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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 holiday brunch and/or dinner

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Holiday dishes from the Peacock.
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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 (Sunday, December 24) and Christmas Day (Monday, 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.

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Garbo's

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The North Austin seafood restaurant is open for both days. On Christmas Eve, its hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and then on Christmas, it’s open from 5 to 9 p.m. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Hotel Viata

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The West Austin hotel is hosting a Christmas Day buffet for the holiday. There will be a carving station, desserts, brunch dishes, and more starting at 11 a.m. it’s $95 for adults, $50 for children 12 years old and younger, and then free for kids under the age of five. There’s also a bottomless add-on with bottomless mimosas for $30. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

L'Oca d'Oro

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The Mueller Italian restaurant will be serving up a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes this Christmas Eve (and also the day before), Saturday and Sunday, December 23 and 24. The meal is priced at $100 for adults and $35 for children 10 years old and younger. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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 Eve and Christmas. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Wu Chow

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The downtown Chinese restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving specialties like soup dumplings for the evenings. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Diner Bar

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The downtown Thompson Hotel restaurant is hosting a Cuban Christmas Eve dinner. The Noche Buena pig roast will include lechon, oysters, and desserts. It’s $90 per person with a la carte drinks. It starts at 4 p.m. Reservations must be booked online; there are indoor dine-in services.

The Peacock

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The downtown Mediterranean hotel restaurant is open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Along with its usual menu, there are holiday specials such as prime rib-eye with Parker House rolls and frangipane tart with spiced pear sorbet. There are seatings available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

La Piscina

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The downtown Mexican seafood hotel restaurant is open for both Christmas Eve and Christmas, serving its regular menu alongside holiday specials such as duck carnitas and eggnog flan. There are seatings available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

W Austin

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The downtown hotel’s main restaurant and lounge is offering a prix fixe menu for Christmas Day. Dish options include items like roasted cauliflower and Parmesan soup, roasted herb-crusted prime ribs, and whipped mashed potatoes. It’s $80 per person with side add-ons for $10. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Carpenters Hall

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The restaurant at Carpenter Hotel in Zilker will be serving holiday brunch and dinner for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. each day with a la carte specials like apple buttered-biscuits, eggs Benedicts, and English muffins with ham and poached eggs. Then, dinner is a three-course prix fixe menu for $65 per person with $35 wine pairings. It’s available from 5 to 10 p.m. each day with options like honey ham, French onion soup, and buttermilk chess pie. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Carve American Grille

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Steakhouse chain Perry’s Austin-based grill restaurant with two locations (this one in West Oak Hill and the other up north near Allandale) is serving Christmas Eve meals for lunch and dinner. The three-course prix fixe meal includes entrees like steaks and bacon-wrapped fish, soups, salads, and desserts, plus additional a la carte starters and other sides. It’s $69 per person from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and then $79 per person from 5:45 to 10 p.m. Reservations can be booked online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Summer House on Music Lane

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The restaurant at the hip off-South Congress Avenue hotel will offer prix fixe brunches and dinners for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The $60 brunch menu includes items like chia seed pudding, ranchero tostadas, and smoked ham steaks; the $85 dinner includes mushroom and chestnut tamales, pan-seared chicken breast, and black forest cake. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. dinner is from 5 to 10 p.m. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

It's Italian Cucina

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The Zilker Italian restaurant is serving its own Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. The prix fixe menu has seven courses, from truffled white anchovies to sautéed branzino. The price is $115 per person and $150 with wine pairings. Reservations are available online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

1417 French Bistro

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The Bouldin Creek French restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve for brunch and dinner. For the former, its typical brunch will be offered. For the latter, there will be a five-course dinner with dishes like crab salad, herb-crusted smoked lamb racks, and paris-brest. It’s $120 per person. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Garbo's

The North Austin seafood restaurant is open for both days. On Christmas Eve, its hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and then on Christmas, it’s open from 5 to 9 p.m. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Hotel Viata

The West Austin hotel is hosting a Christmas Day buffet for the holiday. There will be a carving station, desserts, brunch dishes, and more starting at 11 a.m. it’s $95 for adults, $50 for children 12 years old and younger, and then free for kids under the age of five. There’s also a bottomless add-on with bottomless mimosas for $30. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

L'Oca d'Oro

The Mueller Italian restaurant will be serving up a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes this Christmas Eve (and also the day before), Saturday and Sunday, December 23 and 24. The meal is priced at $100 for adults and $35 for children 10 years old and younger. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum

Craving dumplings? The Clarksville Chinese restaurant will be open during daytime and evening hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Wu Chow

The downtown Chinese restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving specialties like soup dumplings for the evenings. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Diner Bar

The downtown Thompson Hotel restaurant is hosting a Cuban Christmas Eve dinner. The Noche Buena pig roast will include lechon, oysters, and desserts. It’s $90 per person with a la carte drinks. It starts at 4 p.m. Reservations must be booked online; there are indoor dine-in services.

The Peacock

The downtown Mediterranean hotel restaurant is open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Along with its usual menu, there are holiday specials such as prime rib-eye with Parker House rolls and frangipane tart with spiced pear sorbet. There are seatings available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

La Piscina

The downtown Mexican seafood hotel restaurant is open for both Christmas Eve and Christmas, serving its regular menu alongside holiday specials such as duck carnitas and eggnog flan. There are seatings available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

W Austin

The downtown hotel’s main restaurant and lounge is offering a prix fixe menu for Christmas Day. Dish options include items like roasted cauliflower and Parmesan soup, roasted herb-crusted prime ribs, and whipped mashed potatoes. It’s $80 per person with side add-ons for $10. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Carpenters Hall

The restaurant at Carpenter Hotel in Zilker will be serving holiday brunch and dinner for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. each day with a la carte specials like apple buttered-biscuits, eggs Benedicts, and English muffins with ham and poached eggs. Then, dinner is a three-course prix fixe menu for $65 per person with $35 wine pairings. It’s available from 5 to 10 p.m. each day with options like honey ham, French onion soup, and buttermilk chess pie. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Carve American Grille

Steakhouse chain Perry’s Austin-based grill restaurant with two locations (this one in West Oak Hill and the other up north near Allandale) is serving Christmas Eve meals for lunch and dinner. The three-course prix fixe meal includes entrees like steaks and bacon-wrapped fish, soups, salads, and desserts, plus additional a la carte starters and other sides. It’s $69 per person from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and then $79 per person from 5:45 to 10 p.m. Reservations can be booked online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Summer House on Music Lane

The restaurant at the hip off-South Congress Avenue hotel will offer prix fixe brunches and dinners for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The $60 brunch menu includes items like chia seed pudding, ranchero tostadas, and smoked ham steaks; the $85 dinner includes mushroom and chestnut tamales, pan-seared chicken breast, and black forest cake. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. dinner is from 5 to 10 p.m. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

It's Italian Cucina

The Zilker Italian restaurant is serving its own Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. The prix fixe menu has seven courses, from truffled white anchovies to sautéed branzino. The price is $115 per person and $150 with wine pairings. Reservations are available online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

1417 French Bistro

The Bouldin Creek French restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve for brunch and dinner. For the former, its typical brunch will be offered. For the latter, there will be a five-course dinner with dishes like crab salad, herb-crusted smoked lamb racks, and paris-brest. It’s $120 per person. Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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