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Holiday Happenings Throughout December

Celebrate with Lettuce all season long

The ho, ho, holidays are upon us and Lettuce is serving up fun and delicious ways to celebrate! From brunch with Santa and cocktail classes, to holiday treats to-go, here’s our guide to making memories together all season long.

Happy Holidays!

Frolic ahead: Dine-in Specials & EventsHoliday Treats To-GoHoliday Gifts

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Holiday Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago)

Classic Cocktails at R.J. GruntsR.J. Grunts
Late-Night Happy Hour
Thursdays – Saturdays, 8:00 – 10:00 P.M.
Located one shake of a monkey’s tail from the Lincoln Park Zoo (i.e. across the street!), R.J. Grunts offers a late-night Happy Hour menu of a dozen classic cocktails—think Dirty Martinis, Margaritas, Negronis and more—for just $5 each, plus tax (gratuity not included). The drink specials also include $5 glasses of wine and beers on draft, plus tax (gratuity not included) making it the perfect place to keep the holiday spirit flowing after taking in the zoo’s holiday light display.
Make a reservation at R.J. Grunts

Beef Bourguignon at Mon Ami Gabi in Chicago's Lincoln Park
Mon Ami Gabi – Lincoln Park
Extended Friday Hours
Friday, November 17 – Friday, January 5
Mon Ami Gabi will open early at 4:00 PM every Friday from November 17 to January 5. Before or after taking in the dazzling holiday lights, stop by to warm up with all your French favorites like Beef Bourguignon and French Onion Soup, or try something new from the four-course Prix Fixe menu. The Kids’ Menu is a favorite of little “frites,” with options like Pasta with Butter or Tomato Sauce, Mac ‘N Cheese, and more. All kids’ entrees include fresh green beans and apple slices.
Make a reservation at Mon Ami Gabi


Dine-in Specials & Events

Three Dots and a Dash's Holiday MenuThree Dots and a Dash
Winter Menu Launch
Sunday – Saturday: Hours vary
River North cocktail haven Three Dots and a Dash has just launched a new winter menu that includes a few spirited holiday-themed cocktails like the Mistletoe Mai Tai, Gremlins After Dark and Hot Buttered Rum, along with a selection of other brand-new and newly reimagined original cocktails.
Make a reservation at Three Dots and a Dash

Holiday Cocktail Class at Summer HouseSummer House – Lincoln Park
Holiday Cocktail Class
Tuesday, December 19: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Add three new festive cocktails to your repertoire with Summer House – Lincoln Park’s Holiday Cocktail Class. Each ticket includes the ingredients to make three cocktails, a welcome drink and paired bites throughout the evening. Tickets are available for $95, plus tax (gratuity not included).
Book your tickets for Summer House – Lincoln Park’s Holiday Cocktail Class

Saranello's Christmas Dessert BarSaranello’s
Brunch with Santa

Every Weekend, Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 24
Weekend Brunch just got a whole lot better…Santa’s coming to Saranello’s! Head to Saranello’s on Saturdays to visit with Santa from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and enjoy a new A La Carte Brunch menu including Prime Skirt Steak and Eggs, Chocolate Chip Pancakes and more. On Sunday, December 10, 17, and 24, stop by Saranello’s from 9:00 – 2:00 PM for the Grand Sunday Buffet Brunch, where kids can enjoy favorites like Waffles, Pancakes, French Toast, and an endless dessert station featuring festive treats. Kids can also take a photo with Santa, while adults sip on Fresh Fruit Mimosas. Sunday brunch is $44.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included), and children aged 11 and under can dine for half-price, plus tax (gratuity not included).
Make a brunch reservation at Saranello’s

Pizza, wine and more at Pizzeria Portofino's A Night in Naples eventPizzeria Portofino – Chicago
A Night In Naples
Tuesday, December 12: 7:00 PM
The best holiday memories are made around the table! Gather your friends and family and be transported to Naples with a four-course menu of Italian favorites served on Chicago’s riverfront. Celebrate the season at a cozy, candlelit dinner including Fried Mozzarella, Pizza Marinara, Fiocco di Neve, and wines of Feudi di San Gregorio. Tickets are $95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included).
Book tickets to A Night In Naples at Pizzeria Portofino
Wine Cheers at Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi – Bethesda and Mon Ami Gabi – Reston
12 Days of Christmas
Wednesday, December 13 – Sunday, December 24
Mon Ami Gabi’s 12 Days of Christmas is back! Every day leading up to Christmas Day, the bistro classique offers a unique special or promotion, from a free profiterole to half-off kids meals, discounts on cocktails, wine, and more.
View Mon Ami Gabi – Bethesda’s 12 Days of Christmas offers
View Mon Ami Gabi – Reston’s 12 Days of Christmas offers

