If you don't celebrate Christmas or just don't want to cook an elaborate dinner for the whole family two nights in a row, the D.C. restaurant scene has got you covered!
Choose from one of these 12 restaurants to wine and dine at for a stress-free Christmas Eve dinner that will not disappoint.
DBGB will be open Christmas Eve and will serve their regular menu along with some festive Christmas additions. You can see the full Christmas Eve menu on their website.
SUCCOTASH will be open on Christmas Eve, and their menu, which will feature festive additions to their popular “Taste of the South” family-style tasting menu is available online. They will be open regular hours on Christmas Day, serving brunch starting at 10:00 a.m.
RPM Italian’s Feast of the Seven Fishes menu will be offered on Christmas Eve. The festive prix-fixe menu includes an array of Cicchetti followed by three courses of fish dishes, and then dessert. Offerings include a Big Eye Tuna Crudo, Sea Scallop Saltimbocca, Butter Poached Lobster, Wild Dover Sole and more. The Feast of the Seven Fishes menu is $95 per person or $175 per person with wine pairings. In addition to this menu, the RPM Italian dinner menu will also be available throughout the evening.
Guests for Christmas Eve have two options for dining – a five-course “Feast of the 7 Fishes” menu for $150, or a choice of three courses plus dessert for $130, or choice of four courses plus dessert for $150. For children ages 12 and under, Fiola offers a special holiday Kids’ Menu for $45.
Guests on Christmas Eve will enjoy a four-course Christmas Eve Menu for $90 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), including a choice of one appetizer, two main courses, and a dessert. For children ages 12 and under, Casa Luca offers a special holiday Kids’ Menu for $25.
Lupo Verde will offer a traditional Feast of Seven Fishes available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Prepared by newly appointed Executive Chef Matteo Venini, the dinner will consist of fish and pasta, following the Roman Catholic tradition to refrain from the consumption of meat on holy days. Priced at $70 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).
Blackwall Hitch will be offering guests a festive three-course menu in addition to their regular a la carte menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 24th. Guests can enjoy coastal-inspired dishes meshed with Christmas classics, prepared by Executive Chef Mente Lawson. Priced at $49 per person.
1789 Restaurant will be all decked out with wreaths, antique toys, and garlands for the holidays. In addition to the elaborate decorations throughout the restaurant, Executive Chef Samuel Kim will dazzle guests with his seasonal a la carte menu on Christmas Eve. 1789 Restaurant will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dishes are priced from $15 to $60. As a bonus, the Washington Men’s Camerata will be caroling in the restaurant nightly between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. from December 16th through Christmas Eve.
Executive Chef Jorge Chicas will be creating a special Christmas Eve Blackboard Menu which will be offered only from 5:00 PM until 9:30 PM. Menu highlights will include Wild Mushroom Risotto with white truffles, Parmigiano-Reggiano and cream froth for $28, a 14 oz Prime Dry Aged Ribeye with oven roasted cipollini onions and wagyu butter for $58, and a Warm Homemade Style Baked Pecan Pie with vanilla-bourbon ice cream and honey whipped cream for $12.
Café du Parc will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will offer a seasonal prix fixe three-course lunch and four-course dinner in addition to the a la carte menu.
This Christmas Eve, chef and owner Amy Brandwein of Centrolina will offer a four-course family-style Feast of the Seven Fishes menu featuring grilled octopus and bucatini with littleneck clams, romanesco cauliflower and roasted cayenne. $65 per person; optional wine pairings for $40.
Del Campo puts a South American twist on the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner with chef and owner Victor Albisu's Feast of the Seven Beasts surf & turf menu. The four-course meal features dishes like bison tartare with smoked oyster dressing served in an oyster shell. $78 per person.