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Tis’ the season for celebrating and while this year may be a little different, keeping the holiday spirit alive is what it is all about. Fortunately, some of the area’s restaurants are open for Christmas and New Year’s so your holiday can be stress-free. No need to slave over a hot stove as curbside pickup has never been easier!

Miki's Park

New Year's Eve

Miki’s Park has created a package that brings the bottle service experience to you.  The “LFG (Let’s F@#*king Go!)” Package is designed to serve 4 – 6 guests.  Priced at $150:

it includes everything you need for an awesome New Year’s Eve at home: 

1 Bottle of Grey Goose Vodka

2 Bottles of Soju: Your choice of flavor.

1 Bottle of Sparkling Wine: 

6 Pack of Hite Beer

Weighted Shot Glass: So you and your friends can play “Titanic,” a Korean drinking game in which players take turns pouring soju into a shot glass floating atop a glass of beer. The player who pours the soju that sinks the shot glass into the beer must then drink the refreshing Korean boilermaker. Instructions for the “Titanic” game will be included.

2 Photobooth Props: To document the evening and those Instagrammable moments.

The LFG New Year’s Eve package will be available for carryout or delivery via Tock.

Azul Mariscos + Muelle

New Year's Eve

Azul Mariscos + Muelle (1177 N Elston, Chicago, IL 60642)—the riverside mariscos (seafood) restaurant in Goose Island—celebrates New Year’s Eve with a Latin America-themed countdown party as well as Azul at Home takeaway offerings. 

New Year’s Eve Countdown Party - Latin American themed party starts at 4 p.m. with a countdown at 10 p.m. (Azul will close at 11 p.m.)

Dinner Ticket - $60 per person (tax & gratuity not included)

  • Surf & Turf: Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak served with housemade salsa, corn tortilla, refried beans and your choice of:
    • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp,
    • Lobster - add $10
    • Alaskan King Crab Legs - add $40
  • Small plates & dessert available a la carte
  • Champagne Toast
  • Bottle of Cava to enjoy at Azul or for carryout
  • Bottle Service Specials on site and to-go TBD

Azul At Home - A la carte offerings available for pick-up or delivery 


  • Taste of Azul: Lobster empanadas with chipotle aioli (3 per order), Elote (3 per order), Guacamole, Chips & Salsa - $29 (includes preparation instructions) 


  • Cantarito: Patron Tequila, jarrito grapefruit soda, peach schnapps, fresh lime juice - Individual $8 | 6-pack $48
  • Patron Chico Loco: Patron Citronge Pineapple Tequila, Patron Silver Tequila, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, Topo Chico Mineral Water - Individual $8 | 6-pack $48
  • Casamigos Tequila Blanco 1L Bottle with Azul Margarita Mix, lime, salt, and tajin - $60
  • Dobel Tequila Blanco 750mL with Azul Margarita Mix, lime, salt, and tajin - $50
  • Micheladas Kit with bottle of Pinches Miches Michelada Mix (original, tamarind, cucumber), limes, chamoy, tajin (Choice of Modelo or Corona 6-pack) - $35 
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Café Robey 

New Year's Eve

Additionally, for NYE, Cafe Robey is offering their Pasta Package (Serves 4) - the same offering as Christmas

    • Food: Choose from options of homemade pastas & sauces. 
    • Drinks: Add on a bottle of wine or packaged cocktails. 
    • Full menu: See here.  
  • Ordering
    • Deadline: Wednesday, 12.30
    • Pick up: Thursday, 12.31 - 4pm-10pm
    • Link here to order on Resy.

The Robey Hotel

New Year's Eve

  • New Year’s Eve Inn Staycation
    • Best Available Rate +$50 - meat & cheese board, prosecco, a hangover bar kit, and party hats
    • Free parking, guaranteed late checkout
  • Romantic NYE Night For Two
    • Corner Room Suits best available rate +$120 - raclette, prosecco, hangover bar kit, and party hats
    • Free parking, guaranteed late checkout
  • Book stays on their website

The Bristol

New Year's Eve 

For NYE, there will be a 7-course Prix-Fixe Menu:

  • 7-course Prix-Fixe Menu Further Details Featuring: Tuna Salad, Fondue, Salmon Terrine, Chicken and Dumplings, Oyster Rockefeller, Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Ala King, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Ordering deadline is Monday, 12.28 for pickup on Thursday, 12.31 - 3pm-6pm
  • Order on Tock, see here for all offerings
  • Take out packages and hor d'oeuvre platters all inspired by a 1950’s cocktail party 
    • Examples to note -  cheese balls, pigs in a blanket (that are made with rabbit sausage in crepes), and smoked fish rillettes
    • Includes New Year’s Eve party favors, plating instructions, labeled platters
  • 1950s-inspired bottled cocktails and champagne cocktail kits
    • Champagne cocktail kits include a full bottle of Charles Heidsieck champagne and 375mL bottle of ready-to-drink cocktail mix
  • Ordering
    • Deadline: Monday, 12.28
    • Pickup: Thursday, 12.31 - 3pm-6pm
    • Order on Tock: link to go live soon
  • Al Fresco In-House Dining Option
    • Special Prix-Fixe Menu
    • 50s-themed decorated snow globes, festive placemats and menus

