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Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Houston

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Give yourself a break and dine out on Christmas eve and the day of. Check off your to-do list by choosing a restaurant, making reservations, and rounding up your guests. With the cooking taken care of, enjoy a stress-free meal with loved ones and this year's goodies from jolly old Saint Nick.

UPDATE: We are adding a very special "A Christmas Story" inspired dinner by Underbelly which still has a few seats left!

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. B & B Butchers

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1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 962-4745
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B&B Butchers is open for Christmas eve so you don't have to lift a finger. Also, the Butcher Shop at B&B Butchers & Restaurant is offering a festive Christmas take-out menu (see attached or this link), which is available with a 48-hour notice (except the filet mignon as that is always in stock).

2. Backstreet Cafe

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1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 521-2239
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Three-course menu with complimentary amuse bouche, $52 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity, complimentary eggnog and live music by Bob Chadwick. 5-9 pm Reservations highly recommended.

3. Benjy's

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2424 Dunstan Rd
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 522-7602
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Both locations (Benjy’s in the Village and Benjy’s on Washington) will be open until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Celebrating 20 years in business, it's tried and true.

4. Brennan's of Houston

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3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-9711
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Friends and family are invited to gather at the iconic Brennan’s of Houston for special holiday menus prepared by Executive Chef Danny Trace. With its creative, comforting fare and elegant atmosphere, Brennan’s of Houston has been a dining destination for holiday gatherings for nearly fifty years.

5. Damian's Cucina Italiana

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3011 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-0439
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Damian's in midtown is dressed for the season with mistletoe and will be offering guests the regular menu with a special focus on well-priced Italian wine for Christmas eve.

6. Etoile Cuisine et Bar

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1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(832) 668-5808
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Master Chef of France Philippe Verpiand has created a delicious three-course prix fixe menu for $65 (kids’ menu available for $28). Options include appetizers such as Bisque De Homard (Maine lobster bisque with Gulf shrimp, fresh herbs and creme fraiche) and Foie Gras de Canard au Torchon (cold duck foie gras terrine, dried prune mousseline, toasted brioche); entrees such as Filet de Loup de Mer (pan roasted sea bass, snow peas, fingerling potatoes, roasted cauliflower, coconut and lemongrass emulsion) and a Duo de Bouef (braised beef short rib, beef tenderloin, celery root puree, winter vegetables and cabernet-shallots sauce); and desserts such as Bûche de Noël (milk chocolate and passion fruit “Christmas log” with mango sorbet) and Crêpe Soufflés Suzette (crêpe soufflé with Grand Marnier custard and blood orange sorbet). TIP: Credit card required for reservations, so have it handy.

7. Helen Greek Food and Wine

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2429 Rice Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
(832) 831-7133
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Join Helen Greek Food and Wine for a Greek Christmas Eve dinner. Guests will enjoy a mouthwatering array of special items for the holiday in addition to the regular dinner menu for one night only.

8. Holley's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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3201 Louisiana St Ste 101
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 907-6001
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Holley's also in midtown will be open on Christmas eve and serving their regular menu on Christmas Eve, don't forget to order their famous Benne Seed Parkerhouse Rolls, poblano “pimento” cheese, smoked drum mousse, pickled veggies. TIP: When they're out, they're out. Last seating is at 9PM

9. Kata Robata

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3600 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-8858
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Kata Robata is this place for discerning sushi and sake lovers to get the best of both in Houston. On Christmas Eve, Kata Robata will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch; closed on Christmas Day. Reservations recommended.

10. Kiran's Restaurant & Bar

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4100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 960-8472
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Join Kiran’s Restaurant & Bar on Christmas Day for a festive Mistletoe Brunch Buffet. There will be three seatings at the following times: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dishes will include Chicken Tikka Masala, Goanese Shrimp and Chicken, Lamb & Vegetarian Tamales. There will also be special offerings for kids including Chicken Nuggets & Sliders, Macaroni & Cheese and Hot Chocolate & Donuts. $60 per guest / $25 for children under the age of 12 / Children under the age of 5 are complimentary.

