Passover begins at sundown Monday, and, as always, Chicago restaurants stand ready to assist. Here are some of the most interesting options; remember to order/reserve early.
Bistronomic (840 W. Wabash Ave., 312-944-8400). Seasonal Passover three-course menu, $40, offered Monday through April 2. Extended parking available.
Chicago Q (1160 N. Dearborn St., 312-642-1160). Featuring smoked Kobe-style brisket, available by the half-pound and pound, available Monday through April 2. The entire regular menu also will be available to go and for catering.
Fox & Obel (401 E. Illinois St., 312-379-0133). Featuring a carryout and catering Passover menu, including a la carte items as well as complete dinners ($210 for six); 48-hour notice required. See menu (and order online) at fox-obel.com.
Ina's (1235 W. Randolph St., 312-226-8227). Selling its to-go almond macaroons and fried matzo, available for pickup Saturday (supplies very limited). Fried matzo also will be on Ina's breakfast and lunch menus from Tuesday through April 2.
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile (505 N. Michigan Ave.). A Passover banquet overseen by a born-again chef in a building originally constructed for the Masons — only in America. Celebrate the holiday early at a Passover Seder banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Guest chef Rick Tramonto will work with the hotel's culinary team in creating a four-course menu ($80), accompanied by discussions and live music. Reservations required; call 847-922-4673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenview House (1843 Glenview Road, Glenview, 847-724-0692). Three-course Passover menu available 4-10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Entree choice of brisket or roasted chicken. Cost is $35.
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (60 E. Grand Ave., 312-379-5637). Annual Passover dinner served 4-11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Gefilte fish with red-beet horseradish, lettuce-chive salad with chopped liver, matzo-ball soup, choice of entree (roasted chicken, brisket or halibut) with potato pancakes, chocolate macaroon pie. Vegetarian options available. Cost is $45.95; reservations required.
L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge (7110 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, 847-677-3350). Serving a three-course menu Monday and Tuesday for $39.95.
Mity Nice (Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 312-335-4745). Serving family-style menu (dinner only), $36.95, available Monday through April 2.
Mon Ami Gabi (2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-348-8886). Multicourse menu available 5:30-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; $36.95, $15.95 ages 12 and younger. Carryout platters available; must be ordered by 5 p.m. Thursday.
Osteria Via Stato (620 N. State St., 312-642-8450). Three-course menu, $39.95, available Monday and Tuesday.
Real Urban Barbecue (610 Central Ave., Highland Park, 224-770-4227; 1260 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, 847-613-1227). Carryout menu includes smoked turkey and brisket (whole or sliced), whole roasted chicken, matzo, fruit trays, macaroons and more. 48-hour advance order requested.
Riva Crab House (Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., 312-644-7482). Serving a three-course menu with entree choices of braised brisket, chicken breast and horseradish-crusted whitefish. $40. Please mention Passover dinner when making reservations.
Tavern on Rush (1031 N. Rush St., 312-644-9600). Monday and Tuesday, serving a three-course menu with entree choices of braised beef brisket and matzo-crusted walleye. $39.95.
Tuscany Restaurant Wheeling (550 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, 847-465-9988). Three-course Passover dinner, served family style Monday and Tuesday. Choose from brisket, roasted chicken and broiled whitefish entrees. $32, $16 ages 9 and younger.
Passover dining options
Dine-in or carryout, these spots offer interesting options
Real Urban Barbecue's carryout menu will feature brisket. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune)
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840 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
1160 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
1235 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
60 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
7110 North Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60712, USA
835 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
2300 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
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610 Central Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035, USA