326 "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.
Pho Loan is a casual Vietnamese spot in Uptown that we like to come to for lunch or an easy dinner.
Hai Yen is a southern Vietnamese spot in Uptown where you should definitely order the bò 5 món (beef 5 ways).
Nha Trang is a casual spot in the West Argyle Historic District serving predominantly southern Vietnamese dishes.
Pho 777 is a Vietnamese restaurant in the West Argyle Historic District that specializes in northern Vietnamese dishes.
This is a year-long pop-up at the Currency Exchange Cafe in Garfield Park, featuring different restaurants and artists.
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.