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Christmas Eve 2018: Chicagoland

Christmas Eve 2018: Chicagoland

Dec 18, 2018

If you are looking to dine out this Christmas Eve, we have restaurants that are open on Monday, December 24 and the week of Christmas Eve in Chicago and the suburbs. Here is a list of all of our restaurants who will be open on Christmas Eve.

We are hosting holiday events and specials all month long, click here to see all the December holiday happenings!
Click here to see which of our restaurants are open on Christmas Day!
Click here to see our Chicago New Year’s Eve specials
Click here to see our Chicago New Year’s Day specials

 

Mon Ami Gabi Holiday Desserts

Aba
WHEN: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CONTACT: 773-645-1400
Head to the Mediterranean this Christmas Eve, and enjoy a mezze feast at Aba! Specials for the evening include Lamb Osso Bucco with hand rolled saffron couscous and Greek Orzo with winter black truffles.
View Aba menu
Make a reservation at Aba

 

Beatrix River North, Streeterville & Fulton Market
WHEN: Thursday, December 20- Wednesday, December 26; 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CONTACT: River North: 312-284-1377 | Streeterville: 312-642-0001Fulton Market: 312-733-0370 
Spending the holidays in the city? Enjoy a festive meal just like Mom would make at Beatrix! Specials for Christmas Week include Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops with banana fingerling potatoes, roasted carrots, pine nuts and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with shaved fennel, persimmons, mesclun greens, pepperoncini aioli.
View Beatrix River North menu | View Beatrix Streeterville menu | View Beatrix Fulton Market menu
Make a reservation at Beatrix River North | Make a reservation at Beatrix Streeterville | Make a reservation at Beatrix Fulton Market

 

Big Bowl – Chicago, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg
WHEN: Chicago: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM | Lincolnshire: 11:15 AM – 9:00 PM| Schaumburg: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Chicago: 312-951-1888 | Lincolnshire: 847-808-8880 | Schaumburg: 847-517-8881
Whether the craving calls for bold or spicy, Chinese or Thai, our menu has plenty to offer and countless ways to satisfy this Christmas Eve! We will be serving our regular menu in addition to daily specials.
View Big Bowl – Chicago menu | View Big  Bowl – Lincolnshire menu | View Big Bowl – Schaumburg menu
Make a reservation at Big Bowl – Chicago | Make a reservation at Big Bowl Lincolnshire | Make a reservation at Big Bowl – Schaumburg

 

Booth One – FULLY BOOKED
WHEN: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CONTACT: 312-649-0535
Booth One is serving a special prix-fixe menu that includes Booth One signatures like the classic Beef Wellington, Roasted Capon, Lobster Risotto and Booth One’s 18-hour Bone-In Prime Rib. The prix-fixe menu is $65 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). Booth One will be open at 4:00 PM on Christmas Eve and 2:00 PM on Christmas Day. 
View Booth One menu
Make a reservation at Booth One

 

Bub City Live Karaoke Band

Bub City – River North
WHEN: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
CONTACT: 312-610-4200
Get into the holiday spirit by donning your best (or worst?) ugly holiday sweater during live band Christmas Carol-oke from 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM. The top three contestants with the loudest round of applause will duke it out for a chance to win two tickets to Bub City’s New Year’s Eve party.
View Bub City menu
Make a reservation at Bub City

 

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
WHEN: Dinner: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Happy Hour: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (no half-off cocktails)
CONTACT: 773-935-5000
Join us for dinner  and choose from more than 35 shareable tapas to customize your own holiday dinner. Save some room for our signature paella served tableside.
View Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! menu
Make a reservation at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

 

Ema
WHEN: Thursday, December 20, 2018 – Thursday, December 27; 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CONTACT: 312-527-5586
Spend the holiday season under the ivy at Ema! Special for the holidays, Chef CJ Jacobson has created a four-course mezze feast including favorites like Red & Golden Beets, Pumpkin Hummus, Roasted Romanesco and Lamb Chops with vinaigrette and capers. The full menu will be available in addition to the mezze dinner.
View Ema menu
Make a reservation at Ema

 

