6 Restaurants for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining in Chicago 2016

Make reservations, not messes, this holiday! Let some of these fine restaurants handle the details while you enjoy the feast.

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is one of the Chicago Christmas Eve dining options.

This holiday, why get stuck in the kitchen when you can be merrily feasting at one of Chicago’s great restaurants? Skip the prep and the dishes, and check out some of these delicious options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.



Porkchop will be serving up a Southern holiday dinner on Christmas Eve, complete with smoked and fried turkey and all your favorite fixings. The pre-fixe menu comes with turkey, all the sides, soup or salad, and a slice of pie. The price for adults is $27, for kids $13, and children under 10 eat free.



Go all out on Christmas with Harvest’s all-you-can-eat holiday buffet. The chef’s feast will have all the dishes your heart desires, from slow-roasted prime rib to roasted Brussels sprouts with apples and bacon and caramelized-onion mashed potatoes. Don’t skip the pecan tarts and eggnog mousse cups for dessert! The buffet is $40 per adult and $20 per child under 10. Reservations can be made by calling 312-836-6334.



Travelle Kitchen + Bar will host a decadent Christmas buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The offerings will include holiday-inspired dishes like eggnog brioche French toast as well as traditional favorites. Expect an omelette station, smokehouse meats, and a carving station. The buffet is $145 per adultand includes a complimentary mimosa, but for $20, you can upgrade to unlimited mimosas. Children’s tickets costs $50 for ages 4 to 12. Call 312-923-7705 for reservations.



Want to spice things up? On Christmas Eve enjoy a family-style Chinese dinner prepared by executive chef Stephen Gillanders at Intro. Dishes will include black truffle egg drop soup, fois gras fried rice, and roasted Peking duck. The dinner is $98 per person and is available from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 773-868-0002.



What could be better than enjoying Christmas while overlooking some of Chicago’s most iconic buildings? Enjoy the view from Sixteen while feasting on Christmas brunch. The buffet will feature dishes from the restaurant’s Michelin-starred kitchen. Santa and his reindeer will stop by on the terrace to deliver a present from the big man and Mrs. Claus. The brunch is $165 per person and $50 for children 12 and under. Call 312-588-8030 for reservations.




Enjoy the Feast of the Seven Fishes at Nonnina this Christmas Eve. The traditional Italian holiday meal has inspired a festive à la carte menu, including linguine vongole (homemade linguine with littleneck clams) and orate al forno, a whole roasted Mediterranean sea bream. A four-course, family-style menu is also available for $65 per person. Make reservations by calling 312-822-0077.