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December 15, 2021 to December 26, 2021

From Capitol File:

1015 7th Street NW / Website
French-American high-end dinery Kinship will offer a five-course dining menu for $150 per person, as well as a four-course take-out menu for $225 that serves two people. Festive ingredients include chestnut and lobster, along with the dine-in menu’s Christmas pavlova.

3221 Mt Pleasant Street NW / Website
The award-winning Mount Pleasant restaurant will serve breads, desserts and dinner for carryout. The Surf & Turf dinner for two comes with dry-aged prime rib, a whole roasted lobster, truffle potato gratin and equally decadent sides. Desserts include honey goat cheesecake and an innovative cranberry citrus white chocolate cake. The order cutoff is Saturday, Dec. 18, so be sure to plan ahead.

Lebanese Taverna
Multiple locations / Website
For a Christmas dinner with a Middle Eastern twist, Lebanese Taverna will offer take-out menus at its five DMV locations. Choose from options of lamb with spiced rice, roasted za'atar potatoes, fried cauliflower with tahini-pomegranate sauce, and knafeh; an indulgent dessert typically made with spun pastry and cheese.

Brasserie Liberté
3251 Prospect Street NW / Website
The $65 per person prix-fixe menu at this French Georgetown favorite includes Christmas dinner options of steak tartare with quail egg, escargots, chestnut soup, beef bourguignon and other special dishes. They will also be serving Christmas Day brunch, if you'd like to celebrate early.

Nina May
1337 11th Street NW / Website
Italian-American tradition "Feast of the Seven Fishes" involves seven seafood dishes. The intimate restaurant will bring that festive tradition to D.C., adding black walnut ice cream as its eighth course and dessert.

Tail Up Goat
1827 Adams Mill Road NW / Website
Construct your perfect at-home Christmas dinner with this Michelin-star restaurant’s takeout menu. Schedule an order for prime rib by the pound, eggnog gelato by the pint, along with other desserts and delicious sides.

Via Sophia
1001 14th Street NW / Website
Located downtown inside the Hamilton Hotel, Via Sophia will offer prix-fixe menus on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Menu items include Ligurian pissaladière, poached Maine lobster, and creamy, custard-like budino.

From dcist:

MICHELE’SOn Christmas, Michele’s is hosting a four-course menu “featuring new twists on holiday classics.” The dine-in experience is located within Eaton DC from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Michele’s. Dec. 25. $95 per person. 

Lyle’s Washington DC: On Dec. 25, Lyle’s in Dupont Circle is hosting a feast fit for the holidays. The prix fixe menu features Virginia Ham, whole roasted branzino, or mushroom and spinach cannelloni. And for dessert? The favorite apple pie with vanilla ice cream. 
Lyle’s. December 25. $55 per person.

CORDUROY: On Dec. 24 and 25, Corduroy is hosting a three-course menu “including prime beef strip loin with Lyonnnaise potatoes.” The menu is available dine-in and offers a discounted price for children under 12. 
Corduroy. Dec. 24 and 25. $45-$75 per person.

ANGOLO: On both Christmas and Christmas Eve, Angolo is hosting its holiday prix fixe menu. Some features of the menu include carrot ginger soup, baked Virginia ham, roast turkey, and pecan pie. 
Angolo DC. Dec. 24-25. $30 per person. 

AMBAR: This Christmas, Ambar in Capitol Hill is offering a tapas-style meal so you can get a taste of everything. The packed menu includes slow roasted lamb, beef tenderloin, Cevapi ‘Balkan kebab’, and stuffed portobello mushroom. 
Ambar. Dec. 25. $69.99 per person (+ $19.99 per person for unlimited drinks)

From the Washingtonian:


1226 36th St., NW
Georgetown’s decked out dining room is open for dinner on Christmas Eve. Make a reservation and warm up by the wood-burning hearth during your holiday dinner. All of the sister Clyde’s Group restaurants are known for their festive holiday decor and menus, whether you’re going casual at Clyde’s (multiple area locations) or splurging in a shellfish plateau at Old Ebbitt. 

Bad Saint
3226 11th St., NW
Build your own feast at this Columbia Heights Filipino eatery. Choose from a variety of dishes, like a savory pork roll, vegan stew, beef empanadas, roasted brussels sprouts, and a rice cake. There are a number of available pickup times on December 23 and 24.

Bantam King
705 Sixth St., NW
 The Penn Quarter fried-chicken shop is serving $15 fried chicken dishes during Christmas week. On Christmas Day, choose between a $35 meal with half a chicken, rice, mashed potatoes, rolls, and more, or a $70 eight-piece chicken feast. Pre-order online.

Baker’s Daughter
1201 K St., NW
Get a ready-made feast from the Eaton hotel location of Gravitas chef Matt Baker’s cafe. The $210 Christmas dinner package comes with two salads or soups, standing rib roast, two sides, a bread, and a dessert. It serves between 4 and 8. Need to feed more? A $320 package  comes with two salads or soups, a whole roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, four sides, a bread, and a dessert. Pickup is available from December 15 through 31 at the Eaton in downtown DC.

Bourbon Steak
2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Savor beef wellington wagyu fillet, pastrami roasted goose breast, and the full a la carte menu at this Georgetown steakhouse. You can also book an atmospheric private outdoor chalet, which seats up to six people, starting at $500.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck
1050 31st St., NW
The steakhouse in Georgetown’s Rosewood hotel is offering a $275 prime rib menu for two. The package comes with two 12-ounce cuts of prime rib, pretzel bread, a butter-lettuce salad, mac’ and cheese, vegetable sides, buche de noel, and more. Pickup is available from noon to 2:30 PM on Christmas Eve and 11:30 AM to 2 PM on Christmas day.

Federalist Pig
1654 Columbia Rd., NW; 5504 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville; 4856 Cordell Ave., Bethesda (Ensemble)
Rob Sonderman’s barbecue standbys are offering three meat options this holiday, and  each package comes with slider rolls, mac’ and cheese, Texas-toast stuffing, veggies, sauces, and a Ted’s Bulletin pie. It’s $160 for turkey, $150 for smoked ham, and $185 for sliced brisket. Some items and sides are available a la carte. Email your order to by December 17; pickup is available from 11 AM to 1 PM on December 24.

Fiola Mare
3100 K St., NW
Fabio Trabocchi’s luxe Georgetown seafood room is trading fish for bone-in ribeye on its Christmas Eve menu. It’s served with black-garlic bagna cauda, cacio e pepe, grilled broccoli rabe, beef-fat-roasted potatoes and onions, and an endive-and-winter-greens salad with anchovy vinaigrette. For dessert, there’s pannetone mousse. The $150 package serves two.

Founding Farmers, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Farmers & Distillers
Locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia
The at-home menu from these American spots let you assemble an a la carte meal with centerpieces like a ready-to-roast turkey or molasses-glazed spiral ham, plus a range of appetizers, sides, and desserts. Or, go for a complete dinner for four (packages range from $150 to $220). There are brunch and snacking options, too. Order by December 18, for pick up on December 24.

The Game
2411 18th St., NW
Jo-Jo Valenzuela is serving a three-course Filipino-inspired menu at his Adams Morgan bar/restaurant. Start with soy-and-vinegar-marinated chicken skewers, then move onto crispy pata (pork) with shrimp chips and kare-kare, a peanutty stew of oxtail and beef shank. They’re sided with steamed rice and pickled-papaya slaw. Dessert is a fruit salad made with condensed milk and cream. Meals cost $80 for two servings and $150 for four servings. Order here (select the Game) by December 20. Pickup is available on December 24 from 11 AM to noon.

1015 Seventh St., NW
Chef Eric Ziebold is serving a $225 four-course meal for two at his luxe French/American dining room in Shaw. The package comes with chestnut soup, poached-lobster salad, a choice of entree (baked sturgeon, truffle-stuffed roast chicken, prime rib), and a Christmas pavlova. Pickup is available on December 24.

L’Auberge Chez Francois
332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls
The classic French inn is decorated top to bottom with wreaths, strings of lights, and even an appearance by Père Noël. Tuck in for a seven-course dinner with three seatings available on Christmas Eve. The courses include classic French preparations like beef Wellington, saumon souffle, chocolate truffles, and more. The dinner is priced between $125 to $144 per person, and there is a $70 children’s menuReserve your spot for one of the seatings, which begin at 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM, and 6:00 PM.

