Christmas isn’t really a food holiday like Thanksgiving. But you gotta eat, and if there’s a chance you gotta eat out, then these restaurants are here to serve. Some offer special meals for the holidays; others offer regular menus. But all offer a bite to eat if you’re not up to doing it at home. Note: Some restaurants maybe already be fully booked.
Here’s our list of restaurants serving festive Christmas holiday dining:
Sophisticated Uptown Dallas restaurant starts its Christmas Day late: Dinner seatings begin at 5 pm and extend to the last seating at 10 pm, wth live music by Miguel Antonio, 7-10 pm.
All locations of this Mex-accented home-cooking local chain are open 24-7.
Nearly all Boston Market locations will be open Christmas Day (menu selections and hours may vary by location) to offer guests who wish to dine-in a traditional plated holiday meal featuring sliced roasted turkey breast, half signature rotisserie chicken or boneless ham, two sides, a dinner roll and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie for $13.99. Family meals, whole pies, hot side dishes or appetizers can also be picked up on Christmas Day, while supplies last. A complete list of Heat & Serve Meals, Home Delivery and A La Carte options can be found online.
Restaurant at Joule Dallas will serve a la carte brunch and dinner menus featuring special fare in celebration of the holiday alongside selections from its regular menus. On the brunch menu, diners will find an assortment of signature breakfast favorites that includes a Brioche French Toast special with candied pecans, orange and royal. Dinner specials include an Acorn Squash Hummus and Chateaubriand served with roasted winter vegetables, chimi, sherry and bearnaise that feeds three to four people alongside regular menu selections (Smoked Pork Chop, Charred Octopus, Pan-Roasted Gulf Catch and Cote de Boeuf). Breakfast 7-9:30 am, brunch 10 am-3 pm, dinner 4-8 pm. Open on Christmas Eve, closing early at 9 pm. 214-261-4500.
Elm Street Cask & Kitchen
Downtown Dallas’ bourbon bar & grill is offering a holiday menu worthy of the season. Served on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., the three-course dinner features a Spiced Root Vegetable Soup or a wintertime Spinach & Arugula Salad to start. The main course includes the option of Honey Glazed Baked Ham, Stuffed Pork Loin with Spinach & Mushrooms or Apple Cider-Brined Roast Turkey — all paired with Sweet Potato Mashed, Cranberry Sage Stuffing, and Sautéed Broccolini & Garlic. To finish, guests can then select either a Peppermint Bark Chocolate Lava Cake or Bourbon Caramel Bread Pudding. $32.