About

WTTW’s Emmy award-winning weekly restaurant review series Check, Please! is hosted by Catherine De Orio, who moderates a rotating panel of three “real people” reviewers.  Each panelist chooses their favorite Chicago eatery and sends the other two to dine there and give their opinions.  Check, Please! begins its twelfth season on WTTW as the station’s highest rated local program. Check, Please! is a co-production of WTTW and CHECK PLEASE LLC.

Would you like to be a guest on Check, Please!?

If you have a favorite Chicagoland eatery that you'd like to review on a future episode of Check, Please!, please complete the form below. We can only consider applications that recommend a restaurant not already reviewed on the show. Use the Search function on this site to make sure your choice is not in the list of already-reviewed restaurants.

Please note that in order to appear on the show, you must be able to take a few hours off on a weekday to participate in a taping at the WTTW studios. And remember, the more articulate you are on the entry form, the more likely it is that you'll be considered as a guest. Keep in mind that we love to hear about restaurants that are "off the beaten path" – the more unusual, the better!

Please fill out the form below to apply:

Contact Information
About You
Some of the restaurants we'll be reviewing may be a longer distance from you than others. Would you be willing to travel to these places?
Favorite Chicago Restaurants
Tell us your three favorite Chicago-area restaurants.
Favorite Restaurants by Type
Please tell us your favorite Chicago-area restaurant in three of the following categories.
Tell us more...
Write a paragraph or two about your favorite restaurant and why you love it so much.