Milk Money Brewing

New Year's Eve

Milk Money Brewing's NYE offerings include: 

  • 3 separate packages: 
    • Seafood tower (chilled shrimp, ceviche, crab claws/ lobster/ roe/caviar) ($150)
    • Charcuterie and cheese tower ($100)
    • Pizza beer party package ($50)
  • Off-menu specials available as well 
  • Order deadline: Tuesday, 12.29

Wixter Market

New Year's Eve 

Online NYE Promotions

  • Friday, 1.01- Friday, 1.08: Buy One, Get One 
  • Friday, 1.01 - Sunday, 1.31: 15% your first box with a Wixter subscription

In Store NYE Promotions

  • Friday, 1.01- Friday, 1.08: Buy One, Get One 
  • Friday, 1.01.- Sunday, 1.31: Free thermal back if you show your subscription receipt

Rye Deli & Drink

New Year's Eve

For Christmas and NYE, Rye Deli & Drink will offer WAP (Wet A** Pineapple) Mimosas: Los Vecinos mezcal, grilled pineapple juice, mint

Package includes a bottle of bubbles, a pint of WAP cocktail mix, and half of a charred pineapple for concocting & garnish. Package will be available for ordering and picking up Friday, 12.18 - Thursday, 12.31. Once it launches, it can be ordered here


New Year's Eve

  • New Year’s Eve packages 
    • Dips & Appetizers, including King Crab Dip, signature Chips & Dip with caviar, Swiss Chard Artichoke Dip, Black Truffle Deviled Eggs, Baked Brie, Bloody Mary Kits, and more
    • 4-course Prix-Fixe, served hot and ready to eat
      • Red Endive, Black Truffle Ravioli, Choice of Short Rib or Whole Rainbow Trout, and dessert bites from Brite, a new bakery that will operate out of Fulton Market’s Metric Coffee cafe from Chefs Sieger Bayer and Erika Chan
  • Mix-and-Match Cocktail Options
    • Classic Cocktails, including tried-and-true favorites - Dirty Martini, Manhattan, Negroni, Old Fashioned, Gin Gimlets, etc.
    • Daisies Specialty cocktails - Beet Old Fashioned, Pearry Cherry, Winter Punch, Cellar Key, and more
    • Holiday Spirits - Parsnip Eggnog, Pumpkin Toddy, Kombucha Mulled Wine, Boozy Cider, Classic Toddy, Hot Buttered Rum
  • Ordering will be available on Tock very soon


New Year's Eve

7-course Prix-Fixe Menu

  • Starter: White Anchovy Bruschetta, Whipped Mascarpone, Caperberry & Tomato Relish
  • Salad: Winter Citrus and Chicories, Goat Cheese, Sicilian Pistachio
  • Pasta: White Truffle Tagliatelle, House Cultured Butter, Grana Padano Broth
  • Main: Chianti Braised Short Rib, Taleggio Crema, Fingerling Potato, Crispy Kale
  • Main: Porterhouse Prime Dry Aged, Red Wine Jus 
  • Side: Roasted Winter Root Vegetable, White Balsamic, Herb Butter
  • Dessert: Pistachio Panna Cotta, Sicilian Pistachio, Pomegranate, Lavender Honey
  • White Truffle Supplement option

Full a la carte menu, plus some special menu itemsAvailable to order on Tock for pickup or delivery, as well as in-person al fresco dining.

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The Christkindl Sandwich (Photo Courtesy of Hannah's Bretzel)

Geja's Café

New Year's Eve 

Geja’s Café, located at 340 W. Armitage, is offering two special promotions to ring in the New Year both outside on their patio with their New Year’s Eve Package, or at homes with their New Year’s Eve @ Home Fondue Experience on December 31, 2020. 

For those looking for an outdoor experience, Geja’s is offering a special New Year’s Eve Package, $135 per person with tax and gratuity included, with reservations available for 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. This package includes a half bottle of Taittinger Brut La Francaise (a bottle per couple) along with a three-course fondue dinner. Each table will be outside and has a covered fireplace for a one-of-a-kind experience. 

