You know how the holidays go. You either want to stay home or you want to get all dolled up and enjoy a unique experience. Well. We’ve brought you the ultimate guide for Christmas takeouts, so we figured we shouldn’t miss out on dine-in, either. So, this list is for those who are looking to enjoy a Christmas feast in Chicago in person, with style.
616 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
Lure is known for serving the freshest fish selections, with a complete raw bar with rotating oyster selection, and best-of-class sushi. This year, they’re offering a special prix fixe menu for $95 per person.
Menu highlights include a choice of Lobster Bisque or Belgian Endive Salad with blue cheese, toasted walnuts and champagne vinaigrette; Prime Rib or Dover Sole; and Eggnog Creme Brulee or Molten Chocolate Cake for dessert. The menu will be available in addition to the regular menu on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Reservations may be made via the website. Full menu found here.
2542 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Chef Doug Psaltis at Andros Taverna in Logan Square has prepared a special Christmas Eve menu featuring Chicago’s freshest seafood and Greek inspired preparations. Andros’ special menu is offering Chilled Oysters, Charred Tomato Mignotte, Saffron Orzotto, Crystal Blue Prawn, Mediterranean Mussel and an absolute Greek smash for a headliner — Athenian Lobster Spaghetti. Learn more about Christmas Eve offerings at Andros by visiting www.androstaverna.com.
858 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607
On Christmas Eve, Chicagoans can join Grapes and Grains for the ultimate Christmas Eve singalong and live music experience from 6:00pm to 12:00pm. Diners can sip on Hot Toddies and other specialty cocktails while getting in the holiday cheer at the new West Loop whiskey and cocktail lounge.
2700 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
In this inaugural year of “The Study at Heritage”, Chef Guy and the team created five different tasting menus. Beginning December 1 until December 30, Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar will offer a “Home for the Holidays” tasting menu featuring five courses for $55 with decadent offerings like bone marrow and beignets, and käsespätzle. For this special menu, the Chefs have chosen one course from each of The Study’s past five menus to highlight.
Reservations are available via Tock.
1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Located in the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, Staytion has announced special menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for Chicago locals and visitors alike.
On Christmas Eve, guests can enjoy delicious entrees like a herb-crusted rack of lamb paired perfectly with seasonal signature cocktails like A Festivus For the Rest of Us, featuring local Koval cranberry gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon, strawberry, and cava for a sparking edition to your holiday celebration. Meanwhile, on Christmas Day, try the grilled Berkshire double-cut pork chop served with grain mustard jus and roasted acorn squash, crispy brussels sprouts, and a black truffle grit cake.
This is the kind of Christmas feast in Chicago we’re talking about!
224 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
Celebrate amongst the city lights with a special Christmas Eve dinner at Venteux, featuring specials like Foie Gras with fig confiture, roasted chestnuts and pickled gooseberries, Boeuf en Croûte served with Chanterelle mushrooms and Bordelaise sauce and classic Buche de Noel (Yule Log), topped with candied hazelnuts and cocoa nibs. Reservations here.
2824 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Christmas Eve Dinner just reached a new level of decadence with Osteria Langhe’s White Truffle Menu where the unique flavor and fragrance of the celebrated tuber is incorporated into dishes such as stracciatella with creamy polenta and pork belly or Pana Cotta topped with sweet and savory truffle honey. Reservations here.
2456 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Grab the family for a traditional Italian celebration with seafood galore at Testaccio this Christmas Eve. Chef Jacob Solomon is creating a seven-course menu honoring as many underwater delicacies, including Tuna Crudo, Risotto with Scampi, Sicilian-style Swordfish with eggplant caponata, Spaghetti with Clams and cured tomato, and much more. Reservations here.
ACE Hotel Chicago
Shake your Jingle Bells on Christmas Eve at Nice & Naughty, a DJ-led dance party at Ace Hotel’s all-weather rooftop Little Wild, then break out your aunt’s old Rudolph jumper for Holidazed, Little Wild’s ugly Christmas sweater party hosted by DJ Freddy Fatz on Christmas night.
400 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
One of Chicagoan’s favorite steakhouses, Kinzie Chophouse, is treating us to a 5-course prix fixe menu this year to bring you the best Christmas feast in Chicago! Reservations are now available for $90 per person!
Highlighted menu items include smoked salmon roulade with mango and cream cheese, mini tart with Gruyére and cranberries,
chestnut veluté with pomegranate seeds & truffle aromas, jamon Iberico carpaccio & baked Brie with fresh berries, signature “Goose Wellington” with Port gravy sauce, and Kinzie’s iconic holiday dessert Kourabie, a bitter chocolate mousse & orange blossom aromas topped with traditional Greek Christmas almond cookie crumble.
Featured Image: Renaissance Chicago Downtown