It’s a year more than any other to be grateful, and around the Goodtaste office we are grateful for our restaurants. Take a load off and unstress as the holidays come to a close—don’t worry about dinner this year! Here’s our list of some of Houston’s best spots open for dining on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Be sure to call ahead for reservations and orders.
101 North Eatery & Bar: 30760 Russell Ranch Rd, Suite D; 805.852.1588
For Christmas dinner this year, 101 North Eatery & Bar is offering a special holiday menu and even offers a vegan menu! For $75 per person, the regular menu features dishes like roasted root vegetable salad and herb-crusted Angus beef tenderloin and the vegan menu features dishes like baked herb crusted rainbow cauliflower and vegetable lasagna. Orders must be placed by December 22 at 8 p.m. with pick up and free delivery available 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on December 24.
The Annie: 1800 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 6170; 713.804.1800
Join them on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th, for lunch or dinner in their festively decorated restaurant! Don’t miss Christmas carolers spreading cheer at the restaurant during dinner service! Guests can order from the regular lunch and dinner menus along with a few specials by Executive Chef Robert Del Grande. Reservations are required. Please call 713.804.1800 or find them on OpenTable to reserve your table. They will be closed on Christmas Day.
Artisans Restaurant: 3201 Louisiana St.; 713.529.911
Opt for taking the day off this Christmas Eve at Artisans. For $80 per person, enjoy a special French menu features dishes like foie gras and duck confit, roasted beef tenderloin, and a chocolate Christmas yule log. Book ahead—reservations are available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m on Christmas Eve.
Backstreet Cafe: 1103 S Shepherd Dr., Houston; 713.521.2239
Spend your Christmas Eve at Backstreet Cafe from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. for à la carte menu with live jazz by Bob Chadwick and complimentary eggnog. There is limited seating, lease call (713) 521-2239 for reservations. Backstreet Cafe also offers some of their favorite à la carte items and couples meals which can be pre ordered in advance.
B&B Butchers: 1814 Washington Ave., Houston; 713.862.1814
Celebrate a Christmas Eve lunch or dinner at the restaurant, where you can order from the regular lunch and dinner menu. Don’t miss Christmas carolers spreading cheer at the restaurant during dinner service, as well as the festive “reinsteer” out front for photos! If you’re not in the mood to cook this Christmas or need help hosting a holiday dinner party, The Butcher Shop at B&B is offering a festive Christmas take-out menu featuring protein entrées (all ready to roast or reheat), steakhouse side dishes and housemade pies. Orders can be placed now by calling The Butcher Shop at 832.767.4828 with a 48-hour notice. Learn more on their website here.
B.B Lemon: 1809 Washington Ave., Houston; 713.554.1809
B.B. Lemon will be open on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, for lunch and dinner, and guests can order from the regular dinner menu along with a few specials. Plus, Christmas carolers will be performing at the restaurant to spread holiday cheer during dinner service! Reservations are recommended. Please call 713.554.1809 or visit them on OpenTable to reserve your table
Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar Street; 832.879.2802
Come celebrate the holiday season and treat your family to a 3-course prix fixe menu. The special dinner, which is $58 per adult and $22 per child, will feature selections like duck confit and New York roast and sticky toffee pudding. Make your reservations at 832-879-2802.
Brennan’s of Houston: 3300 Smith St., Houston; 713.522.9711
Celebrate the holiday season with Brennan’s this year. From 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Brennan’s will be offering their regular menu for guests. Enjoy classics like snapping turtle soup, Creole-spiced filet of beef, and Brennan’s bananas foster.
Caracol: 2200 Post Oak Blvd., Suite #160, Houston; 713.622.9996
This holiday season let Caracol’s kitchen do all the work! Dine-in with them on Christmas Eve for a three-course special holiday menu for $49. Enjoy selections like a seasonal salad and citrus-glazed half hen for the main course—just don’t forget to save room for the roasted pineapple pistachio cake for dessert. Please call 713-622-9996 for reservations. Or let them take care of all the fixings for your holiday feast with Chef Hugo’s Couples Feast to-go and more à la carte items can be pre ordered in advance.
Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd; 832.668.5808
Etoile will be open for Christmas Eve with a special menu, and is also offering holiday foods to-go. The dine-in menu is $68 per adult and $25 per child (kid’s menu). Reservations should be made by calling 832-668-5808.