11. Mockingbird Bistro

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1985 Welch St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 533-0200
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Mockingbird will be open Christmas Eve for lunch and for dinner from 5 to 9 pm offering a three-course menu for $75 per adult, $99 per adult with Sommelier’s wine pairing, and $30 for children, all plus tax & gratuity. Full bar with award-winning wine list. Private rooms available. Reservations highly recommended.

12. Ouisie's Table

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3939 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 528-2264
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Ouisie’s will have its well-decorated dining rooms open and its kitchen serving a fitting feast from a special Christmas Eve ala carte menu. The menu includes a number of favorites as well as an equal number of holiday specials.

13. Radio Milano

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800 Sorella Ct
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 827-3545
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Take a weight off of your shoulders and join Radio Milano on Christmas Eve for dinner…and don’t worry about bringing any figgy pudding. To celebrate the holidays, the modern Italian restaurant will be offering a festive, four-course menu priced at $75 per person.

14. Sud Italia Ristorante

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2347 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 664-7571
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Sud Italia will host a Christmas Eve dinner by way of the traditional Italian "feast of the seven fishes" with a traditional southern Italian holiday menu. Our international executive chef Sandro has composed a seven course dinner menu featuring delicate and flavorful seafood dishes embodying the essence of Sud Italia.

15. Tarakaan

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2301 Main St Ste 200
Houston, TX 77002
Give your holiday celebration some Asian flare at Tarakaan. This Midtown speakeasy-style newcomer will be open for lunch from 11 am - 3 pm and dinner starting at 4 pm on Christmas Eve.

16. The Durham House

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1200 Durham Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 864-5600
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Join the newly opened restaurant, The Durham House on Christmas Eve from 11 am - 11 pm for lunch or dinner. For those just looking for a festive libation, The Durham House boasts curated wine, beer and cocktail offerings.

17. Underbelly

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1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-9800
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Underbelly is running a special Christmas Eve dinner inspired by the classic Christmas Story movie. There are two seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. with tickets at $70 for adults, $30 for kids. There will be four courses sure to delight with a few nostalgic movie references baked in for fun.

1. B & B Butchers

1814 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
B&B Butchers is open for Christmas eve so you don't have to lift a finger. Also, the Butcher Shop at B&B Butchers & Restaurant is offering a festive Christmas take-out menu (see attached or this link), which is available with a 48-hour notice (except the filet mignon as that is always in stock).
1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

2. Backstreet Cafe

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
Three-course menu with complimentary amuse bouche, $52 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity, complimentary eggnog and live music by Bob Chadwick. 5-9 pm Reservations highly recommended.
1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019

3. Benjy's

2424 Dunstan Rd, Houston, TX 77005
Both locations (Benjy’s in the Village and Benjy’s on Washington) will be open until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Celebrating 20 years in business, it's tried and true.
2424 Dunstan Rd
Houston, TX 77005

4. Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
Friends and family are invited to gather at the iconic Brennan’s of Houston for special holiday menus prepared by Executive Chef Danny Trace. With its creative, comforting fare and elegant atmosphere, Brennan’s of Houston has been a dining destination for holiday gatherings for nearly fifty years.
3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

5. Damian's Cucina Italiana

3011 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
Damian's in midtown is dressed for the season with mistletoe and will be offering guests the regular menu with a special focus on well-priced Italian wine for Christmas eve.
3011 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

6. Etoile Cuisine et Bar

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
Master Chef of France Philippe Verpiand has created a delicious three-course prix fixe menu for $65 (kids’ menu available for $28). Options include appetizers such as Bisque De Homard (Maine lobster bisque with Gulf shrimp, fresh herbs and creme fraiche) and Foie Gras de Canard au Torchon (cold duck foie gras terrine, dried prune mousseline, toasted brioche); entrees such as Filet de Loup de Mer (pan roasted sea bass, snow peas, fingerling potatoes, roasted cauliflower, coconut and lemongrass emulsion) and a Duo de Bouef (braised beef short rib, beef tenderloin, celery root puree, winter vegetables and cabernet-shallots sauce); and desserts such as Bûche de Noël (milk chocolate and passion fruit “Christmas log” with mango sorbet) and Crêpe Soufflés Suzette (crêpe soufflé with Grand Marnier custard and blood orange sorbet). TIP: Credit card required for reservations, so have it handy.
1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

