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Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Day in Chicago

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The holidays can be a stressful time so take a load off and let someone else handle the cooking. Many Chicago restaurants will be whipping up gourmet meals to enjoy from the comforts of home on Christmas Eve and Day. The following options include a Feast of the Seven Fishes, a Michelin-starred tasting menu, succulent steaks, and more. Regardless of what diners choose though, it’s a gift the whole family will appreciate.

As of October 30, Chicago restaurants can no longer serve customers indoors. Still, a number of Chicago restaurants have outdoor seating. The state now requires reservations for patio dining. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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1. Prairie Grass Cafe

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601 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 205-4433
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Decorated chef Sarah Stegner and her team in suburban Northbrook have a plethora of options for Christmas dinner for two, including a roasted duck dinner ($108), a short rib dinner ($95), a grilled ora king salmon dinner ($108), and a vegan dinner ($85). TAll come with an assortment of sides, salads, and desserts. Call the restaurant on Monday to order.

2. Osteria Trulli

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1510 E Hintz Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(224) 347-1010
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Over in Arlington Heights, this Italian osteria is catering dinner for parties of six on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Diners will get their choice of beef tenderloin, short ribs, or osso bucco alongside roasted potatoes, veggies, lasagna, Caprese salad, panettone, and a bottle of house wine. The cost is $215. Call 224-347-1010 to schedule pickup.

3. Hewn

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1733 Central St
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 869-4396
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Leave the holiday baking to the pros at Hewn. The Evanston bakery is accepting orders for breads, rolls, pies, and take-and-bake items for pickup on December 23-24. Orders can be placed on Tock.

4. Robert et Fils

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4229 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 687-9179
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Chef Rob Shaner of newish French restaurant Robert et Fils is passionate about cooking game meat, so this Christmas he’s offering patrons a 10-pound whole aged goose (serves 6-8, $200) glazed with citrus chesnut fermented honey. Other sweet and savory items including Pâté en Croute and Buche de Noel are also available. Order online via Tock.

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Chef Rob Shaner is bringing the goose gospel to the masses.
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5. Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

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2008 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 348-4600
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Popular wine bar Volo is serving up a Christmas menu featuring braised Tuscan white beans with escarole and fennel sausage, lobster bisque, parmesan and wild mushroom risotto, two types of jam, and much more. Place orders before Tuesday at noon via Toast.

6. Honey Butter Fried Chicken

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3361 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-4000
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Avondale’s fried chicken specialist will make it easy to host the holidays with a take-and-bake menu full of favorites, such as fried chicken, pimento mac and cheese, and corn muffins. Folks can round out their meals with slices of Bang Bang pies, wines, and cocktail kits. Pickup and delivery will take place on December 23.

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Serve fried chicken for Christmas this year with Honey Butter’s offerings.
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7. Chiya Chai Cafe

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2770 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 360-7541
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Chiya Chai is offering nine-inch masala chicken or kale and potato pies individually ($20 each) or as a combo with three sizes of boxed chai ($50-$120). Place orders 48 hours in advance for pickup at the Logan Square cafe, which ends at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Call to place an order.

8. Avli Taverna

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1335 W Wrightwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 857-5577
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Contemporary Greek restaurant Avli Taverna in Lincoln Park has adjusted its Christmas offerings for the times with individual meal boxes that include oven-roasted lamb shoulder with Greek potatoes, spinach salad, and a slice of chocolate mousse cake ($36) and sliced turkey breast with whipped potatoes with feta, quinoa salad, and a piece of baklava ($34). Celebrants can also order spanakopita, baklava, and pastichio by the tray ($35-$50). Individual boxes are available hot or cold with reheating instructions. Reserve a pick-up or delivery slot online via Tock.

9. The Bristol

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2152 N Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 862-5555
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The Bristol will have Christmas dinner packages starting at $125. Chow on prime rib, honey-glazed pork belly with pineapple, truffle potato gratin, roasted root vegetables, Brussels sprouts salad, milk bread, and eggnog bread pudding. A $145 caviar and Champagne package will be offered as well for those looking to celebrate in style.

10. Chez Moi

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2100 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 871-2100
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Enjoy a French-themed Christmas with Chez Moi’s holiday gourmet box. Customers have the choice of lobster bisque or foie gras terrine for their starter, and a duck duo or braised short ribs for their entrée. Each meal also includes petit Basque sheep cheese and chocolate bûche de noël. The package is available hot or cold and can be picked up on December 24.

