Christmas dinner specials in Chicago

Let restaurants make your Christmas dinner sparkle, with specials and other offerings on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Photograph: Martha Williams Nico Osteria
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Are you all set for the holidays? Christmas can be overwhelming with decisions—from the best holiday events to planning New Year's Eve celebration. Since it's the season of giving, here's our gift to you: a list of Chicago restaurants serving up traditional and not-so-traditional Christmas dinners on Christmas Eve and Day. All you have to do is pick one, then let the cooks take care of the hard work.

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Christmas dinner specials

Restaurants, Seafood

Nico Osteria

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This Italian restaurant will serve a $125 prix fixe menu on Christmas Eve, with a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner. Indulge in a bounty of seafood such as oven-roasted clams, scallop gnocchi and oven poached branzino.



Restaurants, American

Intro

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This ever-changing fine dining restaurant celebrates Christmas Eve with a special Chinese menu. The $98 family-style menu includes black truffle egg drop soup, foie gras fried rice and roasted Peking duck. 

 

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Bars, Dive bars

Slippery Slope

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Just because your away from family or had to work on Christmas Day doesn’t mean you have to be a Grinch. Join the Misfits Christmas party, chow down on a Chinese buffet and sip on drinks until late into the night.

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Restaurants, Italian

RPM Italian

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The Feast of Seven Fishes is taking over this Italian restaurant on Christmas Eve with dishes like frutti di mare, artisanal pasta and roasted Maine lobster. The dinner is priced at $75 per person.

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Restaurants, Seafood

Oyster Bah

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Get cozy in Oyster Bah's downstairs lounge with $1.50 oysters, stauffed clams and a glass of bubbly on Christmas Eve. 

Restaurants, Chinese

Imperial Lamian

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Gather everyone around the holiday table at this Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day for a special spread of wuxi honey glazed calamari, braised curried wagyu osso bucco, fried rice with sweet corn and taro root wrapped in lotus leaf and much more. You might even head home special gifts like wine or tea.

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Commonwealth burger
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Bars, Gastropubs

Commonwealth Tavern

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On Christmas Day this cozy tavern will serve up pork shank with apple gravy and rigatoni Bolognese. Warm up with a hot toddy made with spiced simple syrup and orange bitters.

Restaurants, Spanish

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!

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On Christmas Eve enjoy $2 to $4 tapas and $1 pintxos during brunch or dinner. Take the edge off of the impending day with your extended family by enjoying $16 pitchers of red sangria.

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Hotels

The Langham Chicago

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Celebrate with the whole family on Christmas Day with the ultimate brunch priced at $145 per adult and $50 per child. Sip on a complimentary mimosa while you kids are entertained by magicians, balloon animals and Santa Claus.

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Restaurants, Italian

Osteria Via Stato

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Executive Chef David DiGregorio prepares a Christmas Eve dinner inspired by his own family’s traditions. Here the Feast of Seven Fishes is priced at $59.95 per person, with an a la carte menu also available.

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