Phil Vettel recommends: Passover dining

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The Ocean's 12 room at L. Woods Tap. (Reid Compton, Chicago Tribune / April 10, 2014)

Passover begins at sundown Monday, and of course many of Chicago's restaurants are eager to help. Here are a few options; unless noted otherwise, special dinners are available Monday and Tuesday.

Di Pescara: Seder plate and traditional dinner; kosher wines available. $39.95 (under 12 half-price) dine-in, $29.95 carryout. 2124 Northbrook Court, Northbrook, 847-498-4321

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse: Three-course Passover menu, $29.75, served 3 p.m. to midnight. 1028 N. Rush St., 312-266-8999

Happ Inn: Eight traditional Passover dishes (matzo ball soup, chopped liver, potato pancakes, matzo-crusted whitefish) will be available as a la carte specials (in addition to regular menu) for dine-in or carryout. Available Monday through April 19. 305 Happ Road, Northfield, 847-784-9200

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile: Passover Seder served at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Four-course menu with wine pairings, $105. Evening includes discussions on the traditional meal and live music. Overnight packages available. Reservations required by calling 847-922-4673 or by email at impactchicago247@gmail.com. 505 N. Michigan Ave.

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab: $45.95 dinner includes traditional starters, choice of entree with sides, dessert. 60 E. Grand Ave., 312-379-5637

L. Woods Tap: $39.95 dinner includes traditional starters, entree, dessert. 7110 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, 847-677-3350

Max and Benny's: Dine-in menu, served family-style, $32.95, $15.95 under 10. Dinners-to-go packages (for eight, $159; for 12, $219) available but must be ordered by Friday. See full menu and package details at maxandbennys.com. 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook, 847-272-9490

Mity Nice Grill: Family-style dinner $36.95, $16.95 ages 12 and younger. 835 N. Michigan Ave., 312-335-4745

Mon Ami Gabi: Dinner, $36.95 ($15.95 ages 12 and younger) includes traditional starters, brisket with root vegetables and latkes, flourless chocolate cake. 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-348-8886

Osteria Via Stato: Three-course menu, $39.95, served 5-10 p.m. 620 N. State St., 312-642-8450

Saranello's: Dinner with Seder plate and traditional accompaniments. Kosher wines available. $39.95, children half-price; dinner available as carryout for $29.95 per person. 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, 847-777-6878

Tortoise Club: Three-course menu of traditional Passover dishes, $39.95. Regular menu also available. 350 N. State St., 312-755-1700

Wildfire: Passover Club menu for groups of six or more. $39.95, $16.95 ages 12 and younger. 159 W. Erie St., 312-787-9000; 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, 847-279-9700; 1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, 847-657-6363

pvettel@tribune.com

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