Since I listened to your requests for a roundup of COVID Safe Holiday Activities in Chicago, I thought it would be a good idea to also listen to your requests for a roundup of Chicago Restaurants Offering Special Holiday Menus! Honestly, my mind has been so preoccupied with creating recipes for you guys that this topic didn’t even cross my mind, so I’m so glad a bunch of you spoke up! Cooking on holidays can be really overwhelming, so if you don’t want to do it without the payoff of a party, why not support a Chicago restaurant instead? They need us more than ever, and some of these menus look seriously drool-worthy.
I know that there are a million restaurants to order from next week, but I tried to focus on the ones with special holiday menus just for Hanukkah, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve. If I left any out, leave a comment on this post so everyone else can see additional suggestions!
Chicago Restaurants Offering Special Holiday Menus
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the whole city – and their Christmas menu looks AMAZING. For $48.95 per person, you’ll get their wild mushroom hummus, stracciatella with persimmon, grilled chicken kebabs, short ribs, crispy brussel sprouts, creme brulee pie, and MORE. You can also order cocktail kits and any additional sides you might want.
Alinea meals are never cheap, but this is a more affordable way to celebrate with the highly acclaimed restaurant. It’s also nice that they have pickups in the North Shore and Western suburbs, as well as a New Years Menu, too!
While Baker Miller doesn’t have a full dinner option, you can pre-order a Charcuterie Platter, one of their many festive pies, take and bake cinnamon rolls, and more!
Like Baker Miller, Bang Bang doesn’t have a full dinner option – but you can preorder their special holiday pies! Gimme that Cranberry Streusel Pie, please!
Beatrix is another favorite of mine that I miss… and they currently have Hanukkah Dinner To Go, Christmas Eve Dinner To Go, a cookie decorating kit, a New Year’s Dinner To Go, and MORE!
Craving barbecue this Christmas? Blackwood has you covered!
Boka has a Christmas Dinner Kit with instructions for preparing proteins and reheating sides, as well as Hanukkah At Home and New Year’s Eve At Home options!
While Gather doesn’t have a menu specifically for Christmas, they have family style dinners that you can pre-order for different nights of the week that would be perfect for the holidays.
Want to pretend you’re at a steakhouse this year? Gene & Georgetti’s Christmas menu doesn’t mess around!
Madison & Rayne is a meal kit delivery company based in Chicago, and they have a Holiday Short Rib Dinner and a Holiday Braised Chicken Dinner available!
This highly acclaimed Italian spot is offering Holiday Meal Kits For 4, as well as Bake At Home Lasagna!
Pescatore Palace in Franklin Park has a super impressive Holiday Takeout Menu this year! They have cold appetizers, hot appetizers, so many classic entrees, and complimentary focaccia with every order!
Craving beef this holiday? They have Hanukkah To Go and Christmas To Go meals that both look decadent!
Craving seafood instead? Shaw’s is offering seafood platters with their amazing stone crab claws as well as an amazing Christmas meal!
Not only is Summer House offering a Christmas Eve Dinner To Go, but they also have a Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit!
The Bristol has a TON of options! They have a 5 Course Prix Fixe pickup, Holiday B@Home pickup, December Booze Boxes, New Year’s Even 7 Course Prix Fix pickup, and more! They even have New Year’s Eve private Snow Globes if you want to go somewhere in person!
I’m not sure if The Warbler is still doing their Supper Club deals on holidays – but even if they aren’t, their menu is made for celebrations, especially now that you can get their cocktails to go, too! Everything on their menu is perfection, and their Purple Martin cocktail is our favorite!
When in doubt, let Whole Foods cook for you! You can get a turkey dinner, prime rib dinner, ham dinner, or even a vegan dinner!
Am I missing any of your favorites? Add them to the comments so others can see!