La Famosa
1300 Fourth St., SE
This Navy Yard restaurant’s family-style Puerto Rican feast feeds six. It comes with slow-roasted pernil (pork shoulder); yucca pasteles with braised pork; rice and pigeon peas; shortbread cookies and macaroons; a bottle of coquito; and either vanilla flan or tres leches cake. The $225 meal is available through Puerto Rico’s Three Kings Day, which is January 6. A number of items are also available a la carte. Place your pickup order with at least three days’ notice.

453 K St., NW
Danny Lee’s Mount Vernon Triangle Korean restaurant is putting out a $90 assortment of frozen mandu (beef and pork, shrimp, and veggie), Korean bean sprout soup, thinly sliced pork belly, mini donuts, and more. Pickup is available on December 23.

Mintwood Place
1813 Columbia Rd., NW
The warm Adams Morgan bistro is decked out with lights and festive wreaths for the holiday—which they’re celebrating for much more than a night. A special a la carte holiday menu is served the week of December 24 through Christmas Eve (closed Christmas Day) and that following Sunday—perfect for your Friendsmas celebrations. Festive dishes include chestnut soup, beef Wellington, a holiday cookie plate, and more.

1100 New York Ave., NW
The downtown Italian dining room is offering a three-course meal for $75 per person. Starters include marinated burrata, meatballs with polenta, and grilled calamari. Entrees include molasses-glazed salmon, pumpkin-and-goat-cheese ravioli, dry-aged ribeye, and spice-crusted duck breast. End your meal with tiramisu, bombolini, or panettone. Call (202) 216-9550 to place an order.

Neighborhood Provisions
Delivery in DC, MD, and VA
Mix and match menu items from Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s catering arm. Choose from a variety of a la carte hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, main courses, sides, and desserts, or go for the $120 curated dinner for two. Pickup and delivery are available from December 22 through December 24.

401 Seventh St., NW
December is tamale season, and you can get $35 packages from this José Andrés restaurant. The array, which serves four, features corn-husk wrapped tamales with your choice of ancho-chili-braised pork or chicken, plus white rice, refried beans, and chips and salsa.

Pennyroyal Station
3310 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier
Just looking for apps? Jesse Miller’s Mount Rainier restaurant is offering $38 packages of bourbon-apple butter, chicken-liver mousse, porchetta, and maple fudge. There’s also a vegetarian version with mushroom pate and St. Andre cheese. You can also order the items a la carte. Order by December 19 for pickup on December 23.

The Pig
1320 14th St., NW
This Logan Circle spot is offering whole roasted suckling pigs. Each pig—$375 to $470—weighs between 20 and 25 pounds, and serves up to 12 people. Call 202-290-2821 by December 18 to order; pickup is available on December 24.

Rose’s Luxury/Rose’s at Home
717 Eighth St., SE
Order a whole Christmas feast for two to four people or just the sides from this Capitol Hill restaurant and its catering arm. Choose between honey-baked ham ($195) or beef tenderloin ($240), and you’ll also get potatoes, creamed spinach, green beans, a salad, and Hawaiian rolls. Pickup is available on December 22 and 23.

3311 Connecticut Ave., NW
This Cleveland Park Israeli/Mediterranean dining room is serving Chinese-inspired dishes for the holidays. The special menu includes smoked white fish balls, duck dumplings, lamb rangoon, corn beef with broccoli, Buddha’s Delight, and more. End the meal with apricot rangoon or lychee pudding with candied ginger.

1324 H St., NE
Fill up on Swiss comfort food with a fondue dinner or at Christmas Day brunch. Take a seat in a private ski chalet, and gather around warm pots of bubbling fondue, priced at $52 per person. The prix-fixe menu includes a glass of sparkling wine, an appetizer, fondue, and a dessert. You can also order from the regular menu. The special will be available from 5 to 9:30 PM on both Christmas Eve and Day, and brunch runs from 10 AM to 2 PM. Make a reservation on Resy.

Tail Up Goat
1827 Adams Mill Rd., NW
The Lanier Heights hotspot has a variety of a la carte items: prime rib, sweet potato rosti, brioche rolls, and a bunch of roasted veggies. End your meal with toffee pudding cake, eggnog gelato, cinnamon rolls, or a cookie box. Pickup is available from 10:45 AM to 2:45 PM on December 24.