Frank’s Americana Revival: 3736 Westheimer Rd.; 713.572.8600
With a little help from Frank’s Americana Revival, take out the stress of the holiday feast. They will be offering a holiday carry out menu featuring dishes such as Herb Roasted Whole Chicken and Whole Roasted Angus Beef Tenderloin, an assortment of family-style sides such as Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese and Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with bacon, cranberries, pecans & Creole mustard vinaigrette, along with delectable desserts and wine pairings. Orders must be placed by 9 p.m. on Friday, December 18th. Online orders can be placed at www.frankshouston.com/events or via phone at (713) 572-8600, and will be ready for scheduled pick-up on Wednesday, December 23rd and Thursday, December 24th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Hugo’s: 1600 Westheimer @ Mandell; 713.524.7744
Hugo’s is celebrating the holiday season with dine-in and to-go options on Christmas Eve. Dine-in with them on Christmas Eve for a three-course special holiday menu for $49 with live guitar music by Viento. Enjoy selections like sweet potato soup and ribeye for the main course—just don’t forget to save room for the Tres Leches cake for dessert. Please call 713.524.7744 for reservations. Or let them take care of all the fixings for your holiday feast with Chef Hugo’s Couples Feast to-go and more à la carte items can be pre ordered in advance.
Kiran’s: 2925 Richmond Ave., Houston; 713.960.8472
Join Kiran’s for dine-in or to-go Christmas Eve and Christmas day! Just for the holiday there’s serving a special menu for $95 per guest with dishes like roasted chestnut soup, lamb shank and yule log cake. Their adjust hours are as follows: Christmas Eve
take-out 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and dine-in 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Christmas Day take-out 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dine-in 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Masraff’s: 9655 Katy Fwy. #190; 713.355.1975
Celebrate the holidays with family at Masraff’s! Savor selections like the colossal crab cakes or sizzling ribeyes along with a few Christmas Eve specials. They will be open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m and will begin taking reservations at 4 p.m. at 713.355.1975.
Hungry’s: Multiple Locations
Let Hungry’s make your holiday stress disappear, with their special Holiday Family Feast, a new individually packaged Holiday Meal, and a new Holiday Family Feast for 4! Learn more and place your orders online.
La Table: 1800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston; 713.439.1000
Celebrate Christmas Eve at La Table’s holiday table! From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., they will be offering our à la carte menu for Christmas Eve, but closed on Christmas Day.
Ouisie’s: 3939 San Felipe St,; 713.528.2264
Ouisie’s offer you and your two options for your Christmas Eve dinner to-go! Enjoy a three-course meal for $39 per person with selections like crab cakes, parmesan-crusted chicken breast and grand marnier chocolate cake. Or order a full family-style feast that feeds 4 to 12 people with main options like turkey, prime rib, ham and more! Learn more on their website.
Relish Restaurant & Bar: 2810 Westheimer Rd.; 713.599.1960
Relish is offering a Christmas to-go menu featuring starters such as Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, entrees such as Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Leg of Lamb and sides like Parmesan Cauliflower and Three Cheese Mac & Cheese, along with delicious desserts. Orders must be placed by 10 p.m. on Sunday, December 2o. Place your orders online or via phone at (713) 599-1960, and will be ready for pick-up on Thursday, December 24th from 11 a.m. tp 3 p.m.
Tony’s: 3755 Richmond Ave; 713.622.6778
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Tony’s for dine-in from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. or order online from their family-style menu selection for pick-up. The menu includes Braised Lamb Shank with mint jus, Whole Prime Tenderloin, Italian Sausage and Peppers, Baked Ziti al Telefono, Tony’s Famous Whole Tiramisu, Whole Cheesecake with Praline Topping and more. For more info and the full menu visit: https://ordering.app/tonys/
Turner’s: 800 Post Oak Blvd.; 713.804.1212
Join them on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th, for their last day of December lunch service from 11am-3pm with a piano player from 11:30am-2:30pm. Then join them with family and friends for a magical evening that will fill you with Christmas spirit like no other dining experience in town. Enjoy a pianist and live singer performing holiday classics, festive menu specials and even Christmas carolers serenading you during dinner service. Reservations are required and must be made with a credit card to hold the table. Please call them at 713.804.1212. A 48-hour cancellation notice is required.
TRIBUTE at the Houstonian, 111 N Post Oak Ln; 713.812.6932
TRIBUTE offers a seated three-course prix fixe menu featuring holiday fare and “Tex-Lex” inspired favorites. Seatings begin from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 – 9 p.m. For reservations call 713-685-6713. Or, enjoy holiday favorites in the comfort of your home with their Meal To-Go for $139. Each meal feeds a party of 4, and will be available for pick up on the day of from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pick up times are first come, first served, so call 713-812-6932 now to secure your desired time.