Thanksgiving is a time for feasting, and no better place to do that than at one of Chicago's best steakhouses. Fortunately, restaurants are rising to the occasion with savorous and bountiful menus for Thanksgiving. Here's the scoop on some of the city's best steakhouse Thanksgiving options:
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse: It's not too often you get to experience Thanksgiving from an economical a la carte standpoint. But Harry Caray's rises to the occasion with an affordable and flavorful alternative for the holiday via a slew of specials. Among the options are butternut squash bisque with cinnamon creme fraiche, hand-carved turkey, sausage and sage stuffing, green bean casserole, prime rib of beef, Granny Smith apple cobbler, pumpkin pie, and more. These items are on deck Thanksgiving day from 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the dining room, or 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. in the bar.
Tavern On Rush: This Gold Coast staple is serving up a three-course holiday feast for Thanksgiving. Starting at 11:00 a.m., the menu begins with roasted acorn squash soup, folowed by whole carved turkey with chestnut stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, vegetables, and freshly baked breads. For dessert, guests get their choice of pumpkin pie, caramel apple cobbler, or organic carrot cake. For parties of four or more, Tavern on Rush will offer family-style service for the meal. Dinner is served in the bar and dining area, or you can place an order for carryout. Regular menus will also be available. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant. The cost for the prix fixe is $46.95 per adult and $16.95 per child 12 and younger.
Benny's Chop House: Get a taste of home at Benny's Chop House, where the Thanksgiving menu is as close to Americana nostalgia as you can get in a restaurant setting. On November 26, the River North steakhouse will feature its own take on Thanksgiving tradition, serving up a holiday dinner platter complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, two sides and choice of dessert for $49 per person. The full dinner menu will also be available, along with a children's menu.
Devon Seafood Grill: Another three-course prix fixe option to consider this year is Devon Seafood Grill, which is putting a neatly elegant spin on the holiday affair for Thanksgiving. Served November 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., the restaurant's holiday menu can be enjoyed in the lounge or the main dining room, with options for appetizers and desserts. First up: butternut squash soup, lobster bisque, baby greens salad, or Caesar salad. Second course is a bounteous plate of roast turkey, cornbread and sausage stuffing, whipped potatoes, gravy, glazed yams, green beans, and cranberry-orange relish. Then for dessert, finish up with your choice of pumpkin pie, apple croustade, chocolate velvet cake, or cheesecake with fruit compote. The cost is $38 per adult and $19 for children four to 12.
Gibsons Oak Brook: The Oak Brook location of one of Chicago's most popular and successful steakhouses is getting in on the holiday action this year with a special three-course menu served alongside the regular menu all day long. Said menu features roasted butternut and acorn squash soup to start, followed by the main event of family-style roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, candied yams, roasted green beans, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Dessert is your choice of chocolate mousse parfait, pumpkin pie, or an apple "purse." Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant.