Phil Vettel recommends: Christmas Day dining

Dining out on Christmas Day

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Filini

Filini restaurant's main dining room. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune / January 16, 2012)

Bowling and movies aside, there's not a lot to do outside the home on Christmas Day. But a good number of restaurants stand ready and willing to serve that day:

Ann Sather. Three Ann Sather locations will be open Christmas Day, serving breakfast items and complete holiday dinners (including bread, soup, vegetable and dessert) for $19.95 ($10.95 ages 12 and younger). Reservations accepted for parties of six or more. 909 W. Belmont Ave., 773-348-2378 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.); 5207 N. Clark St., 773-271-6677 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.); 3411 N. Broadway, 773-305-0024 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Carmine's. Serving 1-9 p.m. Regular menu. 1043 N. Rush St., 312-988-7676.

Carnivale. Serving 5-10 p.m. Menu specials include Christmas lechon asada (slow-roasted hog, coconut rice), butter-poached king crab. 702 W. Fulton Market, 312-850-5005.

Deleece. Serving 2-8 p.m. Three-course Christmas dinner, $39 (kids menu $12). 3747 N. Southport Ave., 773-325-1710.

Di Pescara. Serving noon to 7 p.m. Regular menus and specials. 2124 Northbrook Court, Northbrook, 847-498-4321.

Filini Bar & Restaurant. Serving noon to 10 p.m. The restaurant will celebrate with a Feast of the Seven Fishes menu, seven courses with a complimentary glass of prosecco for $75. 221 N. Columbus Drive, 312-477-0234.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club. Not only will Kit Kat be serving a Christmas prix fixe for $40 on Christmas Eve and Day, but the dinner will be 50 percent off if you bring in a nonperishable food donation (per person) for Vital Bridges' Harvest for Hope community food drive. Regular menu also available. 3700 N. Halsted St., 773-525-1111.

Little Market Brasserie. Open for dinner beginning 5 p.m., Little Market will be serving its regular menu, plus specials. Fixed-price menu, $40, also available. 10 E. Delaware Place, 312-640-8141.

Lockwood Restaurant and Bar. A Christmas buffet will be served 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; complimentary glass of sparkling wine for adults. $70 adults, $65 seniors, $40 children. Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., 312-917-3404.

Mercat a la Planxa. Christmas Day brunch, $25, served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Four-course, 13-dish tasting menu, $65 ($35 children) served 5-9 p.m.; regular menu also available. 683 S. Michigan Ave., 312-765-0533.

Rosebud Deerfield. Serving 1-9 p.m. Regular menu. 560 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, 847-914-0900.

Rosebud on Rush. Serving 1-9 p.m. Regular menu. 720 N. Rush St., 312-266-6444.

Rosebud Steakhouse. Serving 1-9 p.m. Regular menu. 192 E. Walton St. 312-397-1000.

Stetsons Modern Steak + Sushi. Serving regular menu 5-10 p.m. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, 312-239-4491.

Travelle. Serving noon to 7 p.m. Prix-fixe Christmas menu, $80 ($30 under 10). 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7705.

pvettel@tribune.com

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