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Chocolate bûche de noël delivers a sweet ending to Chez Moi’s holiday package.
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11. Table, Donkey and Stick

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2728 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 486-8525
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Table, Donkey and Stick is focusing on duck this Christmas, with a whole duck feast (serves 4, $135) and duck pot pie meal (serves 2, $95). Both include a cheese and charcuterie board, winter salad, potato gratin, and more. Order online via Tock.

12. Boka

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1729 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-6070
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Treat the family to a Michelin-star-caliber meal at home. The flagship of Boka Restaurant Group is preparing dinner packages that serve two-to-four guests. Options include beef tenderloin or Ora King salmon served with a variety of sides. To-go cocktails can also be added. Order on Tock for pickup on December 24. Boka’s siblings, including GT Prime Steak in River North, are also offering specials.

13. Amaru

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1904 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 687-9790
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Wicker Park hotspot Amaru applies a Latin American lens to a Christmas meal with a holiday package (serves two, $55) of black bass ceviche, lomo de rez (petite tenderloin), achiote green beans, and other accompanying delights. Call the restaurant from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday to place an order for pickup.

14. Etta

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1840 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 757-4444
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Both the Wicker Park and River North locations of Etta are offering a $240 holiday feast that feeds four people. Diners will enjoy items like filet mignon, bubbling shrimp, meatballs, cacao e pepe mac and cheese, wild roasted mushrooms with short rib ragu, chocolate peppermint cake, and more. A $50 cocktail hour package, featuring a charcuterie board and an Old Fashioned carafe, is also available. Pickup is on December 23-25.

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Etta will spread holiday cheer with a host of delectable dishes.
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15. Cafe Robey

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1600 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(872) 315-3084
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Cafe Robey is dishing out carbs for the holiday in the form of pasta packages. Customers will choose a fresh pasta and sauce, and also have the option to add wine pairings or cocktail kits. Visit Resy to place an order for pickup on December 24.

16. Azul Mariscos + Muelle

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1177 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 770-3766
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The new West Town restaurant along the Chicago River is serving an assortment of Latin-inspired mariscos. A special prix fixe menu, priced at $40 per person, is offered now through December 27. It features choices like shrimp ceviche, langoustines, diablo shrimp, grilled skirt steak, mangonada panna cotta, Mexican hot chocolate brownie, and much more. Large family-style seafood platters are also available for $350 or $450.

17. Somerset

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1112 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 586-2150
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Somerset’s new executive chef Stephen Gillanders is whipping up a variety of holiday items for the occasion. Guests can order a whole prime rib ($125; serves six), half or whole turkey ($68 and $130), ham ($72), whole branzino ($48), or whole truffled cauliflower ($52). Add-ons like steak tartare, mushroom tartlets, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and pies will be available as well.

18. Frontier

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1072 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 772-4322
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Large parties should look to smoked meats expert Brian Jupiter for their holiday needs. The Frontier chef is selling smoked prime rib ($145, feeds four-to-six), smoked tenderloin ($125, feeds four), and whole smoked turkeys ($79, feeds eight-to-ten; $99, feeds 12-15). Diners can complete their spreads with family-style sides like mashed potatoes and five cheese mac. The items are available throughout the entire month of December.

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19. Bistronomic

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840 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-8400
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Add French flair to Christmas by ordering Bistronomic’s three-course prix fixe menu. Priced at $89 per person, the meal stars foie gras and duck terrine, beef tenderloin tournedos Rossini, and crispy chocolate cake. A cheese plate can be included for an extra $18. Pickup is on December 23.

20. Jeong

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1460 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 877-5016
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Celebrate the holiday with a nontraditional offering from contemporary Korean restaurant Jeong. Partners Dave Park and Jennifer Tran are selling frozen and baked pies filled with braised beef, caramelized kimchi, and roasted veggies. Orders can be placed on Tock.

21. Jerk. Jamaican Barbecue

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811 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 763-2870
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River West’s Jamaican grill aims to bring the flavors of the Caribbean to holiday dinner tables with a guava glazed smoked Christmas ham. It’s sold whole (8 pounds, $94.95) or halved (4 pounds, $44.95), and. is available to purchase online.

