16 Rosh Hashana specials, dinners around Chicago
If the imminent arrival of Rosh Hashana has you more worried about cooking for the holiday than celebrating it, you can relax. Plenty of restaurants around Chicago will be offering special menus for the Jewish New Year holiday, which begins at sundown Sunday, Oct. 2, this year and concludes at sundown Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Mity Nice Bar & Grill: You can find a classic holiday menu at Mity Nice Bar & Grill, with items like chopped liver and noodle kugel Sunday and Monday. Reservations are recommended, and the cost is $38.95 per person, $17.95 for children. www.mitynicechicago.com, 4-8 p.m Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 3, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 312-335-4745
Mon Ami Gabi: A full, multicourse dinner with classic offerings, such as matzo ball soup and braised brisket of beef, will be offered. The deadline for carryout orders has passed, and reservations are recommended to dine in. Be sure to specify interest in the holiday menu. The cost is $44.95 per person and $16.95 for children ages 12 and under. 5-9 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 3, The Belden Stratford, 2300 N. Lincoln Park W., 773-348-8886, www.monamigabi.com.
Osteria Via Stato: A three-course menu from the Italian tavern in River North runs Sunday and Monday at a cost of $39.95 per person. Reservations are available. 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday, 5-10 p.m. Oct. 3, 620 N. State St., 312-642-8450, www.osteriaviastato.com.
Saranello’s: In true Italian fashion, Saranello’s will offer family-style servings from a special holiday menu. Both dine-in and carryout options are available, for $42.95 and $39.95, respectively, and each part of the three-course meal features a vegetarian option. Kids under 12 eat for half the cost of either option. Reservations are recommended. Sunday and Oct. 3, Westin Hotel, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, 847-777-6878, www.saranellos.com.
Wildfire: A Rosh Hashana club menu at the restaurant's Lincolnshire and Glenview locations will be offered during Sunday dinner and Monday all day. The menu is designed for groups of six or more, with family-style servings, at a cost of $39.95 per person. Smaller groups can elect for a traditional Rosh Hashana supper, served individually as specials from Wildfire’s normal dinner menu. Visit website for locations and phone numbers. www.wildfirerestaurant.com.