Chicago Restaurant Week includes Odyssey dinner cruise

This press release was in the inbox today and I instantly got a little giddy that Chicago Restaurant week is coming soon. It's a wonderful way to sample the best food in the city at much lower prices than usual. Take a look at the line-up for this fun dinner cruise on Lake Michigan.


CHICAGO, IL (Dec. 15, 2014) - Odyssey brings Chicagoans a unique experience during this year's restaurant week. Aboard the comfortable climate-controlled decks of Odyssey, guests will dine on an exclusive Chicago Restaurant Week menu developed by Chef Leonel Martinez. "It's an honor to be participating in Chicago Restaurant Week. This event gives our team the opportunity to showcase our culinary expertise to a larger audience, and we can't wait to see what the guests think," says Martinez. 

Cruisers will set sail and start the evening off with a champagne cocktail to toast the fabulous night ahead. The customized Restaurant Week menu begins with a Mixed Greens Salad garnished with goat cheese, seasonal fruit and sugared pecans. Main course options include a choice of Roasted Chicken, Odyssey Short Ribs, Vegetable Napoleon and the Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin that will be featured at First Bites BashDinner ends on a sweet note with a selection of Mini Pastry Cups, Cakes, Pastries and Seasonal Fruit.

Restaurant week participants can choose from two voyages on Saturday, January 31 or Saturday, February 7. This experience will be unlike any other Chicago Restaurant Week venue with live music, gracious service and stunning views of the city skyline from Lake Michigan. 

Complete menus, photos and further details are available upon request. 

Dates Available: Saturday 1/31 & 2/7
Board 6 p.m., Cruise 7-10 p.m. 
Price: $34.39 (tax, gratuity and beverages not included)

Reservations are required. Includes meal, cruise, entertainment and skyline views. Call 888.957.2634 or visit Odyssey's Website

General Information
Odyssey Cruises, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue CruisesSeadog Cruises and Chicago Elite Cruises are part of Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises.

The Spirit of Chicago, Seadog, and The Odyssey received the Trip Advisor 2014 Excellence Award

The Odyssey received Illinois Meetings + Events magazine's 2013 readers' choice Best of Award.

The Spirit of Chicago and The Odyssey received a 2014 Editor's Choice for Best in Boats from Chicago Traveler.

Entertainment Cruises' fleet was voted as a "Best of Knot Weddings" for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The Spirit of Chicago received Chicago Parent's Best Places to Flirt in the Best Places for Chicago Parents in 2013.

Seadog Cruises received top ratings and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2012 and 2013. 

Odyssey was named the "Best Cruise Line in Chicago" by Destination Guide in 2012. 

Seadog Extreme was awarded the "Best Kid-Friendly Thrill" by Time Out Chicago KIDS in 2012.

Entertainment Cruises received the Silver Award from NTA's Courier Magazine in the "Favorite Sightseeing Cruise Line" category in 2012. 

Odyssey was named a 2012 Top Rated Restaurant & received a certificate of recognition from

Odyssey was recognized for having a 4 out of 5 stars from Yelp & received the "People Love Us" award in 2012.

The Odyssey was named the Best of Boats/Charters/Cruises by the Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine in 2011 and 2012.

Odyssey was named a "Concierge Favorite" by Concierge Preferred in 2011. 

About The Chicago Elite
The Elite is Chicago's most innovative dining and entertainment experience. The private charter yacht is available as a private event space for parties of up to 150 guests. Featuring two interior salons, an expansive bar and lounge on main deck and a finely appointed dining room on second deck. Top deck features a contemporary roof top style outside lounge with unparalleled waterfront views of Chicago's award winning skyline and architecture. Chicago Elite offers a completely customizable event on a private yacht for a meeting, wedding or unique gathering. For more information, visit

About The Odyssey
The Odyssey's 749-passenger ship, the largest cruise vessel to ply the waters of Lake Michigan, is unrivaled in luxury and recipient of Concierge Favorite and Best of The Knot awards in 2012.  The Odyssey, at 200-ft. long and 55-ft. high, is equipped with three climate controlled decks, an outdoor observation deck, three indoor bars, dance floors, and exceptional skyline views from bow to stern.  Odyssey's distinguished service and experiences cater to all tastes and senses. For more information, visit

About Spirit of Chicago
Spirit of Chicago's festive, four-story ship has been creating high-energy fun from beginning to end as it cruises along Chicago's lakefront. The 192-ft. ship sails year-round and features a vibrant interior of three climate-controlled dining decks with new bars and dance floors and panoramic windows.  For more information, visit

About Mystic Blue
Featuring a contemporary d├ęcor with sleek, silvery-blue interiors, Mystic Blue boasts an outdoor lounge with modern furniture, and three enclosed decks with the largest picture windows of any dinner boat on Lake Michigan. From parties of two to 600, Mystic Blue is the place for cool music, delicious food and drinks, top-notch service and unbeatable views from every table. For more information, visit

About Seadog 
One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Seadog offers three turbo-charged excursions from a 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour, a 75-minute Lake and River Architectural Tour, and the most horse-powered vessel on the water, a 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride. Dogs cruise free (based on availability). Seadog operates April - October, weather permitting. For more information, visit