Tiki TNT
1130 Maine Ave., SW
Chef Steve Kim combines Asian and French influences for this spread, which features Korean double-fried orange chicken, duck confit fried rice, spring rolls, adobo roasted broccoli, and blistered green beans. The meal for two is $65.

Uptown Market
4465 Connecticut Ave., NW
Build your own holiday dinner at this Van Ness marketplace. Choose from a wide array of a la carte items, including oven-ready roasts, housemade sides, desserts, and breads. Or go for a holiday meal package ($99 to $249), which comes with your choice of meat, bread, and pie.

4330 Yuma St., NW;  4845 Massachusetts Ave., NW; 4855 Massachusetts Ave., NW; 3201 New Mexico Ave., NW
The Spring Valley and Foxhall market/delis have a wide array of a la carte holiday offerings, including oysters Rockefeller, beef Wellington, roasted whole duck or goose, and buche de noel. There are breakfast offerings, including whole quiches and blueberry-French-toast casserole, too. Order for pickup or delivery here.

901 New York Ave., NW
Looking for a relaxed yet indulgent holiday feast? The Southern comfort destination is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with options like “Southern caviar service,” whole lobster mac n’ cheese, and a multi-layer red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.

From Eater Washington DC:

2Fifty Texas BBQ
4700 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737

(240) 764-8763 | Visit Website
Riverdale Park’s acclaimed 2Fifty Texas satisfies with a smorgasbord of options designed for parties of four to eight. Starting at $65 a platter, meat lovers can expect its usual wood-smoked favorites like spare ribs, brisket, and turkey breast, and cornbread. Those looking to splurge this season can opt for gold label wagyu brisket. Available for pickup on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Game Sports Pub
2411 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

(202) 846-1952 | Visit Website
Chef Jo-Jo Valenzuela sends out classic Filipino party favorites this Christmas, with a three-course takeout spread for two ($80) or four ($150). The take-home dinner kicks off with chicken inasal skewers, followed by a side of pickled papaya slaw with a choice of two mains: crispy pork hock with shrimp chips or kare-kare, a compilation of oxtail, beef shank, peanut sauce, shrimp paste, eggplant, bok choy, and long beans. A fruit salad with cheese, cream, and condensed milk is for dessert. Preorder by Monday, December 20 at 5 p.m. for pickup Friday, December 24, from 11 a.m. to noon. A la carte items are available to go, too.

Dolce Vita Coastal Mediterranean Cuisine
1610 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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The brand new Mediterranean hotspot caters to its Logan Circle clientele on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Their entire menu will be available, as well as a special holiday spread with highlights like an A5 wagyu gyro and black forest risotto.

Le Diplomate
1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

(202) 332-3333 | Visit Website
The bustling 14th Street NW brasserie stays open on Christmas Eve and Day with specials and a Burgundy truffle add-on for $30. Holiday dishes include smoked trout rillettes, turkey roulade, and filet de boeuf rossini — a haute French dish with wild mushrooms, brioche, foie gras, and truffle jus — and buche de Noel for dessert. Across town in Northeast, Stephen Starr’s sibling spot St. Anselm offers Christmas Eve dinner specials like a broiled halibut with lobster roe butter and chives. To get the kids excited for Christmas, Le Dip hosts a festive brunch on Saturday, December 18 featuring fluffy pancakes, balloon art, and photos with Mrs. Claus.

The Pembroke
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

(202) 448-4302 | Visit Website
Tucked inside the Dupont Circle Hotel, the Midcentury modern stunner plans a three-course feast for $95 each. Executive chef Taylor Burlingame’s menu includes chestnut soup with blueberry reduction and seared scallops with sage and caper butter. Continue on with the likes of vegetable pot pie and honey baked ham. If there’s still room left, finish with apple tart with vanilla ice cream, berry cobbler or the crème brûlée. Available from noon p.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas Day.

