Where to Celebrate Christmas in Chicago

Here are our picks for where to eat in the Windy City this Christmas
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There are many Chicago restaurants ready to help you celebrate Christmas this year.

No time of year is as full of charm and celebration as the Christmas season. Your holiday meal should be just as exciting as the presents under the tree, so make a reservation at one of these Chicago restaurants for a Christmas dinner or brunch that will be sure to delight one and all.


Everyone will be satisfied at Bistronomic this Christmas, as they offer menus for both vegetarian and carnivorous guests. Options for the three-course meals include cauliflower velouté with glazed chestnuts, roasted rack of lamb with squash purée and winter mushrooms, and Baked Alaska. Seatings can be reserved for Christmas Day between 3 and 10 p.m. for $65 per adult and $20 per child.


Deleece on Southport offers a three-course feast this Christmas for just $39 per person. Choose from entrées such as their Amish turkey and herb-crusted beef roast. Sides served family-style and assorted desserts will round out the meal. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

Filini Bar & Restaurant

Filini Bar & Restaurant will be serving up a rendition of the traditional Italian Feast of Seven Fishes. For $80 per person, diners will enjoy dishes such as Liguria mussel soup with tomato and white wine; Sicilian tuna carpaccio with olive, celery, and basil; and swordfish crusted with prosciutto and sage. A duo of desserts and a glass of Prosecco will also be included. Filini is taking reservations for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with the special menu available from noon to 10 p.m.

Piccolo Sogno Due

Spend Christmas Eve enjoying the decadent menu at Piccolo Sogno Due. Specialty dishes will include capesante in padella with jumbo scallops, braised leeks, and chopped truffles; risotto with lobster and brandy; and pesce intero, served with braised fennel. You can make reservations by calling the restaurant.


Sixteen will be offering a meal near and dear to their hearts this Christmas Eve. Titled “The Faces of Sixteen,” the menu will consist of dishes inspired by the staff of the restaurant. Diners can enjoy New Zealand langoustine; wild sturgeon and Ossetra caviar, and black walnut cake with Bordeaux-soaked prunes. Sixteen will also be serving brunch on Christmas Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations for either day can be made by calling them.


Have you been naughty or nice this year? Either way, Travelle has you covered. Their special Christmas menu features both “naughty” and “nice” dishes, and diners can spice things up with a little of both. Go for naughty choices like duck confit with roasted apples, and suckling pig with morcilla blood sausage, or stay nice with heirloom beet salad with goat cheese mousse, and vanilla skewered scallops. Reservations can be made on their website for $80 per person.

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