We have entered the part of the year where the days fly by, and if the 25th of December is approaching, you have been wondering what to do with holiday food, then we will hear from you. On Christmas Day, a number of hotel restaurants will be open with a selection of buffets, prix fixe menus and a la carte offerings. You can dine at Ellie’s at the Hall Arts Hotel, Fearing’s at the Ritz-Carlton or LAW at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas (among others).
We have made a list of 12 of the best places to go for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners and brunch. These Dallas restaurants have holiday food for you, whether your mood is fancy or casual. We have also included some options to take home to keep your kitchen hassle-free.
Place your orders or make your reservations now to ensure your top picks are available.
3 Eleven Kitchen and Cocktails
311 N. Market St., # 100 (West End)
3 The student will have a full menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day that includes a three-course steak dinner ($ 49). Seafood options are plentiful and there are a wealth of dishes to share to start with. If all you want for Christmas is a cocktail, their buttered bourbon, winter paloma or holiday horchata will hit the spot. Visit the website or call 214-744-1423 to make reservations.
4515 W. Lovers Lane (Northwest Dallas)
For decades, Celebration Market has been preparing Christmas dinner to feed your family at home for the holiday season, and this year is no different. Whether you want grilled beef tenderloin, rosemary roast or Cajun roast turkey or a spiral sliced honey ham, you can choose your options a la carte or as a family feast ($ 100- $ 265).
Even if you do not get takeaway for Christmas dinner, do not sleep on their freshly baked bread, holiday stews and pies ($ 20- $ 22). Order on the website or call 214-352-0031 no later than Monday 20 December for collection during the Christmas week 22-24. December.
600 N. Akard St. (Downtown Dallas)
The newly opened underground steakhouse Dakota’s will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Exclusively on these days, you can order Chef Ji Kang’s roast lamb crown for three to four people ($ 175) with sourdough and cranberry filling served with lamb juice. The regular menu is also available and this is the perfect time to try their limited amount of Wellington beef. Whatever you choose, you will eat in a luxurious place. Visit the website for more information or reservation.
614 W. Davis, Suite 100 (Bishop Arts)
A new addition to our top 100 restaurants this year, Corey McCombs’ and Matt Balke’s Encina will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve from 6 p.m. 17:00 to 22:00. Special dishes for the evening include curry butter-poached lobster, fried lamb roast from John Dory and Elysian Fields. The regular dinner menu will also be available. Visit the website or call 469-620-3644 for reservations.
Elm & God
2551 Elm St. (Deep Ellum)
If you want Christmas tamales or enchiladas, Elm & Good has options for take-away or dinner on Christmas Eve from 17 to 22:30 Chef Graham Dodds brings his tag to traditional tamales (three for $ 9 to eat or six for $ 18 to-go) with turkey carnitas or local mushrooms and salsa roja and salsa verde.
The Christmas enchilada platter for their Feliz Navidad dinner includes three turkey breast enchiladas with red chili or three Oaxaca cheese enchiladas with green chili ($ 12 left). The enchilada plates ($ 23) include braised borracho Anasazi beans and coriander rice. For dessert, there is Mexican vanilla flan ($ 6) topped with caramel and orange peel. Book a seat or book online or by calling 469-498-2525. The latest time to order takeaway on Christmas Eve is at. 17.00
6750 Abrams Road, No. 105 (Lake Highlands), 5717 Legacy Drive, No. 110 (Plano) and additional locations in Grapevine and Fort Worth
Fireside Pies appreciates their traditional pie menu for the holidays and instead offers something special from chef Stephan Pyles. The meal ($ 195) includes chili-honey-baked ham and Firesides signature lasagna. The dinner also includes tomatillo-green beans with almonds, elotes, caramelized shallot-sage puree, garlic and parmesan-yeast bread, cranberry-mojo and honey-mustard sauce. Choose cranberry-white chocolate bread pudding with Maker’s Mark butterscotch sauce or honey crispy apple-cream cheese flatbread pie with aged balsamic for dessert.
Order no later than 15:00 on Sunday 19 December by sending an e-mail [email protected] or call the Fireside Pies location near you between 14 and 17. If you order before December 17, you will get both desserts instead of just one.
