Restaurant Week in Elmwood Park

Featuring incredible dishes and fantastic deals, Restaurant Week in Elmwood Park is back! Kicking off on February 17 and running through February 26, this celebration of local cuisine has something for everyone. From fine dining to quick bites, you’ll find a little bit of everything, no matter your budget during Restaurant Week in Elmwood Park.  

This annual winter food festival entices diners to shake off their winter blues with a variety of specialty dishes and discounted menu options. Bring your appetite and check out what Elmwood Park has to offer.

What is Restaurant Week?
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A culinary event taking place in cities worldwide, Restaurant Week offers discounted menus at participating restaurants. Originating in New York City in 1992, this event has since spread to other cities and aims to celebrate the culinary arts and encourage dining exploration.

The concept involves showcasing the top offerings of local restaurants through specially crafted menus at a set price. Restaurants can highlight their most popular dishes or create unique menus for the event, appealing to diners seeking an affordable way to try new establishments or finally dine at a long-awaited spot.

Organized for one week annually by local restaurant associations or tourism boards, Restaurant Week provides restaurants with a platform to showcase their food, service, and ambiance. It gives diners a chance to sample new cuisine and dining experiences. Over the years, the event has gained popularity and become a highly anticipated occasion for food lovers. This is the perfect opportunity to sample the local culinary scene and try new dining experiences for a fraction of the cost.

Restaurant Week Elmwood Park

Take a look at what’s happening during Restaurant Week in Elmwood Park.

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Armand’s Pizzeria

Get a taste of Chicago with every slice at Armand's Pizzeria. Indulge in their famous thin-crust or classic deep-dish pies made with the freshest ingredients. It’s a classic Chicago tradition you won’t want to miss. Besides their mouthwatering pizza, they also serve appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, and sandwiches.

Lunch Special 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$6.00 Pizza Special - Pizza slice (cheese, sausage, pepperoni) with your choice of soup or salad and a drink.

Dinner Special 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

$8.00 Sandwich Special - Choose from a beef, sausage, or meatball sandwich with your choice of soup or salad, chips and drink.


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Bon Vivant

Discover the vibrant and nutritious world of Bon Vivant, Elmwood Park's premier health food shop! Satisfy your cravings with their delicious smoothies, bowls, and juices, all made with fresh ingredients and free from added sugars and preservatives. Or, get a boost with their health food shots, crafted with wholesome ingredients like ginger and turmeric. There are plenty of incredible options for a wide range of tastes. 

Specials include:

$6 off any variety 6 pack of juice. 

$10 off any 3 - 7 day detox cleanse. 

Buy one get one half off chia pudding bowls, health shots, & smoothies.


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Cafe Cubano

Enjoy incredible flavors at Cafe Cubano! Savor the authentic taste of Cuba with every bite of their mouthwatering food, like ropa vieja, tender grilled steak, and more. At this family-owned restaurant, you can experience the essence of Cuban cuisine and a touch of Latin flair. Come for the great food. Stay for the good vibes. 


Lunch Special: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.  

$15.00 Choice of any sandwich served with Cuban rice.


Dinner Special: 

$15.00 Cuban bowl served with steak, chicken, or pork.


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Circle Tavern

The Circle Tavern in Elmwood Park is your one-stop shop for dining, drinking, and entertainment. With a menu featuring classic pub grub, you'll never leave hungry. Their garlic knots, onion rings, and burgers are sure to satisfy even the biggest appetites. 


20% off dine-in only

Must mention restaurant week special.


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One of America’s favorite burger chains, Culver’s, will satisfy your cravings with butter burgers and shakes this restaurant week. 

2/17   $2 off any value basket

2/18  $2 scoop of  frozen custard with one topping

2/19  $5 family fries

2/20   $2 shake with one topping 

2/21  $2 off family baskets

2/22  $3 concrete mixers with one topping 

2/23  $3.50 single cheeseburgers

2/24  $2 off any dinner

2/25  $2 scoop of  frozen custard with one topping

2/26  $5 family fries


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Donny G’s

Donny G’s Ristorante is everything Italian food should be — authentic and delicious. The owners are dedicated to their customers and refuse to compromise on quality, so you get the best experience every time. They’re always cooking up something delicious with fresh and local ingredients at Donny G’s. 

Lunch Specials:

Served with a soft drink and scoop of gelato

Choose from:

$10 Meatball sandwich with fries

$11 Albacore tuna panini with fries 

$14 Cheese ravioli with vodka sauce

Dinner Specials:

Served with one glass of red or white house wine and a scoop of gelato

Choose one:

$18 Chicken scallopini served with mushrooms, onions, and spinach.

$22 Pork chop calabrese in a white wine sauce 

$22 Red snapper francaise


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A cozy breakfast place serving all of the classics, and some new creations, Eggsperience cafe, where the coffee is always fresh, and the food is delicious. From eggs and omelets to french toast and crepes, they’ve got a whole lot of options for breakfast lovers. 