22. Vajra

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1329 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 929-4990
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Vajra’s South Asian feast for four to six ($220) stars a Himalayan roasted chicken marinated in Indian spices along with tons of complimentary dishes including Bengali special samosa, duck Seekh Kebab, Gobhi Fat-A-Fat, Awadhi Murgh Kofta, and desserts. Order online via Tock.

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23. Split-Rail

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2500 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 697-4413
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Chef Zoe Schor and her team at hotspot Split-Rail aim to make this unusual holiday season special with two meal kits: prime rib and oysters Rockefeller with creamy whipped potatoes and romaine salad ($200) and a whole American red snapper that’s dressed for roasting with cornbread and Carolina gold rice dressing, plus roasted Brussels sprouts and green salad ($125). Each serves four — or two to three with leftovers — and comes with with simple reheating instruction. Book online via Resy.

24. The Peninsula Chicago

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108 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-2888
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The five-star hotel provides options to accommodate both small and large gatherings. Parties of six or more guests can order a family-style feast featuring Maine lobster bisque, prime rib or whole spiral ham, sides, and cookies for $88 per person. An individually-portioned meal will also be available for $75 per person. It comes with saffron-poached pears, herb-roasted prime rib, roasted butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, three-cheese potato gratin, and red wine shallot sauce. Pre-order online for pickup on December 24-25.

25. Arami

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1829 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-1535
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Top-notch sushi spot Arami in West Town is featuring several holiday packages for groups of two to four. These include a Premium King Crab Tasting for two ($100) with kani temaki, zuke maguro kani, kani motoyaki, and much more; and a Celebration for Four ($380) stacked with tons of maki, nigiri, and hand rolls. Order online via Tock.

26. Tzuco

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720 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 374-8995
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Chef Carlos Gaytán’s French-Mexican destination Tzuco presents a Christmas dinner (serves 4-6, $325) that gives a nod to tradition but doesn’t lean on it. Courses include shrimp ceviche, bacalao (roasted cod fillet, salsa caribeña), short ribs, and Buche de Noel. Call the restaurant to order or book via Tock before Monday, December 21.

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Tzuco features a Christmas feast.
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27. Lawry's the Prime Rib

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100 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-5000
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Savor one last meal from the longtime steakhouse before it closes at the end of the year. Lawry’s will be open on Christmas Eve and serving its signature prime rib alongside the famous original spinning bowl salad, mashed potatoes, creamed corn and spinach, Yorkshire pudding, and more. Guests can also stock their cellars by taking advantage of massive savings on house and premium wines. Order online for pickup and local delivery.

28. Steak 48

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615 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-4848
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Go all out on Christmas Eve with USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and indulgent desserts courtesy of Steak 48. The restaurant will offer its full menu for curbside pickup. Call 312-266-4848 to order.

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Devour prime cuts of beef at Steak 48.
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29. Aya Pastry

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1332 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 846-6186
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Let award-winning pastry chef Aya Fukai cover the sweets this year. Her West Town storefront is accepting pre-orders for pickup between December 18-24. In addition to the regular lineup of goodies, there are holiday specials like a gingerbread dojo kit, baguette wreaths, peppermint bark, and chocolate hazelnut marshmallow cake. Orders can be placed through Aya’s website.

30. RPM Italian

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52 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 222-1888
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Do as the Italians do and have a Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. RPM Italian’s version of the traditional meal will consist of four courses for $95 per person. Choices include Hamachi crudo with squash blossom pesto, Nantucket Bay scallops, king crab agnolotti, roasted Maine lobster, tiramisu, and more. Optional wine pairings are an extra $65. Guests can order the menu for dine-in on the heated patio, carryout, or delivery.

31. Gene & Georgetti

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500 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 527-3718
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Iconic Italian steakhouse Gene & Georgetti is opting for a classic Christmas menu ($70 per adult, $40 per child), with an entree selection of prime rib, Atlantic salmon, or King Crab legs; sides such as polenta, mashed potatoes, and rigatoni bolognese. Top off the feast with panettone or tiramisu. Patrons can also order Christmas fishes by the pan, such as fried calamari and baked clams. Order by phone or online via Toast.

