Looking to have an elevated Thanksgiving dining experience? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for lunch or dinner, these Chicago restaurants will stay open on Thanksgiving so you don’t have to worry about cooking (and the dishes!) at home. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for Thanksgiving meal orders to take home, we’ve got a list for that too!
208 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604
Tucked within the LaSalle Chicago on the 21st floor, Grill on 21 is Chicago’s newest, modern interpretation of the classic American grill and steakhouse. Its central location in the heart of the city makes it the perfect destination for those looking for an elevated experience for the Thanksgiving holiday. A selection of traditional dishes will be available in addition to its normal offerings, such as Smoked Turkey with Ginger Sweet Potatoes, Prime Rib with Potato Puree, and Pear Galette with Pumpkin Gelato. Grill on 21 is open for dinner 5-10 pm.
5657 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660
Oda Mediterranean Cuisine in Andersonville will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Guests will enjoy Oda’s full menu of Turkish-Georgian fare from Owner and Chef Marina Cardak as well as handcrafted and seasonal cocktails. The menu features mezes like Spicy Hummus with ezme, Babaganoush, and a cucumber yogurt Cacik Dip, and retro classics like Beef Stroganoff and Shkmeruli (a cornish hen). Guests can expect seasonal specials as well like the Mantar Güveç, a cheesy mushroom casserole which is a traditional Turkish dish prepared in an earthen clay pot called Güveç.
DineAmic Hospitality’s famed steakhouse is pulling out all the stops for Thanksgiving this year. Opening from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Prime & Provisions is offering a grand feast this year for $85 per person and $35 per child. Chef Joe Rizza’s incredible menu includes a grand buffet with selections fit for this feast-worth holiday. From a stellar raw bar selection and succulent carved meats station to everyone’s favorite holiday sides and decadent desserts, Prime & Provisions’ Thanksgiving feast is truly one of the best in the city. Make your reservations here.
638 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
This Thanksgiving, diners are invited to gather at this spirited, convivial restaurant from 2-7 pm to enjoy a festive feast of Spanish-style Thanksgiving dishes by Executive Chef Gee Cuyugan, including:
- Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, Cornbread Stuffing, Sage Cava demi, Citrus Cranberry Compote ($29)
- French Green Beans, Creamed Cetas, Fried Shallots ($12)
- Sweet Potato Bravas, Citrus, Torched Marshmallow, Toasted Pecans ($12)
- Croqueta de Pavo, Citrus Sage Aoili, Cranberry Jam ($12)
As always, there will be sangria aplenty, or guests can opt for Mercat’s signature gin and tonic when raising a toast of thanks this year.
400 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Priced at $75.00 per person, diners can enjoy a three-course menu. To start, diners can choose from options including Butternut Squash Soup, Kale + Quinoa Salad, Tuna Tartare, Ricotta Gnocchi, Burrata, and more. For the second course, diners can choose from turkey in three different ways as Turkey Pot Pie, Braised Turkey Drumstick, or Roasted Turkey Breast. For those who don’t like turkey, they can choose from Rigatoni Carbonara, Salmon, or a Red Wine Braised Short Rib. Each table also will receive Apple Brioche Stuffing, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, and Cranberry Orange Jam. A small a la carte menu will also be available!
703 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201
This Thanksgiving Day, enjoy a buffet for the entire family at Farmhouse Evanston including all your traditional favorites and even a few seasonal specials you can’t find anywhere else. For $49.00 for adults, and $23.00 for children 10 and under, families can enjoy a buffet-style menu for the whole family. Looking for dinner for one? Solo guests can enjoy the full menu for only $29.00. The full menu offerings are listed below, and reservations are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Resy here. Remember, this is your last chance to enjoy your beloved Farmhouse dishes before they close!
330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Ring in the holiday season with a family- and buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner. This savory menu includes holiday favorites such as turkey and stuffing as well as complementary enhancements such as seafood and carving stations. Pricing is $225.00 per adult and $60.00 per child 5 to 12 years old. Reservations can be made via Tock.
875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
This year, tables are available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last seating at 4:30 p.m.) and can be booked on Open Table for $85 per person ($35 for children, 4 to 12 years old, 3 years under free). Reservations are required. The three-course menu features iconic Thanksgiving dishes such as
- Caesar Salad and Roasted Butternut Squash & Coconut Bisque
- Roast Pastured Turkey Breast with Turkey Confit, Green Beans, and Mushroom Gravy
- Pan Seared Halibut with Braised Artichokes, Vegetables, Basil Pistou
- Turkey Sausage Stuffing
- Buttery Whipped Potatoes
- Flash Fried Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Broccoli
- Pumpkin Pie
- Mutsu Apple Crisp
- Crème Brûlée
- Local Pecan Tart
Coffee and tea are included and a specialty seasonal cocktail will also be offered. The Lounge will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the Kitchenette opening at noon.
