Christmas dinner specials

Let restaurants handle your Christmas dinner this year, with specials and other offerings on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Eat your Christmas dinner at Filini.

Are you all set for the holidays? Christmas can be overwhelming with decisions—from gifts to holiday parties to where to see Santa. Since it's the season of giving, here's our gift to you: a list of restaurants serving up traditional and not-so-traditional Christmas dinners on Christmas Eve and Day. All you have to do is pick one. 

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Christmas dinners in Chicago

Allium

Indulge in a buffet of holiday favorites on Christmas Day like braised turkey ravioli and gingerbread spiced toffee cake while humming to live music. We heard there's a special visitor stopping by, too.

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Gold Coast

ARTango Bistro

How about some paella for Christmas? The Latin American bistro is decked in hundreds of twinkling lights and candles and hosts a four-course Christmas dinner. Menu highlights are stuffed turkey breast, seafood paella and spiced duck breast.

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Big Jones

Celebrate Christmas Eve New Orleans–style with a four-course Creole Réveillon dinner. Menu highlights include gold rice perleau, goose gumbo amd creamed vension pie. Reservations are available from 4–9pm.

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Andersonville

Bistronomic

Savor a French-inspired three-course menu for Christmas Eve with choices of lamb rack, sea scallops and short ribs. Vegetarian options are also available and seatings are from 5–10pm.

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Gold Coast

Chicago q

On Christmas Eve, the barbecue restaurant is featuring a grilled American Kobe brisket tri-tip steak served with smoked potatoes and roasted vegetables for $42.

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Gold Coast

Deca

Deca's Christmas Day buffet features stations with brined and roasted turkey, fresh and smoked seafood, and more. Bring the little ones—Santa Claus will be around for photos.

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Drake Bros.

The Drake Bros. Christmas Eve buffet features a raw bar, salads, a carving station and much more. The Chicago Cabaret Project will serenade you with Christmas carols while you eat, drink and be merry.

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Filini

Filini celebrates the Feast of the Seven Fishes on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with seven italian seafood dishes, including tuna carpaccio, spaghetti with clams and prosciutto-crusted swordfish. You'll also get two italian desserts and a glass of prosecco.

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Francesca’s on Chestnut

Francesca’s on Chestnut offers a Feast of the Seven Fishes menu from December 24–January 1, so there's plenty of time to partake in the roasted branzino, lobster fettucine and other dishes.

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Frontier

Let Frontier do the cooking and order smoked meats to go. Choices include turkey, duck, pork loin, porchetta, chicken, and smoked wings. A selection of sides are also available. Order by December 22.

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