32. Miki's Park

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109 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 526-3511
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The Korean-style bar in River North is featuring a “Winner Winner Christmas Dinner” package throughout the entire month of December. For $60, customers will receive Miki’s crispy fried chicken served with kimchi gravy, vegetable fried rice, housemade banchan, and Korean slaw. The meal serves two-to-four people and can be complemented with a $25 “Holly Jolly Drink Kit” that contains two 16-ounce soju- and vodka-based cocktails.

33. Kinzie Chophouse

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400 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 822-0191
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The River North steakhouse is putting together a prix fixe menu for Christmas Eve festivities. Diners will get smoked salmon carpaccio; chestnut veloute soup; choice of prime rib, seared halibut, or lamb osso buco; ratatouille; and brioche bread pudding for $70 per person.

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34. Siena Tavern

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51 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 595-1322
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DineAmic Hospitality’s Italian destination invites guests in for a covered and heated outdoor dining experience on Christmas Eve. The restaurant will also offer dinners to go for $75 per person. Order on Tock.

35. Travelle at the Langham

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330 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 923-7705
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Relax and eat Christmas dinner from the comforts of home with Travelle’s to-go package. The spread — which can accommodate one-to-ten people — includes Parker House rolls, apple-glazed ham, braised short rib, spinach and garlic tortelloni, sticky toffee gingerbread cake, and more. The cost is $86 per person and orders are being accepted on Tock for pickup on December 25.

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Travelle offers a comprehensive holiday spread.
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36. The Kitchen American Bistro

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316 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 836-1300
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Farm-to-table restaurant the Kitchen in River North does 90 percent of the work on its Christmas meal package, giving customers a chance to put on the finishing touches without taking on too much work. The House Smoked Ham Dinner Package (serves 4-6, $175) and Root Vegetable Risotto Dinner Package (serves 4-6, $125) both include rolls, salad, twice-baked potato gratin, broccolini, and coconut cake. There’s also a Christmas brunch package with maple cinnamon coffee cake, quiche, mimosas, and more. Order online via Tock.

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The Kitchen has lots of Christmas options.
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37. Morton's the Steakhouse

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65 E Wacker Pl
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 201-0410
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Classic steakhouse Morton’s will open its doors on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that guests can enjoy a three-course Chateaubriand menu. Available for dine-in or to go, the meal includes a winter salad, Chateaubriand for two, black truffle mashed cauliflower, creamed spinach, sour cream mashed potatoes, and flourless chocolate cake. The cost is $75 per person, minimum of two people.

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The steakhouse experience can be taken home thanks to Morton’s holiday menu.
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38. Publican Quality Meats

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825 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 445-8977
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The Publican and Publican Quality Meats are teaming up to deliver a holiday feast. Folks can buy a la carte items like ham, porchetta, beef tenderloin, whole goose, desserts, breads, cocktails, wines, and more. The pièce de résistance, though, is the 50-day dry-aged standing rib roast. A 10-11 lb. roast feeds four-to-six and is priced at $250, while a 20-22 lb. roast feeds eight-to-ten and costs $500. Order via Tock for pickup between December 22-24.

39. Yūgen

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652 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 265-1008
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Chef Mari Katsumura will delight diners with a five-course tasting menu to go on Christmas Eve. Priced at $200 per person, the meal features seaweed salad, truffle pasta, lobster motoyaki, steak au poivre made with A5 wagyu, and choice of sticky toffee pudding or molten chocolate cake. Call Yugen at 312-265-1008 or email admin@yugenchicago.com to place an order.

40. La Josie

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740 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 929-2900
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La Josie’s Noche Buena Feast includes several options for diners, including 12 short rib, pollo, and baby back pork rib corn masa tamales ($40), Dos Huaraches with Mexico City-style blue corn huarache ($25), Pollo Al Horno with nopalitas salad ($30), and more. Order online via Toast.

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41. ROOH Chicago Restaurant & Bar

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736 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 267-2323
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Upscale modern Indian restaurant Rooh has a few Christmas feasts this year: a holiday meal for one ($55-$60) with a choice of chicken changezi or beetroot and mushroom Wellington. A dinner for four ($180-$220) offers the aforementioned Wellington option, plus a pistachio and curry leaf-crusted roasted leg of lamb or whole ghee-roast chicken. All are accompanied by sides including saffron pao, tandoori cauliflower, roasted butternut squash, and more.

