Thanksgiving is coming up! Gobble, Gobble! Whether you’re with family or friends you’re probably looking to chow down on a good meal. Skip the cooking this year and check out these downtown Chicago restaurants that are cooking a Thanksgiving Lunch/Dinner just for YOU. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and stuff yourselves silly. 🙂
Weber Grill Restaurant
539 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Weber Grill Restaurant in River North will open Thursday, November 22 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. to serve a three-course Thanksgiving fire-grilled feast created by Executive Chef Matt McCormick. For $29.95 per person and $10.95 for children 10 and under, guests will enjoy traditional Thanksgiving dishes with a Weber Grill twist including grill roasted smoked turkey with grilled sausage stuffing, grilled roasted butternut squash soup and Brussels sprouts, roasted garlic mashed or whipped sweet potatoes, grilled asparagus, classic pumpkin pie and more. A seasonal Spiced Cider Sangria will be available for $8.50 per glass or $33 for a pitcher. Reservations are strongly recommended. For the complete Thanksgiving menu, visit www.webergrillrestaurant.com/thanksgiving-feast/.
For patrons hosting the holiday at home, Weber Grill can handle the cooking with their Thanksgiving Platters To-Go. Perfect for eight to ten guests, customers can choose from a variety of platters priced a la carte that feature sides like Weber’s sausage stuffing ($27.95), cornbread with maple bourbon butter ($16.95), turkey gravy ($15.95), Harvest Salad with Gala apples ($34.95) and more. For the main course, Weber Grill’s Smoked Turkeys To-Go are smoked for several hours on Weber Grills until tender, creating a flavor profile that is very unique to Weber and different than a typical roasted turkey. The restaurant offers a 16-pound whole smoked turkey ($60.95), carved smoked turkey including white and dark meat ($89.95), or a carved smoked turkey with white meat only ($109.95).
Platter pick-up will be available between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day or during regular business hours on Wednesday, November 21 (customer will receive reheating instructions). Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 16. To place an order, call (312) 467-9696. For the complete Thanksgiving Platter menu, visit https://www.webergrillrestaurant.com/menu/thanksgiving-platters-go/.
151 W Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603
The Florentine will have guests falling in amore and saying “saluti” all Thanksgiving long! The Italian cucina, located inside the J.W. Marriott, will be open for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22 with hours for breakfast (6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.), lunch (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and dinner (5 p.m.-10 p.m.), and all regular menus will be available. For those who prefer a little Italian spin on America’s treasured holiday, a special à la carte menu crafted by Executive Chef Zachary Walrath will be available. With menu highlights including Risotto (braised pork belly, smoked parsnip puree, crispy guanciale, sage) and Traditional Turkey Plate (rosemary roasted turkey breast, Yukon gold mashed, focaccia stuffing, green beans, cranberry compote, turkey gravy).
Reservations can be made by calling (312) 660-8866 or on the website.
135 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Roanoke Restaurant will open from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Guests can enjoy holiday dishes created by Executive Chef Greg Elliott including a Thanksgiving Plate for $19 with slow roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing, cranberries, Brussels sprouts and herb gravy. For dessert, Roanoke will serve Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream for $7.
Roanoke’s regular dinner menu will also be available. New seasonal dishes include Roasted Local Beets (mint, hazelnuts, pomegranate, goat cheese; $13), Squash Burrata (Delicata squash, prosciutto, arugula, aged balsamic; $17), Polenta and Mushrooms (poached egg, pecorino, garlic breadcrumbs; $15) and Beef Short Rib (miso-sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, ginger-chili glaze; $29).
Guests can pair their Thanksgiving dinner with new seasonal cocktails like the Madalle (mezcal, chartreuse, orange bitters, lemon express; $12), Cool Hand (Stoli Citron, Skinos, lemon, cucumber; $12), Lush 135 (apple cinnamon-infused Tito’s, lemon bitters, brown sugar reduction; $12), Lumber Exchange (Knob Creek Rye, spiced cranberry syrup, Amaro, fresh lemon; $14) and Madison Ginger (infused gin, chambord, Lillet, lime; $12).
Benny’s Chop House
444 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Known as one of the only independently-owned steakhouses in Chicago and for its entire USDA Prime selection, Benny’s will feature a specially-crafted traditional Thanksgiving menu on Thursday, November 22. For $55 per person, the Chef’s Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner includes natural turkey breast and braised turkey leg, with creamy mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and natural jus. Diners will also get their choice of two sides (classic chestnut-sage stuffing, sweet potatoes, honey-glazed carrots or green bean casserole) and one dessert (pumpkin pie with cranberry chutney, vanilla bean crème brûlée, pecan pie with bourbon-caramel sauce or chocolate pudding cake with eggnog ice cream).
Steak lovers, fear not — the full dinner menu will be available for those who prefer red meat in their Turkey Day meals! Benny’s Chop House is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations can be made by calling (312) 626-2444 or on OpenTable.
11 E. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Though the French don’t traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving, Margeaux Brasserie will be opening its doors to all who are looking for an elevated, gourmet departure from the typical American turkey and sides spread. Margeaux Brasserie will be open for Breakfast/Brunch 7am – 12:30pm and the bar will be open with a limited menu from 1pm – 3pm.
On Thursday, November 22nd, a Thanksgiving Family-style tasting menu will be available offering 3-courses (with 3-5 options per course) including Hors d’oeuvres, Plat des Principaux and Dessert for $75 for adults and $45 for kids. See the menu for course options https://www.michaelmina.net/pdf/menus/081018_MBWA_Thanksgiving.pdf. Reserve a table online for Thanksgiving online here: https://www.michaelmina.net/restaurants/chicago/margeaux-brasserie/
315 N Lasalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654
Thanksgiving Chef’s Table at River Roast
For $60/person, guests choose between four different roasts and can pair them with a variety of sides. See below for the roasts and a selection of sides and sweets. (Kids 5-12 eat for $18, and under 5 are free)
Hand Carved Roasts:
Prime Rib of Beef, slow roasted with horseradish cream and bordelaise
Roasted Turkey, slow roasted with sage herb gravy
Whole Salmon on a cedar plank with dill beurre blanc
Stuffed Pork Loin, apple cider brined, smoked and roasted
Greens + Accompaniments:
Chopped Salad with romaine, feta cheese, roasted red pepper onion relish, olive, tomato, and red wine vinaigrette
Mashed Potatoes with roasted garlic
Mac & Cheese with aged cheddar and breadcrumbs
Hogan’s Charcuterie featuring Chef’s selection of housemade and local charcuterie, pickles, fruit preserves, and mustard
Sweet Potatoes with maple butter and candied pecans
Apple Cranberry Tart
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