04/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Restaurant Week Chicago 2010: The Best Places To Try During Restaurant Week 2010 (PHOTOS, POLL)

While every day is a day to celebrate food in Chicago, Restaurant Week is upon us and can convince some of the most frugal foodies in the city to branch out.

For the third year in a row, Chicago restaurants have cut prices and come up with creative 3-course menus starting today through Feb. 28. More than 170 restaurants are participating this year, and our friends at the A.V. Club Chicago were nice enough to round up the best and worst deals of Restaurant Week here.

We sorted through the big list to find 10 of our favorite places participating in Restaurant Week. Let us know what you think of them, and leave a comment if we missed one or were totally misguided.

Check out the full list of participating restaurants here.