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Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Austin

These restaurants are open on December 24 and 25 for brunch and/or dinner

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Give yourself and the family a break from the kitchen by heading out to eat at some of Austin’s best and most festive. To give you some ideas, Eater rounded up a list of Austin restaurants open on Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24) and Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25).

Find special prix fixe dinners, expansive brunch buffets, and unfussy regular menus. Make reservations soon because most of these restaurants will book up very quickly.

Similarly, here are your best bets for Feast of the Seven Fishes meals in Austin. Plus there are holiday pop-up bars and food-and-drink holiday experiences. And if you’re cooking at home and looking for a few delicious shortcuts? Eater has a separate guide for takeout meals and desserts, and don’t forget holiday tamales.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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L'Oca d'Oro

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Italian restaurant L’Oca d’Oro will be serving up a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes this Christmas Eve (and also the day before), Friday and Saturday, December 23 and 24. The meal will be served family-style, with seafood dishes like shellfish crudo and spaghetti con vongole. The meal is priced at $100. Book reservations online.

Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

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Craving dumplings? The Clarksville Chinese restaurant will be open during daytime and evening hours for Christmas, as will its sister restaurant, the more upscale Qi. Book reservations online (and for Qi).

Old Thousand

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For a Jewish-Chinese Christmas Eve dinner, the Chinese-American restaurant Old Thousand is teaming up with El Pasoan-Jewish restaurant JewBoy Burgers for a special dinner full of cultural dishes. Reservations are available by calling, it’s open from noon to 8 p.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Wu Chow

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Downtown Chinese restaurant Wu Chow will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving specialties like soup dumplings for the evening for dine-in and takeout services. Book reservations online.

The downtown hotel restaurant within the W will be serving a Christmas day menu, with details to come later. However, it’s $80 per person, and reservations can be booked now.

The new South Austin hotel restaurant will be open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, offering a limited menu along with holiday cocktails (though the bar closes at 10 p.m.) and wine pairings. Reservations are recommended, and the patio and lounge are still only open for walk-in services.

The Four Seasons restaurant will be offering two locations of its Christmas Day buffet meals, in the restaurant proper from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the hotel’s ballroom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items include freshly made omelets, little pancakes, snow crab claws, salads, carving stations, hot sides like potatoes au gratin and garlic-cheddar drop biscuits, and loads of desserts. The meal’s $140 for adults and $50 for children 11 years old and younger. Reservations will be available soon.

It's Italian Cucina

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It’s Italian Cucina is serving its own Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. The prix fixe menu has seven courses, from blue crab ravioli to squid ink risotto. The price is $95 per person and $125 with wine pairings. Reservations are available online.

L'Oca d'Oro

Italian restaurant L’Oca d’Oro will be serving up a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes this Christmas Eve (and also the day before), Friday and Saturday, December 23 and 24. The meal will be served family-style, with seafood dishes like shellfish crudo and spaghetti con vongole. The meal is priced at $100. Book reservations online.

Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

Craving dumplings? The Clarksville Chinese restaurant will be open during daytime and evening hours for Christmas, as will its sister restaurant, the more upscale Qi. Book reservations online (and for Qi).

Old Thousand

For a Jewish-Chinese Christmas Eve dinner, the Chinese-American restaurant Old Thousand is teaming up with El Pasoan-Jewish restaurant JewBoy Burgers for a special dinner full of cultural dishes. Reservations are available by calling, it’s open from noon to 8 p.m. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Wu Chow

Downtown Chinese restaurant Wu Chow will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving specialties like soup dumplings for the evening for dine-in and takeout services. Book reservations online.

Trace

The downtown hotel restaurant within the W will be serving a Christmas day menu, with details to come later. However, it’s $80 per person, and reservations can be booked now.

Nido

The new South Austin hotel restaurant will be open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, offering a limited menu along with holiday cocktails (though the bar closes at 10 p.m.) and wine pairings. Reservations are recommended, and the patio and lounge are still only open for walk-in services.

Ciclo

The Four Seasons restaurant will be offering two locations of its Christmas Day buffet meals, in the restaurant proper from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the hotel’s ballroom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items include freshly made omelets, little pancakes, snow crab claws, salads, carving stations, hot sides like potatoes au gratin and garlic-cheddar drop biscuits, and loads of desserts. The meal’s $140 for adults and $50 for children 11 years old and younger. Reservations will be available soon.

It's Italian Cucina

It’s Italian Cucina is serving its own Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. The prix fixe menu has seven courses, from blue crab ravioli to squid ink risotto. The price is $95 per person and $125 with wine pairings. Reservations are available online.

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