Rosh Hashanah Dining Guide 2015

Rosh Hashanah is upon us, taking place now through Tuesday evening, and Chicago restaurants are rising to the occasion with ample opportunities to celebrate. 


Apple oatmeal cookies at Beatrix

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse: A special holiday three-courser is available at this venerable Gold Coast steakhouse for dinner on Sunday and Monday. Guests get options each step of the way, starting with appetizers like chopped chicken livers, matzo ball soup, and gefilte fish, followed by entrees such as spit roasted half chicken, braised brisket, and broiled whitefish. For dessert, it's flourless chocolate cake. The cost for the prix fixe is $34.75 and it's available from 3:00 p.m. until midnight. 


Beatrix: Since Rosh Hashanah is all about welcoming a "sweet new year," honey and apples are paramount. Get thee to Beatrix to partake in their apple oatmeal cookies. And don't forget their local apples and honey, a crisp and healthy way to beckon the Jewish new year. Both items are available for purchase at the pastry counter through Tuesday. 


Kanela Breakfast Club: Spend your Rosh Hashanah days the nourishing way, with a bowlful of matzo balls. In honor of the holiday, Kanela Breakfast Club will be serving up matzo ball soup on special through September 15. 


Bistronomic: Those looking to enjoy a chef-crafted prix fixe experience should make a reservation at Bistronomic, where executive chef/owner Martial Noguier will be offering a three-course meal available through Tuesday, September 15. Guests get options for each festive course. Dishes include appetizers like Faroe Island salmon escabeche, organic barley risotto, and Chioggia and golden beet salad; entrees such as prime beef short ribs, yellow walleye pike, and fall medley of farm vegetables; and dessert options of apple challah bread pudding and fig and honey financier. The cost for the prix fixe is $39 per person and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant. 


Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab: All the essentials are here at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab! Including challah with sliced apples and honey, gefilte fish with red beet horseradish, braised brisket with red wine bordelaise, roast chicken, old fashioned apple pie, and more. It's all part of Joe's multi-course Rosh Hashanah menu, priced at $45.95 per person. The menu is available Monday between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Make a reservation by calling the restaurant or place an order for takeout.   
- Matt Kirouac