We know. It would take a Christmas miracle to get you cooking behind the kitchen on Christmas Day. Luckily, you don’t have to. You can pay people to do this for you. These people work at places called restaurants, several of which are actually open on Christmas Day. Here’s some of the finest Christmas eats offerings in Chicago, from simple Chinese takeout to fancy five-course meals in palatial hotels.

Booth One

Gold Coast
Sinatra himself would approve of the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day feast at this swanky reinvention of the Pump Room where you can choose between foie gras, a seafood tower, and hand-cut beef tartare along with lobster risotto, beef wellington, and 18-hour bone-in prime rib
Price/reservations: $65 per person; reservations needed