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Planning a birthday? Let us help you celebrate! Looking to plan a celebration for a large group or an intimate dinner, weekend brunch or birthday drinks, at home or out on the town, we have you covered.

Looking to celebrate with a large group? Here’s our guide to the best Lettuce restaurants for group dining. You can also book our private event spaces, click to learn more.


Summer House – Lincoln Park’s Birthday Surprise

Summer House Lincoln Park Birthday Experience
Make all your birthday wishes come true with the Birthday Surprise experience at Summer House – Lincoln Park! Gift yourself or a loved one with an unforgettable birthday bash that includes festive balloons, a Sprinkle Cake, and more. The Birthday Surprise is available for purchase on Tock for $39.95, plus tax, and must be placed at least 48 hours in advance. Please note, a reservation for Summer House needs to be made via OpenTable or by phone in addition to purchasing the Birthday Surprise. If you’d like to purchase the Birthday Surprise within less than 24 hours, please call Summer House – Lincoln Park directly at 773-634-4100. Purchase the Birthday Surprise at Summer House – Lincoln Park. Make a reservation at Summer House – Lincoln Park. 

For more information on Summer House’s Birthday Surprise, click here.

For the Birthday Bruncher

Beatrix's Lemon PancakesCan’t wait until the weekend to celebrate? Head to Beatrix to start your special day with a Fresh-Squeezed Juice and weekday breakfast options including Coconut Chia Pudding, Migas Egg Scramble, Light & Fluffy Lemon Pancakes, Shakshouka and more, or grab an Iced Dulce de Leche and a treat from the pastry counter on your way to the next celebration. Make a reservation at the Beatrix location nearest you.

Summer House BrunchSummer House is ready to help you start the celebration early. Summer House is ready to help you start the celebration early. From brunch cocktails such as an Espresso Martini or a Mimosa, to waffles and Cali-Mex inspired breakfast dishes, you’ll start the day just right. Make a reservation at Summer House – Chicago or make a reservation at Summer House – North Bethesda.

Torrijas at Ba Ba Reeba Brunch

With pintxos brunch tapas, egg dishes and omelets, all your breakfast favorites are on the menu like the Torrijas with Blueberry-Lemon Compote and the Jamón Serrano Benedict at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Make a reservation at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Ultimosas at Eiffel Tower Restaurant

At Eiffel Tower Restaurant celebrate with a three course brunch menu featuring favorites like French Toast à la Crème Brulée and Lobster Eggs Benedict. Enjoy alongside mimosa bottle service or with a variety of the Ulti-Mosas – Eiffel Tower Restaurant’s signature mimosas. You can also add an order of caviar to further enhance your experience. Make a reservation at Eiffel Tower Restaurant.

For more brunch options view the Lettuce brunch guides here.

For the Birthday Photoshoot

Aba Chicago outdoor patio

Whether in Miami, Austin or Chicago, Aba is a dreamy backdrop for your next birthday shoot. Plus the perfectly instagrammable and shareable Mediterranean-inspired dishes and seasonal cocktails guarantee a celebration for the books! Make a reservation at Aba – Chicago. Make a reservation at Aba – Austin. Make a reservation at Aba Miami – Bal Harbour.

Pizzeia Portofino large format spritz

Views of the Chicago River? Say cheese! Pizzeria Portofino’s patio is photo backdrop to make your birthday shoot dreams come true. Make it a party and order group drinks for the table. Make a reservation for Pizzeria Portofino’s patio.

We had you a group drinks? Check out our full guide to group drinks.

For the Milestone Birthdays

Joe's Stone Crab Claws
Many people make it a tradition to celebrate a birthday at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab.  Blow out your candles in a slice a the signature Key Lime Pie and you’ve got a great celebration ahead! Make a reservation at the Joe’s Seafood location nearest you.

Kaze Chan at Omakase RoomGoing big for your birthday? Master Sushi Chef Kaze Chan and the team behind Sushi-san invite you to make it an extra special moment at The Omakase Room at Sushi-san. The 18-course omakase is offered Thursday – Saturday and is a fun and unique celebration for your food-loving friend. Be sure to add on sake pairings to complete the experience. Make a reservation at The Omakase Room at Sushi-san.

Oysters on a platter at Shaw'sMake your birthday extra special with bubbly and oysters at Shaw’s Crab House. Make a reservation at Shaw’s – Chicago or make a reservation at Shaw’s – Schaumburg.

The Sommelier Experience corner at RPM SeafoodIf you’re a wine lover, book the Sommelier Experience at RPM Seafood – a prix fixe meal with wine pairings at the sommelier table. The experience begins at $225 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) and you can select between a 6:00 PM or 8:30 PM seating Tuesday – Saturday. The menu includes traditional cicchetti, housemade pastas, imported truffles and more. Guests can also opt for the RPM Seafood Weekend 8-Course Menu for $285 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) or The RPM Seafood Weekend 8-Course Grand Pairing for $335, plus tax (gratuity not included). Book your tickets to the Sommelier Experience at RPM Seafood.


For Birthday Drinks

Downt he Periscope Cocktail from Three DotsPrefer to celebrate with tropical? Three Dots and a Dash is a secret hideaway that makes you feel like you are on vacation. Plus it’s great for group drinks, from the Sippopotamus to the Treasure Chest, these are drinks that put on a show! Make a reservation at Three Dots and a Dash.