Visit Santa Claus at Summer House in Lincoln Park for cookies and brunchSummer House – Lincoln Park
Santa’s Visit to Summer House

Sunday, December 17: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM & Friday, December 22: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s stopping by Summer House to hear what’s on your little elves’ wish lists! Say hi to Santa and stay for brunch. Enjoy a Cali-Mex brunch with Breakfast Tostadas and Mexican Hash Browns, alongside staples like Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes and Crispy Strawberry Waffles. Secure your spot on the nice list and pick up Summer House cookies to leave for the big man by your Christmas tree!
 Make a reservation at Summer House – Lincoln Park

Buche de Noel at Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi – Lincoln Park
Bûche de Noēl
Thursday, December 14 – Wednesday, December 27

Mon Ami Gabi is offering a Bûche de Noël, a traditional French Yule Log swirled with semi-sweet chocolate mousse and topped with rich fudge frosting. Enjoy it alongside a glass of bubbly or Mon Ami Gabi’s featured dessert cocktail, the Black Velvet Espresso Martini. The Bûche de Noël is available for dine-in only.
Make a reservation at Mon Ami Gabi – Lincoln Park

Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit from Beatrix

Beatrix – River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market, Oak Brook
Holiday Cookie Decorating Kits
Friday, December 22 – Sunday, December 24
Make the holidays extra sweet with Holiday Cookie Decorating Kits for the whole family to enjoy! Each kit come with 6 holiday inspired cookies, 4 icing bags, sprinkles and festive candies for $21.95, plus tax (gratuity not included). Order your Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit by December 22 at Noon for pick-up and delivery on December 22 – December 24 between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Order holiday cookies from Beatrix – River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market, Oak Brook

Brioche French Toast at Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi – Bethesda and Reston
Holiday Break Brunch

Tuesday, December 26 – Friday, December 29: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Keep the festivities going between holidays and stop by Mon Ami Gabi for Holiday Break Brunch. Spend a cozy afternoon in the bistro with dishes like Classic Quiche Lorraine, Eggs Benedict, and Brioche French Toast. The regular lunch menu will also be available.
Make a reservation at Mon Ami Gabi – Bethesda | Make a reservation at Mon Ami Gabi – Reston

Peppermint Gelato at Antico PostoAntico Posto
Festive Specials
Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 31
Throughout December, enjoy limited-time specials such as Tomato Basil Soup, Peppermint Gelato and Panettone Bread Pudding with burnt caramel gelato. From Friday, December 1 – Thursday, December 14, savor the Shrimp Scampi Risotto with creamy arborio rice, garlic butter breadcrumbs and local cherry tomatoes and Baked Goat Cheese with garlic tomato sauce, toasted breadcrumbs and garlic crostini. Between Friday, December 15 – Thursday, January 4 indulge in Truffle Crusted Beef Medallion Risotto with butternut squash and natural jus and Sicilian Crab Cake with jumbo lump crab, dijon aioli and pomegranate seeds. Specials will be available for dine-in, carryout and delivery in addition to the normal menu.
Make a reservation at Antico Posto
Order carryout and delivery from Antico Posto

Champagne & Truffle Menu at RPM Restaurants

RPM Restaurants
Champagne & Truffles
Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 31
Throughout December at RPM Restaurants, enjoy a luxe, exclusive menu of select champagne and truffles. At RPM Steak, RPM Seafood and RPM Italian in Chicago, indulge in Veuve Cliquot paired with specials like Wagyu Carne Crudo and Truffle Risotto with a choice of Black Périgord Truffles or White Alba Truffles. At RPM Italian – Washington, D.C., sip on Dom Pérignon with Tuna & Caviar, Croquettes with Périgord Truffle and Parmesan Crema, or a Royal Pizzette with Alba White True Truffles and 24K Gold.
Make a reservation at the RPM Restaurants location nearest you

Holiday Treats To-Go

Buche de Noel at Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi – Las Vegas
Bûche de Noēl

Thursday, December 21 – Monday, December 25
Exclusively for carryout, Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas is offering their Bûche de Noēl, a traditional French yule log with semi-sweet chocolate mousse and topped with fudge frosting. It is available in two sizes, the small size serves 4-6 people and is available for $45, plus tax. The large size serves 10-12 people for $80 plus tax. Orders must be placed by Monday, December 18 at 11:00 PM for pick-up from Thursday, December 21 – Monday, December 25.
Order a Bûche de Noēl for carryout from Mon Ami Gabi – Las Vegas

Mon Ami Gabi – Bethesda
Bûche de Noēl
Now – Sunday, December 24

Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda is also offering the Bûche de Noēl for carryout. It’s available for $75 plus tax (gratuity not included) and serves 6-8 people. Orders must be placed two days before your intended pick-up and can be placed by emailing Xiomara Membreno ( or by calling the restaurant.
Call Mon Ami Gabi – Bethesda: 703-707-0233

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