15 Dallas-Fort Worth Restaurants That Have Christmas Dinner Covered
Give yourself the gift of a clean kitchen this year.
Gone are the days depicted in A Christmas Story where one lone restaurant was open on December 25 to serve those poor souls whose holiday turkeys were eaten by neighborhood dogs. Christmas Day dining can now be found in every neighborhood across North Texas with a variety of cuisines to choose from, including classics such as prime rib, rack of lamb, and holiday ham. Or opt for the less-traditional route with a merry meal of fried chicken, juicy steaks, nachos, and enchiladas, California rolls, or a big plate of linguini. In total, we have 15 different destinations for holiday feasts to satisfy nearly any craving.
Wicked Butcher at The Sinclair Hotel
If Santa didn’t leave lobster mac and cheese in your stocking, quit your crying. You can get your fill (along with duck breast, Berkshire pork chops, dry-aged steaks, Delicata squash, and apple pie) on the a la carte menu at Wicked Butcher near Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth.
Cost: Main courses run $18 - $165 a la carte.
How to book: Call 682-231-8214
Elm & Good
Breakfast and brunch will be the Christmas gifts Elm & Good bestows upon its guests this year with Duck Tamales, Eggs Benedict, housemade pasta, and Bloody Marys on Santa’s nice list. Live music accompanies brunch, beginning at 11 am.
Cost: Main courses run $12 - $25.
How to book: Call 469-498-2525
One of the newest steakhouses in the city has debuted and they staff here ready, willing, and able to help you and your beloved friends and family make new memories over a Christmas meal. Choose the prix-fixe menu of roasted prime rib with confit fingerling potatoes, green beans, port wine shallots, and black truffle Madeira sauce, or order anything from the regular menu from caviar to king crab.
Cost: $79 for the prime rib special; main courses run $50 - $160 a la carte.
How to book: call 972-842-9450
Ellie's Restaurant & Lounge
A special Christmas Day menu will be available on December 25 for lunch or dinner with flavorful options including Festive Porcini Mushroom Soup, Beef Wellington, Pan Crisped Diver Scallops, Maple Farms Crispy Duck Breast, and Burnt Meyer Lemon Zabaglione Tarte for dessert.
Cost: Main courses run $27 - $49.
Even if you’re planning to cook a big Christmas dinner, take a break early in the day for a celebratory brunch. The full regular menu will be available, from the blue corn pancakes (one of our all-time faves) to the hearty Brunch Burger, served alongside creative cocktails and bottles of bubbly if you want to make it a real party.
Cost: Brunch dishes range from $5 - $27 a la carte.
How to book: Call 469-620-3644
Weather permitting, you can spend your December 25 at a picnic table with live music from Kendi Jean. Take part in a Rustic tradition of eating tamales and enjoying cold beers as guests “Drink the Tree,” a custom beer bottle Christmas tree loaded with choices.
Cost: Drink the Tree beers are $5 from 5 - 9 pm; queso and tamales are $12.95 - $13.95.
How to book: Call 214-730-0596 for reservations or show up for first come, first served seating.
City Hall Bistro
Located inside The Adolphus, the charming City Hall Bistro will offer a prix-fixe menu for Christmas Day with mains of honey-baked ham and pan-seared salmon, sides ranging from cornbread dressing to candied yams, as well as classic pumpkin pie and Texas Praline Crunch Brownies.
Cost: $70 per person
How to book: Call 214-651-3686
Bowl & Barrel
Instead of board games in front of the fireplace, opt for bowling and burgers. In addition to $5 beers, Bowl & Barrel will offer an evening of strikes and gutter balls accompanied by snacks, sandwiches, and pizzas, as well as funnel cakes and cotton candy.
Cost: Bowling is $56 per hour for your group; a la carte food ranges from $6 - 26.
How to book: Call 214-363-2695
Brunch it up with a yuletide-worthy three-course, prix-fixe menu that you can enjoy in the restaurant’s seasonally appropriate Polar Bear section. Add on champagne or other festive drinks to amplify the good times.
Cost: $68 per person.
How to book: Make reservations via SevenRooms.
Uptown’s Primo’s location will be closed, but not the one at The Statler hotel downtown. There, you can get your fajita fix, nosh on nachos, or indulge in enchiladas with a frosty margarita. Or check out the hotel’s other F&B venues (Overeasy, Sfereco, Waterproof, Bourbon & Banter) for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktail options galore.
Cost: All venues will be serving their regular menus, pricing varies per location.
In addition to its regular menu, this downtown bistro inside The Joule will offer an array of holiday specials, including duck confit with beet spaetzle, braised beef cheek, sticky toffee pudding, and cocktails such as Ol’ Kentucky Christmas, Sleigh Queen, and The Grinch Sour.
Cost: Main courses run $18 - $95.
Take the whole gang for a sushi feast this year. Choose from rolls including the Angry Hulk and the Chuck Norris or leave the decisions to the chef with combo platters serving from one to two people all the way up to 12 - 15. The full non-sushi menu will also be available for the non-seafood types.
Cost: Main courses run $17 - $42. Individual rolls run $10 - $32.
How to book: Call 972-833-1608
Christmas Eve kicks off Yardbird’s Nine Days of Brunch, so you and your friends can celebrate the season over mimosas and platters of chicken and waffles. On Christmas Day, enjoy a special menu featuring baked oysters on the half shell, skillet seared jumbo scallops, herb crusted prime rib, and cinnamon roll bread pudding.
Cost: Christmas Day special entrees run $62 - $65. Brunch entrees run $14 - $76.
Chef Dean Fearing’s always-elegant holiday spread returns this year with a luncheon feast that includes upscale items like Chateaubriand with truffle and mushroom ragout and down-home family favorites like fried chicken with lemon, thyme, and Texas honey.
Cost: Christmas lunch is $150 for adults ($90 vegetarian).
This South of France inspired restaurant is offering a fun Christmas Day brunch with its full menu available. Lobster cobb salad, shrimp deviled eggs, pancakes, and Popover Benedict are among the delicious options you can put on your wish list.
Cost: Brunch entrees run $19 - $170.
How to book: Call 214-389-2602