Christmas Eve comes early to one of Chicago’s best rooftops, courtesy of a mid-morning and afternoon brunch buffet curated by I|O Godfrey’s executive chef Alfonso Martinez. Offerings include classic brunch staples like Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Mashed Potatoes, and an Omelette station, and for folks with a heartier appetite, there are more dinner-y options on offer as well. From a full sushi bar to a carving station where you can get all the Prime Rib and jus you could ever want, your $40 will ensure you’ll be leaving full and very, very jolly.
Cost: Reservations run $39 per person
How to book: Reserve via Tock.
Chicago’s favorite rooftop bar, restaurant, and lounge offers you the ability to take some of the atmosphere home with you this Thanksgiving. Elevated takes on holiday classics like Bourbon-glazed Carrots, Bacon-laced Collard Greens, and Cornbread Stuffing share spot alongside more unconventional additions like Huevos Rancheros, but the star here is the perfectly cooked Roast Turkey, and the fact that they’re only charging $25 to add a wine pairing to your order. In-person dining reservations for the similarly stocked Thanksgiving buffet have sold out, but if you simply must take in the beautiful rooftop views while you eat, you can always add your name to the waitlist.
Cost: Dine-in menu runs $59 per person ($15 for kids); take-out turkeys run $149 each (serves 8 - 10), take-out sides run $25 each (serves 4)
How to book: Join the dine-in waitlist or order pick-up via Tock by November 23.