Fish City Grill and Half Shells
6617 Snider Plaza (University Park) and 10 other locations in North Texas
Fish City Grill’s 12 Days of Christmas has special prices on drinks or food offers every day until December 24th. On December 17, you can get $ 2 cups of gumbo and $ 3.50 14-oz Yuenglings or on December 18 you can get $ 2 cups of mussel soup and $ 7 hurricanes. Each day brings a one-day special that is available for dining or takeaway, but not for delivery.
On the 12th day, Christmas Eve lands with a $ 10 off offer on a minimum purchase of $ 25. Most places will have limited opening hours on Christmas Eve and all will be closed on Christmas Day. Check the nearest venue for holiday times and details on 12 Days of Christmas Deals.
Pangea Restaurant and Bar
6309 N. President George Bush Highway, Suite 8101 (Garland)
This exclusive restaurant by chef Kevin Ashade accepts reservations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pangea appetizers include crab cakes, Jamaican beef steaks, pot stickers and Cajun pot pie. Starters range from steaks to lobster tail to black-painted catfish, and all are best accompanied by Chef Kev’s cornbread and his Not Your Mama’s Greens. Make reservations at OpenTable.
Statler, Primo’s MX, Sfereco
1914 Commerce St. (Statler Hotel, Downtown Dallas), three additional locations for Primo’s MX Kitchen and two locations for Sfereco
Santa’s sleigh is full of dining options at all Primo’s and Sfereco locations, plus Waterproof, Scout, Overeasy and Bourbon & Banter at The Statler on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, the Sfereco Lewisville and Flower Mound locations will be closed and all other RHC restaurants and bars are scheduled to be open.
If you’d rather eat at home, there are holiday meals you can pick up at Primo’s MX locations (plus Sfereco in Lewisville) on December 23rd and 24th. There’s a smoked ham dinner ($ 165) for six to eight people with cornbread dressing, green beans with toasted almonds, whipped sweet potatoes, cranberry orange sauce and Parker House rolls and a Texas BBQ Beef Brisket dinner ($ 185) with mac n ‘cheese with three cheeses, jalapeño bbq beans, creamy coleslaw and cornbread. A wide selection of starters, side dishes and desserts will also be available a la carte.
Visit the RHC website to order online before 17:00 on 22 December for pick-up times after kl. 11 a.m. on December 23 and 24 at any Primo’s MX location or at Sfereco in Lewisville.
Raise + thyme
211 S. Akard St. (Downtown Dallas)
Holiday take-home package at Rise + Thyme in the AT&T Discovery District includes crispy five-spice duck for two or three people ($ 130) or slow-cooked prime rib for four to five people ($ 275). Both packages come with salad, potatoes, baby carrots and chocolate pot de crème. Additives include a cinnamon roll set ($ 20), an ounce of Kaluga caviar ($ 100) or a smoked fish dish for four ($ 60). Order and prepay on the website no later than 18 Thursday, December 16 for pickup on December 23 and 24.
3656 Howell St. (Uptown)
It is a holiday tradition to drink the tree at The Rustic by choosing your favorite brew from the beer bottle’s Christmas tree. They also have homemade tamales. You can enjoy both from 4pm to 9pm on Christmas Day at The Rustic.
Bowl and Barrel (8084 Park Ln # 145), a sister company to The Rustic, also has their own Drink the Tree party. Visit Christmas Day from 3pm to 9pm to get some beer and some bowling to burn all the extra holiday calories.
6025 Royal Lane, No. 110 (North Dallas) and 4212 Oak Lawn Ave. (Oak Lawn)
For some people in Dallas, Christmas prawns are as much of a tradition as Christmas tamales are for others. Owner Jon Alexis recently shared the story of original owners who hand-peeled more than 30 pounds of shrimp for their first Christmas offering of fresh seafood more than 30 years ago.
The shrimp dishes, party plates and catering orders that TJ’s are now preparing for Christmas require a refrigerated 18-wheel drive cart to store them. Shrimp peeling is a “family” case that former employees from previous years are helping to help. This year’s options to take home include the shrimp you need to have, along with raw and ready-to-eat seafood, sandwich plates, side dishes, dips and more.
Visit the website as soon as possible (quantity is limited) to order something for your family to pick up on December 24 at the Preston Royal and Oak Lawn locations.