327 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Chicago.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Healthy Substance is a vegan Mexican Restaurant in Garfield Ridge, with great food.
Chile Toreado is a great Mexican restaurant in McKinley Park from the team behind 5 Rabanitos.
Chef’s Special is a very good Chinese restaurant from the team behind Giant.
Lao Peng You is a busy BYOB spot in Ukrainian Village with great handmade noodles and dumplings.
Gaijin is a great all-day Japanese restaurant specializing in okonomiyaki and kakigori.
Bárbaro is a taqueria in Humboldt Park with great cocktails and decent tacos.
The Region is a counter service spot in Roscoe Village with excellent (and ugly) burgers.
JJ Thai Street Food is a small BYOB restaurant in West Town with very good Thai food.
Cafe Instanbul is a Mediterranean restaurant in Wicker Park with great grilled meats and housemade bread.