1280 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

(202) 929-7792 | Visit Website
La Cosecha’s Latin-American chefs Miguel Guerra and Tatiana Mora whip up a veggie-forward takeout menu for the holidays. The star of the show is a pot pie comprised of celery root, maitake mushrooms, green peas, and carrots with a roasted vegetable gravy. Supporting elements include mashed potato gratin with crispy sunchokes; a Brussel sprouts casserole made with kabocha squash and figs; and homemade Brioche featuring cranberry and pearl onions, plus a pumpkin cheesecake dressed with candied pecans and maple Chantilly for dessert. Place orders for pickup on Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, from noon to 2 p.m. The $85 dinner makes a cameo reappearance for New Year’s Eve, with pickup on Thursday, December 30.

Teddy & The Bully Bar
1200 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

(202) 872-8700 | Visit Website
Dupont Circle’s reliable American restaurant revives its Christmas Day tradition with an all-you-can-eat feast (noon to 8 p.m.) for $70 per person and $30 for kids 12 and under. Pick a starter like cauliflower and chestnut soup and head to an endless carving station for herb-roasted lamb chops and whiskey-brined turkey. Bottomless sides include cheddar and sage scalloped potatoes, andouille jambalaya rice, and traditional challah stuffing. Dessert options include pumpkin or chocolate cake.

Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037

(202) 419-6755 | Visit Website
The West End veteran offers a Christmas Eve menu full of oysters, jumbo crab cakes, slow-roasted prime rib, and more for $125 per person. The amount must be prepaid and automatically includes tax and service charge fees. On Christmas Day, return to the sun-drenched hotel restaurant for a la carte breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a prix-fixe holiday feast from noon to 8:30 p.m.

CIRCA at Foggy Bottom (multiple locations)
2221 I St NW, Washington, DC 20037

(202) 506-5589 | Visit Website
Metropolitan Hospitality Group offers Christmas take-home dinners for two ($85) or four ($165) from Circa’s Clarendon, Foggy Bottom, and Navy Yard locations; Open Road in Rosslyn and Merrifield; and Trio in Merrifield. Menus include two entrees, a dessert, and six sides, with bottled wine and takeout cocktail specials, too. Place orders through UberEats, by phone, or online by Wednesday, December 15, for pickup on Thursday, December 23.

The Bombay Club
815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006

(202) 659-3727 | Visit Website
Diners are on their own for Christmas Day, but solve any Indian cravings the day before with a $55 prix-fixe menu at the newly remodeled Bombay Club. Appetizers like smoked lamb filet and spicy duck kebabs are joined by standout entrees like char-grilled halibut and duck curry. Finish the experience with garam masala sticky pudding, spiced carrot pudding, or a chocolate pecan tart. For those feeling French on Christmas Eve, consider Ashok Bajaj’s sibling spot La Bise across the street. A three-course dinner priced at $75 includes winter squash soup or beef tartare and branzino with mushroom and wild rice or steak frites. Finish with flourless chocolate cake with eggnog ice cream or a cheese plate with honeycomb, candied nuts, and pecan-raisin bread.

777 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 552-3268 | Visit Website

Both the Dupont and Penn Quarter locations of the Spanish tapas favorite will be open until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. In addition its regular menu, Boqueria will also offer a multi-course dinner spread of seasonal tapas, paella and Spanish cheeses for $70.

724 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 525-4900 | Visit Website
Though Michelin-rated Cranes won’t have a themed Christmas menu, their regular lunch and dinner offerings are worth a visit alone. A $38 bento platter filled with veggie tempura, lamb stew, broccolini, and more comes with an optional beverage pairing for $25. The heavier dinner option, a six-course omakase menu ($95), is a revolving experience hand-selected by chef/partner Pepe Moncayo. Tapas like oysters, patatas brava, eggplant confit, and bao buns are also available.

Café Riggs
900 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

(202) 788-2800 | Visit Website
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Café Riggs with a dinner curated by executive chef Patrick Curran. Feast on a three-course Christmas Eve dinner with classics like foie gras, lobster ravioli, and beef tenderloin. Vegan options include beet salad, risotto, and mille feuille finale sure to satisfy a sweet tooth. Available only on Christmas Eve from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, brunch will be available from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dinner begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue
1051 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201

(571) 312-8791 | Visit Website
Smokecraft guarantees everything on its menu is smoked, and that promise holds true for its takeout Christmas spread too. Appetizers include roasted carrot and ginger soup and roasted beet and pecan salad. Leg of lamb, duck and beef brisket headline the mains, and for sides, customers can choose between bourbon mashed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and more. Pre-order online by Tuesday, December 21, for pickup on Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24.

