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Kathy Tran

14 Excellent Options For Dining On Christmas Eve & Day

Dallas’s finest options for a takeout holiday feast

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Order a spread of prepared dishes from Eatzi’s and skip the dishes
| Kathy Tran

Instead of braving the grocery store and being stuck in the kitchen during the holidays, consider heading to one of Dallas’ finest restaurants instead. The food is probably going to be better, and requires decidedly fewer dishes to do.

From low-key takeout dinners to fancy, pre-ordered feasts, these 14 eateries are keeping the grills warm on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day. Go forth, tip big, and celebrate safely.

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1. Eatzi’s Market & Bakery

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3403 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 526-1515
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Want to eat at home without cooking? Pick up everything at Eatzi’s. Order ahead from an extensive menu of appetizers (bacon-mushroom empanadas, mini crab cakes), entrees (roasted turkey, Chateaubriand of beef with port wine demi glace), sides (gruyere and spinach gratin, cornbread stuffing), and desserts (apple pie, buche de Noel) that can be picked up on Christmas Eve. Orders must be placed by phone or in person by December 23, and can be picked up on Christmas Eve. Eatzi’s will be closed on December 25.

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2. The Rustic

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3656 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 730-0596
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The Rustic will be open on Christmas Day from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the annual “Drink the Tree” celebration. Guests choose from an assortment of beers on The Rustic’s original beer bottle Christmas tree, while the kitchen serves tamales. Don’t forget the Rustic’s signature pies, in butterscotch and sky-high chocolate peanut butter varieties, which are just $19.95 each, available for pre-order through the end of the year.

The Rustic
Garrett Hall
Garrett Hall

3. Meddlesome Moth

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1621 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 628-7900
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The popular Design District gastropub will be open all day Christmas Eve and for dinner on Christmas Day. Chef Suki Otsuki has created a special Christmas dinner for four to-go including 44 Farms prime rib, or a vegetarian option, plus sides and casseroles. Prices range between $95-$125 depending on selections. Add a bourbon pecan pie for $25.

4. Truluck's

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2401 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 220-2401
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Truluck’s in both Uptown and Southlake are offering a Curbside Holiday Feast throughout December. The feast includes herb crusted beef tenderloin with yuzu truffle aioli, horseradish cream sauce, mashed potatoes, asparagus, parmesan yeast rolls and peppermint chocolate cake. Dinner serves 4-6 and costs $225. Order ahead, via phone.

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5. Fearing's Restaurant

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2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-4848
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Chef Dean Fearing’s restaurant at Dallas’ Ritz-Carlton will serve Christmas Eve dinner on December 24 for $150 per person ($85 for vegetarian menus and $35 for children). Look for options like cognac lobster bisque, sea scallops on house made fettuccine, au pointe filet mignon, red currant glazed Lockhart quail, candy cane cheesecake and more. Reservations for dinner are required via Open Table or or by calling (214) 922-4848. Chef Fearing’s eponymous restaurant is also offering an opulent Christmas menu that feeds up to 10 to-go for $450 including baked ham, truffle mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sticky toffee pudding and more. Order at (214) 922-4798 or email donna.bosworth@ritzcarlton.com

Courtesy Fearing’s

6. City Hall Bistro

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1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 651-3686
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The Adolphus is always a solidly luxe choice for everything from evening cocktails to family feasts. City Hall Bistro will be open on Christmas Eve from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. serving up a specialty menu available for dine-in, or carry out.

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7. TJ's Seafood Market & Grill Preston Royal

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6025 Royal Ln #110
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 691-2369
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A special holiday platter menu featuring everything from ready-to-eat seafood and decadent caviar to more traditional holiday offerings like beef tenderloin and mashed potatoes is available for pickup at both the Preston Royal and Oak Lawn locations. Pre-order is required by Tuesday, December 22 for pickup on Wednesday, December 23 or Thursday, December 24. Order at https://holidays.tjsseafood.com.

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8. TEN50 BBQ

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1050 N Central Expy
Richardson, TX 75080
(855) 783-1050
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Ten50 BBQ in Richardson is offering a holiday menu featuring per person and a la carte options including whole briskets, turkey breasts, spiral sliced whole glazed hams, beef tenderloins or whole turkeys, plus traditional barbecue sides and desserts. Order by calling 1-855-QUE-1050 or emailing catering@ten50bbq.com.