For those who prefer to celebrate at their homes this year have the opportunity to order their New Year’s Eve @ Home Fondue Experience. Patrons choose which Premier Dinner they would like, and Geja’s supplies the equipment. The New Year’s Eve @ Home Fondue Experience includes their signature Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue with an assortment of dippers that include breads, apples, grapes, and veggies. The experience is then followed by the Geja’s salad with Dijon vinaigrette; your choice of protein with an assortment of veggies and choice of eight dipping sauces; and concludes with a Dark Belgium Chocolate fondue with an assortment of dippers.  

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Rudolph's Bar Pop Up in Wrigleyville (Photo Courtesy of Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce)

El Che Meat & Provisions

New Year's Eve

For New Year's Eve, Chef John Manion’s dinner for four is $150 and includes a Beef 'Chateaubriand' Tenderloin Roast, tied and ready for the oven, with seasonings to make it just right: Chimichurri and JMS, (John Manion Seasoning) plus creamed spinach and twice baked potatoes on the side to round it all out. You’ll thank yourself later with the New Year’s Day hangover brunch Steak n’ Eggs meal that feeds two for $50 or four for $100 — a 10z USDA Prime NY strip with ancho-coffee steak rub and red chimichurri, Andean-style bacon-potato hash and free-range eggs. Each meal comes with emailed instructions on how to prepare. Place your order via Tock for pick-up on Wednesday, December 30 from 4-7 p.m.\


New Year's Eve

A Michelin-starred takeout package with three courses for New Year’s Eve. The package for two features Belgian Ale Braised Beef Short Ribs, Olive Oil Poached Halibut, Wild Mushroom Cannelloni, Duck Rillettes, Champagne Cake and more, with optional add-ons like Caviar and Foie Gras Mousse. The NYE package is $170 for two; available to order through December 26 for pick on December 30 from 2-7pm or December 31 from 10am-4pm.


New Year's Eve 

PROXI also offers a globally inspired menu to ring in the new year. The package includes red lentil sambar, braised lamb shank rogan josh, smoked butternut squash mash, Basmati rice pulao and Matcha cheesecake for dessert for $140. The NYE package is available to order through December 26 for pick on December 30 from 2-7pm or December 31 from 10am-4pm.


New Year's Eve

After the year you’ve had, it’s time to welcome 2021 in style. There’s something by land and by sea for everyone feeling festive, including Whole Lobster Tail, Filet Mignon, Whole King Crab or just a “Smyth Snack Pack”. Better still, upgrade your evening with some special items including, Uni, Whole King Crab, Oysters, Black Truffles and Caviar. The Snack Pack features Foie Gras Ganache, Caviar and Eidolon Cheese with Black Truffle. For a complete, "no-hassle holiday" add breakfast for New Year’s Day. Choose from a Breakfast Casserole made with sourdough bread, eggs, cheese, sausage and fall greens, Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Benton's Bacon, Sparrow Coffee or all of them with the Breakfast Pack. Order on TOCK.


New Year's Eve

This New Year’s Eve, Nonnina is offering NYE carry out packages starting at $79.95 per person. Each order includes 1 187ml Moet Champagne. Guests will have their choice to choose from Italian Shrimp Cocktail, Herb Poached Shrimp, or the Shaved Brussel Sprout Insalata as an appetizer. Guests will also be able to choose their pasta which include Lobster-Corn filled Ravioli, Wild Mushroom and Cauliflower Rigatoni, and the Risotto with Carnaroli Rice and Fennel Sausage. For an entree, guests can choose from Pan Roasted Red Snapper, Oven Roasted Boneless ½ Chicken or Grilled New York Steak.

Nobu Hotel Chicago & Nobu

New Year's Eve

Roll into the new year with sushi from Nobu Chicago. The restaurant is offering NYE Sushi Take Out starting at $175 for two people. Orders include Miso Soup, Sashimi Salad, House Special Roll, Toro Negi, California Roll, Salmon Avocado, and Soft Shell Crab. Tuna, Salmon, Fluke, and Toro Nigiri are also included, along with an option to upgrade with a bottle of Nobu Champagne or Nobu Junmai Ginjo 71 Sake for an additional $85. 

Celebrate the start of something new in the serenity of your own private guest room at Nobu Hotel Chicago. The hotel’s New Year's package features accommodations, a bento box dinner for two  in one's guest room, a 375 mL "Split" bottle of Veuve Clicquot or Moet & Chandon Champagne, and early check-in and late check-out subject to availability. Valid for travel December 24, 2020 – January 1, 2021.

