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Dining Discounts

Local restaurants near the Chicago and Evanston campus offer fixed-price menus that meet the guidelines in Northwestern's Travel and Entertainment policy (pdf format).

Information About Fixed-Price Menus

  • These fixed-price menus are intended for business use only.
  • Fixed-price menus are for dinner only.
  • In compliance with Northwestern’s travel and entertainment policy, adhere to the spending limit guidelines.
  • Items on the menus may vary from previous visits. Please call ahead for current menu offerings.
  • Contact the individual restaurants for details and to make reservations. Be sure to reference “Northwestern’s fixed-price menu”.
  • For entertaining for breakfast or lunch, we encourage you to use our Wildcard Advantage restaurant partners many of whom offer discounted pricing for meals.

Information About Serving Alcohol at Events

If your department is having an event where alcohol will be served, be sure to consult with the Office of Risk Management by emailing You may also need to complete the Northwestern Events Rider and consult the Northwestern Policy Regarding Alcohol at Off Campus Events for Graduate and Professional Students.

Available Fixed-Price Menu Discounts

Restaurants near Evanston Campus

List of Evanston Fixed-Price Menu Discounts
Restaurant Cusine Phone, Address Price Per Person Price Includes


American 847-570-9821
1625 Maple Avenue    Evanston, IL 60201

3 courses
1 glass of wine

Offer only available Sunday-Thursday.  $100 pp Friday and Saturday. 

Must bring tax exempt certificate with you the day you dine. 

Evanston Corner Bistro

American/Contemporary 847-492-9700
703 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60201

3 courses -
2 glasses of wine or draft beers gratuity
For up to 12 diners
Ask for the Northwestern “set’ menu

A $40 per person lunch menu is also available (3 courses).

Please bring your tax exempt form with you.

Jilly's Café
(no web site)
French 847-869-7636
2614 Green Bay Road  Evanston, IL 60201
$65 3 courses - Order from menu
1 glass of wine
Le Tour

French-Moroccan 224-999-7085        625 Davis Street          Evanston, IL 60201     (Closed Tuesdays)            $90 3 courses - Special menu
2 glasses of wine       gratuity           
Thai 847-733-8424
1622 Orrington Avenue                             Evanston, IL 60201
$90 3 courses - Special menu
1 glass of wine or 2 beers
Global 847-864-3435
505 Main Street                     Evanston, IL 60202
$100 3 courses - Special menu
2 glasses of wine
gratuity (an additional 5% will be charged for groups of 10 or more)
The Barn Steakhouse
American 847-868-8041
Rear, 1016 Church Street  Evanston, IL 60201
$90 3 courses - Special menu
2 alcoholic beverages

Restaurants near Chicago Campus

List of Chicago Fixed-Price Menu Discounts
Restaurant Cuisine Phone, Address Price Per Person Price Includes
Quartino  Ristorante  Italian 312-698-5000
626 N State Street                      Chicago, IL 60654
$65                               Call Valerie 48 hrs in advance: 312-587-0508 x 2361 4 courses - Special menu served family-style
2 glasses of wine/soft drinks

Wildcard Advantage Program

There are also many Evanston and Chicago restaurants that offer discounts for business or personal use through the Wildcard Advantage program.

Hotel Restaurants at Preferred Vendors

Near the Chicago campus, several of our Preferred Vendor Hotels offer dining discounts in their restaurants. To see a list of Northwestern's preferred Chicago hotels, please visit the Local Hotels page.