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9. Jasper's Uptown

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4511 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 559-3111
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Jasper’s in Uptown is offering a complete to-go Christmas Feast for 4-6 people, including a bottle of Cabernet for just $120. The feast features pork loin roast with dried fruit and orange sauce, buttermilk cheddar biscuits, potatoes, salad and cobbler for dessert. Add smoked gouda Mac and cheese or eggnog cookies (presumably for Santa) for $8.

10. Jia Modern Chinese

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8411 Preston Rd #132
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 888-0155
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This year is anything but typical. Why not grab Christmas dinner by the chopsticks and go all in with a Chinese takeout feast? Jia Modern Chinese offers their full menu to-go, which also happens to include sushi and Thai noodle dishes in addition to traditional Chinese specialties.

11. Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

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4150 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75038
(972) 717-0700
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If you’re interested in dining at the LAW Restaurant at The Four Seasons Dallas, the hotel and resort offers Saturday breakfasts with Santa, Christmas brunch, and Christmas Eve dinner, as well as a well-appointed takeout Christmas feast for eight for $400 with upgraded protein options available, as well as wine additions.

Holiday decor at the Four Seasons Dallas
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12. Toro Toro Fort Worth

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200 Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 210-2222
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Fort Worth’s Toro Toro will offer a limited a la carte menu on Christmas, available for both dine-in and to-go for $68 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Selections include short rib tamales with pickled onion, queso fresco and chile guajillo sauce, prime rib birria with chimichurri and more, including churros and tres leches for dessert. Reserve online or by calling 817-210-2222.

 

inside Toro Toro

13. Up On Knox

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3230 Knox St #140
Dallas, TX 75205
(469) 250-4007
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Up on Knox is offering a unique Christmas Eve menu created by Chef Bruno Davaillon of Bullion and The Mansion at Turtle Creek fame. For Christmas day, a Champagne brunch awaits. The restaurant will be closed for dinner service on Christmas night.

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14. Dive Coastal Cuisine

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3404 Rankin St
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 891-1700
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Give Christmas a healthy spin with pre-ordered gourmet dishes and platters from DIVE Coastal Cuisine in Snider Plaza. The local favorite will offer herb-brined turkey, beef tenderloin, a selection of sides, charcuterie boards, pies and salads, all a la carte and available for for pickup if ordered by December 21. Check out the full menu of options online, then email your order to catering@divecoastal.com or call (214) 891-1700.

Turkey from DIVE Coastal Cuisine

1. Eatzi’s Market & Bakery

3403 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Kathy Tran

Want to eat at home without cooking? Pick up everything at Eatzi’s. Order ahead from an extensive menu of appetizers (bacon-mushroom empanadas, mini crab cakes), entrees (roasted turkey, Chateaubriand of beef with port wine demi glace), sides (gruyere and spinach gratin, cornbread stuffing), and desserts (apple pie, buche de Noel) that can be picked up on Christmas Eve. Orders must be placed by phone or in person by December 23, and can be picked up on Christmas Eve. Eatzi’s will be closed on December 25.

3403 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

2. The Rustic

3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204
The Rustic
Garrett Hall
Garrett Hall

The Rustic will be open on Christmas Day from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the annual “Drink the Tree” celebration. Guests choose from an assortment of beers on The Rustic’s original beer bottle Christmas tree, while the kitchen serves tamales. Don’t forget the Rustic’s signature pies, in butterscotch and sky-high chocolate peanut butter varieties, which are just $19.95 each, available for pre-order through the end of the year.

3656 Howell St
Dallas, TX 75204

3. Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207

The popular Design District gastropub will be open all day Christmas Eve and for dinner on Christmas Day. Chef Suki Otsuki has created a special Christmas dinner for four to-go including 44 Farms prime rib, or a vegetarian option, plus sides and casseroles. Prices range between $95-$125 depending on selections. Add a bourbon pecan pie for $25.

1621 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207

4. Truluck's

2401 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Trulucks/Facebook

Truluck’s in both Uptown and Southlake are offering a Curbside Holiday Feast throughout December. The feast includes herb crusted beef tenderloin with yuzu truffle aioli, horseradish cream sauce, mashed potatoes, asparagus, parmesan yeast rolls and peppermint chocolate cake. Dinner serves 4-6 and costs $225. Order ahead, via phone.

