Upscale Chicago Dining: Book Your Holiday Dinner Now

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For those looking for an upscale dining experience out this holiday season instead of staying in and cooking, Chicago has a vast and spectacular array of options for every taste, occasion, and location.  From traditional holiday feasts with a view to swanky European inspired gastronome experiences, you can make your holiday celebration absolutely unforgettable this year when you dine at one of Chicago’s most exclusive restaurants.  

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most sought after holiday dining experiences happening this year that you won’t want to miss. 

Holiday Dining in Chicago


This sleek spot in the Gold Coast presents Parisian flair with a contemporary take on traditional holiday dishes all throughout the season.  For each celebrated occasion, Chef Martial Noguier has created a three-course, prix-fixe feast with lots of options as well as their traditional a la carte menu.  Their Hanukkah celebration menu with seasonal produce from the market will be served from Sunday, December 2nd – Monday, December 10th.  Their Christmas menu will be served from Friday, December 21st – Monday, December 24th with a special Christmas Eve brunch and dinner on December 24th.

Osteria Via Stato

In celebration of the holidays, Executive Chef David DiGregorio has created a special menu inspired by his family’s Italian traditions that will be served on December 24th.  Several courses will be prepared to celebrate the spirit of Italy, featuring an abundance of seafood dishes, like the Seafood Stew with Seared Scallops, Shrimp, Market Fish, Ciabatta Bread, a Lobster and Shrimp Risotto Linguine, and a Spice Crusted Faroe Islands Salmon, Black Lentils, among other delectable creations.  There will also be several sides to choose from as well as dessert.  

Langham Chicago

A holiday feast at this British hotel is an absolute can’t-miss.  The posh Langham Chicago will host a luxurious holiday buffet that will feature a full layout and chef action stations.  But, reservations are going fast for this unique and exquisite celebration, so don’t wait to make yours.

Café des Architectes

Reservations are going fast for the Café des Architectes and their holiday dinner that will be featured at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower’s French-focused eatery.  This special dinner with a view will feature a three-course, prix-fixe menu with favorites such as foie gras torchon, roasted goose breast, roasted pumpkin gnocchi and white chocolate caramel eggnog.  

Lockwood Restaurant

For a truly decadent dining experience, don’t miss the holiday menu at Lockwood Restaurant at the Palmer House Hilton.  Enjoy the a la carte menu that features updated holiday dishes like bourbon-planked duck breast, duck confit Wellington, sweet potato crème brulee and more.

The Walnut Room

If it’s tradition you seek this holiday season, then you won’t want to miss the great tree buffet at the Walnut Room.  A Chicago holiday tradition since 1905, this restaurant and wine bar stays booked throughout the year, so you’ll want to make your reservations now.  But, trust us, it’s worth the wait to dine in this legendary, beautiful restaurant. For the ultimate holiday encounter, this restaurant actually resides in Macy’s, so you’ll be surrounded by the most stunning holiday décor while you experience the tastes and history of this Chicago favorite.  

Make your holiday celebrations truly memorable this year by experiencing some of Chicago’s finest displays of holiday feasts.  Just don’t forget to make your reservations now so that you and your loved ones don’t miss out.

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