for $55 per person.
#4. Morton’s Steakhouse
A great place for date night! Located at 65 E Wacker or you can go to the one in Oakbrook. For $55 per person, you can choose your starter of Onion Soup, Salad, or Prosciutto wrapped Mozzarella, with an Entrée of your choice of Filet Mignon, Prime Pork Chop, Salmon, Chicken, or Shrimp Scampi. You can also choose a side of Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Spinach, or Bacon & Onion Mac and Cheese for 2 ($8 upgrade). To finish it off enjoy either double Chocolate Mousse, Cheesecake with Salted Caramel, or Key Lime Pie!
5. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Another great recommendation for date night. Located at 1780 E Golf Road in Oakbrook this 4-course meal is only $55 per person. 1st course includes your choice of Pork Chop Bites, Crab cake, or Beef & Bleu. 2nd courses consist of Soup or Salad. Your 3rd course you can pick a Bacon-Wrapped Filet, Pork Chop, Salmon, Chicken or Surf & Turf Pasta. Finally, if you can finish the 4th course is the Dessert Trio.
Yes, Pinstripes has made the list. This restaurant has created amazing rustic chic ambience. With calm farmhouse relaxing vibes where you can talk and get your feelings out in your best cute and comfy attire. Located at 435 E Illinois St. Purchase their $39 per person package of Calamari or Hummus for starters, a Salad, Salmon or a Ribeye for your Main Course, and a warm Brownie or Caramelized Cheesecake for dessert.
7. Roof on the Wit
This is a summer hotspot located on the 27th floor of the WIT Hotel with a skyline view and cocktails for days! Go here if you want to have a good time because it is all about the good vibes. Located on 201 N State St for $39 per person you will receive a Salad, your choice of Spinach Artichoke Pizza, Spicy Garlic Chicken Pizza, or Nduja and Sweet Pepper Pizza, with a Cookie Pie or Brownie Pie accomplished with a Scoop of Ice Cream.
8. Ruth Chris
Raise your hand if you do not love Ruth Chris? Says nobody ever! I would recommend this establishment for a time of Celebration. Whether it is a special occasion, a promotion at work, or just celebrating a small accomplishment Ruth Christ will not disappoint. Located at 100 W Higgins Road the $55 per person menu consist of Soup & Salad, or Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms for a $4.95 additional charge for your 1st course, Petite Filet, Ora King Salmon, or Petite NY Strip as your 2nd choice, with your choice of Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Spinach, or Sweet Potato Casserole.
9. Smith & Wollensky
This is another establish that I would utilize for business and networking. There is so much power in building business relationships and having an Executive Sponsor whose going drive your career with active network connections. This is where you invite them. Located at 318 N State St you receive another $55 per person menu that includes a starter, entrée, and dessert.
10. STK Steakhouse
Do yourself a favor and wear your best and most sophisticated outfit if you choose this location. The ambience is cultivating, and the mood is suave. Located at 9 W. Kinzie your start off with Burrata or Tuna Tartare Tacos, Coffee rubbed Ribeye Steak, Maple Rub Ora King Salmon, or Wild Mushroom Risotto as your entrée, and dessert for $55 per person.
11. TAO Chicago
You walk into this grand staircase and to your delight you experience this wonderful ultimate view of a two-level restaurants with banquettes, Chinese day beds, and signature statues. This place is the best vibe you can ever experience in Chicago. For $55 per person, you start off with Spicy Tuna, Soup, Egg Roll, or Chicken Gyoza. As an entrée you can choose from Orange Chicken, Filet Mignon Pepper Steak, Honey Glazed Salmon, or Maki Roll, plus dessert. This is the definition of “The IT” spot.
12. The Metropolitan
Located on the 66th and 67th floors of the Willis Tower, I would recommend going here for lunch. The purpose? Network, Network, Network! This is a hot spot for local professionals, community leaders, and influential people to enhance your circle of friends. Between the hours of 11-2pm grab some Truffle Fries, a Burger, and a few business cards all of the price of $25 per person.
The final recommendation I would like to provide is to make a reservation in advance to ensure that you do not miss out on Chicago Restaurant Week, Socialite Edition.
See you around!