The Smith

New Year's Eve

The River North restaurant is offering its American brasserie fare for New Years Eve, available for pickup on 12/30 and 12/31. Meals for Two are $130 and Meals for Four are $260, featuring the following feast: Chicken Wontons, Tuna Tartare, Kale & Quinoa Salad, Braised Short Ribs, Lobster Risotto, Potato & Sunchoke Gratin, Sicilian Roasted Cauliflower, Hazelnut Layer Cake. The Best of The Smith gift box is also available for pick up all month. Full details and ordering are available here.


New Year's Eve

This New Year's Eve, WOOD’s dinner package, full of hors d'oeuvres and desserts —ready to assemble, heat and eat at home.

  • Hors d'oeuvres

    • Mixed Cheese and Charcuterie with accouterments 

    • Potato Cake with smoked trout roe & creme fraiche 

    • Mushroom onion cheese tartlet

    • steak tartare caramelize onion aioli with potato chips

    • house-smoked Ora salmon endive, pickled onion and dill

    • “pigs in blankets” house sausage with puff pastry and Honey Dijon 

    • ham and cheese croquettes 

    • house-made sourdough toast with olive tapenade 

    • brussels sprouts bruschetta with ricotta and pomegranate molasses 

  • Desserts

    • mini cream puff

    • chocolate cake bites with peanut butter buttercream, candied pecans

    • Lemon bars


New Year's Eve

Since Chicago will be shutting down at 11pm on NYE, Recess is bringing the NYE countdowns early – starting at 5pm. Each hour, they'll be celebrating with countdowns, complimentary champagne toasts, and the swag you’d expect at a NYE soirée. Even though they are unable to stay open until midnight, they have take home booze kits to keep your party going all night long. This event is free to attend with a reservation and will take place outdoors on Recess’s large patio. A limited number of heaters and fire pits are available, so contact Recess at 312.801.1181 to request one for your reservation. 


New Year's Eve

  • Salmon Tartare - $36/dozen
  • Prosciutto and Burrata Crostini - $30/dozen
  • Mini Sliders - $30/dozen
  • Please note the full menu is also still available/open regular hours. 

Untitled Supper Club 

New Year's Eve

Untitled presents Untethered: An Elaborate New Year’s Celebration at home. Tiered liquor packages include Uninhibited, Unbound and Unapologetic, each offering a bottle of Champagne, as well as bottles of liquor and garnishes to stock your home bar. Guests will also be available to tune into a live DJ set and countdown leading up to midnight. Untitled's entertainment curator and burlesque artist, Michelle L'Amour, will also be hosting a livesteam performance that guests can tune into. 

The Kimpton Gray

New Year's Eve

For those eager to say goodbye to 2020, The Gray’s 2020 Be Gone package includes overnight parking, a bottle of Prosecco, morning after hangover kit, and a late checkout for extra R&R. Not ready to venture out quite yet? Order the Gray @ Home gift basket and receive 25% off a future stay, two Frette Herringbone Shaw Collar Robes, two Concierge Cocktails, and Atelier Bloom Bath Salts. Contact to order via pickup or mail delivery.

Old Pueblo Cantina

New Year's Eve

  • Pitchers of Margarita's 
  • Taco Platters offerings
  • The full menu is also still available/open regular hours. 

Sophia Steak

New Year's Eve

  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail - $36/dozen
  • Mini Crab Cakes - $36/dozen
  • Mini Meatballs Pomodoro - $30/dozen
  • The full menu is also still available/open regular hours. 
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Give the gift of El Che spices that go on everything! (Photo Courtesy of El Che Meat & Provisions)

Avli Taverna

New Year's Eve

On New Year’s Eve, the neighborhood restaurant is offering modern Greek cuisine with individual holiday meal boxes for pick-up, discounted cocktails to-go and a whole leg of lamb dinner. Individual NYE meal options include:

  • Lobster Pasta & New Zealand Lamb Chops ($40): three chops, traditional Greek pasta with eight-ounce lobster tail, side of grilled vegetable medley and yogurt cheesecake.
  • Filet Souvlakia & Seafood Platter ($40): eight-ounce filet on skewer; grilled Spanish octopus, calamari and shrimp; side a basmati rice; Greek fries and chocolate mousse cake.
  • Whole Leg of Lamb Feast ($250): whole Colorado leg of lamb; oven-fired Greek potatoes; large Greek salad; large pita, veggies and tzatziki; chocolate mousse cake and bottle of Champagne.

Order available via Tock.

On New Year’s Eve, Avli Taverna is hosting a late-night, ticketed event on the heated patio. The $15 ticket includes a welcome cocktail, socially distanced seating and access to Chef Fernando’s late-night bites. Black mask only. Tickets must be purchased via Tock to attend.

On New Year’s Day, Taverna will offer the full brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the heated patio. A special bloody Mary bar will be offered, along with special brunch cocktails. Reservations are available via Tock.

