Holiday Food and Drink

Dining Out on Christmas Day? Here's What's Open

Does the thought of preparing another holiday meal under the scrutinizing glare of your mother-in-law make you want to shoot your eye out? The holidays are stressful enough without the pressure of preparing the perfect Christmas meal. Give yourself the gift of peace of mind. Let the pros handle the cooking--and leave that dry, dusty turkey for the Bumpas hounds.

Almost everything is open on Christmas Eve. Many local favorites like Le Mistral, The Mockingbird Bistro, and Rudi Lechner's hold annual, multi-course, priced-per-head dinners in celebration of the occasion. Dining options become more limited on Christmas Day, but for many it's business as usual on December 25. A list of 21 local restaurants holding regular or abbreviated hours, with links to all the necessary information, is featured below. Whether you're looking for a quick bite before mass or an all-out production, if you plan on dining out this weekend, we strongly suggest you call ahead.

*17 Restaurant - Alden Houston Hotel (832-200-8800)

Arturo's Uptown Italiano (713-621-1180)

Bernardo's - Hotel Galvez (409-765-7721)

Birraporetti's (713-224-9494)

Bombay Brasserie Indian Cuisine (713-355-2000)

Broken Spoke Café (713-863-7029)

Café Chino (713-524-4433)

Charivari Specialty Restaurant (713-521-7231)

Empire Turkish Grill (713-827-7475)

Mayuri Indian Restaurant (713-975-6565)

Monarch - Hotel ZaZa (713-527-1800)

Narin's Bombay Brasserie (713-622-2005)

Pradaria Steaks & Churrascaria (281-501-2960)

Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel Houston (713-650-1300)

Sushi King (713-528-8998)

Sushi Raku (713-526-8885)

Tango & Malbec (713-629-8646)

The Moghul's Restaurant & Lounge (281-589-2300)

Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse (281-557-9999)

Turquoise Grill Brick Oven Bistro (713-526-3800)

Vargo's (713-782-3888)

Click here for a more comprehensive list of restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day from The site also features menus and course listings for restaurants holding special holiday-themed dinners on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Lauren Marmaduke
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