by Crave Staff
We have a few Christmas ideas for dinner, and it is that time to create reservations to ensure the family and friends are fed well and ready for some football fun and shenanigans. Have a very merry one!
The Lombardi family invites guests to experience the sights, smells and tastes of east Asia at KĀI Christmas Eve at their location at 7301 Windrose Ave. in Plano.
Toulouse Café and Bar recalls a Fin de Siecle Parisian Café where you are likely to bump into friends and find yourself in conversations with neighboring tables. At first glance you will notice the bustling activity that characterizes Toulouse: wait staff with wine openers and hot plates of food, people chatting and laughing, the clink of wine glasses… the atmosphere is sophisticated and good moods are contagious. Locations in Dallas and Plano.
Taverna is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant that offers a truly Italian experience without having to leave Texas. Our Italian chefs strive to create the perfect menu using seasonal ingredients for their surprising entrees; every day we present a variety of northern Italian delights from simple comforts such as pan seared sea bass to delicate pasta and fabulous risotto.
Partenope Ristorante is featuring a Seven Fishes Christmas Eve Menu inspired by the authentic Neapolitan dining traditions on Tuesday, December 24. Feast of the Seven Fishes is usually a huge dinner that features seven courses of fish and seafood dishes, with a classic Italian dessert to finish. “Neapolitans eat a lot of fish on Christmas Eve. This is our version of a typical menu for that day in Naples,” says owner and chef Dino Santonicola. The five-course pairing dinner is available for $75 per person, gratuity and tax not included. Space is limited, and reservations are required. To reserve your seat, please call the restaurant at (214) 463-6222. Christmas Eve dinner served from 5 – 10 p.m.
Roy’s Restaurant – the internationally-influenced brand known for its Asian-Hawaiian fusion and unique fine dining – is inviting guests to celebrate Christmas with an exclusive three-course holiday menu. On Wednesday, Dec. 25, Roy’s will be offering delectable items chosen specially for the holiday. For just $62.95, guests can delight in a one-of-a-kind prix fixe menu.
Truluck’s will welcome guests on Christmas Eve until 8:00 pm. Order from their regular menu and enjoy live piano and vocal entertainment in the Lounge from 4:00-8:00 PM at both locations. Reservations are recommended.
Truluck’s has two Dallas locations:
Uptown: 2401 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, 214-220-2401
Southlake: 1420 Plaza Place, Southlake, TX 76092, 817-912-0500
18th & Vine BBQ, known for their Kansas City style barbecue is offering holiday meals for pickup this year! Pre-order is required by Friday, December 20 for holiday meal pickup on Tuesday, December 24. Reheating instructions are included. To place an order call Gina at 18th & Vine BBQ at (214) 240-6020 or email email@example.com. Menu is below.
Entrees: Maple Smoked Ham, Whole Maple Smoked Turkey, Whole Brisket, Whole Side Hot Smoked Salmon, Whole Smoked Beef Tenderloin, Slab of Ribs
Sides: Mac & Cheese, Pit Beans, Jalapeno Cheese Grits, Smoked Mashed Potatoes, BBQ Winter Vegetables, Brussels Sprouts
Desserts: Brownie Cake, Seasonal Fruit Cobbler
TJ’s Seafood Market, the family-owned and local favorite with the freshest seafood has a special Christmas and New Year’s menu for pickup at the Preston Royal and Oak Lawn locations. Pre-order is required by Friday, December 20 . To place an order email firstname.lastname@example.org. Menu is below.
Holiday Platters: Cocktail Shrimp Platter, Hickory & Alder Smoked Salmon Platter, Chardonnay Poached Salmon Platter, Beef Tenderloin Sandwich Platter, Seafood Feast Platter, Caviar & Blinis Platter, New England Lobster Roll Platter
Ready-To-Eat Seafood: TJ’s Famous Cocktail Shrimp, East Coast Oysters, King Crab Legs, Lump & Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Maryland Crab Cakes (Ready to Sear)
Holiday Caviar Jars: Imported Osetra, Hackleback
Holiday Favorites: 1 – 1.5 lb. Maine Lobsters, Whole Beef Tenderloin, Seafood & Andouille Gumbo
Holiday Desserts: 3” Chocolate Frangelico Bread Pudding, 10” Key Lime Cheesecake, 10” Pumpkin Spice Pie with Bourbon Caramel and Gingersnap Sprinkle
If you’re not into prix fixe, The Crescent Club will offer cold and hot buffets, as well as meats from a carving station this Christmas Eve. You’ll find beef Wellington, lamb osso bucco with creamy polenta, cedar plank cider glazed salmon and more. Click here to make your reservation.