Rooh Chicago will donate 5 percent of net sales on holiday pick-up dinners to non-profit news source Streetwise. Place orders by Tuesday via Tock.

42. Meal Kits by Stephanie Izard

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Stephanie Izard is bringing the Goat experience straight to Chicagoans’ kitchens through meal kits. Christmas offerings will include a holiday brunch package for two, a roasted pork shank kit for two, smoked goat tacos for four, and a Duck Duck Goat dinner for two. Wine pairings and sweets are also available. Order on Tock for pickup on December 23.

43. HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen

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1800 S Carpenter St
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 999-1800
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Thai Dang’s lauded Vietnamese restaurant will be cooking up a storm on Christmas Eve. His multi-course menu is highlighted by items like green papaya salad, grilled Hanoi sausage rolls, lemongrass rib eye roast, and stuffed banana cream puff. The cost is $80 per person; minimum of two people. Pre-order on Tock.

44. Carnitas Uruapan Restaurant

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1725 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 226-2654
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This revered Pilsen institution is serving a holiday feast (serves 8-10, $85) that features three pounds of its famed carnitas, along with 36 tortillas, a half gallon of frijoles, two pounds of cactus salad, one pound of chicharron, 12 corundas (cheese or acelgas), and jalapento tomato and chipotle salsas. Wash it all down with a gallon of horchata or Agua de Jamaica. Call the restaurant at ext. 1 to order.

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45. BBQ King House

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2148 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 326-1219
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It’ll be business as usual on Christmas at this Chinatown stalwart, where folks can pick up barbecue pork, Peking duck, roasted pork, soy sauce chicken, and many more Chinese specialties.

46. MingHin Cuisine

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2168 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 808-1999
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If Chicagoans are looking for more than just spiral hams and rib roasts this holiday season, MingHin is happy to oblige. The local Chinese mini-chain is open 365 days a year so Christmas can be celebrated with dim sum, roasted pork belly, barbecue duck, noodles, fried rice, hot pot casseroles, and much more.

47. The Duck Inn

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2701 S Eleanor St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 724-8811
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Bridgeport’s favorite gastro-tavern is offering a $250 feast for four people that showcases a standing prime rib roast with mulled red wine sauce, duck fat Yorkshire pudding, creamed kale, Irish cheddar potato casserole, and sticky toffee pudding with whisky cream. Chef Kevin Hickey’s signature rotisserie duck ($69) is available as well. Pickup and delivery will take place on December 23.

48. Nana

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752 W 33rd St
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 929-2486
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The popular brunch spot will be accepting orders for Christmas dinner until December 20 or it sells out. Visit the site for more info in Bridgeport.

49. Virtue Restaurant

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1462 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 947-8831
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Chef Erick Williams knows Chicagoans could use some comfort right now, so his decorated Hyde Park restaurant Virtue proffers a Christmas meal of familiar favorites. The Southern American meal packages (serves 4, $198) include a choice of braised short ribs or a quarter ham, mac and cheese, collard greens, and corn pudding, with red velvet cake for dessert. Those who are still hungry can add a half-gallon of gumbo, sweet potato pie, and cocktails. Order via the Virtue website by Sunday, December 20.

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Virtue will celebrate with heartwarming Southern American hits.
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50. Mesler Kitchen

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1401 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 289-1005
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Located inside the Sophy Hotel in Hyde Park, Mesler Kitchen will be open on Christmas Eve for takeout orders. The approachable new American menu boasts items like chili-glazed wings, blue crab cakes, burgers, steaks, and a Maine lobster roll.

1. Prairie Grass Cafe

601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062

Decorated chef Sarah Stegner and her team in suburban Northbrook have a plethora of options for Christmas dinner for two, including a roasted duck dinner ($108), a short rib dinner ($95), a grilled ora king salmon dinner ($108), and a vegan dinner ($85). TAll come with an assortment of sides, salads, and desserts. Call the restaurant on Monday to order.

601 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062

2. Osteria Trulli

1510 E Hintz Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Over in Arlington Heights, this Italian osteria is catering dinner for parties of six on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Diners will get their choice of beef tenderloin, short ribs, or osso bucco alongside roasted potatoes, veggies, lasagna, Caprese salad, panettone, and a bottle of house wine. The cost is $215. Call 224-347-1010 to schedule pickup.

