If you want to enjoy the holiday with friends and family and you’re not up for all the prep work a home-made Thanksgiving meal entails, several Hyde Park restaurants are offering special packages and menus, including:
1500 E. 55th Street
Ascione Bistro has planned a three-course prix fixe dinner for $49 per person. First course options include your choice of butternut squash soup with pickled apples and goat cheese; a Mediterranean salad with arugula, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and cucumbers. The roast turkey main course includes your choice of two sides – honey-glazed carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, and mashed potatoes. Third course options include pumpkin pie with whipped cream or chocolate cake with strawberries. You may dine in the restaurant starting at 12 p.m. with the last seating at 7:30 p.m. Or pick up your order to dine at home. Call 773-363-8161.
1450 E. 57th Street
B’ Gabs Goodies vegan restaurant is offering savory and sweet a la carte sides (serves 2-3 generous portions) to pre-order. Pickup time is Wednesday, November 23rd between 4-6 p.m. Savory sides include gluten-free collard greens, mac & cheese, gluten-free candied yams, dressing, gluten-free mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread, a mushroom/walnut loaf (serves two), and gluten-free fried “chicken.” Sweets include peach cobbler and apple crisp. Click HERE to order online.
1510 E. Harper Court
Ja’ Grill is now taking orders for its 20-pound stuffed jerk turkey for $100 and 750ml bottles of rum punch for $45. Click HERE to order via email. Orders can be picked up from the restaurant on Tuesday, November 22nd or Wednesday, November 23rd.
1516 E. Harper Court
Don’t miss Jade Court’s Thanksgiving feast for 4-6 people including veggie egg rolls, potstickers, Peking duck, Szechuan green beans, jumbo shrimp in black beans and garlic, Mongolian beef, vegetable lo mein, duck fried rice, sesame balls, and fortune cookies. Order by Wednesday, November 23rd by 3 p.m. with pickup on Thursday, November 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 4:40 – 8 p.m. Call 773-966-4106 to place your order.
1327 E. 57th Street
Medici Bakery is offering pies (apple, pecan, sweet potato, and pumpkin), large breads, dinner rolls, plain stuffing, and croutons. Order in person or via email by Monday, November 21st. Pickups can be scheduled for Tuesday, November 22nd and Wednesday, November 23rd. Click HERE to order via email.
Quadrangle Club – University of Chicago
1155 E. 57th Street
Got the turkey under control, but need help on the side dishes? The Quadrangle Club is offering Thanksgiving sides to pre-order, available for both club members and non-members. Sides can be ordered individually and include a fall harvest salad, triple mac & cheese, green bean casserole, and maple-glazed Brussels sprouts. For dessert, they’ve partnered with Brown Sugar Bakery and are offering their signature three-layer caramel cake in addition to their house-made sweet potato pie and pumpkin pie cheesecake. Pre-orders will end on November 21st. Pick-up days are November 22nd from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and November 23rd from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please order a minimum of 48 hrs before pick up. To order the Quadrangle Club’s Thanksgiving sides, click HERE or call 773-702-2550.
Truth Be Told – The Study Hotel at University of Chicago
1227 E. 60th Street
Truth Be Told is offering a family-style takeout Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy at home, which includes turkey (oven-roasted breast, confit thigh, smoked drum), gravy, Parkerhouse rolls, salad, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, sourdough bread stuffing (mire poix, butter, turkey jus), and cranberry sauce. Pricing is $140 for two people, $255 for four people, and $360 for six people, excluding tax. You can add to your package with root vegetable soup, a cheese platter, charcuterie board, pumpkin or apple pie, cookies, dessert bars – and even pre-batched Manhattan cocktails for two. Orders can be picked up on Wednesday, November 23rd, from 12 pm – 8 pm or Thursday, November 24th, from 7 am – 2 pm. Click HERE to order or call 872.315.1319.
1518 E. 53rd Street
A Hyde Park staple since 1921, Valois is offering their traditional Thanksgiving fixed-price meal from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 24. The meal includes your choice of turkey, roast beef, fish, chicken, or ham with a variety of sides. Meals are available to take out or dine at Valois.
1462 E. 53rd Street
Virtue is offering a complete Southern Thanksgiving feast for four people including 1/2 turkey, turkey gravy, mac & cheese, collard greens, cranberry sauce, Parkerhouse rolls with honey butter, and a bourbon pecan pie. The cost is $289 plus taxes and fees. Pickups will be offered on Wednesday, November 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cooked turkeys without sides are available for $145. To order Virtue’s Thanksgiving options, click HERE. The restaurant is not open for dining on Wednesday, November 23 and Thursday, November 24.