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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner
at Philadelphia Restaurants

Let the region’s top chefs do the cooking this holiday season

The holiday season is full of gift wrapping, cocktail parties, cookie swaps, tree cutting and nights of home decorating. Save some energy with a relaxed Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner prepared for you by some of the city’s finest chefs.

Whether you’re looking to dine out on Tuesday, December 24 or Wednesday, December 25, consult our Yuletide dinner list for your holiday needs — we’ve broken it down into meals on Christmas Eve and meals on Christmas Day.

From Seven Fish feasts to festive prix fixe meals, well-loved Philadelphia restaurants are the place to be before or on the big holiday. Check out our picks for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners, below.

Christmas Eve

10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton

Details: 10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8273
Sample bites from 10 Arts’ regular menu or indulge in a three-course tasting menu from 5:30 to 10 p.m. for $45 with an optional wine pairing for $24.

Amada

Details: 217-219 Chestnut Street, 215-625-2450
Iron Chef Jose Garces’ Spanish tapas restaurant, Amada invites guests in for a cozy meal on Christmas Eve. The eatery will be open for both lunch and dinner when it will be serving up its à la carte menu and chef’s tasting menu. Take note, the restaurant will close a little early, at 9 p.m., on Christmas Eve.

Fork

Details: 306 Market St, Philadelphia, 215-625-9425
Fork in Old City will be open until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, serving their full a la carte menu from Chef Eli Kulp as well as a special “Seven Fishes Dinner” for $65 per person which will include five family-style appetizers as well as pasta, entrée and dessert.
h5. The Moshulu

Details: 401 S. Columbus Boulevard, 215-923-2500
Climb aboard the Moshulu from 4 to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve for sweeping waterfront views and favorites from the classic à la carte menu. Fill up on bites like clams, steak, oysters, butternut squash soup, artisan cheese and a selection of sushi.

Positano Coast

Details: 212 Walnut Street 2nd Floor, 215-238-0499
Get a taste of the Mediterranean during a Seven Fishes dinner at Positano Coast. The feast is $45 per person with an optional wine pairing available for an additional $35. The full menu is available here.

Chart House

Details: 555 S. Columbus Boulevard, 215-625-8383
On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Chart House offers diners waterfront views in addition to its signature seafood menu. Fill up on bites like stuffed flounder, shrimp scampi, lobster and crab cakes. Chilly? Warm up with some lobster bisque.

Garces Trading Company

Details: 1111 Locust Street, 215-574-1099
Transport to Europe this Christmas Eve as Garces Trading Company dishes out the finest in European cuisine on Christmas Eve. Indulge in the à la carte, featuring items like housemade mozzarella, gourmet pizzas and steak frites, or choose to sample items from the tasting menu. Be sure to fill up early, Garces Trading Company will be closing at 9 p.m. for the holiday.

Branzino Italian Ristorante

Details: 261 S. 17th Street, 215-790-0103
In addition to its à la carte menu featuring items like braised lamb shank and a cheesy veal cutlet, Branzino Italian Ristorante serves up a Feast of the Seven Fishes meal on the night before Christmas.

Twenty Manning Grill

Details: 261 S. 20th Street, 215-731-0900
This Christmas Eve, Twenty Manning Grill offers its normal fare to diners with a last seating at 8:30 p.m. Take note, the bar’s last call will be a little earlier, at 10:30 p.m.

Headhouse Crab and Oyster Co.

Details: 119 South Street, 215-418-0600
The traditional Italian pre-Christmas meal, the Feast of the Seven Fishes, takes the stage at Headhouse Crab and Oyster Co. on Christmas Eve. From 2 to 8 p.m., indulge in a solid lineup of fruits of the sea for $28 per person, talk about a deal. Menu items include crab-stuffed lobster, garlic mussels and a bowl of fried fish goodness.

Bridget Foy’s

Details: 200 South Street, 215-922-1813
Bridget Foy’s serves up Christmas cheer in a big way — with a take on the Fest of the Seven Fishes this Christmas Eve. Stop in for a fish-centric meal at one of South Street’s most popular, crowd-pleasing restaurants.

Fogo de Chao

Details: 1337 Chestnut Street, 215-636-9700
Carnivores, take note, Fogo de Chao serves up its classic Brazilian steakhouse fare for both lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve. Lunchers, enjoy a $34.50 buffet and evening diners, look forward to a meal ringing in at $51.50.

Bistro St Tropez

Details: 2400 Market Street, 215-569-9269
Overlook the Schuylkill River this Christmas Eve as Bistro St Tropez dishes up a tasting menu full of French-centric fare. Diners can choose from a three-course dinner for $38 or a five-course meal for $48. Menu items include a cheese plate, slow-braised lamb shank, salmon and chocolate mousse cake. An optional wine pairing is available for $18 for three-course guests and $30 for five-course diners.

