Dining out for Thanksgiving

Don’t want to cook the turkey this Thanksgiving?

Let the chefs of the New Eastside do it for you


img_7752i-copyThanksgiving is all about traditions, and first among them is the custom of gathering around the dinner table with family and friends for a delicious feast. You could spend the week leading up to November 24 preparing the big meal, or you could let someone else do the cooking ­— and the cleaning up afterward.

Several New Eastside restaurants have special menus planned for Thanksgiving so you won’t have to travel far for a holiday meal. Even better, you’ll be back home in time for that other hallowed tradition — non-stop football on TV.

Stetson’s menu includes French onion or cream of mushroom & chestnut soup and two salad choices, the Plainville Farm all-natural turkey with Stetson’s mashed potatoes and gravy, chestnut herb stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and cranberry relish. Dessert is a choice of pumpkin pie, Chantilly cream or cranberry compote.

151 E. Upper Wacker Dr. · (312) 239-4491

Hoyt’s Chicago will be open and serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal during dinner hours. Call for details.

71 E. Wacker Drive · 312-346-9870

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks traditional holiday feast includes a variety of side dishes, desserts and plenty of TVs at the bar, all of which are likely to be airing football.

$26.50 – adults; $9.99 – children · 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. · Reservations recommended.
1 E. Upper Wacker Drive · 312-923-7226

Morton’s the Steakhouse will be the place for diners who prefer beef. The full menu, as well as a nearby TV, will also be available.

1 to 9 p.m. · regular menu · Reservations recommended.

65 E. Wacker Pl. · 312-201-0410

img_5256i-copyMing Hin Cuisine will serve their famous dim sum on Thanksgiving.  Regular Happy Hour discount will be suspended for the day, but the signature Asian cocktails flow until closing.

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. · regular menu · Reservations recommended.
344 E. Benton Place · 312-228-1333

The Palm at the Swissotel will present a three-course Thanksgiving dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. It begins with lobster bisque, roasted butternut squash bisque or a baby kale. It ends with New York cheesecake or pumpkin pie. Along the way, there are salads, sides and, of course, slow-roasted hand-carved turkey with dressing and giblet gravy.

$55 per adult; $24 per child under 12 · 4 to 9 p.m. Reservations recommended.
323 E. Upper Wacker Dr. · 312-616-1000

Thanksgiving to go

If you want to dine at home but spend time with your guests instead of in the kitchen, you can get your Thanksgiving feast to go from two neighborhood favorites:

The Fairmont Chicago is preparing a Thanksgiving at Home that will be ready for pickup at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The roasted turkey meal with brioche stuffing will serve eight. Roast garlic and herb mashed potatoes, caramelized Brussels sprouts and your choice of old pie are just a few of the additional courses and sides.

Call 312-565-7973 or email kristina.kline@fairmont.com. by noon on Monday, November 21 to place an order.

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. · $260 · pick up on level B-2 Thanksgiving Day. 200 N. Columbus Drive  · 312-565-6665

Mariano’s is offering a freshly roasted whole turkey or a fully cooked spiral-sliced ham, along with a number of side dishes and dessert for $65. Each dinner serves six to eight guests. Orders should be placed at least 72 hours in advance.

www.marianos.com 312-228-1349

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