Choice of one for $12.99

Rocky mountain high omelet, hash browns, and toast 

Tommy boy skillet and toast

Banana crunchy french toast 

Nutella banana crepes

Avocado chicken sandwich and fries


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Gringo and Blondie

Gringo and Blondie is a local treat for taco lovers. This Taqueria and Churreria in Elmwood Park serves classics like carne asada but also has some incredible creations like their shrimp veracruz, served with Mexican slaw, pickled onion, and cilantro-jalapeño cream. They’re so delicious, you might want to try them all!


$17 3 tacos of your choice with rice, beans, a drink, and churros

$14 Meatless macho nachos with a drink and churros

$17 Macho nachos with your choice of meat, with a drink and churros

30 % off brunch with a $50 minimum order


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Jim and Pete’s

Jim and  Pete's restaurant is a family-owned and operated business that has been serving authentic Italian cuisine since 1941. With a focus on fresh ingredients and daily deliveries, every dish is handcrafted and prepared to order with love and attention. 

From signature pasta to fresh pizza dough, Jim & Pete's proudly reinvents old-world favorites to create a modern Italian cuisine. Stop in for a fine dining experience your whole family can enjoy. 


$10 gift card with $50 minimum dine-in purchase

*Must mention off to receive promo gift cards. Some restrictions apply.


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New Star Restaurant

New Star Restaurant has a rich history of serving delicious Chinese food, having started over 60 years ago by the well-known Moy family in Elmwood Park. 

Building on this legacy, the restaurant has added new Thai dishes, a new sushi menu, and gluten-free options while always using the freshest ingredients. New Star’s expansive menu offers Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes and hibachi-style cooking - something for everyone in a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere.


10% off dine Chinese dinners

Get one complimentary mai tai with hibachi dinners


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Senor Jefe

Senor Jefe Mexican Restaurant offers a diverse menu of Mexican cuisine, including classic dishes such as quesadillas, tacos, tortas, and burritos. Each meal is packed with bold flavors, satisfying both traditional and adventurous palates. Come by to try some authentic Mexican favorites like hand-made pork or chicken tamales!

Lunch Special: 

$7.39 Jr. burrito and drink


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Elmwood Park is a city with a rich cultural heritage and a thriving food scene, and Spizzico Pizza & Pasta is an integral part of that culture. For more than 25 years, Spizzico has been dishing up Italian favorites like pizza, pasta, and sandwiches, always made with homemade sauce. And don’t forget to try the crispy fried calamari or the baked clams.  Take a look at their upcoming specials.  


Lunch Specials:

$10.06 Sandwich, fries, and drink

$8.96 Selected salad with breadstick and drink 

$11.19 Selected pasta with side salad and drink


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The Sportz Nook

The Sportz Nook is perfect for sports fans looking for a lively, fun environment to catch their favorite games. More than just a sports bar, The Sportz Nooks scores a win with various hearty and delicious offerings, including cheese steak sandwiches, grilled whiskey BBQ shrimp and spaghetti, and Buffalo chicken sliders.  

Plus, the real-time streaming, outdoor patio options, and more than 30 screens playing every possible sports event mean you’ll be able to catch every play and cheer on your team.

Lunch Special:

$10 Reuben sandwich

Dinner Special:

$10 Mussels in a garlic sauce

$12 Spaghetti and meatballs


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Tacos 2 Go

Tacos 2 Go offers incredible Mexican dishes in a laid-back atmosphere. From tacos and burritos to tostadas and quesadillas, there are many tasty options for dine-in or take-out. 


$12 Enchilada dinner

$12 Chicken mole plate

*Half off second order for both specials


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The Great American Bagel

This one needs little introduction. Known all over the country for its fresh baked bagels, take a look at the specials The Great American bagel is offering for restaurant week. 


$20.79 Bundle of regular bagels (13 bagels 2 ½ lb cream cheese) 

$12.59 Wednesday special dozen (13 bagels) 

$7.09 All American sandwiches


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Tony D’s

Tony D's is Elmwood Park's is an excellent spot for sports, food, and fun. A  friendly neighborhood sports bar, Tony D’s offers a wide range of entertainment options, including video poker, great food options like  tacos, wings, burgers, and an extensive beer selection. 

With a welcoming atmosphere and genuine hospitality, Tony D's is the perfect place to watch your favorite sports teams, enjoy a meal, and play some games. 


Buy one appetizer get one for ½ price.

Buy one entree, get one for ½ price.


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Union Tap

The Union Tap in Elmwood Park is the ultimate place to unwind and enjoy a great meal with friends and family. Whether you're in the mood for a classic burger and beer or a trendy martini and a salad, they have options to fit every taste. 

With a menu that includes delicious wings, paninis, and other tasty options, the Union Tap is the ideal place to satisfy your cravings and quench your thirst. 


$18 Your choice of a cup of chili or soup with any burger, sandwich, or pizza, all served with a dessert.  


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