Avli River North

New Year's Eve

The River North restaurant with contemporary Greek cuisine will offer a special to-go option on New Year’s Eve. For $45 per person, customers may choose between the Taverna Style Lamb Chops (four grass fed lamb chops served with Greek fries) or the Astakomakaronatha (traditional Greek lobster spaghetti). Each entree comes with the choice of a bottle of champagne or sparkling Greek wine. Orders will be available via Tock.

The restaurant will offer a special New Year’s Day brunch on the heated, covered and social distanced patio and sidewalk tent from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The full brunch menu will be available along with bottomless mimosas with purchase of an entrée (two-hour limit). Reservations are available via Tock. 

Chiya Chai 

New Year's Eve

Chiya Chai, the Logan Square café that offers a chai program with Nepali and Indian influenced fare. The catering packages offer an array of options to order out on New Year’s Eve, including appetizers, savory pies, entrees and sides. Favorites include the Hot Curry Wings ($70/serves 10); Madras Chicken, fried chicken with tomatoes, yogurt, spices and spicy curry ($80/serves 10); and Channa Masala, chickpeas with onions, tomatoes, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, paprika and ginger ($65/serves 10). 

Orders may be made here by December 30 at noon for New Year’s Eve. The regular menu is also available.

Houndstooth Saloon 

New Year's Eve

Houndstooth Saloon, the country bar in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood, is now offering their Winter Wonderland featuring heated “mini houses.” Eight mini houses are available and allow six people in each to offer a safe, socially distanced experience. 

On New Year’s Eve, Houndstooth will be offering a special package for two different time slots in the mini houses which include an all-you-can-eat shrimp and crab boil with corn and red potatoes, unlimited appetizers, chef’s dessert, and unlimited drinks (draft beer, wine, call liquor).

The first time slot is available from 6 to 9 p.m. for $100 per person (must have four to six people) and the second time slot is from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. for $125 per person (must have six people). Reservations are required and first come, first serve. To reserve your mini house, email Houses will be available with a regular menu through the spring.

La Josie

New Year's Eve

The West Loop restaurant will offer special to-go feasts, their seasonal tamale menu and more. The feasts feed two to four people and options include the following:

  • Pollo al Horno ($40): whole oven-roasted amish chicken with a sweet and spicy rub; Nopalitos Salad with garlic, onion, sauteed prickly pear cactus, Dijon mustard vinaigrette, pico de gallo, fresno chile and queso fresco; and sides of tomato sauce rice, salsa de arbol and hand-pressed tortillas.
  • Dos Huaraches ($25): Mexico City-style heirloom blue corn huarache, sauteed oyster mushrooms, grilled seasonal veggies, refried beans, crema, queso cotija, pickled red onion, baby spinach and roasted jalapeno salsa. Sides include tomato sauce rice, salsa roja and chips.
  • Parrillada ($55): grilled skirt steak, chicken breast, chorizo, rajas poblanas, grilled veggies and queso fresco. Sides include tomato sauce rice, beans, salsa de arbol and hand-pressed tortillas

The seasonal tamales menu will also be available. Three tamales are $40 for three with choice of rajas con queso, pollo en mole poblano and short rib en salsa roja.
Several cocktails to-go options will be available to mix and match. A four pack (10-ounce bottles, eight servings) is $60 and a two pack (10-ounces bottles, four servings) is $30.

The Mexican restaurant will offer brunch beginning at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Due to the architecture of La Josie’s main floor, the large open-air windows allow guests to safely (and legally) dine-in through the winter season. Seating in the heated, outdoor tent is also available.

In addition to the full brunch menu, La Josie will offer traditional specials like the limited, seasonal tamale menu and Pozole Verde, with Amish chicken, hominy, poblano, rabanitos, cabbage and oregano. Specialty brunch cocktails will also be available. Reservations are available via Resy.

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Courtesy of Avli Taverna

Kinzie Chophouse

New Year's Eve

Celebrate Christmas and New Year's at the Kinzie Chophouse who recently announced a new ownership team and menu refresh with an enhanced beverage program.   

Options include the following menu available for $70 per person.


  -  Smoked salmon carpaccio served with warm crab & gruyere millefeuille  


·      Chestnut velute soup with truffle oil and pomegranate

 Main course (choose one)

·      Prime rib roast with apple cider, brandy and mustard crust 

·      Seared halibut fillet served with prosecco beurre blanc & salmon brik 

·      Lamb Ossobuco braised with porcini mushrooms, Marsala wine and sage 

Side Dish

·      Christmas Ratatouille with baby potatoes, Brussel sprouts, baby carrots, asparagus, sweet potatoes, pears & green beans 


  • Brioche bread pudding with Fuji apples, pecans and bourbon caramel sauce 

Add-on items portioned for 4-6 people are also available to accompany any holiday meal: 

·      Smoked salmon platter with lemon curd and pumpernickel bread ($50)

·      Cheese platter selection with chutneys and dry fruits ($24)

·      Brioche bread pudding with Fuji apples, pecans and bourbon caramel sauce ($35)

These festive Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve dining options will be available for scheduled pickup on the following days/times. 

