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Canary by Gorji will be open on Christmas Day.
Canary by Gorji will be open on Christmas Day.
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Where to Dine on Christmas Day in Dallas

A dozen Christmas dining options, from brunch to dinner.

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Canary by Gorji will be open on Christmas Day.
| Margo Sivin/EDFW

Don't feel like laboring over a giant feast complete with a Christmas goose this year? Give yourself the gift of not having to wash dishes by dining out on Christmas Day. Whether you prefer a lavish brunch spread or a prix-fixe dinner option, Dallas has plenty of restaurants that will be open and ready to serve you with Yuletide cheer (and plenty of alcohol).

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Canary By Gorji

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5100 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 503-7080
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This Addison Mediterannean gem will be open from 5-9 p.m. on Christmas Day. Besides the usual a la carte menu, they'll also offer a three-course $45 prix fixe with options like a kale Caesar, bone-in pork chop with pistachio fig dressing and gorgonzola smashed potatoes, and Baileys with ice cream to finish things off.

2. Front Room Tavern

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6101 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 219-8282
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Alongside the regular a la carte menu, the restaurant at Hotel Lumen (which recently scored four stars from the Dallas Morning News) will serve a three-course prix fixe Christmas menu from 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; choose chestnut soup or Waldorf salad, beef rib or striped bass, and eggnog trifle or chocolate peppermint tart. [Photo: Kevin Marple]

3. Kirin Court

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221 W Polk St, Suite 200
Richardson, TX 75080
(214) 575-8888
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Give yourself the gift of dim sum for Christmas. This ever-popular Richardson restaurant is open all day starting at 10 a.m. so you can get your fill of dumplings, roast duck, crab fried rice, steamed pork buns and more.

4. Knife Restaurant

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5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 443-9339
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John Tesar's Knife will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.; stay tuned for the special Christmas menu, which hasn't yet been finalized.

5. LARK on the Park

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2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-5275
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Klyde Warren Park at Christmastime is kind of magical — if only it'd snow. Hit up Lark starting at 5 p.m. for the a la carte menu as well as some Christmas Day specials including prime rib au poivre and chocolate pecan pie.

6. May Dragon

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4848 Beltline Rd
Addison, TX
(972) 392-9998
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Addison's old-school Chinese restaurant will be open on Christmas Day to serve you egg flower soup, Peking duck with plum sauce and pancakes, mu shu chicken and whatever other Chinese-American fare your Yuletide heart desires. Best of all, there's a full bar serving up delightfully outdated cocktails like Singapore Slings, as well as Chinese and Japanese beers.

7. Momo's Pasta

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2800 Routh St, Ste 165
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 521-3009
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The Quadrangle's Italian restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m on Christmas serving up the usual a la carte fare as well as a prix fixe option for $27.95 per person.

8. Pyramid Restaurant & Bar

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1717 N Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 720-5249
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Looking for a fancy Christmas brunch? Look no further than the swanky Fairmont Hotel, where you'll find a deluxe spread including gingerbread waffles, meats carved to order, omelettes, sticky buns, lobster, ribeye, and no shortage of desserts. Includes mimosa or glass of sparkling wine. $69 for adults, $59 for seniors, $35 for 6-12 years and under 6 years free. Seatings between 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

9. Steel Restaurant & Lounge

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3102 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 219-9908
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Steel will be open for Christmas dinner from 5-9 p.m. offering the regular sushi and a la carte menus as well as a three-course, $45 prix fixe with options like beef udon, crispy coconut prawns, Chinese tea-smoked quail, spicy peanut noodles with lamb and oysters, and coconut pumpkin pie or eggnog creme brulee.

10. Sēr

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2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 761-7479
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The swanky steakhouse atop the Hilton Anatole will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. serving a four-course brunch menu for $75 per person. Expect options like grilled shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, brioche French toast, filet Oscar, pumpkin pie cheesecake, and Valrhona chocolate mousse.

11. The Second Floor

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13340 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 450-2978
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Gina and Scott Gottlich's restaurant at the Westin Galleria will be open from 4-10 p.m. on Christmas Day serving a prix-flxe, family-style meal priced at $55 for adults and $25 for kids (free for 5 and under). Dishes will include a shaved Brussels sprouts and kale salad, brisket pot roast, salmon with cranberry beurre blanc, five-spice sweet potatoes, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and a variety of mini desserts including butterscotch pudding and Mexican flourless chocolate cake.

12. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

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2821 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 559-2100
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The Mansion will make all your bougie holiday wishes come true with its three-course, $105 prix-fixe served from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Menu options include warm potato and black truffle salad, osso bucco agnolotti, roasted pheasant with foie gras sauce, and a dessert buffet with an impressive sweets lineup from pastry chef Nicolas Blouin.

13. Howard Wang's Uptown

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3223 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 954-9558
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What: Howard Wang's near the West Village will be serving the usual a la carte menu with dishes like pork belly steamed buns, Peking duck, vanilla prawns, and some killer shrimp toast. When: 5-9:30 p.m. (reservations not accepted for Christmas Day) [Photo: Howard Wang's/Facebook]

14. Mesa

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118 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-4246
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Oak Cliff's most elegant Mexican restaurant will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day; they might close early if it's slow, so make a reservation or call ahead.

1. Canary By Gorji

5100 Belt Line Road, Dallas, TX 75254
This Addison Mediterannean gem will be open from 5-9 p.m. on Christmas Day. Besides the usual a la carte menu, they'll also offer a three-course $45 prix fixe with options like a kale Caesar, bone-in pork chop with pistachio fig dressing and gorgonzola smashed potatoes, and Baileys with ice cream to finish things off.
5100 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX 75254

2. Front Room Tavern

6101 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
Alongside the regular a la carte menu, the restaurant at Hotel Lumen (which recently scored four stars from the Dallas Morning News) will serve a three-course prix fixe Christmas menu from 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; choose chestnut soup or Waldorf salad, beef rib or striped bass, and eggnog trifle or chocolate peppermint tart. [Photo: Kevin Marple]
6101 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

3. Kirin Court

221 W Polk St, Suite 200, Richardson, TX 75080
Give yourself the gift of dim sum for Christmas. This ever-popular Richardson restaurant is open all day starting at 10 a.m. so you can get your fill of dumplings, roast duck, crab fried rice, steamed pork buns and more.
221 W Polk St, Suite 200
Richardson, TX 75080

4. Knife Restaurant

5300 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
John Tesar's Knife will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.; stay tuned for the special Christmas menu, which hasn't yet been finalized.
5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206

5. LARK on the Park

2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
Klyde Warren Park at Christmastime is kind of magical — if only it'd snow. Hit up Lark starting at 5 p.m. for the a la carte menu as well as some Christmas Day specials including prime rib au poivre and chocolate pecan pie.
2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201

6. May Dragon

4848 Beltline Rd, Addison, TX
Addison's old-school Chinese restaurant will be open on Christmas Day to serve you egg flower soup, Peking duck with plum sauce and pancakes, mu shu chicken and whatever other Chinese-American fare your Yuletide heart desires. Best of all, there's a full bar serving up delightfully outdated cocktails like Singapore Slings, as well as Chinese and Japanese beers.
4848 Beltline Rd
Addison, TX

7. Momo's Pasta

2800 Routh St, Ste 165, Dallas, TX 75201
The Quadrangle's Italian restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m on Christmas serving up the usual a la carte fare as well as a prix fixe option for $27.95 per person.
2800 Routh St, Ste 165
Dallas, TX 75201

8. Pyramid Restaurant & Bar

1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201
Looking for a fancy Christmas brunch? Look no further than the swanky Fairmont Hotel, where you'll find a deluxe spread including gingerbread waffles, meats carved to order, omelettes, sticky buns, lobster, ribeye, and no shortage of desserts. Includes mimosa or glass of sparkling wine. $69 for adults, $59 for seniors, $35 for 6-12 years and under 6 years free. Seatings between 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
1717 N Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201

9. Steel Restaurant & Lounge

3102 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Steel will be open for Christmas dinner from 5-9 p.m. offering the regular sushi and a la carte menus as well as a three-course, $45 prix fixe with options like beef udon, crispy coconut prawns, Chinese tea-smoked quail, spicy peanut noodles with lamb and oysters, and coconut pumpkin pie or eggnog creme brulee.
3102 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

10. Sēr

2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
The swanky steakhouse atop the Hilton Anatole will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. serving a four-course brunch menu for $75 per person. Expect options like grilled shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, brioche French toast, filet Oscar, pumpkin pie cheesecake, and Valrhona chocolate mousse.
2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207

11. The Second Floor

13340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240
Gina and Scott Gottlich's restaurant at the Westin Galleria will be open from 4-10 p.m. on Christmas Day serving a prix-flxe, family-style meal priced at $55 for adults and $25 for kids (free for 5 and under). Dishes will include a shaved Brussels sprouts and kale salad, brisket pot roast, salmon with cranberry beurre blanc, five-spice sweet potatoes, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and a variety of mini desserts including butterscotch pudding and Mexican flourless chocolate cake.
13340 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75240

12. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219
The Mansion will make all your bougie holiday wishes come true with its three-course, $105 prix-fixe served from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Menu options include warm potato and black truffle salad, osso bucco agnolotti, roasted pheasant with foie gras sauce, and a dessert buffet with an impressive sweets lineup from pastry chef Nicolas Blouin.
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219

13. Howard Wang's Uptown

3223 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
What: Howard Wang's near the West Village will be serving the usual a la carte menu with dishes like pork belly steamed buns, Peking duck, vanilla prawns, and some killer shrimp toast. When: 5-9:30 p.m. (reservations not accepted for Christmas Day) [Photo: Howard Wang's/Facebook]
3223 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

14. Mesa

118 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208
Oak Cliff's most elegant Mexican restaurant will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day; they might close early if it's slow, so make a reservation or call ahead.
118 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208

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