Christmas Eve 2019: Chicago
If you are looking to dine out this Christmas Eve, we have restaurants that are open on Tuesday, 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.
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Aba – Reservations still available between 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
WHEN: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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.
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Beatrix River North, Streeterville & Fulton Market
WHEN: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Holiday menu specials will be available from December 20 to December 26)
CONTACT: River North: 312-284-1377 | Streeterville: 312-642-0001 | Fulton 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.
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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.
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Bub City – River North
WHEN: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
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.
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WHEN: Dinner: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Happy Hour: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (no half-off cocktails)
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.
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WHEN: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Crab Cellar is offering a top tier menu for Christmas Eve. For $149.95 per person plus tax, (gratuity not included) you can enjoy a welcome toast with celebratory bubbles, Endless Golden King Crab, unlimited sides like Jalapeño Hush Puppies, Roasted Broccoli, French Fries and Mac & Cheese and for dessert, Peppermint Ice Cream with Hot Fudge. Lobster is available for $22.95 per guest, plus tax (gratuity not included). (Please note, these experiences are not available at Quality Crab & Oyster Bah. They can only be booked through the Tock reservation system. This is the only menu offered at Crab Cellar on Christmas Eve).
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WHEN: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Holiday menu specials will be available December 20 -December 27)
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.
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WHEN: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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.
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Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – FULLY BOOKED
WHEN: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
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.
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WHEN: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
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.
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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)
Mon Ami Gabi is the perfect place to dine on Christmas Eve before or after your trip to holiday lights at the zoo.
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Mon Ami Gabi – Oak Brook
WHEN: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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.
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Osteria Via Stato
WHEN: 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Join Executive Chef David DiGregorio as he prepares a holiday dinner inspired by his family’s tradition of The Feast of Seven Fishes. Reputedly named for the seven hills of Rome, this multi-course meal captures the spirit of Italy with an abundance of mouthwatering seafood dishes from around the country. Including dessert and sides, this delicious dinner is likely to become a favorite holiday tradition of your own. The cost is $59.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). A la carte menu will be also offered, as well as our regular menu in the dining room.
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WHEN: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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.
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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, Enjoy bowls of piping hot noodles, perfectly chilled Asahi beer and sake bombs.
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WHEN: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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).
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WHEN: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Celebrate Christmas Eve at RPM Steak, where the restaurant will be serving its dinner menu alongside seasonal holiday specials.
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Saranello’s – Wheeling
WHEN: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
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.
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Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago
WHEN: Brunch, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Dinner, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us at Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago for a brunch buffet on Christmas Eve! The spread includes all your Shaw’s favorites like oysters, sushi, crab cakes, alongside brunch staples like a build-your-own omelet station and waffle bar. Brunch costs $85 for adults, $20 for children aged 7 – 12 and free for children aged 6 and under plus tax (gratuity is not included).
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Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg
WHEN: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
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.
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Stella Barra Pizzeria
WHEN: Happy Hour 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Dinner 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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.
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Summer House Santa Monica
WHEN: Lunch 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Dinner 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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.
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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.
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