Thursday, December 24th between 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Deadline to order will be Wednesday, December 23rd. Kinzie Chophouse will be closed on Christmas Day. 

Thursday, December 31st between 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Deadline to order will be Wednesday, December 30th. Kinzie Chophouse will be closed on New Year's Day. 

Chez Moi

New Year's Eve

A French meal from Christmas through the New Year with a Holiday Gourmet Box at Chez Moi created by Chef Dominique Tougne.

Chef Dominique Tougne's Holiday Gourmet Box
Available Dec 24th and Dec 26th-31st
Can be packed hot or cold, to reheat the day after pick-up.

Smoked Salmon Crêpe with DIY Kir Royale
(housemade cassis syrup & 375mL Gruet Brut Champagne)

Lobster Bisque with Parmesan Croutons
- or -
Chef Dominique’s Cold Foie Gras Terrine with Apricot Marmalade

Duck Duo
Confit Duck Leg, Pan Seared Duck Breast, Wild Mushroom Potato Galette, Bourbon Sauce au Poivre
- or -
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Confit Shallots, Roasted Garlic, Black Truffle Dauphinoise Potato

Petit Basque Sheep Cheese with Rhubarb Jam

Chocolate Bûche de Noël

add a bottle of Veuve Ambal Blanc de Blancs (35)
add a bottle of Château Beauchene Châteauneuf du Pape (60)

Fresh Picks

New Year's Eve

CHRISTMAS or NEW YEAR'S BRUNCH...Brunch on Christmas morning or New Year's Day with the Fresh Picks Brunch Box ($24.95). The box includes eggs, chicken breakfast sausage, bagels, potatoes, oranges, cheddar cheese, and leeks. It's a set of ingredients to whip up an omelet or egg scramble for a breakfast before - or after - you open presents (and to recover from too much bubbly). 

MAKE A LOCALLY SOURCED HOLIDAY MEAL...Prepare Christmas Dinner with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients this year and support small businesses. Fresh Picks offers a Fruit & Veggie Box in a small ($20) and regular ($30) size featured produce that's in season right now. A box at this time might include butternut squash, yellow onions, purple top turnips, potatoes, apples, and mushrooms. It's an opportunity to keep dinner local and with ingredients that haven't traveled too far. 

GIVE THE GIFT OF LOCAL..Fresh Picks has a winter share that runs through February you can sign up for any time. Giving the gift of local produce is a gift idea, especially if it's for a family that might be struggling a little during this time or for someone you know who's a foodie and looking to eat more healthy in 2021. The Winter Share Farm Box consists of 9-12 different vegetables and fruit varieties that are in season. Deliveries are available on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. 

Bayan Ko

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve Grazing Table

- The New Year's Eve food package is $65/person and includes a Cheese & Charcuterie Board; Pork Belly Maki with garlic rice, atchara, and adobo glaze; Lobster Palabok with rice noodles, fennel, saffron, chicharron, and lemon; Cassava cake bites with coconut and Dulce de Leche; midnight grapes for good luck and more.  - Cocktail Add-Ons are $24-30 and include Lion's Tail, Vespers, French 75, and the Mother-In-Law. A bottle of Bisol Jeio Prosecco (750ml) is available for $12. 

Orders can be placed via Tock. Orders for the 'Noche Buena' Feast must be placed by 12/16.  Be sure to choose the proper pick-up location (Bayan Ko or Ward Eight Bar) before placing an order. 

Tuscan Hen Market

New Year's Eve

For New Year's Eve, Tuscan Hen will be offering housemade Fettuccine to cook at home with a seafood sauce of lobster, crab, and shrimp. The pasta comes with a mixed salad with Champagne dressing and Molten Chocolate Cake. The menus and information to place orders will be available on the website soon.

Found Kitchen & Social House

New Year's Eve

Chef Debbie Gold has prepared not one but three different menu options to choose from for your New Year's celebration this year. 

The restaurant's full menu is available to order in advance or the day of for pickup and delivery. They will also be taking in-tent/socially-distanced reservations for anyone who prefers to enjoy a night out. Limited seats are available. 

Each menu is designed for two people. Having guests? Mix and match the menus.

