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Dec 9, 2006 03:45 PM

Christmas dinner in the city?

My wife and I are moving to Chicago next week and we were hoping to go out for a nice-ish dinner on Christmas night - can anyone recommend someplace they know will be open? We've been to Chinatown in the past and were hoping for something a little different. Since the number of restaurants open that night is probably pretty slender we're not too picky about the cuisine - geographically speaking we'd prefer to go no further south than the Loop since we'll be coming from the far north side.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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  1. Try open table. They post all open restaurants here.
    It depends on what you have in mind by "nice-ish", but NoMi, Vermilion and Bin 36 are open and have available tables. I would call the restaurant to confirm, but it's a start.

    1. Most of the Hotel restaurants will be open (I think). Avenue's at the Peninsula is a great choice. The Atwood at the Burnham Hotel is quite nice (in a historically significant building) and open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. See the Burnham Hotel / Atwood Cafe gallery below;

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      1. re: amoncada

        Quick clarification - Atwood Cafe is in the Burnham Hotel. Aria is in the Fairmont.