Rose's Luxury
717 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

(202) 742-3570 | Visit Website
Rose’s Luxury Christmas package consists of a choice between honey-glazed ham or beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach green beans, root vegetable panzanella salad, and King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls. It’s priced at $120 a person and add-on options are available for larger parties. Order now for pickup or delivery on Wednesday, December 22, and Thursday, December 23.

Moon Rabbit DC
801 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024

(202) 878-8566 | Visit Website
Kevin Tien’s contemporary Vietnamese establishment on the Wharf puts its own tasty spin on the holiday. On both Christmas Eve and Christmas, customers can enjoy coconut pandan milk buns with condensed milk butter, beef short ribs with cheesy potatoes, and an ube yule log with vanilla ice cream. The dine-in feast serves four and is priced at $250.

1205 Half St SE Suite #105, Washington, DC 20003

(202) 817-3005 | Visit Website
Navy Yard’s glitzy new diner offers a holiday menu from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve. Start with a chicory and arugula salad, followed by braised short ribs and apple crumble pie and vanilla ice cream for dessert. To wash it all down, try their unique take on a toddy (whiskey, green chartreuse, English breakfast tea, lemon, and honey). Knead Hospitality + Design’s Southern-themed sibling in Penn Quarter also has a week-long holiday menu featuring spicy tuna tartare crostini, miso butter-poached lobster, and eggnog cheesecake. A cocktail made with warm apple cider, bourbon, charred cinnamon, cardamom and demerara sugar rounds out the cozy evening.

From Mommy Poppins:

Restaurants Open on Christmas in DC

Georgia Brown’s
This iconic restaurant in downtown DC is open on both Christmas Day and Christmas Eve with its regular menu. Families can enjoy Southern Low Country fare including fried chicken, steak, gumbo, mac and cheese, and more. Georgia Brown's also has online ordering available for families to enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner at home.

Normandie Farm — Potomac
Enjoy a wide assortment of choices at Normandie Farm’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffets. Options include a variety of salads, a raw bar with fresh oysters and clams, veal marsala, chicken coq au vin, seared salmon, and a dessert bar. Reservations are available on Christmas Eve from 4-8pm and on Christmas Day from 11am - 6:30pm. The meal costs $65 for adults and $18 for children age 12 and under.

Fogo de Chão — Bethesda
With locations in Tyson’s, Virginia, and DC in addition to Bethesda, Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11am - 10:30pm. It serves its regular dinner menu on both days, and also offers holiday catering and to-go holiday meals for delivery or pickup. To-go choices include a choice of fire-roasted meats, a wide variety of festive sides, candy cane cocoa fudge brownies, and the option to add a Fogo tribute wine.

Kabuto Hibachi, Sushi, & Udon — Rockville
If you're looking for something other than the traditional holiday fare, Kabuto is a festive and fun option that's open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Kids get a kick out of the fun shows put on by the hibachi chefs, and children's hibachi meals for ages 12 and under cost only $12-$14 (adult meals range from $21 to $42). Hibachi meals come with a choice of meat and seafood along with soup, salad, two pieces of shrimp, mixed veggies, noodles, and fried rice. As its name suggests, Kabuto also serves sushi and udon.

Restaurants Open on Christmas in Northern Virginia 

Essy’s Carriage House — Arlington
In business for over 45 years, Essy’s Carriage House is open on both Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. It offers a special Christmas menu with choices such as prime rib, filet mignon, Alaskan salmon, lamb loin chop, and its signature lump crab cake, plus a variety of desserts and appetizers. Reservations are available between 5 and 10pm on Christmas Eve and from noon - 9pm on Christmas Day.

The Majestic — Alexandria
A fixture in Old Town Alexandria for over 80 years with a glamorous Art Deco interior, The Majestic is open on Christmas Day from 11:30am - 10pm. It offers a three-course prix fixe menu for $69 per person and $19 for children under 10. Choices include duck campanelle, prime rib, seared halibut, braised lamb shank, two sides for the table, and desserts like coconut cake, chocolate cheesecake, and pecan pie. The Majestic is also open on Christmas Eve with its regular menu.