For more group drink ideas view our guide to group cocktails.

For Birthday Happy Hour

Ema's Toasted Almond and Garlic Spread

Start the night off at Happy Hour at Ema, where you can cheers to the next year with select craft beer, house margarita, white and red wine pours and enjoy favorite snacks and spreads for $7 each, plus tax. Happy Hour is from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM every Monday through Thursday and is available in the bar area only. View the Happy Hour menu at Ema

Assortment of tacos, beer, quesadillas from the El Segundo Sol

Celebrate at El Segundo Solwith Loco Hour, which includes $6.50 margaritas, $5.50 well drinks and $4.50 draft beers, plus $6.95 quesadillas, $5 loaded nachos, $4 tacos and more (plus tax). Available in the bar area only. Make a reservation at El Segundo Sol.

Cocktails and pintxos plates from Lil-Ba-Ba-Reeba's happy hour menuHead to Lil Ba-Ba-Reeba! for $5 glasses of sangria, $1 bite-sized pintxos and more during happy hour. Every Monday, enjoy any Sangria Pitcher for $20 (plus tax). Not valid for carryout or delivery. Make a reservation at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!

View our complete happy hour guide.

The Cellar Room at The Oakville Grill & Cellar

Take a trip to wine country without ever leaving Chicago. Book your seat at a The Cellar Door at The Oakville Grill & Cellar and enjoy a wine tasting from one of California’s top vineyards. Pair it with a chef curated charcuterie board. Make a reservation at The Cellar Door.

For a night out on the town

Live Music at Bub City - River NorthSing your heart out at Bub City – River North during their live band karaoke nights every Wednesday starting at 10:00 PM. Make a reservation at Bub City – River North.

Imported Burrata and Caviar at RPM ItalianEnjoy a night our in Las Vegas starting at RPM Italian – Las Vegas. Go big on your special day with the Imported Burrata & Caviar service and the Black Truffle Chicken Vesuvio with charred lemon and crispy potato. Make a birthday wish with the Torta Meringata, a meringue cake with salted caramel, vanilla, and warm chocolate sauce flambéed tableside. Make a reservation at RPM Italian – Las Vegas.

For the Kiddos

Pizzas at Summer HouseThe whole family can delight in birthday festivities at Summer House – Lincoln Park with pizzas, cookies and more for sharing and celebrating. Make a reservation at Summer House – Lincoln Park. 

Pistachio Gelato at Saranello'sSaranello’s is ready for the whole family to celebrate! With hand-crafted pizzas and pastas, as well as, prime steaks and fresh fish dishes to the table, the menu is sure to please all. Plus homemade gelato and other desserts like the Banana Tiramisu are perfect for making birthday wishes. Make a reservation at Saranello’s.

Cheeseburger at WildfireAt Wildfire – Chicago, Glenview, Lincolnshire, Oak Brook, and Schaumburg children aged 12 and under will enjoy their favorite foods done the Wildfire way. The menu includes kid-friendly main courses such as Chicken Fingers & Fries, Hamburger or Cheeseburger  and Grilled Cheese. Make a reservation at the Wildfire location nearest you.

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For Celebrating at Home

Martha Melman's special occasion carrot cake from hub 51

Looking for a birthday cake? You can purchase a whole Martha Melman’s Special Occasion Carrot Cake from Hub 51. While you can still get it by the slice, whole cakes must be ordered for pick-up at least 24 hours in advance. Order the Martha’s Special Occasion Carrot Cake from Hub 51.

More of a pie-person? Make a wish upon your favorite pie, view our pies to-go!

For the best desserts at Lettuce restaurants, click here.

Osteria Pizza Pasta GelatoOsteria Via Stato a Pizza, Pasta and Gelato Party to celebrate at home. Featuring your choice of Roman-Style pizzas, seasonal pastas and handmade gelato, the family meal for two to six people is $16.95 per person, plus tax. Call or order online and arrange a time for pick-up or delivery between 11:30 AM – 8:30 PM. View the Osteria Via Stato Family Meals menu. Call 312-642-8450 or order Osteria Via Stato online.

Tallboy Taco KitMake it an interactive birthday dinner that everyone will love with Tallboy Taco‘s build-your-own taco bars feature corn and flour tortillas, choice of two proteins (carne asada, chicken chimichurri, grilled Baja shrimp and pork al pastor), assorted toppings, fresh guacamole, corn fundido and housemade chips. The kit also includes one of Tallboy Taco’s signature sweets, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats. Order the taco kit for two people for $59.95, plus tax or four people for $99.95, plus tax. Order Tallboy Taco’s taco bar online.

Bowl of Beef and Broccoli with white riceBring Big Bowl anywhere to celebrate! Big Bowl is offering meal kits that are pre-chopped and measured to help create easy and delicious family meals at home, all through Fresh Midwest. Order Big Bowl Meal Kits Through Fresh Midwest

To discover more Lettuce signature dishes that can be shipped nationwide, click here.

P.S. don’t forget to get a birthday gift! Here’s our gift guide in case you need some ideas.

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