Take the stress out of the holiday season and keep your kitchen clean this year. We’ve rounded up a list of hot spots around the city that will do all the work for you on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Be sure to call ahead for reservations and orders.
Jack Allen’s Kitchen: Multiple locations
Bring your friends and family and celebrate the holidays at Jack Allen’s Kitchen. At all their locations they will be serving their regular menu and will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
Mattie’s at Green Pastures: 811 W Live Oak St.; 512.444.1888
Join Austin’s most historic brunch spots, Mattie’s at Green Pastures for their holiday brunch on Christmas Day, with seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Christmas brunch will be comprised of Southern-inspired cuisine. The meal is $85 for adults and $40 for children ages 6-12. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caroline Restaurant: 621 Congress Ave Suite 101; 512.982.6766
Head to downtown Austin for Caroline on Congress Avenue. They will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, from 6 a.m. to midnight. You and yours can enjoy their regular menu with a few Christmas Day specials, including braised brisket with cheddar grits and a Christmas in the Tropics cocktail with coconut-infused tequila.
Sway: Multiple locations; 512.326.1999
Opt for something a little more nontraditional this year at Sway. Try the tingling, spicy food at this Thai hotspot which will be open Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m serving their regular menu.
Texas Honey Ham: 3736 Bee Caves Rd. #6; 512.330.9888
Take the day off, let Texas Honey Ham take care of the cooking and enjoy a traditional holiday spread with honey-baked ham, roasted turkey breast, and all the fixings. Don’t forget to pick up some of the classic holiday sides like cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, chipotle cranberry sauce, and more. Call to place your orders, they’ll be open December 22-24 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
L’oca D’oro: 1900 Simond Ave.; 737.212.1876
This Christmas, join L’oca D’oro in celebrating the long-enjoyed Italian family tradition of La Vigilia, aka the Feast of 7 Fishes. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chef Fiore will be sharing his favorite meal of the year—seven sumptuous seafood dishes—in four courses. Enjoy insalata di frutti di mare, shrimp & guanciale bolognese, and spaghetti con vongole for $75 per adult and $25 for children ages 2-10.
Driskill Hotel & Bar: 604 Brazos St.; 512.391.7178
Celebrate the season by gathering with loved ones over The Driskill Hotel’s special four-course holiday feast. From 3 p.m to 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, savor holiday favorites such as parsnip apple soup, pork belly tamales, and beef filet with truffle foie gras demi-glace for $130 per adults, $65 children ages 6-12 and children five and under eat free.
Fairmont Austin at Revue: 101 Red River St.; 512.524.4813
Immerse yourself in the joy of the season with a memorable day of festive dining at Revue. Open for brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. $5 for every meal sold will be donated to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. The brunch buffet is $65 per person, $19 for children under 13, and includes classic brunch staples such as biscuit and gravy and soft scrambled eggs. The dinner buffet is $85 per person, $19 for children under 13, and includes traditional holiday selection like baked bone-in ham and scalloped potatoes.
Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum: 1203 W 6th St.; 512.474.5107
You can always count on Chinese when your holiday plans go awry so add Lin’s to your list! The popular Chinese restaurant will be serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to midnight on Christmas Eve, and dinner from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. Get your fill of your fried rice and Kung Pao shrimp this season!
Cannon + Belle: 500 E 4th St.; 512.493.4900
Enjoy a seemingly endless feast on Christmas Day at Cannon + Belle for only $68 per adult and $26 for children. Let them handle all the preparations, cooking, and cleaning while you kickback. Dine on selections like an array of poached seafood, prime rib roast, andouille sausage stuffing, and a hot chocolate and cider bar.