If you live in the Chicago area and are thinking of taking the holiday festivities out of the house this year, you might be wondering if there are food places open for Christmas.
Luckily, there are several restaurants open for Christmas in Chicago where you can enjoy a lovely Christmas dinner along with other delicious Christmas food.
Restaurants Open for Christmas 2016 in Chicago
It seems that this year, many people are deciding to shake up tradition. Instead of hosting Christmas at home, many are choosing to have a night out. Here is what’s open.
Artango Bar & Steakhouse: You can enjoy live entertainment and a delicious meal at this Latino-inspired steakhouse on Christmas Day. The restaurant will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $55.00 per person and will feature Argentine dishes as well as holiday specials.
Cellist Ian Maksin and guitarist Gabriel Datcu will provide the tunes, playing Christmas songs and other famous covers. If you love music and entertainment, this place is your go-to. It will also be open on Christmas Eve. Address: 4767 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Contact: (872) 208-7441.
Baptiste & Bottle: The Conrad Chicago Hotel’s new restaurant is serving a three-course prix fixe menu on Christmas Eve. They will also be serving plenty of bourbon. Items like cauliflower soup and winter salad will be on the menu in addition to truffle orecchiette, grilled bison, and scallops as main-course options.
Eggnog bread pudding and chocolate mousse are also on the menu, ensuring your sweet tooth will be satisfied. The cost is $65.00 per person and it does include a glass of sparkling wine. The a la carte menu will also be available upon request. Address: 101 E Erie St., Floor 20, Chicago, IL 60611. Contact: (312) 677-6793.
Bistronomic: Bistronomic serves French-influenced cuisine with fresh items from Midwestern farms. It is a reasonably priced restaurant that was recently named “Best New Restaurant” by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago You can make reservations online by visiting their web site, which also has a “gallery” tab where you can view their mouth-watering array of menu items. Address: 840 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60610. Contact: (312) 944-8400.
Deca Restaurant and Bar: If you enjoy art, jazz, and good entertainment, go to Deca Restaurant and Bar for the holidays. Deca is located in the Ritz-Carlton Chicago hotel and has a warm and elegant ambiance with a comfortable setting.
They have a variety of craft beers, fine wine, and fresh menu items from local farms. Check out their web site for more information or to book reservations. Address: 160 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL 60611. Contact: (312) 573-5160.
NoMI: NoMI is located in the Park Hyatt Chicago and has some of the best food in the city. The restaurant has stunning views of the iconic Michigan Avenue in Chicago and serves everything from fresh sushi to rustic and country dishes, as well as fine wine.
The dining room is spacious with an open design that allows customers to view the culinary chefs in action. This makes for an unforgettable holiday experience. Address: 800 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Contact: (312) 239-4030.
Di Pescara: Di Pescara is serving a cold-water twin lobster tail special on Christmas Day with hearty mac and cheese. The dinner costs $32.95, but the regular menu will also be available from noon till 7 p.m. Address: Northbrook Ct. Dr., Northbrook, IL 60062, Contact: (847) 498-4321.
La Storia: La Storia will serve a seven-course “Feast of the Seven Fishes” on Christmas Eve. So, if you’re a seafood lover then you will certainly enjoy the seafood-centric menu.
The feast costs $95.00 per person and includes courses like tagliatelle with crab, braised baby octopus, cioppino, and for dessert, tiramisu. Address: 1154 N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610. Contact:(312) 915-5950.
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