The winter holiday season is perhaps one of the most joyous times of the year. Family, friends and feasting are the main focuses. Some traditions call for everyone to gather in the kitchen and around the dining room table, while others focus on the time together and the meal presented before them. For the latter of the two, these Thanksgiving Day restaurants in Chicago, and the surroundings areas, want to be a part of making this holiday the best one yet.
These immensely popular restaurants are going all out. Some are choosing to serve their standard phenomenal menus, while others will have full-on Thanksgiving Day feasts. These high-end restaurant options will give you the perfect reason to put on your best attire and celebrate with the ones that are close to you.
Popular Thanksgiving Day Restaurants In Chicago Area:
Benny’s Chop House
444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Benny’s Chop House may be masters at steak and seafood, but their turkey is not to be overlooked. If anything, you will have an entirely new perspective on the bird. They will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, featuring natural turkey breast and braised turkey leg. Mashed potatoes & cranberry sauce, with sides and dessert complete the meal just right.
The Capital Grille
87 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 60148
The Capital Grille takes Thanksgiving dinner favorites and elevates them to new heights. Their a la carte menu is also available, but I suggest saving that for your next visit. Trust me, after dining here once you will look for any reason to come back.
They also have locations in Downtown Chicago and the Rosemont/O’Hare Areas if that is more convenient.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
100 W. Higgins Road, Ste. V-1 South Barrington, IL 60010
Cooper’s is a fine dining establishment with an emphasis on handcrafted wine and modern cuisine. On Thanksgiving Day they will be be offering a traditional holiday meal, along side their regular menu. For an upscale, yet casual experience while sipping pinky-out Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant will hit all of the spots.
They also have locations in Arlington Heights, Burr Ridge, Naperville, Orland Park, South Barrington and Wheeling.
The Springfield location is closed on Thanksgiving Day.
The Tremont Chicago Hotel at Magnificent Mile, 100 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611
Ditka’s is taking a step back from their prime steak options to offer a four-course unlimited Thanksgiving feast. That is right, all you can eat to make sure that you reach that level that used to at your momma’s house’ undo your pants’ button and untuck your shirt. After a meal here, you will need a year long break before you take in another feast like this.
There is another location in Arlington Heights as well.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611
Lawry’s The Prime Rib is cut unlike any else. The atmosphere is one of which eating in an exquisite Victorian ballroom. It makes even the food taste more fancy (as if it needed help’ not). Their Thanksgiving Day feast is never a bad choice. If you are not the biggest fan of turkey, one of their cuts is the perfect substitute.
1751 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL 60563
Morton’s has a vision when is comes to Thanksgiving Days meals. They take the idea of a turkey, and then set a giant, juicy steak in front of you. That will leave you wondering why you ever even thought about a turkey in the first place. You will ask yourself, “have I been celebrating the holiday wrong all this time?”
They answer is yes, yes you have.
1770 20 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Seasons 52 takes the traditional Thanksgiving Day meal and prepares is like a world-class chef would in their home for family. They use only fresh in-season ingredients, and they prepare them in exquisite ways. The words brick oven roasting and oak-fire grilling are magic to ears, and a tease to tastebuds. This is the day and the place to indulge.
There is also an Oak Brook location.
Shaw’s Crab House
1 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611
Shaw’s Crab House decided that celebrating Thanksgiving is not enough they want to celebrate all of the holidays at once. That is what it feels like at least. Be sure to come with an appetite like no other. Their buffet is loaded with turkey, tenderloin and crab. I can most certainly give thanks to that.
There is also a Schaumburg location.
Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago, 401 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Sixteen sweeps you off the streets and takes you up to the 16th floor to enjoy an innovative dining experience with a view of the streets below and the towers above. The 30-foot floor to ceiling windows allow you to take in the full sense of what is around you, and it also allows you to be thankful for where you are. Their dishes are almost overwhelming with flavor, they have potential to reinvent your tastebuds.
Texas de Brazil
5 Woodfield Shopping Center, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Texas de Brazil is thankful for all the cuts of meat that they can offer to their guests. On Thanksgiving Day they will be offering a selection of 16-cuts of succulent meat and a gourmet salad spread containing 50-items. There will also be traditional holiday specialties offered to give you a true taste of the holiday.