Il Porcellino Spicy Scampi Spaghetti

il Porcellino
WHEN: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CONTACT312-595-0800
Cozy up at Il Porcellino on Christmas Eve with holiday dinner specials inspired by the Italian-American tradition, Feast of the Seven Fishes, alongside classics from the dinner menu. Enjoy dishes like Alaskan King Crab Ravioli, Lobster Fra Diavolo and more.
View il Porcellino menu
Make a reservation at il Porcellino

 

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – FULLY BOOKED
WHEN: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
CONTACT: 312-379-5637
This Christmas Eve, celebrate at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab with signature items such as our Bone-in Filet, Florida Stone Crab Claws, even Fried Chicken.
View Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab menu
Make a reservation at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

 

L. Woods Carry Out Table Top for Christmas Eve

L. Woods 
WHEN: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
CONTACT: 847-677-3350
Order up carryout from L. Woods this Christmas Eve with holiday specials including Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast & Gravy, Mac & Cheese, Sweet Potato Soufflé w/ Ginger Glaze, Butterscotch Pie and more. Orders must be placed by Thursday, December 20 for pick-up on Monday, December 24. L. Woods will also be open on Christmas Eve from 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM.
View L. Woods menu
Make a reservation at L. Woods
ORDER: by Thursday, December 20
PICK-UP: by Monday, December 24

 

Mon Ami Gabi – Chicago
WHEN: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM (last reservation at 8:30 PM)
CONTACT: 773-348-8886
Mon Ami Gabi is the perfect place to dine on Christmas Eve before or after your trip to holiday lights at the zoo.
View Mon Ami Gabi – Chicago menu
Make a reservation at Mon Ami Gabi – Chicago

 

Mon Ami Gabi – Oak Brook
WHEN: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CONTACT: 630-472-1900
Mon Ami Gabi Oak Brook is celebrating the 5th Annual Ugly Sweater Party on Monday, December 24 from 3:00 – 10:00 PM. Enjoy a French spread in your “holiday worst” and get a $10 gift card on us, to use on a future visit. Mon Ami Gabi – Oak Brook will also be open for lunch 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Christmas Eve.
View Mon Ami Gabi Oak Brook’s Christmas Eve menu
Make a reservation at Mon Ami Gabi Oak Brook

 

Osteria Via Stato Feast of Seven Fishes

Osteria Via Stato
WHEN: 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM
CONTACT312-642-8450
Join Executive Chef David DiGregorio this Christmas Eve as he prepares a dinner inspired by his family’s traditions, The Feast of Seven Fishes, including Rhode Island Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers, Lobster and Shrimp Risotto, Housemade Gelati and more.  The cost is $59.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). The a la carte menu will also be offered in the dining room.
View Osteria Via Stato menu
Make a reservation at Osteria Via Stato

 

Shaw's Oysters for Christmas Eve

Oyster Bah
WHEN: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CONTACT: 773-248-3000
Enjoy an early dinner where kids can eat a free happy hour from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM and take advantage of the adult happy hour specials, including half-off cold water East & West coast oysters and delicious appetizers like the Sizzling Garlic Shrimp made with garlic butter, panko breadcrumb, and grilled Ciabatta bread.  The full Oyster Bah dinner menu will be available until 8:00 PM.
View Oyster Bah menu
Make a reservation at Oyster Bah

 

Ramen-san River North Interior Shot

Ramen-san – River North & Fulton Market
WHEN: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
CONTACT: River North: 312-377-9950 | Fulton Market: 773-645-0085
This Christmas Eve, Ramen-san is serving the ultra-special Wagyu & Black Truffle Ramen. Enjoy bowls of piping hot noodles, perfectly chilled Asahi beer and sake bombs.
View Ramen-san menu
Make a reservation at Ramen-san River North | Make a reservation at Ramen-san Fulton Market

 

RPM Italian Gold Crab Feast of Seven Fishes

RPM Italian
WHEN: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CONTACT312-222-1888
Join RPM Italian on Christmas Eve for the Feast of the Seven Fishes. The menu includes an array of antipasti and traditional fare like Alaskan King Crab Risotto, Whole Roasted Lobster and Santa Barbara Uni Spaghetti with white truffle, with optional wine pairings. The RPM Italian dinner menu will be available as well. The Feast of Seven Fishes menu is $85 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included).
View RPM Italian menu
Make a reservation at RPM Italian