8 W Maple St, Chicago, IL 60610
Leave it to Chicago’s top spot for celebrations to host an over-the-top holiday feast in keeping with its tradition of grandiose. For $70 per person, two MICHELIN-starred Chef Danny Grant and his team will offer black truffle rubbed turkey breast and roulade, brussels sprouts, chanterelles, pomme purée with black truffle jus, served family style. Hearth-roasted chestnut stuffing will be available for an additional $10— Champagne and wine will be flowing out of the restaurant’s 15,000-bottle cellar, with bottles and pours by the glass available for a la carte purchase.
1840 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
700 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, both etta Bucktown and etta River North will be offering a prix-fixe meal of classic holiday dishes marked with the restaurant’s wood-fired Italian flair. For $85 per person ($25 per child), guests will be treated to an array of starters served family style, featuring some of the restaurant’s most beloved bites like fire-baked focaccia and bubbling shrimp, plus a “turkey picnic”— essentially a tower piled high with roasted turkey breast & leg confit, stuffing, potato puree, and lumache Mac & cheese with porcini mushrooms.
An optional add-on of fresh shaved black truffles is available for $50, as is an 8 oz. filet for the table, also for an additional $50. Dessert is included in the prix-fixe price and varies by location. More information and reservations are available at https://www.ettarestaurant.com.
201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
Enjoy a comforting and cozy Thanksgiving in the heart of Chicago at State and Lake Tavern. In honor of the holiday, the contemporary gastropub is offering a three-course prix-fixe meal with options like butternut squash soup, harvest salad, heirloom roasted turkey, roasted root vegetable in papillote, and pumpkin pie. This special holiday menu is $42 per person. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.
Di Pescara will be open on Thanksgiving Day serving a special family-style Thanksgiving menu including Ciabatta bread, Orchard salad with green goddess dressing, Butternut Squash soup with candied pumpkin seeds, Roasted Turkey from Harrison Farms with gravy, Almond Crusted Lake Superior Whitefish, Herb Focaccia Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Baked Sweet Potatoes with brown sugar butter sauce, Cranberry and orange relish, Pumpkin Pie and Baked Apple Crostata for dessert. The menu is $54.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included), and $25.95 for children aged under 10, plus tax (gratuity not included).
60 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Joe’s Seafood is open on Thanksgiving Day serving a Thanksgiving Dinner where guests can enjoy Sliced Turkey Breast with leg and thigh confit and pan gravy, alongside all the fixings including Classic Stuffing with sausage, Jennie’s Mashed Potatoes, Citrus Cranberry Relish, Green Beans, Butternut Squash with Toasted Marshmallow, and a slice of Pumpkin Chiffon Pie for dessert. The menu is $69.95, plus tax (gratuity not included) for adults, $34.95, plus tax (gratuity not included) for children aged 5 – 12, and no charge for the youngest guests aged 4 and younger. Joe’s will also offer its regular menu in addition to the Thanksgiving menu. Reservations are required.
505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
When you are looking to celebrate Thanksgiving meal as a game-changing meal, this classic Chicago steakhouse is the perfect destination for a celebratory night out. For the holiday, this iconic restaurant will be offering Slagel Family Farm roasted Turkey with sweet potato purée, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry orange sauce, and dressing ($45). If the table still has room after such a decadent feast, order a round of MJ’s favorite 23 Layer Chocolate Cake. Michael Jordan’s Steak House Chicago will be open 3 pm-11 pm. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.
Did someone say Thanksgiving nightcaps? I’m down! For those who can’t have a big dinner this year for whatever reason, or much rather prefer some after-meal activity at your favorite local bar, these Thanksgiving after-party offers will conclude your holiday on a perfect mark.
1944 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
Easy Bar in Wicker Park will open late at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving for Chicagoans who want a nightcap after the feast. Specials will include $5 Fernet Branca shots, $6 Tito’s cocktails, and $9 beer and shot combos.
1658 W. Barry Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
Always dog-friendly inside and out, Cody’s Public House in West Lakeview will be open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Football fans can catch all the NFL action with sound on eight 65-inch TVs around the bar for a total of 10 throughout the space, and enjoy free Turkey Burgers and Brats as Thanksgiving afterparty bites.
3441 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657
The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., broadcasting the Minnesota Vikings vs New England Patriots game at 7:20 p.m. Drink specials will include $5 SKOL Bombs, $5 Jameson Orange, $6 Surly Furious IPA drafts, $6 Goose Island Hazy Beer Hug and $20 Miller Light and Coors Lite Buckets. Graystone will give every guest in attendance a raffle ticket for a chance to win an end-of-the-season Tailgate Prize Pack. The prize includes a gas grill, big screen TV, bags set, cooler, and more.
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