Leave the holiday cooking to Hyde Park restaurants offering special menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – ranging from classic French to Southern American to Chinese cuisine. If you learn of any other local options, please message us to add to this list. Happy Holidays!
1500 E. 55th Street
Ascione Bistro is offering a special a la carte menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for in-person dining on the covered/heated patio or for pickup/delivery. Choose from entrees including lobster bisque, filet mignon Oscar Style, double-cut Colorado lamb chops, Chilean sea bass, and more – and don’t forget to add on appetizers and desserts. The restaurant’s standard menu options will be available as well. Order at 773-363-8161 – dine-in hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with last seating at 8:30 p.m.
1516 E. Harper Court
Jade Court is offering a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holiday feast package to feed 4-6 people for $128. Choose from whole roast duck or chicken with egg rolls, crispy cauliflower, Szechuan green beans, honey walnut shrimp, veggie fried rice, and dessert. Order at 773-966-4106 before Sunday, December 20 for pickup on December 24 until 9 p.m. and December 25 until 4:30 p.m.
1506 E. 55th Street
The restaurant is offering a special Christmas Eve menu, available to order by Monday, December 21 by 2 p.m. for pickup on Thursday, December 24 from 12-5 p.m. Choose from entrees including roasted Cornish game hen, herb-roasted rack of lamb, and filet of beef tenderloin – each entrée comes with a first course and dessert. Wine pairings from the all-French wine list may be added. Call 773-493-1394 to place your order.
1401 E. 53rd Street
Mesler Kitchen in the Sophy Hotel has planned a Christmas Day Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the restaurant’s outdoor area, The Sanctuary. The menu includes omelets, pancakes, crab Eggs Benedict, Maine lobster roll, the 5th Ward burger, and much more. Don’t miss Mesler’s Holiday Market on December 18-20 and 22-23 from 12-5 p.m. with cocktail kits, pasta kits, Mesler gift bundles, and gift cards.
1462 E. 53rd Street
Virtue is offering Christmas feasts for four people – choose from glazed ham or braised short ribs with mac & cheese, collard greens, corn pudding, rolls and honey butter, and red velvet cake. New Year’s meals are also available. Don’t forget to add on Virtue kits for cranberry mule, side car, and old fashioned cocktails. Order your meal here.