Thanksgiving is a time when friends and family gather around the table to celebrate the happiness, blessings and good times in their lives. While some people can produce lavish, delicious Thanksgiving feasts, some tables may be lacking tasty treats. Instead of forcing everyone to endure a dry, overcooked or bland, this Thanksgiving make a reservation at these Chicago restaurants that offer delightful food with an amazing view.
The Signature Room
At the Signature Room’s Thanksgiving feast, the view of the table and from the table are equally magnificent. Executive Chef Cardel Reid will serve a tremendous feast of appetizers, entrees and desserts. To begin the meal, chef prepares a buffet spread of king crab legs, charcuterie with assorted mustards & American cheeses, in addition to seasonal salads and soups. If guests aren’t full from the first course, the main course awaits. The mains include traditional and non-traditional gluten-free and vegetarian friendly options. Choices include Roasted Plainville Farm Turkey Breast with turkey roulade, caramelized onion stuffing, with traditional gravy, Roasted Pork Loin with potato hash, or Pan Seared Seitan.
The holiday menu is priced at $80 per person for adults, and $35 per child (4-12 years old), and is free for any child age 3 and below. Prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Reservations with a credit card are required, and can be made by calling 312-787-9596.
Cindy’s at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Overlooking Chicago’s Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue, Cindy’s, on the 13th floor of the Chicago Athletic Association, will be serving a family style feast for the Thanksgiving holiday. The restaurant’s airy atmosphere will have diners feeling reminiscent of a Great Lakes beach house gathering of family and friends. Executive Chef Christian Ragano is serving up a Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Day Family Style menu. The dinner will be served proportionally to the number of guests in each party. Following the dinner, if the wind brings a chill, guests can stay warm on the terrace for after dinner drinks around the terrace fire pits.
The menu is priced at $79/Adult 16+, $29/Children (Free For Children Under 6). Reservations can be made by visiting www.cindysrooftop.com, or calling 312-792-3502.
Maxwell’s at the Club
Instead of letting Aunt Vern cook a dry bird, the family can enjoy a lavish buffet at Maxwell’s at the Club. Located inside the East Bank Club and open to the public, Maxwell’s at the Club is one of River North’s hidden gems. The Thanksgiving buffet, available on Thursday, November 26 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., offers a delicious and generous variety of expertly prepared traditional Thanksgiving favorites.
The dinner begins with 12 differ appetizer and salad options. These classic salads and seasonal favorites will prime your appetite for the delicious entrees. Guests can chose from traditional Thanksgiving option like roasted turkey or can have a chef carve them Prime Rib. Guests will have overflowing plates with so many sides to enjoy. From classic stuffing to seasonal vegetables, no one will leave hungry. Since every meal deserves a sweet ending, Maxwell’s will serve decadent desserts like Southern Pecan Bars, cakes and tortes.
Maxwell’s Thanksgiving Buffet is $45 for adults and $10 for children age 10 and under. Reservations can be made online at www.maxwellsattheclub.com. Use the Book a Table option on the left side of the web page, or call for reservations at (312) 527-5800 extension 301.