1510 E Hintz Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

3. Hewn

1733 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201

Leave the holiday baking to the pros at Hewn. The Evanston bakery is accepting orders for breads, rolls, pies, and take-and-bake items for pickup on December 23-24. Orders can be placed on Tock.

1733 Central St
Evanston, IL 60201

4. Robert et Fils

4229 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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Chef Rob Shaner is bringing the goose gospel to the masses.
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Chef Rob Shaner of newish French restaurant Robert et Fils is passionate about cooking game meat, so this Christmas he’s offering patrons a 10-pound whole aged goose (serves 6-8, $200) glazed with citrus chesnut fermented honey. Other sweet and savory items including Pâté en Croute and Buche de Noel are also available. Order online via Tock.

4229 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

5. Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

2008 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618

Popular wine bar Volo is serving up a Christmas menu featuring braised Tuscan white beans with escarole and fennel sausage, lobster bisque, parmesan and wild mushroom risotto, two types of jam, and much more. Place orders before Tuesday at noon via Toast.

2008 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618

6. Honey Butter Fried Chicken

3361 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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Serve fried chicken for Christmas this year with Honey Butter’s offerings.
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Avondale’s fried chicken specialist will make it easy to host the holidays with a take-and-bake menu full of favorites, such as fried chicken, pimento mac and cheese, and corn muffins. Folks can round out their meals with slices of Bang Bang pies, wines, and cocktail kits. Pickup and delivery will take place on December 23.

3361 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

7. Chiya Chai Cafe

2770 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Chiya Chai is offering nine-inch masala chicken or kale and potato pies individually ($20 each) or as a combo with three sizes of boxed chai ($50-$120). Place orders 48 hours in advance for pickup at the Logan Square cafe, which ends at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Call to place an order.

2770 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

8. Avli Taverna

1335 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Contemporary Greek restaurant Avli Taverna in Lincoln Park has adjusted its Christmas offerings for the times with individual meal boxes that include oven-roasted lamb shoulder with Greek potatoes, spinach salad, and a slice of chocolate mousse cake ($36) and sliced turkey breast with whipped potatoes with feta, quinoa salad, and a piece of baklava ($34). Celebrants can also order spanakopita, baklava, and pastichio by the tray ($35-$50). Individual boxes are available hot or cold with reheating instructions. Reserve a pick-up or delivery slot online via Tock.

1335 W Wrightwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

9. The Bristol

2152 N Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

The Bristol will have Christmas dinner packages starting at $125. Chow on prime rib, honey-glazed pork belly with pineapple, truffle potato gratin, roasted root vegetables, Brussels sprouts salad, milk bread, and eggnog bread pudding. A $145 caviar and Champagne package will be offered as well for those looking to celebrate in style.

2152 N Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

10. Chez Moi

2100 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
A chocolate bûche de noël dessert.
Chocolate bûche de noël delivers a sweet ending to Chez Moi’s holiday package.
Chez Moi [Official Photo]

Enjoy a French-themed Christmas with Chez Moi’s holiday gourmet box. Customers have the choice of lobster bisque or foie gras terrine for their starter, and a duck duo or braised short ribs for their entrée. Each meal also includes petit Basque sheep cheese and chocolate bûche de noël. The package is available hot or cold and can be picked up on December 24.

2100 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614

11. Table, Donkey and Stick

2728 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Table, Donkey and Stick is focusing on duck this Christmas, with a whole duck feast (serves 4, $135) and duck pot pie meal (serves 2, $95). Both include a cheese and charcuterie board, winter salad, potato gratin, and more. Order online via Tock.

2728 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

12. Boka

1729 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Treat the family to a Michelin-star-caliber meal at home. The flagship of Boka Restaurant Group is preparing dinner packages that serve two-to-four guests. Options include beef tenderloin or Ora King salmon served with a variety of sides. To-go cocktails can also be added. Order on Tock for pickup on December 24. Boka’s siblings, including GT Prime Steak in River North, are also offering specials.

1729 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614

13. Amaru

1904 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Wicker Park hotspot Amaru applies a Latin American lens to a Christmas meal with a holiday package (serves two, $55) of black bass ceviche, lomo de rez (petite tenderloin), achiote green beans, and other accompanying delights. Call the restaurant from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday to place an order for pickup.