Gorji New Mediterranean Cuisine will be open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5-9. Check the website for the menu and call 972,503,7080 for reservations.
Toast to the holidays with CRU’s festive 3 course Christmas Eve menu. Enjoy a night out with family and loved ones before the big day for a few moments of stress-free wining and dining. Every person can choose from a set menu for a fabulous 3 course meal (or pick a la carte) that is professionally cooked and served to you. All can join in on the conversation and participate in bringing up old memories while CRU clears away after each course and there’s no mess left to clean. Kids 12 and under eat for half off. Call to make your reservations soon. CRU will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25th) and will resume service on Wednesday, December 26th.
On Christmas Eve, Chef John Tesar will offer his annual Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner at Knife Steakhouse in Plano, at The District at Willow Bend. Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian tradition derived from the Roman Catholic custom of celebrating Christmas Eve with a shared meatless meal before the midnight Mass. Since his days at Spoon, Chef Tesar has made this tradition his own by perfectly curating a fish and seafood meal for his guests. This year’s feast includes seven courses and is available for $150 per person, with an additional wine pairing available for $65 (tax and gratuity not included).
If you’re looking for a healthy choice for the holidays, Cosmic Cafe is a great option. This quaint and casual Indian restaurant serves flavorful Vegetarian dishes with hummus and soups to start, and unique veggie-filled entrees sure to satisfy your appetite. Try the Buddha’s Delight or the spinach enchiladas. (Open on Christmas Eve).
Nosh Chef Avner Samuel has a menu filled with Mediterranean cuisine this Christmas Eve. Feast upon a hearty rack of lamb, along with a wild mushroom and roasted chestnut ravioli. Plus, some other items that aren’t featured on the regular menu. Make your reservation here.
Royal China the family-owned restaurant is a Dallas staple if you’re looking for true Chinese cuisine. Go for the handmade dumplings, hand pull noodles or one of the Chef’s specialty entrees. (Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) You’ll definitely want to make reservations.
For the discerning meat connoisseur, head over to Niwa Japanese BBQ in Deep Ellum and put your culinary grilling skills to the test. At Niwa you can pick your favorite meats and grill it at your table. Try the New York steak – a A5 Wagyu which is the highest grade beef in the world. (Open on Christmas Eve).
After your last minute shopping is done, head over to Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine conveniently located near the Galleria Mall. They are family-owned and intertwine both traditional and modern Indian styles of cooking. We love their lunch buffet that offers some of their popular dishes. (Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
Treat your family to a decadent dining experience in the heart of downtown this Christmas at CBD Provisions. Open on Christmas Day, CBD Provisions 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. Christmas 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). Christmas Day Hours: Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Open on Christmas Eve, closing early at 9 p.m. Reservations recommended.
All Shell Shack locations are open both Christmas Eve and Day.
Sushi Marquee is open both Christmas Eve and Day.
Savor the holidays at Morton’s! Make your reservation today for Christmas Day. Featuring our Steak & Lobster for $59 and Côte de Boeuf for $125.
Celebrate the season with friends and family at Fogo. Join us for a Holiday Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Dinner price all day & includes seasonal menu items.
Ruth’s Chris tells us to gather your loved ones around our table this Christmas and leave all the planning, cooking and preparation to us. We’ll be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so you can sit back and enjoy time well spent. Indulge in our special holiday Surf & Turf starting at $49.95, or enjoy your favorites from our full dinner menu, available all day. Select locations open early.
St Martin’s Wine Bistro is open Christmas Day with a three course menu $50 adults $35 under 12 – exclusive of tax & gratuity.
Fearing’s CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH BUFFET at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas from 11AM-2:30PM $110/adults $75/vegetarian $35/child will include Scramble, Eggs Benedict, and Smoked Salmon Stations, Seafood Ice Bar, Carving Station (Prime Rib & Chicken), Desserts & more! A 20% service charge will be added to all parties.
- High Fives: Opening at 6pm on Christmas Day, offering full menu
- Tiny Victories: Opening at 6pm on Christmas Day, offering full menu
- The Rustic: Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Serving Jam & Toast Brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Bowl & Barrel: Open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Tulum: Open from 5pm – 10pm on Christmas Eve
- MUTTS Canine Cantina (DAL & FW): Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Main Event: Open 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Perry’s: 4-10 p.m.