All menus include a bottle of red, white, or sparkling wine


-Trio of Caviar: Hackleback, Paddlefish, and Bowfin Caviar simply served with creme fraiche and toast points

-30 grams each of best quality domestic, sustainable caviar available


- Charcuterie Selection of Cheeses, Meats, and More
- Pate de Maison

- Smoked Whitefish Rilette
- Array of Crackers, Breads, and Dried Fruit


- Lobster Chowder
- Ribeye Roasted on the Bone with lemongrass, forbidden rice, and soy-braised black kale
- Caramel, Chocolate, and Hazelnut Pavlova

Beverage Add-Ons Include:
- Howlers (Found's version of a growler) and cocktails-to-go
- Additional bottle of anything for 25% off the list price

Orders must be placed by Monday, December 28th. 
Pick-Up will be available Thursday, 12/31 from 12pm - 7pm.

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Opt in for dinner from Kinzie Chophouse this holiday season! (Courtesy of Kinzie Chophouse)

Smith & Wollensky Chicago

New Year's Eve

Smith & Wollensky is open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day this year for those looking to reserve a table or space in a private dining room for a in-restaurant dining experience. 

Alternatively, holiday roasts alone or full-fledged feasts with all of the trimmings and accompanying bottles of wine that pair with each dish are now available through the New Year. Pre-order a USDA Prime Rib Roast or a Tenderloin Roast online for in-restaurant pick up through ChowNow or call the restaurant directly for last minute orders (allow 24 hours advance notice). Smith & Wollensky does all of the work so that all you have to do is turn on the oven.
Also available as a complete meal that serves 4-6 guests, selected roasts can be accompanied by signature S&W sides and dessert. Wine enthusiasts can also add a bottle of sauvignon blanc and one of Smith & Wollensky’s proprietary red blends for $75 or a bottle of 100% Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon for $120.
Holiday Dining Packages for Pick Up
S&W Holiday Prime Rib Roast
3 Bone (10.5lb average weight)- $220
4 Bone (12lb average weight)- $270
Served with au jus and horseradish cream, Hand-tied by our butcher, with cooking instructions included
S&W Holiday Tenderloin Roast
4lb average weight - $195
Served with a red wine demi-glace, Hand-tied by our butcher, with cooking instructions included
S&W Sides for a Complete Holiday Dinner – additional $100
Feeds 4-6 Guests | Choose from our 3 or 4 Bone USDA Rib Roast or Tenderloin Roast (priced above), and add the following roast accompaniments for an additional $100:

  • Two loaves of rosemary & sea salt dinner rolls
  • A classic wedge salad
  • Crispy Yukon gold potatoes
  • Roasted beets & butternut squash
  • New York cheesecake topped with raspberry sauce and strawberries for dessert
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Feast your eyes on the Smith & Wollensky Roast (Courtesy of Smith & Wollensky)


New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve – Ring in 2021 with a meal AND cocktails!

Serves 2 ($150) Available for scheduled pickup or delivery on Thursday, December 31st from 2 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Order by Monday, December 28th. 

  • Choice of Whole Fried Chicken OR Whole Branzino
  • Delicious sides include Black Eyed Peas & Spinach, Brussels Sprouts & Apples, Corn Bread
  • A luscious, house-made Chocolate Cake for dessert
  • It isn’t NYE without bubbly! A bottle of Canard Duchene Brut is included
  • Vegetarian lasagna is available to add on for $28
  • Festive cocktails to-go include (two cocktails per order):
    • Cranberry Mule (vodka, lime, ginger beer) $18
    • Navidad (Aguardiente, elderflower, prickly pear) $20
    • Old Fashioned (bourbon, cane syrup, bitters) $24

**PLEASE NOTE: Virtue will be closed on New Year’s Eve for all other service,  and will also be closed on New Year’s Day

In addition to all that’s being offered for the holidays, Williams has also introduced a variety of weeknight specials, now available for carryout and delivery from Virtue. 

Wednesday: County BBQ Ribs with House-made BBQ sauce + Coleslaw ($29)

Thursday: Lasagna, Breadsticks, House Caesar ($25)

Friday: Fried Catfish, Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, House Salad ($29)

Saturday: Turkey OR Veggie Pot Pie + Kale Salad ($25)

Sunday: Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, House Salad ($29)


New Year's Eve


Join Chef Gaytan on his enclosable, all-season patio on Thursday, December 31st for a  three-course menu. The special seating will include a toast, party favors, and music. Seatings for the special dinner are available, by reservation only, via Resy

$180 per person ++

$60 for wine pairings

AMUSE-BOUCHE: Kumamoto oyster, yuzu gelée, smoked trout caviar.

PRIMERO (FIRST) ASPARAGUS: Asparagus, truffle béarnaise sauce, crispy brown rice. Add shaved winter truffles $20

AGUACHILE: Cobia, baby cucumber, purple pear onion, chiles toreados, lime juice, Maggi salsa, cilantro, avocado purée.

