Where to leave the hard work to the experts this holiday

A great meal without the hassle of cooking and cleaning up might be the best gift of all this holiday season. The following Chicago restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day, serving their regular menus or special offerings. From prime cuts of steak to classic Italian cuisine, the family is sure to appreciate some variety.

RPM Italian

Chicagoans can do as the Italians do with a Feast of the Seven Fishes this holiday season. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise’s popular River North eatery is offering an updated take on a classic celebration for Christmas Eve. The menu will feature luxuries like Alaskan king crab risotto, whole roasted lobster, and uni spaghetti with white truffles. Priced at $85 per person.