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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinners at Philadelphia Restaurants for 2014

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

Now updated for 2014.

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 Wednesday, December 24 or Thursday, 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

10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton

Prix-fixe / À la carte

Dine among holiday lights and a Christmas tree at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton‘s Christmas eve dinner. For $110 for adults and $55 for children, fill up on four courses of delectable fare or items from the à la carte menu.

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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

Prix-fixe

Visit 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.

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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 complete with plates like broccoli soup, ahi tuna, filet mignon and Christmas yule log.

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a.kitchen

Prix-fixe

a.kitchen at the AKA Rittenhouse raises a glass to the Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner with a five-course seafood-centric meal. Dinner costs $75 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional cost.

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Positano Coast

Prix-fixe

Make your way to Old City for Positano Coast’s Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve. Fill up on plates like baked scallops, swordfish, pan-seared monkfish and more. The full menu is available right here. Dinner costs $55 or $85 for the meal and a wine pairing.

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Fork

Prix-fixe

Fork will be dishing up a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes meal this Christmas Eve. For $85 per person, indulge in a four-course seafood dinner complete with plates like grilled sardines, stuffed branzino, seared shrimp and more.

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Fork

Fork, a stylish New American bistro and Old City anchor, serves up a Feast of the Seven Fishes this Christmas Eve. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia.)

London Grill

Prix-fixe / À la carte

In addition to London Grill’s regular menu, the Fairmount restaurant is treating guests to a Feast of the Seven Fishes meal on December 24. Choose from a variety of items like shrimp, calamari, salmon, clams and more. All seven fishes are available for $45 per person or guests can pay as you go for à la carte items.

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Branzino Italian Ristorante

Prix-fixe / À la carte

The BYOB Branzino Italian Ristorante serves up a Feast of the Seven Fishes meal on the night before Christmas in addition to its à la carte menu. For $80 a person, the meal includes shrimp with gigante beans, marinated sardines with pickled vegetables and pesto genevese and more.

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Twenty Manning Grill

À la carte

This Christmas Eve, Twenty Manning Grill offers its normal fare to diners starting at 5 p.m., with a last seating at 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss the evening’s appropriate drink special: a homemade eggnog.

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High Street on Market

À la carte

Enjoy a Christmas Eve lunch at High Street on Market as it provides Old City dwellers with its regular lunch fare. In addition to lunch, guests are encouraged to place orders for bread, panettone and panforte for Christmas Eve pick-up. The restaurant is also open on Christmas Day.

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City Tavern

Prix-fixe

City Tavern treats guests to a four-course prix-fixe menu on the night before Christmas. The menu rings in at $74.95 and is available from 4 to 9 p.m.

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City Tavern

City Tavern offers a historic dining experience, complete with Colonial haute cuisine, costumed wait staff, and Colonial-era drinks and desserts on Christmas Eve. (J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia.)

Bridget Foy’s

Prix-fixe

Bridget Foy’s serves up Christmas cheer in a big way — with a take on the Feast 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.

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Fogo de Chao

Buffet

Carnivores, take note, 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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Bistro St. Tropez

Prix-fixe

Overlook the Schuylkill River as Bistro St Tropez dishes up a tasting menu full of French-centric fare with its Christmas Eve Degustation Menu. Diners can choose from a three-course dinner for $35 or a five-course meal for $45. Menu items include a half-dozen hand-harvested Little Shamogue oysters, a French cheese plate and slow-braised lamb shank. An optional wine pairing is available for $18 for three-course guests and $35 for five-course diners.

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Parc

Prix-fixe

Parc, Stephen Starr’s brasserie, invites Philadelphians to spend Christmas Eve inside of the Rittenhouse Square haunt. Take your taste buds on a trip to France with a prix-fixe menu and enjoy the restaurant’s decked-out halls, complete with Christmas greens, bows and a gingerbread house.

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Parc

Visit Parc just off of Rittenhouse Square for a Christmas Eve meal to remember.

Le Virtu

À la carte

In addition to its regular menu, Le Virtu is offering Christmas Eve diners a create-your-own Feast of the Seven Fishes option. Make your own seafood meal based on a variety of fish selections.

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Serpico

Prix-fixe

Serpico, the acclaimed one-room, 60-seat restaurant on South Street by New York’s Peter Serpico (of Momofuku Ko fame) and Philadelphia’s own Stephen Starr, is offering a $65-per-person, three-course meal for diners this Christmas Eve. Look forward to more of the restaurant’s playful yet unfamiliar takes on global fare, including endive apple salad with candied walnuts, roasted lamb leg with green olive and garlic and citrus semifreddo.

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Christmas Day

10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton

Prix-fixe

On Christmas Day, 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton celebrates the holiday with a family-style meal and personal main course from 1 to 7 p.m. The holiday dinner costs $110 for adults and $55 for children.

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Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

Prix-fixe

For $95 per person, indulge in a decadent Christmas brunch at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse. Brunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will feature everything from breakfast favorites to lunch staples.

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From Italian eats to decadent buffets, Christmas dining options fill restaurants all over Philadelphia. (Photo by E. Mencher for Visit Philadelphia)

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 complete with plates like broccoli soup, ahi tuna, filet mignon and Christmas yule log.

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Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel

Buffet / À la carte

Indulge in appetizers and desserts buffet-style and entree items à la carte at the Fountain Restaurant’s Christmas Day dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. 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.

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The Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel

Buffet

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, while children can enjoy the feast for $52.50 plus tax and gratuity.

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Chez Colette at the Sofitel Hotel

Buffet

Mere blocks from Rittenhouse Square, Chez Colette at the Sofitel Hotel serves up a Christmas buffet complete with a complimentary glass of champagne for the 21-plus set. Fill up on meat from a carving station, items from the raw bar and sweets from the dessert station. The buffet costs $60 for adults and $30 for children.

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Vernick Food and Drink

À la carte

Head to Vernick Food and Drink for a Christmas dinner fit for a king. (Seriously, have you had the food?) Nosh on the restaurant’s regular menu while also enjoying 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. (Courtesy of Vernick Food and Drink.)

Chart House

À la carte

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.

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Paramour at the Wayne Hotel

Prix-fixe

Christmas at Paramour at the Wayne Hotel means a prix-fixe dinner on Christmas Day. For $65 per person, and an additional $30 for an optional wine pairing, fill up on menu items like foie gras and figgie pudding, Christmas goose, poached lobster and chocolate gingerbread cake.

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