Who doesn’t love going out to eat in Chico? But Restaurant Week is not just about the food. It’s about giving back to our community! Dine well, do good! One dollar of each Chico Restaurant Week meal served will be donated to Chico Eat Learn Grow, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices through nutritional education and farm to school connections. For more participation information, menus, and mission statements, go to chicorestaurantweek.com and make sure to like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ChicoRestaurantWeek). We’ve gone through and profiled all the participating restaurants to help you with your face-stuffing strategy!

 

Sicilian Café

1020 Main Street

Chico, CA 95928

(530) 345-2233

Hours:

Monday-Thursday, Sunday 5PM-9PM

Tuesday-Friday 11AM-2PM

Friday-Saturday 5PM-10PM

Profile: Italian

If you’re in the mood for a little romantic yet raucous trattoria by the creek, then the Sicilian Café is where you’re eating tonight. Serving three generations of Chico locals, it’s become the comfort food of our town; a romantic, celebratory slice of our souls. Always innovative in their use of local foods and with a delightful wine list, lovely vegetarian options, and freshly made pasta (as well as being a local favorite) makes reservations highly recommended.

5th Street Steakhouse

345 West 5th Street

Chico, CA 95928

(530) 891-6328

www.5thstreetsteakhouse.com

Hours:

Monday-Thursday & Sunday
4:30PM-9PM

Friday 11:30AM-2:30PM

Friday & Saturday 4:30PM-10PM

Profile: Steakhouse

Voted “Best Fine Dining” for the last 7 years, the 5th Street Steakhouse is definitely a local Chico favorite. They crank out perfect buttery steaks, have a full bar, and one of the most extensive wine lists around. The soft lighting, romantic Napa style brick and glass décor, gorgeous bar, and outdoor dining veranda make it the perfect place for any type of celebration; romantic or otherwise. The food is so consistently spectacular at 5th Street Steakhouse, you might want to hit it more than once during Restaurant Week.

ierra Nevada Taproom
and Restaurant

1075 East 20th Street

Chico, CA 95928

(530) 345-2739

www.sierranevada.com/brewery/
california/taproom

Hours:
Monday-Thursday & Sunday 11AM-9PM

Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM

Profile: Brewery, American Traditional Food

Oh hey, we have this place in town that brews beer. You may have heard of it?
It’s called Sierra Nevada? The incredible thing about Sierra Nevada is that they are no longer just synonymous with beer. The taproom in and of itself has become the place to be at any given time of day. You’re guaranteed to meet friends or have a great time canoodled up to the gorgeous bar with a pint by yourself. The atmosphere is Chico-festive! The menu is full of great bar food, Sierra Nevada beef burgers, and wood fired pizzas, all incorporating a local, farm-to-table flair.

Crush Dining Room
and Lounge

201 Broadway

Chico, CA 95973

www.chicocrush.com

Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 4:30PM-Close

Friday-Saturday 4:30PM-Close

Profile: Traditional and
Contemporary Italian

Crush is definitely a place to see and be seen in Chico. If you like to dress to impress and eat like a guy from The Godfather, then Crush might make you an offer you can’t refuse. They offer some rockin’ happy hours and a unique blend of contemporary and traditional Italian cuisine and, as their website says, “A vibrant menu of dishes that embrace the energy and atmosphere of the restaurant.” And be warned, you will want to take a bath in their tiramisu.

Red Tavern

1250 Esplanade

Chico, CA 95926

(530) 894-3463

www.redtavern.com

Hours: Monday-Saturday open at 5PM

Profile: Mediterranean and
California Haute Cuisine

Red Tavern has been embodying the San Francisco dining experience for years in Chico, using local fresh foods in exciting ways. Their dishes can range from provincial Mediterranean to California style perfection. With rotating seasonal dishes that incorporate and feature different types of wild game like duck or rabbit, and California bounties of salmon and lamb, you are guaranteed to have a brand new experience every time you go. Take your time at Red Tavern. Have a glass of wine outside, take off your shoes, and play a game or two on the Bocce courts under the twinkling lights and stars.

Grana
Woodfired Foods

198 East 2nd Street

Chico, CA 95928

(530) 809-2304

www.granachico.com

Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 11AM-Close

Sunday-Last seating at 8PM

Profile: Wood-fired foods

Grana specializes in Neapolitan style wood-fired pizzas, but it’s not all perfectly toasted crusts and luscious cheeses. They are committed to the responsibility they feel towards community sustainability, and their menu is bursting with fresh local foods. With a hint of citrus here, the tang of arugula there, and a Vitamin D infusion from that gorgeous Chico sunshine (all while people watching on the patio) makes dining at Grana consistently a great idea.

The Rawbar
Restaurant and Sushi

346 Broadway

Chico, CA 95928

(530) 897-0626

www.rawbarchico.com

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 11:30AM-9PM

Friday 11:30AM-10PM

Saturday 12PM-10PM

Sunday 5PM-9PM

Profile: Sushi Bar, Japanese

If the Rawbar were just about sushi, they would still be a stellar, top-notch sushi joint. But lucky for us, they do so much more! Everything on the menu is delicious, fresh, and tastes like a little chunk of heaven in your mouth. Whether you pony up to the sushi bar and flirt with those adorable sushi slingers, or come in with your bestie and drink a few gingertinis, you will leave the Rawbar patting yourself on the back for making such a good decision and plotting your return. Also, there’s a secret about the Rawbar – the type of secret that is hiding in plain sight. It’s the ½ Rack of Barbecued Baby Back Ribs. Ribs at the sushi place, you say? Oh yeah friends, that’s what’s up.

 

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Comments

  1. Nancy says:

    I would like to know what the special menus are for each restaurant. Thank you.