Restaurants offering both dine-in and carryout are denoted by a s
Aja The restaurant in the Dana Hotel offers a three-course prix fixe menu: an arugula salad, turkey with stuffing, and a choice of apple-ginger crumble or pumpkin upside-down cake. Noon-8 PM, 660 N. State, 312-202-6050, ajasteak.com, $35.
Ann Sather The Belmont, Andersonville (5207 N. Clark, 773-271-6677), and Lakeview (3411 N. Broadway, 773-305-0024) locations will all be serving a dinner of turkey with trimmings and apple or pumpkin pie, the first two until 4 PM, the Broadway location till 3 PM. $18.95, $10 kids. 909 W. Belmont, 773-348-2378, annsather.com.
Bin 36 Chef John Caputo offers a three-course prix fixe menu with choices like chestnut-sage soup, squash salad, and prime rib in addition to turkey and sides served family style. For dessert there’s a choice of steamed English toffee pudding, caramel-apple pie, or pumpkin cremeux. $48, $20 for kids ages five to 12, free for kids four and under. 3-9 PM, 339 N. Dearborn, 312-755-9463, bin36.com.
Bistro 110 A three-course prix fixe menu with choice of butternut squash soup or frisee salad with bacon, goat cheese, and pumpkin-seed vinaigrette; roast turkey or rainbow trout; and shortbread with pumpkin gelato or apple-raisin strudel with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. A la carte items are also available. $32.95, $12.95 for kids 12 and under. Noon-8 PM, 110 E. Pearson, 312-266-3110, bistro110restaurant.com.
C-House Chef Nicole Pederson offers a three-course prix fixe menu featuring (along with entree options of pork chops or whole grilled trout) poached turkey breast with sausage-cornbread stuffing and braised fennel and collards; additional sides are $4 apiece and include green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and cauliflower gratin. Dessert choices are a pumpkin pancake souffle, bourbon-cherry-pecan cake, or apple-cheddar crostada. $39, $19 for kids under 12. 4:30-10 PM, 166 E. Superior, 312-523-0923, c-houserestaurant.com.
Chicago Cut Steakhouse In addition to the regular menu, this new downtown steak house is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner with choices for $40, $20 for kids two to 12. Noon-9 PM, 300 N. LaSalle, 312-329-1800, chicagocutsteakhouse.com.
s Chicago Diner The diner’s 28th vegan Thanksgiving features a choice of veggie turkey (baked tofu with stuffing and gravy), beefy Wellington (seitan in wheat pastry), or pumpkin gnocchi. You can also order vegan meals online for carryout, with pickup on both Wed 11/24 and Thu 11/25; the deadline to order is Mon 11/22. Seatings at noon, 2, 4, and 6 PM. 3411 N. Halsted, 773-935-6696, veggiediner.com, $37.99.
The Chicago Firehouse: All-day buffet featuring an omelet station, salads, salmon, prime rib, turkey and trimmings, and desserts. $45.99, $19.99 for kids fie to 12 years old. 11 AM-8:30 PM, 1401 S. Michigan, 312-786-1401, chicagofirehouse.com.
s Chicago Q The new Gold Coast barbecue spot offers smoked free-range turkey with gravy and cranberry compote and a choice of two sides and dessert for $27, plus a family package that serves six to nine for $180 and a “family and friends” package that serves ten to 14 for $300. The last is also available to go with 48 hours advance notice and prepayment required; pickup is from 9 to 11 AM Thu 11/25. 1160 N. Dearborn, 312-642-1160, chicagoqrestaurant.com.
Coco Pazzo Cafe The cafe is offering a $42 four-course prix fixe menu including roast turkey as an entree choice in addition to the regular menu. 11:30 AM-8 PM, 636 N. Saint Clair, 312-664-2777, cocopazzochicago.com.
s Custom House In addition to the regular menu, chef Perry Hendrix is offering a four-course Thanksgiving-themed tasting menu for $65, $95 with wine pairings. The restaurant will also offer side dishes such as brussels sprouts with apple cider and bacon for pickup on Wed 11/24; small sides range from $6-$12, large from $10-$18. The deadline for ordering is Sun 11/21. 3-7 PM, 500 S. Dearborn, 312- 523-0200, customhouse.cc.
David Burke’s Primehouse Executive chef Rick Gresh offers a four-course prix fixe dinner with choices including roasted chestnut soup with chorizo, roasted turkey and trimmings, and walnut-praline cheesecake; there are also optional upgrades like a 40-day dry-aged rib eye ($38). Those dining before 2 PM receive a complimentary mimosa; all guests are treated with leftovers. $43, $15 for those 17 and under, free for kids nine and under. 11 AM-8:30 PM, 616 N. Rush, 312-660-6000, davidburke.com/restaurant_primehouse.html.