7. Helen Greek Food and Wine

2429 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
Join Helen Greek Food and Wine for a Greek Christmas Eve dinner. Guests will enjoy a mouthwatering array of special items for the holiday in addition to the regular dinner menu for one night only.
2429 Rice Blvd
Houston, TX 77005

8. Holley's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

3201 Louisiana St Ste 101, Houston, TX 77006
Holley's also in midtown will be open on Christmas eve and serving their regular menu on Christmas Eve, don't forget to order their famous Benne Seed Parkerhouse Rolls, poblano “pimento” cheese, smoked drum mousse, pickled veggies. TIP: When they're out, they're out. Last seating is at 9PM
3201 Louisiana St Ste 101
Houston, TX 77006

9. Kata Robata

3600 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
Kata Robata is this place for discerning sushi and sake lovers to get the best of both in Houston. On Christmas Eve, Kata Robata will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch; closed on Christmas Day. Reservations recommended.
3600 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

10. Kiran's Restaurant & Bar

4100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Join Kiran’s Restaurant & Bar on Christmas Day for a festive Mistletoe Brunch Buffet. There will be three seatings at the following times: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dishes will include Chicken Tikka Masala, Goanese Shrimp and Chicken, Lamb & Vegetarian Tamales. There will also be special offerings for kids including Chicken Nuggets & Sliders, Macaroni & Cheese and Hot Chocolate & Donuts. $60 per guest / $25 for children under the age of 12 / Children under the age of 5 are complimentary.
4100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027

11. Mockingbird Bistro

1985 Welch St, Houston, TX 77019
Mockingbird will be open Christmas Eve for lunch and for dinner from 5 to 9 pm offering a three-course menu for $75 per adult, $99 per adult with Sommelier’s wine pairing, and $30 for children, all plus tax & gratuity. Full bar with award-winning wine list. Private rooms available. Reservations highly recommended.
1985 Welch St
Houston, TX 77019

12. Ouisie's Table

3939 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027
Ouisie’s will have its well-decorated dining rooms open and its kitchen serving a fitting feast from a special Christmas Eve ala carte menu. The menu includes a number of favorites as well as an equal number of holiday specials.
3939 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027

13. Radio Milano

800 Sorella Ct, Houston, TX 77024
Take a weight off of your shoulders and join Radio Milano on Christmas Eve for dinner…and don’t worry about bringing any figgy pudding. To celebrate the holidays, the modern Italian restaurant will be offering a festive, four-course menu priced at $75 per person.
800 Sorella Ct
Houston, TX 77024

14. Sud Italia Ristorante

2347 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
Sud Italia will host a Christmas Eve dinner by way of the traditional Italian "feast of the seven fishes" with a traditional southern Italian holiday menu. Our international executive chef Sandro has composed a seven course dinner menu featuring delicate and flavorful seafood dishes embodying the essence of Sud Italia.
2347 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005

15. Tarakaan

2301 Main St Ste 200, Houston, TX 77002
Give your holiday celebration some Asian flare at Tarakaan. This Midtown speakeasy-style newcomer will be open for lunch from 11 am - 3 pm and dinner starting at 4 pm on Christmas Eve.
2301 Main St Ste 200
Houston, TX 77002

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16. The Durham House

1200 Durham Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Join the newly opened restaurant, The Durham House on Christmas Eve from 11 am - 11 pm for lunch or dinner. For those just looking for a festive libation, The Durham House boasts curated wine, beer and cocktail offerings.
1200 Durham Dr
Houston, TX 77007

17. Underbelly

1100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Underbelly is running a special Christmas Eve dinner inspired by the classic Christmas Story movie. There are two seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. with tickets at $70 for adults, $30 for kids. There will be four courses sure to delight with a few nostalgic movie references baked in for fun.
1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

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