Where to have Christmas Dinner in the Loop

Christmas is a special time to enjoy family and friends, and if you dine out on the holiday you can spend more time actually enjoying and less time cooking and cleaning.

There are several restaurants open in Chicago on December 25, and we’ve found four places you can have Christmas dinner in the Loop and downtown.

Cheery Circle Room

Spend the afternoon ice skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink, and then cross the street for a festive meal at Cherry Circle Room in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. The restaurant is offering a three-course family-style meal. You can pair your feast with beer or wine, or sip on some of master mixologist Paul McGee’s creative cocktails. The best part may be the cookies you can take home with you.

The Florentine

Christmas dinner at The Florentine could be one of their special items, or you could dine on their seasonal menu for those looking for familiar dishes. One look at their Cioppino, a seafood stew filled with mussels, clams, rock shrimp, fennel, fregola, San Marzano tomato, and saffron broth, and topped with gremolata toast and you may change your mind. They’ll have special holiday wine flights meant just for toasting, featuring sparkling Italian wines like Prosecco and Lambrusco.

Travelle Kitchen + Bar

Travel around the world without leaving Chicago this weekend at Travelle Kitchen + Bar. Located just over the river in The Langham, the restaurant is offering an around-the-world-themed Christmas Day brunch buffet. They’ll have holiday favorites like pan roasted duck breast and garlic butter tomahawk ribeye steaks, plus tacos and tamales, ramen, poke, and sushi. In the evening they’ll have a prix fixe dinner featuring hamachi and seared scallops.

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Morton’s Steakhouse

Have a surf and turf holiday at Morton’s The Steakhouse this Christmas. They’re offering a steak and lobster tail combination for just $56 through December 30, and they’re open on Christmas Day. In addition, they’ll have their regular menu of USDA prime-aged steak and fresh seafood as well as appetizers, including baked escargot and prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella.

If you don’t want to spend Christmas Day in the kitchen this year, these restaurants in the Loop will provide a festive dinner. For more holiday fun, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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