Morton’s the Steakhouse — Arlington & Reston
This classic steakhouse, which also has locations in Bethesda and DC, is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Enjoy its regular menu or a special menu for two with a mesclun salad, Chateaubriand with various sides, and bread pudding or cheesecake for dessert for $179.

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap — Alexandria
This popular pizza and Italian restaurant near Old Town and Del Ray is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with both its regular menu and some special Christmas items, including prime rib, pork loin, and baked alfredo mac and cheese. The hours are 11am - midnight on Christmas Eve and 11am-6pm on Christmas Day. Families can also order a Christmas meal package to-go for pickup between 2pm and 6pm on Christmas Eve and 11am and 3pm on Christmas Day. Be sure to order by December 21.

From OpenTable

Lincoln - DC
1110 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Start your Christmas holiday off right at our Xmas Eve Brunch from 11am until 4pm. Featuring our new all you can eat menu including unlimited mimosas, bloody mary's and bellinis. It's a relaxing experience before the big get together with the family. Some of your favorites include brandy french toast sticks, PB&J Brussels sprouts, BBQ short rib Benedict and shrimp and grits. Of course you can't miss the fried chicken and waffles along with our teriyaki burger and butternut squash enchiladas. Sweets include chocolate fudge cake and apple crisp turnover. Our unlimited brunch experience is available for 2 hours. $50 per person not including tax and gratuity.

The Melting Pot - Arlington VA
1110 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA
Ultimate Christmas Eve Optional 4 Course special featuring our Apple Cider Alpine Fondue, Strawberry Fig Salad, Peppermint Hot Chocolate Fondue & more!

The Pembroke
1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC
It is our pleasure to host your Christmas dinner celebration at The Pembroke. Chef Burlingame has prepared a three course prix fixe menu.

1250 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA
Join us at Santé to Sip, Savor and celebrate your Christmas Eve or Christmas Dinner. We will be offering our daily a la carte menu, as well as a four course prix fixe menu of traditional Christmas fare for diners wishing to have a more authentic experience, for $89.00 per person, or $49.00 per child 12 & under.

923 16th Street N.W., Washington, DC
Celebrate the night before Christmas with an exquisite three course dinner in the hotel's signature restaurant, Alhambra. $95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Gerrard Street Kitchen
1515 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC
Enjoy our four course prix fixe menu, especially curated for this holiday season.

Station 4
1101 4th Street SW, Washington, DC
Indulge in an upscale Bottomless Brunch on Christmas Day. Enjoy Bottomless Mimosa or Bloody Mary with your choice of Brunch Entree. Bring your thirst and appetite, good vibes and foodie finds await you!

1201 K St NW, Washington, DC
Come join us for Christmas Day at Michele's! We are offering a 4 Course Prefix menu of new twists on classic dishes.

From the thrillist

14th Street
Michelin-star chef Chef Ryan Ratino and his culinary team at Bresca will be working on Christmas Eve to dish up a six-course menu priced at $195 per head. Plan to book this meal experience if you’re planning to go big or go home with French-influenced dishes and modern cocktails courtesy of bartender Will Patton. His most recent menu is a “Cahier du Cocktail” menu, celebrating iconic French films and seasonal ingredients. Available for Delivery/Takeout

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant
For a traditional Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, book a table at Carmine’s in Chinatown. The dine-in-only menu is a seven-course meal that includes a choice of appetizers, pasta courses, and two seafood entrees served family style. The entire meal is priced at $350 and serves six to eight guests. Available for Reservations

Mount Vernon Square 
Chef Richard Sandoval will be offering a menu he calls “Felízmente Unidos” (or Happy United) for the holidays. Through Monday, January 3, guests are invited to revel in the festive flavors of Mexican cooking while enjoying the sleek vibes of this recently opened wood-fired kitchen. The menu includes festive and seasonal dishes like hot toddies, pork adobo, and crispy buñuelos. Available for Reservations

Dolcezza Gelato
If you’re in no mood to make desserts for your holiday feast, head over to Dolcezza Gelato and pick up a few pints of their nostalgic holiday flavors, handcrafted using seasonal ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic region. Flavors include the “King Leo and his peppermint-palace-as-gelato” or “Chocotorta,” an iconic Argentine celebration cake distilled down to the loaded spoonful. Available for Delivery/Takeout

