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Where to Dine on a Monday Night in Chicago


If you want to plan weeks in advance for a prime Saturday-night reservation, go for it. But anyone who thinks about going out only on weekends has clearly never experienced the pleasure of hitting a hot spot early in the week, when it’s often far more relaxed and enjoyable.

If you’re ready to stop fighting the masses and kick your week off right, we have just the guide for you. Whether it’s the fried chicken at Big Jones without the bustle or the chicken Vesuvio at Italian Village, or even the farm-to-table loveliness at Lula Café, we’re here with 10 great options for a great Monday night on the town in Chicago.