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The Best Chicago Restaurants Open on Christmas 2016

Skip the Chinese takeout or preparing your own Feast of the Seven Fishes
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The tree is trimmed, your stockings are stuffed and all the gifts are wrapped (or the movie showtimes have been selected, if that's more your style). And now you’re exhausted. With all of the travel, shopping and prep of the holidays, no one would blame you if you wanted to skip cooking a Christmas feast. Whether you're looking for a way to cut down on your holiday workload or just need somewhere to grab dinner after your annual trip to the theater, here are our top recommendations for restaurants that are open on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day—or both—in Chicago.

Prime & Provisions

A great steak dinner sounds like the perfect way to celebrate the season.

NoMI

This rustic American restaurant won us over with its promise of a Christmas Day buffet.

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Bar Siena

Prime yourself with pizza and pasta while you wait for Santa at this casual Italian spot.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Dine on tapas with all of your fellow elves while drinking a pitcher of sangria.

Summer House Santa Monica

This restaurant is open through Christmas Eve. Mr. Claus will even make special guest appearances earlier in the month.

Check out the full list of recommendations here.

Also, if you're planning to eat out during the holiday, be sure to call ahead for a reservation so you won't be wandering the cold streets acting like a hangry Scrooge.

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