Stephen Starr Restaurants

With the exception of Fette Sau, Frankford Hall and Ranstead Room, Stephen Starr’s restaurants open their doors to Christmas Eve — from toasty Mexican fare at El Vez to gourmet pizza at Pizzeria Stella. Click here for the full list of Stephen Starr restaurants.

Blackfish

Details: 119 Fayette Street, 610-397-0888
Conshohocken’s Blackfish, a BYOB spot specializing in seasonal seafood, serves up a fun take on a Christmas Eve meal. Stop by for a dinner inspired by the well-loved holiday movie, A Christmas Story. For $55 per person, indulge in dishes inspired by the film like an Ovaltine-inspired dessert. The complete menu is available here.

Mica

Details: 8609 Germantown Avenue, 267-335-3912
Chestnut Hill’s well-loved restaurant, Mica, plates a Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve. Celebrate the Italian tradition with menu items like scallops, longfin tuna and lobster tail. The complete menu is available here. The meal is $65 per person plus tax, gratuity and beverages.

Paramour at The Wayne Hotel

Details: 139 E. Lancaster Avenue, 610-977-0600
Christmas at Paramour at The Wayne Hotel means a prix-fixe dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For $65 per person, and an additional $30 for an optional wine pairing, sup menu items like chestnut soup, sweet potato gnocchi, braised short ribs and chocolate ginger cake. Yum. The complete menu is available here.

Christmas Day

R2L

Details: 50 S. 16th Street 17th Floor, 215-564-5337
Dine high above street level at R2L’s decadent family-style Christmas Day supper from 3 to 8 p.m. Take in sweeping views of the city while enjoying menu items like shrimp and tuna ceviche, French onion soup, fish stew and prime rib. Dinner rings in at $65 per person plus beverages, tax and gratuity. Click here for the full menu.

Level 33 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Details: 1200 Market Street, 215-231-7300
The Loews Hotel’s pop-up sky-high restaurant, Level 33, invites Christmas Day diners in for a three-course prix fixe menu. Enjoy rich fare high above the crowds at the modern American eatery.

Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel

Details: 1 Logan Square, 215-963-2769
Indulge in appetizers and desserts buffet-style and entree items à la carte at the Fountain Restaurant’s Christmas Day dinner. Dinner rings in at $120 for adults and $60 for children, both excluding tax and gratuity. The first seating is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the second seating is from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

The Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel<

Details: 1 Logan Square, 215-963-2769
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Lounge at The Four Seasons Hotel sets up a lofty selection of festive bites including turkey, ham, oyster shooters and soups for an all-day buffet. Top supper off with a slew of sweet treats from the dessert bar. Adults, pay $105 per person, children can enjoy the feast for $52.50 plus tax and gratuity.

Chez Colette at the Sofitel Hotel

Details: 120 S. 17th Street, 215-569-8300
Indulge in a luxe buffet at Chez Colette’s Christmas Day dinner. For $65 per person for adults and $22 per child under the age of 12, nosh on classic buffet items like salmon, pasta, mashed potatoes, an assortment of cheese, shrimp cocktail, salads, prime rib and much more. The buffet runs from 12:30 to 6 p.m. and the complete buffet menu is available here.

Parc

Details: 227 S. 18th Street, 215-545-2262
Parc, Stephen Starr’s brasserie decked its halls with Christmas greens and bows and invites Philadelphians to spend the holiday inside of the Rittenhouse Square haunt. Take your taste buds on a trip to France with traditional plates like duck confit, steak frites and escargots.

Square 1682

Details: 121 S. 17th Street, 215-563-5008
Square 1682 at the Hotel Palomar whips up a slew of à la carte comfort foods perfect for the holiday evening. Indulge in decadent bites like duck breast, roasted acorn squash, bacon-wrapped dates, pumpkin bread pudding and seasonal sorbet. The full Christmas Day dinner menu is available here.

Chart House

Details: 555 S. Columbus Boulevard, 215-625-8383
On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Chart House offers diners waterfront views in addition to its signature seafood menu. Fill up on bites like stuffed flounder, shrimp scampi, lobster and crab cakes.

Citron and Rose

Details: 370 Montgomery Avenue, 610-664-4919
Montgomery County’s premier kosher restaurant, Citron and Rose, dishes out a fine selection of menu items (think cod falafel, fried chicken and waffles and fried trout sandwich) on Christmas Day from noon to 8 p.m. The full menu is available right here.

Paramour at The Wayne Hotel

Details: 139 E. Lancaster Avenue, 610-977-0600
Christmas at Paramour at The Wayne Hotel means a prix-fixe dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For $65 per person, and an additional $30 for an optional wine pairing, sample menu items like chestnut soup, sweet potato gnocchi, braised short ribs and chocolate ginger cake. The complete menu is available here.

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