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Dean shares a list of Thanksgiving to-go restaurants in Chicago and in your neighborhood. Then, Fairmont Chicago Hotel Sous Chef Atticus Garant shares what the hotel has to offer for those who don’t want stress on Thanksgiving. He describes its Thanksgiving event, which includes a slew of cookies!

Here are those restaurants to visit on Thanksgiving to avoid kitchen stress:

  • Jack Binion’s Steakhouse
    777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond, IN 46320
    Full Jack Binion’s menu plus a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
  • The Center for Visual and Performing Arts
    1040 Ridge Rd, Munster, IN 46321
    Thanksgiving brunch with champagne, coffee, tea and ice tea included; soda and alcoholic beverages are available at additional cost.
    $26 for adults;
    children 4-11, $13.50;
    and under 4 years, $3.50.
    Price does not include gratuity.
  • Fahrenheit Two Twelve
    10805 Broadway, Crown Point, IN 46307
    Can dine in at the buffet, which includes carved turkey breast, roast prime rib or beef, mashed sweet potatoes and assorted sweets. ($29.99 for adults, $8.00-$12.00 for kids). Carry-out is also available with the same menu, but at varying prices ($159.99 for 6-8 people)
  • La Voute Bistro
    2034 Ridge Road
    Homewood, IL 60430
    Chefs Dominique and Thomas are planning an extensive buffet with carving stations which will follow served hors d’oeuvres. Dessert will be buffet-style.
    Adults $39.95 | Children $19.95
  • Dunnings Gourmet Market
    18436 Governors Highway
    Homewood, IL 60430
    (In Cherry Creek Plaza)
    Ho-Ka Farms turkey, Moe’s turducken (Combo of turkey, chicken, duck and stuffing $80 boneless, $130 bone-in), shrimp cocktail, green beans almondine, whole pumpkin pie​
  • David Burke’s Primehouse
    616 N Rush St
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Four-course meal with highlights such as pumpkin bisque with crab and crostini, creamy polenta with goat cheese and sausage, and fingerling potato salad with mustard aioli and bacon lardon. Entrée choices include roasted turkey breast, cider brined pork chop or pan seared salmon. Primehouse’s signature steaks are also available for an additional charge. Desserts include pumpkin cheesecake, maple crème brulee or glazed chocolate cake. Diners will also receive a complimentary turkey sandwich to-go. The menu will be available all day for $60 per person.
  • Acadia 
    1639 S. Wabash Avenue
    (312) 360-9500
    In celebration of Thanksgiving, Chef/Owner Ryan McCaskey installs a special Thanksgiving menu at Acadia on Thursday, November 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a holiday five-course meal for $85 per person or $135 with wine pairings, and innovative versions of holiday staple items including Chestnut Soup, Spinach Salad, Turkey Saltimbocca and Sticky Toffee Apple Cake.
  • Mercat a la Planxa
    638 S. Michigan Ave., 312-765-0524
    Fixed-price Thanksgiving dinner, served 3 p.m.-close, highlighted by pavo (roasted, confit, fried turkey with pan gravy and cranberry-orange compote), $65. 638 S.
  • Park Grill
    11 N. Michigan Ave., 312-521-7275
    A la carte Thanksgiving menu includes pumpkin ravioli, turkey roulade and butternut squash soup.
  • Seven Lions
    130 N. Michigan
    (312) 880 – 0130
    Seven Lions is offering a four-course Thanksgiving menu by Executive Chef Chris Curren, highlighting the Traditional Turkey Dinner, but also featuring Seven Lions specialties such as the Scottish Salmon and Braised Short Ribs. The Seven Lions also offers a $12 children’s menu. Thanksgiving dinner is $55 per guest with a $38 optional wine pairing. Make reservations now at
  • The Smoke Daddy
    Only delivery and pick-ups, closed on Thanksgiving
    1804 W. Division Street
    Chicago, IL 60622
    Thanksgiving orders are to be placed by Nov. 20th or while turkeys last, side choices include green bean casserole and cornbread stuffing, desserts include chocolate pecan pie or apple pie, drinks available for order include wine by the bottle, bloody marys, mimosas.
  • Francesca’s Restaurant Group
    Francesca’s by the River (St. Charles) and Davanti Enoteca (Western Springs, River North) will feature a Thanksgiving buffet for $42; $18 ages 12 and younger. Francesca’s Tavola (Arlington Heights), Francesca’s Fortunato (Frankfort) and Francesca’s on Chestnut (Streeterville) will serve a three-course Thanksgiving menu ($32; $15 under 12) in addition to the regular menu. Make reservations online.
  • Frontier
    1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-772-4322
    Thanksgiving to go, features whole smoked turkeys, $75 (15-pound turkey) and $95 (20 pounds). Side dishes also available. Orders end Nov. 24 or when turkeys sell out; pickup from 9 a.m.-noon Thanksgiving Day.
  • Pheasant Run
    4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, 630-584-6300
    Thanksgiving buffet served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $34.95; $13.95 ages 4-12. Reservations are required.
  • Retro Bistro
    Fixed price 3-course meal $48 (Appetizer, entrée, dessert)
    For course one, choices span from Wellington crab to roasted pumpkin soup.
    For course two, choices range from fresh farm raised turkey breast to wild pacific salmon.
    For course three, choices range from warm chocolate soufflé cake to roasted pumpkin cheesecake.
  • Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse
    2105 Spring Road, Oak Brook; 630-954-0000.
    A special three-course menu will be offered from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., including roasted butternut and acorn squash soup, roasted turkey served family style with house-made cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and seasonal stuffing, chocolate mousse parfait, pumpkin pie and apple purse. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.
  • Prairie Grass Café
    601 Skokie Blvd.; 847-205-4433.
    Everything from side dishes to the turkey, stuffing, appetizers and dessert are available. Choose from a quart of butternut squash soup ($20) to Brussel sprouts with bacon and chestnuts ($24) to Thanksgiving pie.