1904 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

14. Etta

1840 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
A plate of steak and asparagus.
Etta will spread holiday cheer with a host of delectable dishes.
Etta [Official Photo]

Both the Wicker Park and River North locations of Etta are offering a $240 holiday feast that feeds four people. Diners will enjoy items like filet mignon, bubbling shrimp, meatballs, cacao e pepe mac and cheese, wild roasted mushrooms with short rib ragu, chocolate peppermint cake, and more. A $50 cocktail hour package, featuring a charcuterie board and an Old Fashioned carafe, is also available. Pickup is on December 23-25.

1840 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

15. Cafe Robey

1600 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Cafe Robey is dishing out carbs for the holiday in the form of pasta packages. Customers will choose a fresh pasta and sauce, and also have the option to add wine pairings or cocktail kits. Visit Resy to place an order for pickup on December 24.

1600 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

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16. Azul Mariscos + Muelle

1177 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

The new West Town restaurant along the Chicago River is serving an assortment of Latin-inspired mariscos. A special prix fixe menu, priced at $40 per person, is offered now through December 27. It features choices like shrimp ceviche, langoustines, diablo shrimp, grilled skirt steak, mangonada panna cotta, Mexican hot chocolate brownie, and much more. Large family-style seafood platters are also available for $350 or $450.

1177 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

17. Somerset

1112 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

Somerset’s new executive chef Stephen Gillanders is whipping up a variety of holiday items for the occasion. Guests can order a whole prime rib ($125; serves six), half or whole turkey ($68 and $130), ham ($72), whole branzino ($48), or whole truffled cauliflower ($52). Add-ons like steak tartare, mushroom tartlets, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and pies will be available as well.

1112 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610

18. Frontier

1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
A smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans on a table.
Whole animal service is the focus at Frontier.
Frontier [Official Photo]

Large parties should look to smoked meats expert Brian Jupiter for their holiday needs. The Frontier chef is selling smoked prime rib ($145, feeds four-to-six), smoked tenderloin ($125, feeds four), and whole smoked turkeys ($79, feeds eight-to-ten; $99, feeds 12-15). Diners can complete their spreads with family-style sides like mashed potatoes and five cheese mac. The items are available throughout the entire month of December.

1072 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

19. Bistronomic

840 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Add French flair to Christmas by ordering Bistronomic’s three-course prix fixe menu. Priced at $89 per person, the meal stars foie gras and duck terrine, beef tenderloin tournedos Rossini, and crispy chocolate cake. A cheese plate can be included for an extra $18. Pickup is on December 23.

840 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

20. Jeong

1460 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Celebrate the holiday with a nontraditional offering from contemporary Korean restaurant Jeong. Partners Dave Park and Jennifer Tran are selling frozen and baked pies filled with braised beef, caramelized kimchi, and roasted veggies. Orders can be placed on Tock.

1460 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

21. Jerk. Jamaican Barbecue

811 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

River West’s Jamaican grill aims to bring the flavors of the Caribbean to holiday dinner tables with a guava glazed smoked Christmas ham. It’s sold whole (8 pounds, $94.95) or halved (4 pounds, $44.95), and. is available to purchase online.

811 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

22. Vajra

1329 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
A table filled with plates of food. Vajra/Neil Burger

Vajra’s South Asian feast for four to six ($220) stars a Himalayan roasted chicken marinated in Indian spices along with tons of complimentary dishes including Bengali special samosa, duck Seekh Kebab, Gobhi Fat-A-Fat, Awadhi Murgh Kofta, and desserts. Order online via Tock.

1329 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

23. Split-Rail

2500 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Chef Zoe Schor and her team at hotspot Split-Rail aim to make this unusual holiday season special with two meal kits: prime rib and oysters Rockefeller with creamy whipped potatoes and romaine salad ($200) and a whole American red snapper that’s dressed for roasting with cornbread and Carolina gold rice dressing, plus roasted Brussels sprouts and green salad ($125). Each serves four — or two to three with leftovers — and comes with with simple reheating instruction. Book online via Resy.

2500 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

24. The Peninsula Chicago

108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

The five-star hotel provides options to accommodate both small and large gatherings. Parties of six or more guests can order a family-style feast featuring Maine lobster bisque, prime rib or whole spiral ham, sides, and cookies for $88 per person. An individually-portioned meal will also be available for $75 per person. It comes with saffron-poached pears, herb-roasted prime rib, roasted butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, three-cheese potato gratin, and red wine shallot sauce. Pre-order online for pickup on December 24-25.

