|Save room for dessert from Floriole.|
The Florentine: An Italian prix fixe feast is available for $65 with an optional wine pairing for $25. Upgrade to reserve wine pairings for $45, because the holidays are a time to splurge and max out credit cards (312-660-8866).
Mercat a la Planxa: 'Tis the season for suckling pig and sides including fingerling potatoes and rosemary white beans. The "whole-pig" package feeds six-eight people for $220 or six-12 people for $440 (312-765-0524).
Trenchermen: Special occasions of every variety call for pickle tots. They kick off the prix fixe Christmas Eve menu, which is available for $35 alongside the usual offerings (773-661-1540).
Hash House A-Go-Go: After the gifts are unwrapped, toast to a successful Christmas morning with cranberry mimosas. The full brunch menu will be served with some holiday extras such as apple-cinnamon flapjacks plus corned beef hash and eggs (312-202-0994).
Palmer House Hilton: Roasted prime beef, Yorkshire pudding and all the fixings can be savored as part of this brunch buffet. The meal costs $65 for adults, $55 for seniors and $30 for children under 12, and children under six eat for free (312-726-7500).
Sixteen: If your stocking was filled with cash, splurge on the gourmet buffet for $135 per adult and $30 for children under eight. Mrs. Claus will be at brunch with two live reindeer - where else would Donner and Blitzen park after their long night? (312-588-8030)
Floriole: Enjoy frisée and fennel salad, onion and goat cheese galette, and chestnut soup via convenient online holiday dinner ordering. Don't forget about dessert - there are yule logs in three different flavors (773-883-1313).
Frontier: For your smoked-meat fix, order a whole animal to go. Options include turkey ($75; serves 10-14), ham ($90; serves 15-20), duck ($55: serves six-eight), pork loin ($65; serves 10-12) and porchetta ($325; serves 20-25). Place your order at 773-772-4322.
The Southern: Options at this Southerner include family-style sides such as smoked mac 'n' cheese ($60), cornbread ($35), collard greens with bacon ($35) and mashed potato casserole ($35). Call 773-342-1840 to place your order.