KOBE: American Kobe tartare, honey/chipotle, green onion, pickled black trumpet mushroom, charred onion powder, crostini.

SEGUNDO (SECOND) TLACOYO:  Blue corn masa, black beans, Hedgehog mushroom, crispy shallots, salsa macha, avocado purée, herbs.

HALIBUT BOUILLABAISSE: Spicy saffron stew, bread crumb crusted halibut, clams,

mussels, shrimps, fennel, fingerling potatoes, sunburst squash, baby squash, saffron rouille.

VEAL CHEEKS: Braised veal cheeks, almond-mole sauce, mushroom duxelles tetelas, charred broccolini, pickled chanterelles.

TERCERO (THIRD) GUANÁBANA | AGUACATE: Tapioca infused with citrus, guanábana sorbet, avocado foam.

MAÍZ Y AZAFRÁN: Sweet cornbread, caramel popcorns, honey toffee, saffron ice cream, cajeta ahumada.

SNOWMAN: Tangerine mousse, cardamom, yogurt streusel, white chocolate, rosemary ice cream.

This celebration will be available for patio guests only, and can be reserved via Tock (or by calling Tzuco at 312-374-8995).

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Indulge in some NYE Fried Chicken from Virtue (Photo Courtesy of Lindsey Becker)

Stephanie Izard

New Year's Eve

  • Christmas & New Year’s Day Brunch: This meal kit contains a few favorites from Little Goat and Girl & the Goat. Sourdough Pancakes (with toppings, of course), Smoked Salmon Crepes and Cinnamon Buns - a mix of sweet and savory flavors. Don't forget to add on the bubbly, sweets and Goat goods! Local pick-up on December 23, 30, & 31 on Tock: 
  • Sugargoat Holiday Sweets: The sweets shop will be offerings staples, like Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Chocolate French Fry Pie, and Cheez-it Cake, along with holiday specials like Peppermint Whoopie Pies, Gingerbread Latte Cakes, and Peppermint Ice Cream Cakes. 
  • All Season long: Meal Kits by Stephanie Izard offer Girl & the Goat staples like the Smoked Taco Kit and Roasted Pork Shank Kit, Duck Duck Goat items like dumplings and slap noodles, or specially curated wine and champagne pairings. Order via Tock.

Stephanie Izard and her team are ringing in 2021 with a Girl & The Goat pop-up in the exterior tents at Galleria Marchetti in River West on December 30 - January 1. Continue the celebration with signature cocktails, wine and champagne, all available to add on to your dinner. 

Tickets are $165 and can be purchased on Tock: All tables will be socially-distanced, and staff will be masked and following guidelines to ensure everyone's safety.

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Take a bit out of a Sugargoat cookie this holiday season! (Photo courtesy of Garrett Sweet)

District Brew Yards

New Year's Eve

District Brew Yards and Lillie’s Q are offering a New Year's Eve At Home package ($250) featuring genuine prime rib plus sides (serves 4). Lillie's Q is smoking 4 lbs. of USDA Prime prime rib and pairing it up with collard greens, black-eyed peas and mac & cheese to bring in some quality Southern traditions. Preorder link will be up on their website soon. And if you need something quaffable and/or something to toast with come midnight, there is a selection of 4-packs available and some limited-edition 750mL bottles from Around the Bend, Bold Dog, Burnt City, and Casa Humilde. Packages can be ordered here:

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Chicago Makers Popup Shop supports 25+ diverse and local small businesses. (Photo Courtesy of District Brew Yards)

LondonHouse Chicago

New Year's Eve

LondonHouse Chicago will be offering special takeout kits from its rooftop/lounge for safely celebrating at home in style. Each kit for order and pick-up includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot (375ml), Veuve Clicquot branded flutes, chocolate covered strawberries, and other themed swag items including ‘Happy New Year’ necklaces. Each kit is priced at $125 and supplies are limited. 

IO Godfrey

New Year's Eve

I|O Godfrey at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago is featuring cocktail kits to-go for NYE. The Silver To-Go Package (priced at $200) includes a 1L bottle of Ketel One vodka, Red Bull, Ketel One Botanical Spritz cans, I|O Godfrey bespoke mixers, party favors, and more. The Gold To-Go package (offered at $400) includes a 1L bottle of Ketel One vodka, 750ml bottle of Don Julio 1942 tequila, Ketel One Botanical Spritz cans, Topo Chico sparkling water, I|O Godfrey bespoke mixers, a cocktail shaker, ice bucket, and party favors.

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Ring in the New Year with LondonHouse Chicago's Veuve Clicquot takeout kit. (Photo Courtesy of LondonHouse Chicago)


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