Give yourself and kitchen a break and let the pros take care of the cooking this holiday season. Here’s a list of places you can dine at or order to-go from on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Alamo City. Be sure to call ahead to make reservations!
Aldaco’s Stone Oak: 20079 Stone Oak Pkwy.; 210.494.0561
Get one of the best and highest views of San Antonio on Christmas Eve at Aldaco’s Stone Oak. Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy their traditional Mexican cantina-style dining and don’t forget to grab a margarita!
Southerleigh: 136 E Grayson St. Suite 120; 210.455.5701
Head on down to the Pearl to take in all of the sights and lights and have your Christmas Eve lunch at Southerleigh. They will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and serving their regular menu of fresh Gulf seafood and house-brewed beers.
Signature: 16401 La Cantera Pkwy.; 210.247.0176
Spend a special Christmas Eve at Signature from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and enjoy their regular menu alongside special dishes like gold leaf risotto and prime New York strip. On New Year’s Eve, they will be offering a prix-fixe dinner for all guests for $160 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Zinc Bistro & Bar: 207 N. Presa St.; 210-224-2900
Nestle in at Zinc and treat yourself to a three-course Christmas Eve meal for just $40. Start with roasted Chioggia beets and Texas citrus, then savor pan-seared spiced duck breast, and dig into profiteroles for dessert. The special holiday menu and regular menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Boudro’s: 421 E. Commerce St.; 210-224-8484
Enjoy one of San Antonio’s long-standing River Walk icons for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. you can dine from Boudro’s regular menu, or select the three-course special holiday menu for $45. Enjoy seasonal baby field greens and slow-roasted herb prime rib for the main course—just don’t forget to save room for the Amarena cherry trifle for dessert.
Stone Werks: Multiple Locations
Take the stress out of planning your Christmas Eve meal and stop at one of the many Stone Werks locations. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. they will be serving their regular menu for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
Cookhouse: 720 E. Mistletoe Ave.; 210.320.8211
Order Cookhouse’s famous Steen’s sweet potato pecan pie this season—it promises to be the hit of any holiday gathering! For $30 each, place your order now through December 21. To order, stop by or call the restaurant.
Sweet Fire Kitchen: 16641 La Cantera Pkwy.; 210.558.2479
Join Sweet Fire Kitchen for a classic holiday feast from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. Dine on slow-roasted turkey, salt- and herb-crusted prime rib, and decadent porchetta for $70 for adults, $26 for children 5-12, and free for kids 4 and under. After dinner, explore the resort and find your perfect festive family photo-op amidst sweeping Hill Country views.
Bistr09: 6106 Broadway; 210.245.8156
Join Bistr09 for a French-inspired, three-course Christmas Eve dinner that everyone is sure to enjoy. From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. dine on dishes like truffle gnocchi and lobster thermidor for $65 per person. Reservations are required and can be made online at https://www.bistr09.com/#reservations, or by calling them.
Rosario’s: Multiple Locations
Celebrate the holidays with family at Rosario’s. Both their North and South locations will be open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. when they’ll serve their regular menu of traditional south-of-the-border dishes and authentic house specialties.