Deleece Grill Pub Four-course prix fixe with whitefish, a smoked pork chop, and grilled hanger steak as options in addition to roast turkey with gravy; sides are served family style. For dessert there’s pumpkin, mincemeat, and chocolate-bourbon pecan pie. Some items from the regular menu will be available a la carte. 3-8 PM, 3313 N. Clark, 773-348-3313, deleecegrillpub.com, $35.
Elate Chef Randal Jacobs offers a prix fixe three-course traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings and the option of having it served family style. $55, $38 for kids 12 and under. 2-7:30 PM, 111 W. Huron, 312-202-9900, elatechicago.com.
Eve Chef Troy Graves offers a four-course prix fixe menu featuring entree options of lobster Newburg or vegetarian sweet potato pancakes in addition to roast turkey with chestnut stuffing. Noon-6 PM, 840 N. Wabash, 312-266-3383, evechicago.com, $55.
s The Fireside In addition to offering delivery and takeout with advance notice, the restaurant and late-night spot is featuring a turkey dinner with trimmings for $18.95. 3 PM-4 AM, 5739 N. Ravenswood, 773-878-5942, firesidechicago.com.
Francesca’s on Chestnut This Francesca’s location is serving a plate of sliced roast turkey breast, garlic mashed potatoes, spinach, and broccoli for $17.99; the regular menu’s also available. 3-8 PM, 200 E. Chestnut, 312-482-8800, miafrancesca.com.
Jacky’s on Prairie The restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe with choices including a vegetarian shiitake-walnut loaf in addition to free-range turkey; the complete menu’s online. Noon-9 PM, 2545 Prairie, Evanston, 847-733-0899, jackysonprairie.com, $39.
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club: With a donation of canned goods, diners receive half off their dinner and drinks tab; there’s also a Thanksgiving Day special of turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green bean casserole for $10 with donation. 5:30 PM-2 AM, 3700 N. Halsted, 773-525-1111, kitkatchicago.com.
Markethouse Chef Scott Walton offers a Thanksgiving turkey dinner for $28, $14 for kids 12 and under; a handful of a la carte items will also be available. 11 AM-9 PM, 611 N. Fairbanks, 312-224-2200, markethousechicago.com.
Mercat a la Planxa: A Catalonian variation on the traditional American holiday meal, beginning with Aragones cheese, Serrano ham and fig salad with La Peral cheese, and a Spanish-style omelet with potatoes, spinach, and saffron aioli. The second course includes costillas de ternera, a braised short rib flatbread; bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with almonds; and pelotas de calabaza con cordero, butternut squash dumplings with lamb ragout and black truffle-beech mushroom escabeche. Then there’s smoke-roasted turkey with sherry pan gravy and cranberry-orange compote; sides include cauliflower gratin with Marcona almonds and black truffles, whipped Yukon Gold potatoes with brandied mushroom gravy, and rosemary-chestnut stuffing with foie gras and celery root. Dessert is croquetas de xocolata, chocolate croquettes with banana marshmallows, rosemary caramel, and Arbequina olive oil. $65, $85 with wine pairings. 11 AM-7 PM, 638 S. Michigan, 312-765-0524, mercatchicago.com.
NoMi An elaborate buffet including separate tables for sushi, seafood, bread and cheese, cold items, and desserts in addition to traditional Thanksgiving dishes available at the hot table and carving station. $115, $35 for children ages five to 12. 11:30 AM-8 PM, 800 N. Michigan, 312-239-4030, nomirestaurant.com.
Palette Bistro Three-course prix fixe menu featuring a choice of soup or salad; turkey, filet mignon, or blackened salmon with ginger whipped potatoes and sauteed spinach; and carrot bundt cake or pumpkin or apple pie. 2-8 PM, 2834 N. Southport, 773-477-2565, paletteonsouthport.com, $32.
Park Grill Chef Bernie Laskowski offers an a la carte holiday menu including roast Amish turkey, a barbecued turkey leg, and sides to share, plus cocktails including clove juleps and a cranberry mojito. 11 AM-9:30 PM, 11 N. Michigan, 312-521-7275, parkgrillchicago.com.
Peninsula Hotel Peninsula Chicago banquet executive chef Kai Lerman serves a buffet including Gunthorp Farms roast turkey, chestnut-sage stuffing, lobster, and roasted prime strip loin available at three seatings in both the Lobby and Avenues. There’s also a dessert buffet, live jazz, and a magician. $128, $32 for kids 12 and under. Reservations at 312-573-6685 or email@example.com. 10:30 AM-6:30 PM, 108 E. Superior, 312-337-2888, peninsula.com/Chicago/en/Dining/The_Lobby/default.aspx.
Pensiero Ristorante New chef Frank Mnuk offers a four-course prix fixe menu including a choice of traditional American turkey with stuffing in addition to Italian dishes and antipasti. There will be three seatings beginning at noon. 1544 Oak, Evanston, 847-475-7779, pensieroitalian.com, $49.
Prairie Fire A traditional turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie is $45, $15 for children under ten. 2:30-7:30 PM, 215 N. Clinton, 312-382-8300, prairiefirechicago.com.
Prairie Grass Cafe “Thanksgiving Works” includes turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, cranberry, and pecan and pumpkin pies baked by chef Sarah Stegner’s mother, Elizabeth. $45, $15 for children under ten. 2:30-7:30 PM, 601 Skokie, Northbrook, 847-205-4433, prairiegrasscafe.com.
s Restaurant Michael Chef Michael Lachowicz offers a traditional Thanksgiving dinner both dine-in and carryout. Orders for the latter must be placed by Sun 11/21; pickup is from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Thu 11/25. Dine-in is from 1 to 4 PM, with seatings every 15 minutes. 64 Green Bay, Winnetka, 847-441-3100, restaurantmichael.com, $45.
Reza’s Both locations offer a Thanksgiving buffet for $19.95 in addition to the regular Middle Eastern menu. Hours at the downtown Reza’s (432 W. Ontario, 312-664-4500) are 11 AM to 9 PM. 11 AM-8 PM, 5255 N. Clark, 773-561-1898, rezasrestaurant.com.
Sixteen Chef Frank Brunacci offers a brunch including traditional Thanksgiving items from 10:30 AM-3:30 PM ($115, $35 for children eight and under), then a five-course tasting menu from 6-8:30 PM ($125, $185 with wine pairings). 401 N. Wabash, 312-588-8030, www.trumpchicagohotel.com/Food_Wine/sixteen.asp.
Spirit Of Chicago Tour-boat buffet featuring turkey, ham, and sirloin in addition to sides including cheddar mashed potatoes and creamed corn. Boarding begins at 6:30 PM. $66.90, $33.45 for kids ages three to 12. 7-10 PM, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand, 866-305-2469.
s Tavern on Rush A full Thanksgiving dinner is available for in-house dining or pickup at $38.95 for adults, $15.95 for kids 12 and under, with family-style service an option for parties of four more or more. Reservations required. 11 AM-11:30 PM, 1031 N. Rush, 312-664-9600, tavernonrush.com.
33 Club The Old Town restaurant offers a Thanksgiving buffet with turkey, ham, and all the traditional fixin’s from 11 AM on. $33.95, $13.95 for kids 12 and under; reservations required. 1419 N. Wells, 312-664-1419, 33clubchicago.com.
Vermilion The restaurant will offer two seatings, from noon to 3 PM, then from 5-10 PM, for a five-course Indian-Latin Thanksgiving meal with a vegetarian option available. 10 W. Hubbard, 312-527-4060, thevermilionrestaurant.com/index.cfm, $55.
Wave at W Chicago Lakeshore A three-course prix fixe menu with entree choices of pork tenderloin, prime rib, roast turkey, or roasted squash ravioli. Noon-8 PM, 644 N. Lake Shore Dr., 312-255-4460, waverestaurant.com, $45.
Weber Grill In addition to the regular menu, all locations are offering a three-course Thanksgiving meal with choice of s houp or salad, roast turkey with grilled sausage stuffing and cranberry sauce, plus a choice of potato, vegetable, and dessert. $28.95, $9.95 for kids under ten. 539 N. State, 312-467-9696, webergrillrestaurant.com/locations/chicago.html.
Zed 451 In addition to the regular “Harvest Table” and loads of meat on a stick, the restaurant will offer the traditional holiday ham and turkey with trimmings. Noon-8 PM, 739 N. Clark, 312-266-6691, zed451.com, $44.
Fox & Obel The market has dinners for two, six, and 12 available with the option of roasted or oven-ready turkey ($110, $250, $430, respectively), brined and seasoned ready-to-roast turkey ($109 for a whole turkey, $65 for a breast), and a la carte accompaniments and desserts. 401 E. Illinois, 312-410 7301, fox-obel.com.
Lillie’s Q Chef Charlie McKenna is offering dry-rubbed smoked 12-pound turkeys for pickup between 9 and 11 AM Thu 11/25; the deadline for orders is 5 PM Tue 11/23. 856 W. North, 773-772-5500, lilliesq.com, $60.
Smoke Daddy Smoked turkeys are available for $4.95 per pound with the average bird around 12 pounds; pulled smoked turkey is $16 per pound and cornbread stuffing $7 per quart. Orders are due by Fri 11/19, with pickup on or before Wed 11/24. 1804 W. Division, 773-772-6656, thesmokedaddy.com.