King & Rye
King & Rye is hosting a Winter Wonderland courtyard with Veuve Clicquot this year just in time for holiday celebrations. You and some friends can book a private igloo with sleek furnishings, individual heaters, speakers (where you control the music), and cozy blankets to lounge around. To stay cozy, sip on a curated menu of stellar seasonal cocktails by executive bourbon steward Allison Strunk that feature Veuve Clicquot champagne and spirits, as well as the restaurant's robust whiskey list. And of course, you’ll need to pace yourself on some of the made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired tapas menus—the jam and biscuits are perfect for sharing. Available for Reservations

Tiger Fork
Chinese food on Christmas Day is essential, and it’s best served from Blagden Alley’s Cantonese restaurant Tiger Fork. The restaurant’s dining room will be on Christmas Eve and the restaurant will also take to-go orders on Christmas Day for a family-style feast. Tiger Fork’s culinary director Nathan Beauchamp and executive chef Jong Son have curated the ultimate family-style holiday feast ($75 per person, minimum of 2 guests). Dishes include a barbecue plate of roast duck breast, crispy pork belly, and char siu, as well as Hong Kong pan-fried noodles with pork dobanjian gravy. Available for Delivery/Takeout

Alexandria Restaurants Open For Christmas Dining, Orders In 2021

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25

  • Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap: Lena's will be open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to midnight and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a Christmas menu and regular menu. Christmas to-go packages for $69 to serve four can be ordered through Dec. 21 online or by phone. Pickups will be scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Day. All orders are hot and ready to be served.
  • Spice Kraft Indian Bistro: Open 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for dine-in and takeout on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Place orders for a holiday six-course veg menu until Dec. 23 for pickup on Dec. 24.
  • Royal Restaurant: Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day. In-person dining, takeout and delivery are available.
  • Ada's on the River: Enjoy a three-course meal for $69 per person. The special menu includes seared scallops or duck ragout over gnocchi, then a choice of harissa-spiced duck breast, whole roasted fish with lemon-caper butter, or wood-fired prime rib, and dessert choices of cranberry tart, chocolate-hazelnut cheesecake or a ginger and blood orange parfait.
  • BARCA Pier & Wine Bar: Enjoy holiday dishes in addition to the regular menu. Specials include: family-style braised lamb shoulder; family-style roasted branzino; Catalan chickpeas; and arroz negro con mariscos.
  • The Majestic: Christmas service includes a shareable Christmas Relish Tray with marinated, pickled vegetables, house-made sausage, artisan cheeses and warm Parker House rolls with smoked butter. Then choose from three options for a first course and main course, two sides to share at the table and desserts like chocolate cheesecake and the Majestic's famous coconut cake. The price is $69 for adults and $19 for kids.
  • Mia's Italian Kitchen: Enjoy a three-course comfort meal for $49 per person, starting with Venetian shrimp or fig and onion tortellini. Then choose one of three entrees, including duck Ragu with pappardelle, pan-seared sea bass or New York strip and dessert choices of chocolate covered cannoli or house-made Tuscan Christmas cake. Dinner to-go options are also available, including a lasagna package serving four for $99 or Sunday gravy package serving four for $139. To-go packages can be picked up Dec. 24 or 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food will be need to be reheated.
  • Theismann's Restaurant and Bar: Theismann's will offer a special Christmas Day menu with house-made holiday comfort foods such as oysters Rockefeller, cranberry-glazed chicken wings; chestnut and apple soup; cider-brined turkey & fixin's; prime rib; pecan pie; apple crumble and more.
  • Vola's Dockside Grill: Enjoy a three-course menu for $49 per person, starting with lamb meatballs or Maine lobster bisque, . Then choose from pan-seared Arctic char, slow-roasted prime rib or garlic prawn linguini and dessert choices of brioche bread pudding and carrot cake.
  • Cafe 44: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Delia's Mediterranean Grill & Brick Oven Pizza
  • Il Porto: Serving dinner all day, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Christmas Day
  • Chart House
  • 219 Restaurant

Fairfax City Restaurants Open For Christmas 2021

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24

Restaurants Open On Christmas Day 2021 In Bethesda