There is no better way to celebrate the Christmas holiday than by enjoying a tasty meal at one of the many renowned restaurants in Chicago. With its diverse and dynamic culinary scene, Chicago offers visitors and locals a plethora of delicious options for their holiday weekend feast.
Christmas Weekend Meals in Chicago
The Ambassador Room
The holiday season is made even more special at The Ambassador Room inside Ambassador Chicago with its exquisite Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner. Guests are invited to partake in a delicious five-course meal, starting with a creamy potato leek soup followed by a poached pear salad. For the third course, savor the decadent butternut squash ravioli. Seafood lovers will enjoy the pan-seared salmon, while meat eaters can delight in the succulent prime rib. To finish the culinary experience, guests will be presented with a delightful blackcurrant and violet ornament. The meal is priced at $75 per person, and The Ambassador room is open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. both days.
Adorn Bar & Restaurant
Adorn Bar & Restaurant offers guests a unique and traditional Italian Christmas Eve experience with its Feast of Seven Fishes priced at $135 per person. This delectable four-course, family-style meal features an impressive seven varieties of seafood. From Limoncello-cured lake trout as the amuse-bouche to an array of Sardinian Fish Three Ways as the main course, each dish on this special menu has been created with the utmost care and attention. To finish off the celebration, guests can indulge in assorted housemade cannoli. As space is limited and full table participation is required, advanced reservations are highly recommended. The restaurant will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for this exclusive dining event.
NoMI | Kitchen
NoMI | Kitchen presents the perfect Christmas holiday meals for families. On Christmas Eve, adults and kids can dine together on a four-course set menu filled with delicious festive treats such as chestnut soup and côte de bœuf. Christmas Day will bring diners a four-course prix-fixe menu with selections like acorn squash soup, lemon garlic kale salad and roasted duck, plus a stunning dessert buffet. Christmas Eve dinner is priced at $165 per adult and $45 per child from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas Day is priced at $195 per adult and $50 per child from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar
Spend your Christmas Eve at Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar for an unforgettable experience. Take a break from the Midwest and escape to the coast with us as we offer a one-of-a-kind seafood feast with our Salt Baked Tableside Presentation for Two, priced at $89. The Raw Bar Specials will tantalize your taste buds while you sip on our signature Dirty Martini with Caviar SideCar (priced at $45).
Spend Christmas Eve at Siena Tavern, where you can enjoy a seasonal prix fixe meal for $90 which includes delicious, hearty selections such as WAGYU BEEF MEATBALL, ORECCHIETTE, BRAISED SHORT RIB and CHOCOLATE GIANDUJA BAR. To keep the evening special, the restaurant offers an upgrade to include black or white truffles to enhance your dining experience. The restaurant is the perfect place to share a festive meal with friends and family while you take in the open kitchen, vintage decor and energizing atmosphere that emanates throughout the space.
Christmas Eve at Balmoral Restaurant promises to be a truly magical experience. Guests will be treated to a delectable four-course meal (priced at $99 per adult and $65 per child) featuring unique culinary creations such as Isle of Mull Chilled Shrimp, Highlander’s Cock-a-Leekie Soup Bowl and Young Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Beef Wellington. For dessert, diners can choose from a delicious trio of Millionaire Shortbread, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Strawberry Meringue. For guests with dietary restrictions, gluten-free options are also available.
This Christmas Eve, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago hosts a festive brunch buffet at the stunning I|O Godfrey rooftop. There will be something on offer for everyone, with an array of tantalizing options, including an omelet station, an avocado toast bar, a carving station, a salad bar, pancakes and French toast and an acai bowl station. To add to the festive cheer, guests can get their photo taken with Santa Claus himself and sweeten their meal at the delectable dessert table. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can enjoy a relaxing brunch in the magical atmosphere.
Experience the unique flavors of Christmas Eve dinner at WoodWind. Elevating traditional flavors, the menu offers dishes like chicken n’ waffles and pork belly “al pastor” tacos, as well as sides like chickpea cheese fries and squash and apple bisque. To finish the meal, diners can enjoy a decadent smoked chocolate pot de crème. Take in views of Streeterville 18 floors above while relaxing in the sophisticated atmosphere of WoodWind. Get away from it all this Christmas Eve with a four-course prix-fixe dinner from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. for just $75 per person.
This Christmas Eve, Logan Square’s Andros Taverna offers guests a truly unique dining experience with its exclusive menu featuring premium holiday dishes, including Roasted XL Royal Red Prawns, Crispy Wood Roasted Duck and Grilled Wild Turbot. With its sophisticated Greek food prepared by Chef/Owner Doug Psaltis and Pastry Chef/Owner Hsing Chen, this is sure to be an unforgettable Christmas Eve dinner (from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.). Andros Taverna also has a special Christmas Eve Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with several holiday specials, including the Christmas Tsoureki Bread.
Chief O’Neill’s Pub Restaurant Beer Garden
Christmas Eve at Chief O’Neill’s Pub Restaurant Beer Garden has something for everyone. The popular eatery, located in the heart of downtown, offers a delightful selection of dishes from its regular menu, as well as some sensational seasonal specials. Whether you’re looking for something light like the Cornish game hen (served with chorizo cornbread stuffing, root vegetable gratin and grilled acorn squash) or something heartier like bone-in ribeye steak with loaded mashed potato cassoulet and grilled broccolini, you’ll find something to please your palate. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve.