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CBD Provisions is an excellent choice for holiday dining.
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Where To Dine In Dallas On Christmas Day

Skip cooking this year. – let these 14 restaurants do all the work for you.

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CBD Provisions is an excellent choice for holiday dining.
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It's officially T-minus one week until Christmas, and that means you've got a lot of planning to do. Even once the gifts are bought, you'll still have to answer this age-old, anxiety-inducing question: What in the world am I going to eat on Christmas Day?

Fortunately, plenty of Dallas restaurants are happy to take care of the cooking (and the dishes!) for you, which means more time relaxing with family and opening gifts, and less time standing over the stove and a sink full of pots and pans. From casual brunches to swanky suppers, these 14 establishments are sure to serve a deliciously memorable holiday meal.

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LARK on the Park

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Situated across from Klyde Warren Park, LARK on the Park is an excellent place to indulge in a beautifully prepared Christmas dinner in a gorgeous setting. Chefs Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley will serve up a $65-per-person, 3-course prix fixe menu for an unforgettable Christmas supper. On the menu is tagliatelle with Perigord truffles and braised beef cheeks with black barley. Seatings are available at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m., and you can make your reservation by calling the restaurant.
Jimmy Ngo/Eight-O Management Lark on the Park.

Bird Cafe

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Should you find yourself in Fort Worth on Christmas Day with no plans, head to Bird Cafe, which will open its doors at 5 p.m. Chef David McMillan will prepare a 4-course, prix-fixe menu with traditional roasted duck with sweet potato pudding and creamed collards and beef Wellington with black truffle and beef bone glacé. Reservations are recommended, but not required, and you can expect to pony up $55 per person for this four-course feast.
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Skip the traditional Christmas dinner and head to Ser for a decadent, four-course holiday brunch. Start off with a smoked salmon quiche and chestnut-wild mushroom bisque and indulge in chicken & waffles, bacon-wrapped tenderloin, or black cod cioppino when it’s time to order up an entree. Dessert offerings include a chocolate coulant, pumpkin pie cheesecake, and cranberry-apple tart. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Day, and the four-course menu will cost $75. Top off your meal with a glass of Champagne Taittinger.

Front Room Tavern

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This Highland Park restaurant in the Hotel Lumen will open its doors at 9 a.m. on Christmas Day, meaning that you can start digging in just after Santa’s arrival. This year, the restaurant will offer a brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the menu looks to be quite the spread. In addition to an omelet station, brunch options, and a carving table, you’ll find a dizzying array of side dishes, including Cheez-It mac & cheese, deviled eggs, and whipped sweet potatoes. This feast will run you $55 per person, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

Y. O. Ranch Steakhouse

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If you’ve got plans on Christmas Day but need something to do on Christmas Eve, Chef Tony Street of Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse has got you covered. On Thursday, December 24, the restaurant will offer a 3-course prix-fixe dinner for just $62 per person from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Steaks, including prime ribeye and filet mignon are obviously on offer, along with more exciting options like chicken-fried lobster and herbes de Provence venison chops. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

The Mansion Restaurant

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If you seriously need to impress the inlaws this Christmas, get thee to The Mansion Restaurant. In addition to the gorgeous setting, this 3-course dinner (plus amuse) will definitely be better than anything you could whip up in your own kitchen. Start with crispy duck confit or veal cheek, then order up day boat scallops or lamb loin and sunchoke ravioli as an entree. Be sure to save room for a “decadent dessert display” from Mansion pastry chef Nicolas Blouin. Seatings for the $125-per-person meal are available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and reservations are required.

Toulouse Café and Bar

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Knox-Henderson French staple Toulouse will be open during regular business hours on Christmas Day, offering up their regular menu, brunch items, and holiday specials. Prepare yourself for decadent treats like seared foie gras with orange French toast and truffle honey and seared diver scallops with celeriac and white truffle mousseline. Menu items are priced a la carte, and reservations are recommended.
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CBD Provisions

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On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, CBD Provisions at The Joule Hotel will serve the restaurant’s regular menu in addition to a selection of festive specials. Chef Richard Blankenship’s smoky bone marrow pie, made with braised beef and served over Texas cheddar grits is an impressive entree that will go perfectly with the dark chocolate fudge tart that pastry chef Ruben Torano will prepare for the occasion. At the bar, you’ll find a boozy eggnog cocktail, mixed with Martinique-style rhum, demerara syrup, eggs, and cognac.

Cook Hall

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If you’re searching for a solid holiday dinner on a budget, head to Cook Hall at the W Dallas in Victory Plaza. Executive Chef Vijay Sadhu will prepare a Christmas-inspired prix-fixe dinner that will only run you $29. The dishes, like pomegranate glazed country ham with sorghum-sherry reduction and bacon brussels sprouts are anything but cheap, and you won’t have to go (further) into debt to feed your visiting family. The special menu is available on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

Fearing's

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You really can’t go wrong in dining at Fearing’s, well, ever, but Christmas is a particularly good time to treat yo’ self. Fearing’s will open for a la carte lunch service from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., then offer a three-course holiday dinner from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Featured dishes include antelope osso bucco on white bean cassoulet, chicken-fried quail with sweet potato spoonbread, and a delicious-sounding eggnog creme brulee drizzled with bourbon sauce will round out the whole meal. Dinner reservations can be made for $100 per person by calling the restaurant.

Lavendou Bistro Provencal

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Celebrate the French tradition of Réveillon de Noël at Lavendou Bistro Provencal on Christmas Eve. The tradition, which involves staying up until midnight on Christmas Eve for religious services and gift giving, will be celebrated at Lavendou with a selection of special desserts, including the restaurant’s signature Grand Marnier and chocolate souffles and North Texas holiday favorite cranberry-walnut tart. The festivities will begin at Lavendou at noon on Christmas Eve, and last until 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
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STEEL Restaurant & Lounge

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If you’re serious about skipping out on cooking both Christmas Eve dinner and a Christmas Day feast, Steel Restaurant in Oak Lawn’s got you covered. Steel will serve up Asian-inspired dishes (like tom yum soup) alongside New American favorites (like Hudson Valley foie gras with mushroom bread pudding. Both prix-fixe ($55 per person) and a la carte menu options are available, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.
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The Grape

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The Grape’s Christmas Eve dinner is a longtime holiday favorite in Dallas, and is certainly worth adding to your holiday tradition. Chef de Cuisine Sarah Snow will prepare the restaurant’s a la carte menu, but the holiday specials are really where it’s at. Go with oak-smoked prime rib, served with scalloped potato gratin and horseradish cream, or foie gras-stuffed Cornish hen. Either way, you pretty much can’t lose when it comes to comfort food at The Grape.

The Second Floor

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At The Second Floor in the Westin Galleria, Chef Scott Gottlich will prepare a seasonally-inspired prix-fixe menu for all comers on Christmas Day. The $55 price tag for the five course dinner is practically a steal, especially when you consider that smoked salmon and pistachio-crusted pork loin are on the menu. You can add wine pairings for each course for a paltry $35, and kids can dine on a special menu for just $12. Reservations for Christmas Day dinner are required, and can be made by calling the restaurant

LARK on the Park

Jimmy Ngo/Eight-O Management Lark on the Park.
Situated across from Klyde Warren Park, LARK on the Park is an excellent place to indulge in a beautifully prepared Christmas dinner in a gorgeous setting. Chefs Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley will serve up a $65-per-person, 3-course prix fixe menu for an unforgettable Christmas supper. On the menu is tagliatelle with Perigord truffles and braised beef cheeks with black barley. Seatings are available at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m., and you can make your reservation by calling the restaurant.
Jimmy Ngo/Eight-O Management Lark on the Park.

Bird Cafe

Jimmy Ngo/Eight-O Management
Should you find yourself in Fort Worth on Christmas Day with no plans, head to Bird Cafe, which will open its doors at 5 p.m. Chef David McMillan will prepare a 4-course, prix-fixe menu with traditional roasted duck with sweet potato pudding and creamed collards and beef Wellington with black truffle and beef bone glacé. Reservations are recommended, but not required, and you can expect to pony up $55 per person for this four-course feast.
Jimmy Ngo/Eight-O Management

Sēr

Skip the traditional Christmas dinner and head to Ser for a decadent, four-course holiday brunch. Start off with a smoked salmon quiche and chestnut-wild mushroom bisque and indulge in chicken & waffles, bacon-wrapped tenderloin, or black cod cioppino when it’s time to order up an entree. Dessert offerings include a chocolate coulant, pumpkin pie cheesecake, and cranberry-apple tart. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Day, and the four-course menu will cost $75. Top off your meal with a glass of Champagne Taittinger.

Front Room Tavern

This Highland Park restaurant in the Hotel Lumen will open its doors at 9 a.m. on Christmas Day, meaning that you can start digging in just after Santa’s arrival. This year, the restaurant will offer a brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the menu looks to be quite the spread. In addition to an omelet station, brunch options, and a carving table, you’ll find a dizzying array of side dishes, including Cheez-It mac & cheese, deviled eggs, and whipped sweet potatoes. This feast will run you $55 per person, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

Y. O. Ranch Steakhouse

If you’ve got plans on Christmas Day but need something to do on Christmas Eve, Chef Tony Street of Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse has got you covered. On Thursday, December 24, the restaurant will offer a 3-course prix-fixe dinner for just $62 per person from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Steaks, including prime ribeye and filet mignon are obviously on offer, along with more exciting options like chicken-fried lobster and herbes de Provence venison chops. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

The Mansion Restaurant

If you seriously need to impress the inlaws this Christmas, get thee to The Mansion Restaurant. In addition to the gorgeous setting, this 3-course dinner (plus amuse) will definitely be better than anything you could whip up in your own kitchen. Start with crispy duck confit or veal cheek, then order up day boat scallops or lamb loin and sunchoke ravioli as an entree. Be sure to save room for a “decadent dessert display” from Mansion pastry chef Nicolas Blouin. Seatings for the $125-per-person meal are available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and reservations are required.

Toulouse Café and Bar

Toulouse
Knox-Henderson French staple Toulouse will be open during regular business hours on Christmas Day, offering up their regular menu, brunch items, and holiday specials. Prepare yourself for decadent treats like seared foie gras with orange French toast and truffle honey and seared diver scallops with celeriac and white truffle mousseline. Menu items are priced a la carte, and reservations are recommended.
Toulouse

CBD Provisions

On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, CBD Provisions at The Joule Hotel will serve the restaurant’s regular menu in addition to a selection of festive specials. Chef Richard Blankenship’s smoky bone marrow pie, made with braised beef and served over Texas cheddar grits is an impressive entree that will go perfectly with the dark chocolate fudge tart that pastry chef Ruben Torano will prepare for the occasion. At the bar, you’ll find a boozy eggnog cocktail, mixed with Martinique-style rhum, demerara syrup, eggs, and cognac.

Cook Hall

If you’re searching for a solid holiday dinner on a budget, head to Cook Hall at the W Dallas in Victory Plaza. Executive Chef Vijay Sadhu will prepare a Christmas-inspired prix-fixe dinner that will only run you $29. The dishes, like pomegranate glazed country ham with sorghum-sherry reduction and bacon brussels sprouts are anything but cheap, and you won’t have to go (further) into debt to feed your visiting family. The special menu is available on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

Fearing's

You really can’t go wrong in dining at Fearing’s, well, ever, but Christmas is a particularly good time to treat yo’ self. Fearing’s will open for a la carte lunch service from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., then offer a three-course holiday dinner from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Featured dishes include antelope osso bucco on white bean cassoulet, chicken-fried quail with sweet potato spoonbread, and a delicious-sounding eggnog creme brulee drizzled with bourbon sauce will round out the whole meal. Dinner reservations can be made for $100 per person by calling the restaurant.

Lavendou Bistro Provencal

Lavendou Bistro Provencal
Celebrate the French tradition of Réveillon de Noël at Lavendou Bistro Provencal on Christmas Eve. The tradition, which involves staying up until midnight on Christmas Eve for religious services and gift giving, will be celebrated at Lavendou with a selection of special desserts, including the restaurant’s signature Grand Marnier and chocolate souffles and North Texas holiday favorite cranberry-walnut tart. The festivities will begin at Lavendou at noon on Christmas Eve, and last until 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
Lavendou Bistro Provencal

STEEL Restaurant & Lounge

Steel Restaurant & Lounge
If you’re serious about skipping out on cooking both Christmas Eve dinner and a Christmas Day feast, Steel Restaurant in Oak Lawn’s got you covered. Steel will serve up Asian-inspired dishes (like tom yum soup) alongside New American favorites (like Hudson Valley foie gras with mushroom bread pudding. Both prix-fixe ($55 per person) and a la carte menu options are available, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.
Steel Restaurant & Lounge

The Grape

The Grape’s Christmas Eve dinner is a longtime holiday favorite in Dallas, and is certainly worth adding to your holiday tradition. Chef de Cuisine Sarah Snow will prepare the restaurant’s a la carte menu, but the holiday specials are really where it’s at. Go with oak-smoked prime rib, served with scalloped potato gratin and horseradish cream, or foie gras-stuffed Cornish hen. Either way, you pretty much can’t lose when it comes to comfort food at The Grape.

The Second Floor

At The Second Floor in the Westin Galleria, Chef Scott Gottlich will prepare a seasonally-inspired prix-fixe menu for all comers on Christmas Day. The $55 price tag for the five course dinner is practically a steal, especially when you consider that smoked salmon and pistachio-crusted pork loin are on the menu. You can add wine pairings for each course for a paltry $35, and kids can dine on a special menu for just $12. Reservations for Christmas Day dinner are required, and can be made by calling the restaurant

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