With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you may already feel the stress of having family over and planning a feast. You might not dodge that testy political conversation with your uncle, but you can relieve some anxiety by eating out instead of tackling a meal for many hungry mouths. Here are 15 restaurants around Chicago and the suburbs that are offering Thanksgiving meals sure to make you thankful.
All dates are for Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) unless otherwise noted. Reservations recommended.
4) Booth One will serve a prix-fixe meal starting with charcuterie, and a first course of dishes like butternut squash veloute with smoked bacon and chestnuts, or Nantucket Bay scallops with a watercress emulsion and American caviar. For your entree, choose turkey, beef Wellington or fluke, and share sides of Brussels sprouts and roasted squash. Conclude with such desserts as warm pear and almond tart, or pie. $55/person. 4-9 p.m., 1301 N. State Parkway, 312-649-0535, boothone.com
5) If you have a seemingly insatiable family, shepherd them to Hub 51’s Thanksgiving buffet, where they can eat their fill of turkey, sausage stuffing, sweet potato casserole, beef short ribs, salad and carrot cake. One meal for every dinner purchased goes to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, so you can feel even better about your decision to eat out. $49.95/adult, $18.95/children 12 and under. Noon to 8 p.m., 51 W. Hubbard St., 312-828-0051, hub51chicago.com