Breeze on into the Windy City and enjoy the regional specialties that Chicago restaurants have to offer this Thanksgiving.
BIN 36 – (3 pm -9 pm) $48 Adults, $20 kids under 12, free for kids under 4. First Course: Choice of Warm Chestnut-Sage Soup, Duck 3 Ways (Foie Grad Tourchon, Rillettes & Duck Prosciutto) or Celery Root, Apple and Pickled Butternut Squash Salad. Second Course: Choice of Maple Syrup Glazed Turkey, Salmon & Crab Coulibiac, Slow Roasted Prime Rib. Third Course: Choose between Classic Steamed English Toffee Pudding Cake, Caramel Apple Pie or Pumpkin Cremeux. More than 50 wines available by the glass. 339 N. Dearborn. 312-755-9463.
Bistro Margot – $34.95. First Course: Traditional French Onion Soup, Brie Cheese Soup, Bistrot Salad, Caesar, Tarte Au Brie. Second: Sirloin Butt Steak, Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Oven-Roasted Turkey & Dressing, Braised Lamb Shank, Roasted Duck Breast and Duck Leg Confit, Pan Seared Whitefish, Rainbow Trout. Third: Brioche Bread Pudding, Pumpkin Pie, Espresso-Laced Chocolate and Fresh Raspberry Terrine, Eclair Shells stuffed with Vanilla Ice Cream and topped with Chocolate Sauce. Thanksgiving Prix Fixe cannot be split. $15 corkage fee per 750ml bottle. 1417 N. Wells Street. 312-587-3660.
Chicago Firehouse Restaurant – Thanksgiving Buffet (11:30 am – 7 pm). $49.99 Adults, $19.99 Children ages 5 – 12. Eggs Benedict, Sausage, Bacon, French Toast. Omelette Station (11:30 am – 2 pm). Impored and Domestic Artisan Cheeses, Cured Meats and Terrines, Classic Caesar Salad, Asparagus Salad, Roasted Beet Salad, Baby Iceberg Waldorf Salad, Smoked Salmon, Chilled Seafood Platters, Roasted Pork Tenderloins. Carving Station includes Roast Turkey, Prime Rib, Salmon Wellington. Green Beans Almondine, Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Apple and Sage Sausage Stuffing, Roasted Apple and Dried Fruit Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts and more. Pumpkin Pie, Mini Cakes and Tarts, Fresh Fruit. 1401 S. Michigan Avenue. 312-786-1401.
Chicago q – (11 am-8 pm). $34 Individual includes one Smoked Turkey Leg and Sliced Turkey Breast, Roasted Turkey Gravy, Orange Cranberry Compote and Fresh Dinner Rolls. Choice of 2 Sides and 1 Dessert. $240 feeds a Family of 6-9 and includes Half Smoked Turkey, Roasted Turkey Gravy, Orange Cranberry Compote and Fresh Dinner Rolls. All Sides Included with 1 Dessert per person. Family & Friends price is $380 and feeds 10-14. Selections include Whole Smoked Turkey, Roasted Turkey Gravy, Orange Cranberry Compote and Fresh Dinner Rolls. All Sides included. 1 Dessert per person. 1160 N. Dearborn Street. 312-642-1160.
Horizon Cafe Chicago – (8 am – 7 pm). Thanksgiving 4-Course Dinner. $21.99 per person dine in. $23.99 carry out. Soup, salad, hand-carved turkey breast (with your choice of brown or cream gravy), baked ham off the bone, homemade mashed potatoes, dressing, fresh sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean almondine, and choice of apple or pumpkin pie. Breakfast Specials and delivery also available. 3805 N. Broadway Street. 773 -883-1565.
Shaw’s Crab House – (12 pm – 7 pm). $65 Adults, $16 Kids 12 and younger. The buffet will offer Herb-Roasted Turkey with two kinds of Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes & Beef Tenderloin, plus the seafood delicacies that have made Shaw’s buffets famous- Oysters, Sushi, Chilled Shrimp, & King Crab Legs to name just a few. 21 E Hubbard Street. 312-527-2722.
Tavern on Rush – Beginning at 11 am. $41.95 Adults, $16.95 Children 12 and under. Soup: Roasted Acorn Squash. Entree: Whole Carved Turkey, Chestnut Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Homemade Gravy, Autumn Vegetables, Assortment of Freshly Baked Bread. Dessert: Choice of Pumpkin Pie, Warm Caramel Apple Cobbler or Organic Carrot Cake. 1031 N. Rush Street. 312-664-9600.
The Continental – (12 pm – 3 pm). $58 Adults, $25 kids 5 – 12. Breakfast Corner available. Seafood Station: Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Claws, Oysters, Green Lipped Mussels, Salmon Rillette Shot Glass, Shallot Mignonette. Hot Dishes include Butternut Squash Soup, Pumpkin Gnocchi, Chicken Apple Sausage Stuffed Cornish Hens, Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon, Turkey Eggs Benedict and more. Carving Table: Roasted Turkey, Slow Roasted Honey Glazed Ham, Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb. Dessert: Chef ’s selection of Seasonal Tarts, Cakes, Pies, Cookies. Kids Buffet available. 505 North Michigan Avenue. 312-944-4100.
Signature Room at the 95th – (11 am – 7 pm) Reservations are required. Adults $70, Children 4-12 $35, Children 3 and under no charge. Live musical entertainment. Buffet of chilled seafood, house made soups and salads, then select an entree from a seasonal menu of traditional items served at the table with classic side dishes. A lavish dessert buffet finishes the holiday meal. The chef will provide each table with a to-go container of freshly carved turkey for you to enjoy the next day. 875 N. Michigan Avenue. 312-787-9596.
Weber Grill Restaurant – (11 am – 11 pm) $28.95 Adults, $9.95 children 10 and under. Starter: Choice of Grill Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Mixed Green Salad, Caesar Salad. Main Course: Grill Roasted Smoked Turkey, Grilled Sausage Stuffing, Traditional Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Sauce. Choice of Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Whipped Sweet Potatoes. Choice of Grilled Asparagus or Grill-Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Dessert: Classic Pumpkin Pie or Chocolate Espresso Pecan Pie. 539 N. State Street. 312-467-0574.