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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinners at Philadelphia Restaurants for 2015

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 Thursday, December 24 or Friday, 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 Fishes 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

Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

Prix-fixe

Stop in to Lacroix at The Rittenhouse for a four-course or eight-course dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. An optional wine pairing is available for diners, too. The four-course dinner rings in at $85 and the eight-course meal is $135.

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Bank and Bourbon at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Prix-fixe

On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Bank and Bourbon at the Loews Hotel plates a $50 three-course meal featuring such delicacies as braised beef and onion soup, ahi tuna, filet mignon and Christmas yule log.

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a.kitchen

Prix-fixe

A. Kitchen at the AKA Rittenhouse Hotel celebrates Italian-style with a Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve featuring a five-course seafood-centric meal with an optional wine pairing.

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Red Owl Tavern

Prix-fixe | À la carte

Red Owl Tavern at the Hotel Monaco offers a new take on a classic with its Feast of the Seven Latin Fishes. The meal, available for $60 per person, includes pickled shrimp, charred octopus, pan-seared scallops and more and will be available from Dec. 21-27.

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Positano Coast

Prix-fixe

Old City staple Positano Coast’s Christmas Eve menu goes for a traditional read on the Seven Fishes with baked scallops, swordfish, lobster ravioli and more. Dinner costs $55 or $85 for the meal and a wine pairing.

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London Grill

Prix-fixe

In addition to London Grill’s regular menu, the Fairmount restaurant offers a contemporary spin on the Feast of the Seven Fishes meal on December 24. Sample squid bolognese, cod beignets, beet-cured salmon, foie gras steamed clams and more.

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Twenty Manning Grill

À la carte

No reason to mess with a good thing. This Christmas Eve, Twenty Manning Grill offers its normal fare to diners starting at 5 p.m., with a last seating at 8 p.m.

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Mamma Maria Ristorante

Prix-fixe

If your mom doesn’t make the Seven Fishes, you can get your fix at Mamma Maria Ristorante’s Christmas Eve dinner. In addition to the seafood, count on salad options, dessert and complimentary wine. Dinner costs $65 per person.

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Fogo de Chao

Buffet

Those with an appetite for meat will be pleased to note that Fogo de Chao serves up its classic Brazilian steakhouse fare for both lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve. Lunchers, enjoy a $35.50 buffet and evening diners, look forward to a meal ringing in at $52.50.

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R2L

À la carte

When you have a dramatic city view like R2L’s, it always feels like a special occasion. Indulge in the glamour of the regular menu: lobster bisque, braised short rib and pumpkin french toast with root beer foam.

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Pumpkin BYOB

À la carte

If you’ve never been to South Street gem Pumpkin, Christmas Eve’s as good a time as any to check it out. The seasonal menu might feature goodies like farro risotto with charred broccoli puree, goat cheese gnocchi with chanterelles and skate with raisin chutney.

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Christmas Day

10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton

Prix-fixe

Ring in the yuletide cheer at 10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton with a family-style meal and personal main course from 1 to 7 p.m. The holiday dinner costs $60 for adults and $30 for children.

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10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton

10 Arts Bistro & Lounge in the majestic lobby space of the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia is offering a fun Christmas Eve dinner for the whole family. (M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

Buffet

For $95 per person, indulge in Christmas decadence at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse. Brunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., brimming with everything from breakfast favorites to lunch staples.

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Bank and Bourbon at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Prix-fixe

On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Bank and Bourbon at the Loews Hotel plates a $50 three-course meal featuring such delicacies as braised beef and onion soup, ahi tuna, filet mignon and Christmas yule log.

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Red Owl Tavern

Prix-fixe | À la carte

Red Owl Tavern at the Hotel Monaco offers a new take on a classic with its Feast of the Seven Latin Fishes. The meal, available for $60 per person, includes pickled shrimp, charred octopus, pan-seared scallops and more and will be available from Dec. 21-27.

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Vernick Food and Drink

À la carte

Head to Vernick Food and Drink for casual yet chic fare worthy of the holiday. In addition to the restaurant’s regular menu, there will be a variety of Christmas Day additions. Dinner will be served from 4 to 9 p.m.

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Vernick

Vernick will be offering both its regular menu and some special holiday snacks this Christmas Day. (Photo courtesy Vernick Food and Drink)

Chart House

À la carte

On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Chart House offers diners waterfront views with its signature seafood menu. Fill up on bites like stuffed flounder, shrimp scampi, lobster and crab cakes.

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Paramour at the Wayne Hotel

Prix-fixe

Christmas at Paramour at the Wayne Hotel means a prix-fixe dinner. For $65 per person, and an additional $35 for an optional wine pairing, fill up on menu items like chestnut velouté, heirloom sweet potato salad, slow roasted Lancaster goose and baba au rhum with pistachio gelato.

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