 

Raw steaks on a silver platter

RPM Steak
WHEN: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CONTACT312-284-4990
Celebrate Christmas Eve at RPM Steak, where the restaurant will be serving its dinner menu alongside seasonal holiday specials.
View RPM Steak menu
Make a reservation at RPM Steak

 

Saranello’s – Wheeling
WHEN:  6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
CONTACT847-777-6878
Join Saranello’s on Christmas Eve for dinner. We will be serving our regular dinner menu as well as featuring Feast of the Seven Fishes inspired specialties. These festive specials from Chef Mychael Bonner include Lobster Bisque, Stuffed Clams, Branzino and more.
View Saranello’s menu
Make a reservation at Saranello’s

 

Shaw's Chocolate Cake for Christmas
Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago
WHEN: Brunch, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Dinner, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CONTACT: 312-527-2722
Begin your holiday at Shaw’s Crab House for a brunch buffet!  The spread includes all your Shaw’s favorites like oysters, sushi, crab cakes and more alongside brunch staples featuring a build-your-own omelet station and waffle bar. Brunch costs $75 for adults, $20 for children 7 to 12 years old, and free for children 6 and younger plus tax (gratuity is not included).  Our dinner menu will be available from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
View Shaw’s Crab House menu
Make a reservation at Shaw’s Crab House Chicago

 

Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg
WHEN: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
CONTACT: 847-517-2722
Before Santa stops by the house, head to Shaw’s Schaumburg for dinner.  The full dinner menu will be available in both the Oyster Bar and Main Dining Room until 8:00PM.  Enjoy restaurant specialties like the Grilled Atlantic Yellowfin Tuna made with crispy rice noodles, ginger-soy vinaigrette, and peanuts or the Shaw’s Seafood Platter which is a combination of garlic shrimp, Maryland style crab cake, and George’s bank sea scallops.
View Shaw’s Crab House menu
Make a reservation at Shaw’s Crab House Schaumburg

 

Stella Barra Pizzeria
WHEN: Happy Hour 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Dinner 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CONTACT: 773-634-4101
Bring all your loved ones down to Stella Barra for some of the best artisan pizzas in the city. Dinner will be served from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
View Stella Barra menu
Make a reservation at Stella Barra

 

Summer House Santa Monica
WHEN: Lunch 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Dinner 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CONTACT: 773-634-4100
Summer House Santa Monica will be open for lunch from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM and dinner from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM, serving up California inspired classics for your holiday feast. 
View Summer House Santa Monica menu
Make a reservation at Summer House

 

Pork Chops

Wildfire – Chicago, Oak Brook, Glenview, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg
WHEN: Chicago: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Oak Brook: 11:15 AM – 10:00 PM | Glenview: 11:15 AM – 9:00 PM | Lincolnshire: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Schaumburg: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Chicago: 312-787-9000 | Oak Brook: 630-586-9000 | Glenview: 847-657-6363 | Lincolnshire: 847-279-7900 | Schaumburg: 847-995-0100
Let Wildfire do the cooking this Christmas Eve! The Chicago, Oak Brook, Glenview, Lincolnshire and Schaumburg locations will be open and serving the regular menu in addition to daily specials.
View Wildfire – Chicago menu | View Wildfire – Oak Brook menu | View Wildfire – Glenview menuView Wildfire – Lincolnshire menu | View Wildfire – Schaumburg menu
Make a reservation at Wildfire – Chicago | Make a reservation at Wildfire – Oak Brook  | Make a reservation at Wildfire – Glenview|  Make a reservation at Wildfire – Lincolnshire | Make a reservation at Wildfire – Schaumburg

 

Click here to see our Metro D.C. Christmas Eve specials
Click here to see our Twin Cities Christmas Eve specials
Click here to see our Las Vegas Christmas Eve specials 
Click here to see our Los Angeles Christmas Eve specials


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