2401 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

5. Fearing's Restaurant

2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Courtesy Fearing’s

Chef Dean Fearing’s restaurant at Dallas’ Ritz-Carlton will serve Christmas Eve dinner on December 24 for $150 per person ($85 for vegetarian menus and $35 for children). Look for options like cognac lobster bisque, sea scallops on house made fettuccine, au pointe filet mignon, red currant glazed Lockhart quail, candy cane cheesecake and more. Reservations for dinner are required via Open Table or or by calling (214) 922-4848. Chef Fearing’s eponymous restaurant is also offering an opulent Christmas menu that feeds up to 10 to-go for $450 including baked ham, truffle mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sticky toffee pudding and more. Order at (214) 922-4798 or email donna.bosworth@ritzcarlton.com

2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

6. City Hall Bistro

1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
Kathy Tran/EDFW

The Adolphus is always a solidly luxe choice for everything from evening cocktails to family feasts. City Hall Bistro will be open on Christmas Eve from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. serving up a specialty menu available for dine-in, or carry out.

1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202

7. TJ's Seafood Market & Grill Preston Royal

6025 Royal Ln #110, Dallas, TX 75230
TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill/Facebook

A special holiday platter menu featuring everything from ready-to-eat seafood and decadent caviar to more traditional holiday offerings like beef tenderloin and mashed potatoes is available for pickup at both the Preston Royal and Oak Lawn locations. Pre-order is required by Tuesday, December 22 for pickup on Wednesday, December 23 or Thursday, December 24. Order at https://holidays.tjsseafood.com.

6025 Royal Ln #110
Dallas, TX 75230

8. TEN50 BBQ

1050 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080
courtesy of Ten 50 BBQ

Ten50 BBQ in Richardson is offering a holiday menu featuring per person and a la carte options including whole briskets, turkey breasts, spiral sliced whole glazed hams, beef tenderloins or whole turkeys, plus traditional barbecue sides and desserts. Order by calling 1-855-QUE-1050 or emailing catering@ten50bbq.com.

1050 N Central Expy
Richardson, TX 75080

9. Jasper's Uptown

4511 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

Jasper’s in Uptown is offering a complete to-go Christmas Feast for 4-6 people, including a bottle of Cabernet for just $120. The feast features pork loin roast with dried fruit and orange sauce, buttermilk cheddar biscuits, potatoes, salad and cobbler for dessert. Add smoked gouda Mac and cheese or eggnog cookies (presumably for Santa) for $8.

4511 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

10. Jia Modern Chinese

8411 Preston Rd #132, Dallas, TX 75225

This year is anything but typical. Why not grab Christmas dinner by the chopsticks and go all in with a Chinese takeout feast? Jia Modern Chinese offers their full menu to-go, which also happens to include sushi and Thai noodle dishes in addition to traditional Chinese specialties.

8411 Preston Rd #132
Dallas, TX 75225

11. Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

4150 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038
Holiday decor at the Four Seasons Dallas
Rachel Pinn

If you’re interested in dining at the LAW Restaurant at The Four Seasons Dallas, the hotel and resort offers Saturday breakfasts with Santa, Christmas brunch, and Christmas Eve dinner, as well as a well-appointed takeout Christmas feast for eight for $400 with upgraded protein options available, as well as wine additions.

4150 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75038

12. Toro Toro Fort Worth

200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
inside Toro Toro

Fort Worth’s Toro Toro will offer a limited a la carte menu on Christmas, available for both dine-in and to-go for $68 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Selections include short rib tamales with pickled onion, queso fresco and chile guajillo sauce, prime rib birria with chimichurri and more, including churros and tres leches for dessert. Reserve online or by calling 817-210-2222.

 

200 Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76102

13. Up On Knox

3230 Knox St #140, Dallas, TX 75205
photo courtesy of Up on Knox

Up on Knox is offering a unique Christmas Eve menu created by Chef Bruno Davaillon of Bullion and The Mansion at Turtle Creek fame. For Christmas day, a Champagne brunch awaits. The restaurant will be closed for dinner service on Christmas night.

3230 Knox St #140
Dallas, TX 75205

14. Dive Coastal Cuisine

3404 Rankin St, Dallas, TX 75205
Turkey from DIVE Coastal Cuisine

Give Christmas a healthy spin with pre-ordered gourmet dishes and platters from DIVE Coastal Cuisine in Snider Plaza. The local favorite will offer herb-brined turkey, beef tenderloin, a selection of sides, charcuterie boards, pies and salads, all a la carte and available for for pickup if ordered by December 21. Check out the full menu of options online, then email your order to catering@divecoastal.com or call (214) 891-1700.

3404 Rankin St
Dallas, TX 75205

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