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100 Chicago restaurants open Christmas Day 2011



You don’t have to cook Christmas dinner. We’ve already told you about 12 great options for Christmas dinner in Chicagoland this year. But that’s just the start. Here’s a list of 100 Chicago restaurants and bars that will be open on Christmas Day. Take your pick.

Reservations recommended.

  1. 676 Restaurant and Bar, Loop, American.

  2. Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant, Edgewater, African.

  3. Adriatic Restaurant, Andersonville, Mediterranean.

  4. Aja, River North, Asian.

  5. Allgauer’s Restaurant, Alsip, American.

  6. Ann Sather, Andersonville and Lakeview, Swedish-American.

  7. Aria, Loop, Asian.

  8. Amarit , South Loop, Thai.

  9. Balsan, Gold Coast, American.

  10. Bice Ristorante, Gold Coast, Italian.

  11. Bin 36, River North, American.

  12. Bijan’s Bistro, River North, American.

  13. Birch River Grill, Arlington Heights, American.

  14. Buca di Beppo, Lombard, Orland Park, River North and Wheeling, Italian.
  15. C-House, Streeterville, American.

  16. Chicago Prime Steakhouse, Schaumburg, American.

  17. Cafe des Architectes, Gold Coast, French.

  18. Cafe Med, Streeterville, Italian.

  19. Caliterra Bar & Grille, Streeterville, American.

  20. Canopy, Des Plaines, buffet.

  21. Cantonesia, Chinatown, Chinese.

  22. Carmine’s, Gold Coast, Italian.

  23. Carnivale, River West, Latin.

  24. Chens, Lakeview, Chinese.

  25. Chicago’s Pizza, Lincoln Park, pizza.

  26. China Grill, Loop, Chinese.

  27. CoCo Restaurant, Wicker Park, Puerto Rican.

  28. D’Noche Latin American Kitchen, Logan Square, Latin.

  29. Dine, West Loop, American.

  30. Di Pescara, Northbrook, Italian.

  31. Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, American.

  32. Eatt, River North, American.

  33. Filini Restaurant and Bar, Loop, Italian.

  34. Fireplace Inn, Old Town, American.

  35. Flatlander’s Restaurant and Brewery, Lincolnshire, American.

  36. The Florentine, Loop, Italian.

  37. Fornetto Mei, Gold Coast, Italian-Asian.

  38. Francesca’s on Chestnut, Streeterville, Italian.

  39. Glen Prairie, Glen Ellyn, American.

  40. Globe Cafe & Bar, Evanston, global.

  41. Gosu, Logan Square, Japanese.

  42. Great Street Restaurant & Bar, Loop, American.

  43. The Grill on the Alley, Magnificent Mile, American.

  44. Gyu-Kaku, River North, Japanese.

  45. Hai Yen, Uptown, Vietnamese.

  46. Hands On Modern Thai and Sushi Bar, Dunning, Thai.

  47. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, Lombard and Rosemont, Italian.
  48. Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, Des Plaines, American.

  49. Il Mulino New York, River North, Italian.

  50. Indie Cafe, Edgewater, Asian.

  51. ItaliAsia, Loop, Italian-Asian.

  52. Jade Restaurant, Highland Park, Asian.

  53. Jameson’s Charhouse, Bloomingdale, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Glenview, Huntley, Mount Prospect, Skokie and Woodridge, steakhouse.

  54. Karma Asian Food and Fine Wine, Mundelein, Asian.

  55. Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club, Northalsted, American.

  56. Koi, Evanston, Chinese.

  57. Little Bucharest Bistro, Irving Park, Continental.

  58. Lockwood Restaurant and Bar, Loop, American.

  59. Lottie’s Pub, Bucktown, bar.

  60. Markethouse, Streeterville, American.

  61. McCormick and Schmick’s, Loop, Oak Brook, Rosemont , Schaumburg, Skokie and Streeterville, seafood.

  62. Mei’s Kitchen, South Loop, American-Asian.

  63. Mercat a la Planxa, Loop, Spanish.

  64. O’Donovan’s Pub and Restaurant, North Center, American.

  65. The Palm, Loop, steakhouse.

  66. Palm Court at the Drake, Streeterville, American.

  67. Papajin, Wicker Park, Asian.

  68. Piccolo Mondo, Hyde Park, Italian.

  69. Pump Room, Gold Coast, American.

  70. Restaurant at The Conrad Chicago, River North, American.

  71. Rio’s D’Sudamerica, Bucktown, Latin.

  72. Rosebud, Deerfield, River North and Streeterville, Italian.

  73. Sabor a Cuba, Lincoln Square, Cuban.

  74. Sam and Harry’s, Schaumburg, steakhouse.

  75. The Scout, South Loop, bar.

  76. Select Cut Steakhouse, Lakeview, steakhouse.

  77. Shine, Lincoln Park, Japanese.

  78. Shiraz on the Water, Bloomingdale, American.

  79. Shiso, Old Town, Japanese.

  80. Shula’s America’s Steak House, Streeterville, steakhouse.

  81. Sixteen, River North, American.

  82. Smith & Wollensky, River North, steakhouse.

  83. State and Lake, Loop, American.

  84. SugarToad, Naperville, American.

  85. Summer Noodle & Rice, Rogers Park, Thai.

  86. Sunda, River North, Asian.

  87. Sushisamba rio, River North, Japanese-Latin.

  88. Sushi Taiyo, Streeterville, Japanese.

  89. TL’s Four Seasons, Bartlett, Asian.

  90. Turkish Cuisine, Andersonville, Turkish.

  91. Tozi, Wicker Park, Korean.

  92. Trattoria Trullo, Lincoln Square, Italian.

  93. Turquoise, Roscoe Village, Turkish.

  94. Ukai Sushi, Lakeview, Japanese.

  95. Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar, River North, Japanese.

  96. Vermilion, River North, Latin-Indian.

  97. Wave, Streeterville, global.

  98. Weber Grill, River North, American.

  99. Whitney’s Cafe, Oak Lawn, American.

  100. Wildfire, Lincolnshire, American.