We’re so blessed to live in one of the most brilliant food cities in the country and the world, so why not give thanks to the wonderful chefs in Chicago by letting them do the cooking this holiday?
Leave the dirty pots and pans for another day and give yourself the gift of luxurious starters, entrees and desserts.
Whether you’re a traditional turkey lover, a pescetarian, a red-meat loving carnivore or anything in between, these local restaurants are serving delectable dishes and multi-course meals for dine-in and take-out.
222 N La Salle Street / Website
Who said steak couldn’t be the star on Thanksgiving day? Prime & Provisions is ready to serve a show-stopping feast that will please any palate. Reserve a table anytime between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a multi-course meal including your choice of prime chopped salad or tuscan kale and romaine caesar; raw bar options of shrimp, oysters and crab legs; carved slow roasted prime rib, maple glazed ham on the bone, herb roasted turkey, smoked mustard glazed salmon, and fried chicken for the table; sides of whipped potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, spinach roasted sweet corn, charred brussel sprouts and marshmallow sweet potatoes; plus decadent desserts from holiday pies to warm bread pudding. It’s all served for $85 per adult and $35 per child.
8 W Maple Street / Website
It doesn’t get much more decadent than black truffle-rubbed turkey breast, and the only restaurant daring enough to offer such a luxurious menu is Maple and Ash. Modern and elegant with touches of Art Deco beauty, this high-end eatery invites you to a table decked out with roulade, brussel sprouts, chanterelles, pomme purée and black truffle jus. Reserve your seat for $70 per person, and add hearth roasted chestnut stuffing for an additional $10.
400 N Clark Street / Website
Admire the Golden Era architecture while feasting on a three-course meal that is both decadent, delicious and nutritious. The Smith is pleased to offer guests a choice of butternut squash soup or kale and quinoa salad to start their evening. Next is turkey three ways, so you can have your holiday bird in a pot pie, braised by the drumstick, or roasted by the breast. If you don’t like turkey, you can opt for rigatoni carbonara, salmon, or red wine braised short rib. Apple brioche stuffing, crispy brussel sprouts, and cranberry orange jam is provided to all diners family style at their table, and a la carte options are available. All this for $75 per person.
140 E Walton Place / Website
The Drake hotel welcomes guests to enjoy a feast of food, drinks and graciousness at Coq d'Or on Thanksgiving Day. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., you and your family can enjoy the finest in traditional fare for $44 per person plus tax and gratuity. Visit Coq d'Or online for more details and reservation information.
837 Fulton Street / Website
If you’re looking to feast with your family in the comfort of your own home, The Publican’s trio of storefronts and eateries have come together to create the perfect take-home menu. Publican Quality Meats brings the pasture-raised, non-GMO turkey to your table, sourced from Slagel Farms. Publican Quality Bread supplies the house-made pies, and The Publican chefs round out your meal with vegetables, gravy, wine and cocktails, and more. There are a variety of packages to choose from, and early bird buyers get $25 off their order. Pickup your dinner at The Publican on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, Nov. 21 to 23, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
At Water Tower Place, 160 E Pearson Street / Website
Put on the Ritz at your own home with a Thanksgiving take-home package that will go down as one of your family’s best. This to-go menu serves six to eight guests, though the package can be altered for individual meals and smaller groups. Make the most of your meal with an 18 to 20-pound, free-range turkey that’s been oven roasted with rosemary for extra flavor; then continue your meal with torali arugula salad with cranberries, gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts and a citrus vinaigrette; yukon gold mascarpone whipped potatoes; “mac and cheese” garganelli pasta with smoked mozzarella and herbed bread crumbs; roasted french beans with toasted almonds and garlic herb butter; artichoke parmesan basil bread stuffing; house-made cranberry sauce; traditional save gravy and artisan dinner rolls. Order now through Nov. 17, then pick-up your dinner between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
2523 N Milwaukee Ave. / Website
Farm-fresh, seasonal and made-from-scratch are the ingredients of any fine holiday meal, and Daisies in Logan Square does all the heavy lifting for you with a divine take-home option fit for the whole family. Enjoy sous vide turkey breast and confit legs, perfectly cooked to be moist and flavorful, as well as comfort-style stuffing, Midwestern green bean casserole, marshmallow sweet potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts and more. Everything comes prepared, all you need to do is warm it in the oven. Wine and cocktail packages are available a la carte, as are other assorted sides including tinned mussels escabeche, or El Capricho Sturgeon Conserva from Preserved States.
110 W Illinois Street / Website
Step away from the traditional American flavors and explore new frontiers of flavor with Sunda New Asian’s take-home Thanksgiving feast. It’s an East Meets West menu of delights, including shishito mashed potatoes, buttered rolls, pork belly adobo, turkey breast with confit legs and gravy, street corn stuffing, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce and apple pie. The whole package serves four guests for the perfect family meal or Friendsgiving celebration. Place your order by Nov. 17, and pick-up your dinner package Tuesday or Wednesday, Nov. 22 or 23.
2301 York Road, Oak Brook / Website
Who said you needed to wait until 2 p.m. to start your feast? The Drake Oak Brook hotel is happy to serve hungry customers a Thanksgiving brunch that will rival any dinner spread. Chef Esequiel will set up a mouth-watering carving station, seafood bar, omelet station, fresh waffle station and dessert table, so you and yours can eat your fill while basking in the Drake’s opulence. Come dressed in your holiday best, as a photographer will be on hand to document the morning. Seating begins at 10 a.m., and places can be reserved for $95 per adult, $30 per child aged six to 12, and gratis for children from 2 to 5 years of age. Champagne and mimosas are included!
Now that you’re set for a holiday with all the fixins, tour the town for an after-dinner drink. We suggest the ‘90s-themed cocktail bar at The Robey Hotel, or one of the incredible speakeasies on our list of coolest hidden hangs.
Photography by: LauriPatterson / Getty; Courtesy of Maple & Ash; Courtesy of The Smith; Courtesy of The Publican; Ryan Gorey; Courtesy of Sunda New Asian