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.
The Annie: 1800 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 6170; 713.804.1800
Join them on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th, for brunch 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 brunch and dinner menus along with a few specials by Executive Chef Robert Del Grande. Don’t forget to ask about our specialty holiday cocktails! 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 $95 per person, enjoy a special French menu features dishes like foie gras and duck confit, creamy white wine risotto, and a chocolate Christmas yule log with bourbon sauce. 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 a special menu for $55 per person and $15 per child with live jazz by Bob Chadwick and complimentary eggnog. There is limited seating, please call (713) 521-2239 for reservations.
B&B Butchers: 1814 Washington Ave., Houston; 713.862.1814
Celebrate a Christmas Eve brunch 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! Reservations are required. Please call 713.862.1814 or visit them on OpenTable to reserve your table.
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 holiday take-out menu, which is available all month with a 48-hour notice. Orders can be placed now and will be available for pickup through Sunday, January 3rd. Please call The Butcher Shop at 832.767.4828 or order online at least 48 hours in advance. 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, Friday, December 24th, for brunch and dinner. Perfect for the whole family, enjoy our festively decorated restaurant, delicious food and drinks, and even Christmas carolers during dinner service! Reservations are recommended. 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
Brasserie du Parc in the heart of downtown Houston will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with their regular menus. Reservations are recommended make them 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. 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.
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 special holiday buffet for $49 with live guitar music by Viento. Please call 713.524.7744 for reservations. Or let them take care of all the fixings for your holiday feast with holiday options that can be pre-ordered for pick up in advance.
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 a la carte dishes and their family feasts will be available in serving sizes of four or ten and include seasonal favorites such as Oven Roasted Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham, Cornbread Stuffing and seasonal pies. They will also be offering individually boxed meals for only $20 a person. All holiday orders should be placed with a 24-hour notice. Learn more and place your orders here.
La Table: 1800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston; 713.439.1000
Join us for a very merry Christmas celebration Friday, December 24th. Feast on their classic à la carte menu for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and their special Holiday Prix Fixe Menu 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy selections like tarte flambée, lobster and shrimp risotto and créme d’orange caramel with a la carte add ons including oysters and chilled seafood platters. See the full menu here and make your reservations here.
Miracle, Multiple locations
Gather your friends, put on your ugliest Christmas sweaters, and join Miracle for festive Christmas-themed cocktails, over-the-top decorations, and Holiday Cheer! Enjoy festive and delicious themed cocktails and Holiday themed sandwiches and snacks in an over-the-top festive holiday environment. Featuring speciality cocktails served in themed glassware, wall-to-wall over-the-top Christmas decorations, and an abundance of Christmas cheer.
Miracle at Winnie’s is 21+ after 5pm. Children are welcome before 5pm, but we ask that you keep your children at your table with you! Reservations are highly recommended.
Georgia James, 1100 Westheimer
This Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24, Georgia James will be open during their regular hours, 5 to 11 p.m. They will be offering their regular dinner menu, and a few specials too.
Le Jardinier, 550 Main Street
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Le Jardinier! Join them for lunch from 11:30 a.m to 2 p.m, and enjoy their a la carte holiday menu OR 5-course holiday chef’s tasting menu, available from 5 p.m to 9 p.m!
Ouisie’s: 3939 San Felipe St,; 713.528.2264
Ouisie’s offers something special for Christmas Eve! Stay tuned for the menu and learn more on their website.
Tony’s: 3755 Richmond Ave; 713.622.6778
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Tony’s for dine-in or order to-go from their family-style menu selection for pick-up. Items include Braised Lamb Shank with mint jus, Whole Prime Beef 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: Order online here.
Steak 48: 4444 Westheimer Rd., Houston; 713-322-7448
Bring your friends and family and celebrate the holiday at Steak 48 this Christmas Eve! for an unforgettable evening with family and friends! Enjoy a full dinner menu with their signature dishes like the bone-in filet mignon, colossal shrimp cocktail and epic sides like the corn crème brûlée. Call ahead and reserve your place at the table.
Turner’s: 800 Post Oak Blvd.; 713.804.1212
Join them on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th, for 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 along with festive food and drink specials during dinner service. There will be a $50 entertainment charge per seat 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. If your reservation is canceled within less than 48-hours, a cancellation fee of $150 per person will be charged.
TRIBUTE at the Houstonian, 111 N Post Oak Ln; 713.812.6932
TRIBUTE offers a Seated dining with holiday favorites such as smoked prime rib and herb roasted turkey. Kids receive holiday coloring books and candy canes. Seatings begin from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 – 9 p.m. For reservations call 713-685-6713 and see the menu here. Or, enjoy holiday favorites in the comfort of your home with their meal to-go for $289 for members and $299 for the public. Each meal feeds a party of 4, and will be available for pick up on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They will also be offering a la carte pies and yeast rolls. Pick up times are first-come, first-serve, so call 713-812-6932 now to secure your desired time. Check out the menu here!