42 Chicagoland Christmas Dine-In and Takeout Specials, From Brunch with Santa to Buche de Noel

After being immersed in holiday cheer since Thanksgiving, it’s time to plan your Christmas celebration. Restaurants throughout Chicago make it easy to gather with friends and family for a traditional dinner with prime rib and buche de noel or decadent brunches where you can sip Champagne while piling your plate with ham and sweets, all while snapping pics with Santa. There are takeout options if you prefer to gather everyone at home but don’t want to do the cooking, and even a Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes if you want to get a taste of the delicious seafood showcased in “The Bear” without any of the kitchen drama. Be sure to place your order or book a reservation at one of these 41 restaurants soon to have a merry and delicious Christmas.


Travelle at The Langham

Santa will make an appearance at an opulent Champagne brunch from executive chef Damion Henry featuring panettone scones, eggs Benedict, jerk-spiced Berkshire ham, charred broccoli, caviar, maki rolls, dim sum, oysters and a hot chocolate station. $275, $75 for kids ages 5-12. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 25. 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7705,


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