Thanksgiving Dinner in Chicago with kids (5&3)
SF chowhounds heading to Chicago with a few friends and their 5- and 3-year old kids. Would like to have a nice, but not super fancy, Thanksgiving dinner that could accomodate the 5 of us and the 2 little cherubs. Figure on a price range of $40-50 per person for dinner, not including drinks and wine. Old stand-bys (rather than hot and trendy) are most welcome.
Thanks in advance.
Not sure where you are staying - Chicago is a big city, but here are some more ideas:
Harry Carry's in Rosemont has a big traditional Thanksgiving spread, although I've never tried it. I'm a fan of the historic down-town location. They have no special T-Day menu, but great steak/chicken Vesuvio. www.harrycarrys.com
For a non-traditional meal, you could try Greek Town. Greek Islands and San Torini are board favorites.
Might also try calling Wishbone - in the West Loop near Greek Town. Not sure if they do a T-Day spread, but if they do it would be good. "Southern reconstruction cooking". Right around the corner from Oprah's studio. www.wishbone.com
All the above would be good for kids and would fit your budget.
Lawry's The Prime Rib will stock up its trademark silver carts with roasted turkey, salad, whipped potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, candied yams and turkey dressing for "dinner in' on the big day for $25/person, dessert and beverages not included. Not in the mood for bird? Lawry's regular menu, including Yorkshire pudding and (of course) prime rib, is available, too. Noon-8 p.m.