108 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611

25. Arami

1829 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Top-notch sushi spot Arami in West Town is featuring several holiday packages for groups of two to four. These include a Premium King Crab Tasting for two ($100) with kani temaki, zuke maguro kani, kani motoyaki, and much more; and a Celebration for Four ($380) stacked with tons of maki, nigiri, and hand rolls. Order online via Tock.

1829 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

26. Tzuco

720 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
The dining room at Tzuco.
Tzuco features a Christmas feast.
Brian Rich/Sun-Times

Chef Carlos Gaytán’s French-Mexican destination Tzuco presents a Christmas dinner (serves 4-6, $325) that gives a nod to tradition but doesn’t lean on it. Courses include shrimp ceviche, bacalao (roasted cod fillet, salsa caribeña), short ribs, and Buche de Noel. Call the restaurant to order or book via Tock before Monday, December 21.

720 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654

27. Lawry's the Prime Rib

100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611

Savor one last meal from the longtime steakhouse before it closes at the end of the year. Lawry’s will be open on Christmas Eve and serving its signature prime rib alongside the famous original spinning bowl salad, mashed potatoes, creamed corn and spinach, Yorkshire pudding, and more. Guests can also stock their cellars by taking advantage of massive savings on house and premium wines. Order online for pickup and local delivery.

100 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611

28. Steak 48

615 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
A tomahawk steak accompanied by a side.
Devour prime cuts of beef at Steak 48.
Steak 48 [Official Photo]

Go all out on Christmas Eve with USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and indulgent desserts courtesy of Steak 48. The restaurant will offer its full menu for curbside pickup. Call 312-266-4848 to order.

615 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

29. Aya Pastry

1332 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Let award-winning pastry chef Aya Fukai cover the sweets this year. Her West Town storefront is accepting pre-orders for pickup between December 18-24. In addition to the regular lineup of goodies, there are holiday specials like a gingerbread dojo kit, baguette wreaths, peppermint bark, and chocolate hazelnut marshmallow cake. Orders can be placed through Aya’s website.

1332 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

30. RPM Italian

52 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

Do as the Italians do and have a Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. RPM Italian’s version of the traditional meal will consist of four courses for $95 per person. Choices include Hamachi crudo with squash blossom pesto, Nantucket Bay scallops, king crab agnolotti, roasted Maine lobster, tiramisu, and more. Optional wine pairings are an extra $65. Guests can order the menu for dine-in on the heated patio, carryout, or delivery.

52 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654

31. Gene & Georgetti

500 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654

Iconic Italian steakhouse Gene & Georgetti is opting for a classic Christmas menu ($70 per adult, $40 per child), with an entree selection of prime rib, Atlantic salmon, or King Crab legs; sides such as polenta, mashed potatoes, and rigatoni bolognese. Top off the feast with panettone or tiramisu. Patrons can also order Christmas fishes by the pan, such as fried calamari and baked clams. Order by phone or online via Toast.

500 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60654

32. Miki's Park

109 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

The Korean-style bar in River North is featuring a “Winner Winner Christmas Dinner” package throughout the entire month of December. For $60, customers will receive Miki’s crispy fried chicken served with kimchi gravy, vegetable fried rice, housemade banchan, and Korean slaw. The meal serves two-to-four people and can be complemented with a $25 “Holly Jolly Drink Kit” that contains two 16-ounce soju- and vodka-based cocktails.

109 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654

33. Kinzie Chophouse

400 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
A cheese platter.
Spend Christmas noshing on meats and cheeses.
Kinzie Chophouse [Official Photo]

The River North steakhouse is putting together a prix fixe menu for Christmas Eve festivities. Diners will get smoked salmon carpaccio; chestnut veloute soup; choice of prime rib, seared halibut, or lamb osso buco; ratatouille; and brioche bread pudding for $70 per person.

400 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654

34. Siena Tavern

51 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

DineAmic Hospitality’s Italian destination invites guests in for a covered and heated outdoor dining experience on Christmas Eve. The restaurant will also offer dinners to go for $75 per person. Order on Tock.

51 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

35. Travelle at the Langham

330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611