Thanksgiving 2022 is still two weeks away (Thursday, November 24), but Chicago’s area restaurants are filling up fast for feasting on Thanksgiving Day. Instead of our usual review this week, Dean’s Team Chicago did a bit of research to find availability at Chicago’s best and most unique restaurants for you! We based the availability on a table for four at various hours (late morning-early afternoon to 8pm) Here are a few that have options available for eat-in or carryout:
Patio space is still available (as of Tuesday) for River North’s Maple & Ash, 8 W. Maple Street. They’re serving a family-style, imaginative meal featuring truffle roast turkey breast and turkey roulade. To reserve, click here.
In Andersonville, Southern specialties like deep-fried Cajun-style turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, and skillet-charred Brussels sprouts with sea island benne, shallots and crispy shallots sound mighty tasty at Big Jones 5347 N. Clark Street. Currently, they’re not showing availability in the dining room on November 24, but… you can still order online for a great party at home! For more information, call Big Jones at 773-275-5725.
In Lincoln Square, go Argentinian at Artango! Experience Argentina’s Golden Age with a special 3-course prix-fixe menu, including a choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert, all served with a side of Latin Jazz! Kids 12 and under may order from the kid’s menu. The dinner menu is $75 per person. Reservations are available by clicking here.
In Bucktown, Etta, 1840 W. North Avenue, upgrades their locally-sourced New American menu of wood-fired fare by giving it a Thanksgiving treatment. Their ‘Turkey Picnic’ has a roasted turkey breast and leg confit, with sweet onion gravy and cranberry compote, followed by bacon-lardoned Brussels sprouts and many other delights, including a special caramel apple dessert. Reservations are still possible for 4:00pm and beyond in Bucktown. Click here for reservations. Note: River North location is sold out.
Finally, in Streeterville, the 110 Godfrey Rooftop Lounge, atop the Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron, which offers a rooftop view of the city with its retractable roof and year-round availability, still has reservations for their sumptuous Thanksgiving Buffet, including turkey, beef and salmon, in the late morning-early afternoon (11am-1:45pm.) To make reservations, click here.
Alison Moran-Powers and Dean’s Team Chicago