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CBD Provisions at The Joule will be open all day for Christmas.
CBD Provisions at The Joule will be open all day for Christmas.
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Where to Feast on Christmas Day in Dallas

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CBD Provisions at The Joule will be open all day for Christmas.
| Photo: Margo Sivin/EDFW

If you don't have family here or just don't feel like cooking — or accidentally burn the Christmas goose — there are plenty of restaurants around the city that will be cooking on Christmas Day. Whether you're in the mood for a holiday-appropriate roasted duck or something totally nontraditional like Indian food or dim sum, here's a map of a dozen-plus restaurants that will be ready and willing to feed the hungry on Christmas. (And as is always the case on holidays, it's wise to call ahead.)


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Canary by Gorji

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5100 Belt Line Road, Village on the Parkway
Addison, TX 75254
(972) 503-7080
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One of the city's most underrated restaurants, Chef Gorji will offer a three-course meal for $30 from 5-9:30; regular menu will also be available.

2. Cook Hall

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2440 Victory Park
Dallas, TX 75219
Hotel restaurants are typically always open on Christmas, and the W's gastropub is no different: They'll be open serving a $50 prix-five Christmas menu

3. CBD Provisions

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1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 261-4500
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Because nothing says Christmas like an entire pig's head in the middle of the table, Consilient's hot restaurant at The Joule will be open all day serving its regular menu.

4. Dragonfly

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2332 Leonard St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 550-9500
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Swanky Hotel ZaZa's posh restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for hotel guests and locals alike. Expect dishes like venison kolaches, oysters with caviar, foie and uni, prime ribeye with Yorkshire pudding, and achiote-marinated Christmas duck.

5. Henry's Tavern

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5741 Legacy Dr, Ste 100
Plano, TX 75024
(972) 473-7252
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For something a little (okay, a lot) more casual, this Shops at Legacy tavern will open at 5 p.m. with pub grub like burgers, calamari and onion rings, plus some (admittedly pretty delicious) gorgonzola waffle fries. Oh yeah, and most importantly: a lot of craft beer on tap.

6. Kirin Court

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221 W Polk St
Richardson, TX 75080
(214) 575-8888
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Every day is a good day for dim sum, including 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.

7. Landmark Restaurant

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3015 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 224-3152
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The restaurant at the Warwick Melrose Hotel does Christmas up big with an extravagant brunch (ideal if you've got picky eaters or a group that just can't agree on anything). $60 per person, $24 for kids 12 and under, and free for kids under 5.

8. LARK on the Park

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2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-5275
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Lark will be open for Christmas dinner serving its regular menu of fresh seasonal cuisine — and few places in Dallas are as festive as Klyde Warren Park when it's all lit up at night.

9. The Mansion Restaurant

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2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75219
Prepared to drop some serious coin on Christmas? The city's swankiest hotel restaurant will be open both for brunch and dinner with three-course prix-fixe menus ($105). Expect dishes like Nutella-stuffed French toast, truffle egg yolk ravioli and roast pheasant with Brussels sprouts.

10. Meddlesome Moth

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1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 628-7900
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The Moth knows all that family time can be stressful, so they're opening at 5 p.m. to serve you tasty libations — plus the full food menu, because nothing says Christmas like fried chicken skins.

11. Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine

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118 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-4246
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Mesa will be open for Christmas dinner -- and hey, if it's good enough for Beyonce and Jay Z, it's good enough for us. (Call for reservations and details on the menu that will be served.)

12. Our Place Indian Cuisine

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8150 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75063
(214) 574-7117
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Buck tradition (or start a new one) with a Yuletide feast of some of DFW's finest Indian food. Massive potato-stuffed samosas and amazing butter chicken will satisfy more finicky eaters, while the more adventurous can delve deeper into the menu.

13. The Second Floor

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13340 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 450-2978
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Scott and Gina Gottlich's quiet, sleek bistro tucked away on the second floor of the Westin Galleria will be open from 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. serving the regular menu, and a late night menu from 10:30 p.m.-midnight in case you get hungry after that Christmas goose.

14. Sēr

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2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 761-7479
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This grand steakhouse atop the Hilton Anatole will be serving a four-course $70 menu starting at 6 p.m. that includes your choice of dishes like mesquite-grilled quail, lobster bisque, beef filet and Colorado rack of lamb, plus pumpkin pie cheesecake or Valrhona fondant with "snickers" ice cream.

15. Steel

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3102 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 219-9908
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Sushi on Christmas? Don't mind if we do. Steel will be open 5-10 p.m. with an a la carte menu, or three courses for $45 that includes dishes like pork belly steamed buns and hoisin-glazed crispy duck.

1. Canary by Gorji

5100 Belt Line Road, Village on the Parkway, Addison, TX 75254
One of the city's most underrated restaurants, Chef Gorji will offer a three-course meal for $30 from 5-9:30; regular menu will also be available.
5100 Belt Line Road, Village on the Parkway
Addison, TX 75254

2. Cook Hall

2440 Victory Park, Dallas, TX 75219
Hotel restaurants are typically always open on Christmas, and the W's gastropub is no different: They'll be open serving a $50 prix-five Christmas menu
2440 Victory Park
Dallas, TX 75219

3. CBD Provisions

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
Because nothing says Christmas like an entire pig's head in the middle of the table, Consilient's hot restaurant at The Joule will be open all day serving its regular menu.
1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

4. Dragonfly

2332 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201
Swanky Hotel ZaZa's posh restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for hotel guests and locals alike. Expect dishes like venison kolaches, oysters with caviar, foie and uni, prime ribeye with Yorkshire pudding, and achiote-marinated Christmas duck.
2332 Leonard St
Dallas, TX 75201

5. Henry's Tavern

5741 Legacy Dr, Ste 100, Plano, TX 75024
For something a little (okay, a lot) more casual, this Shops at Legacy tavern will open at 5 p.m. with pub grub like burgers, calamari and onion rings, plus some (admittedly pretty delicious) gorgonzola waffle fries. Oh yeah, and most importantly: a lot of craft beer on tap.
5741 Legacy Dr, Ste 100
Plano, TX 75024

6. Kirin Court

221 W Polk St, Richardson, TX 75080
Every day is a good day for dim sum, including 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
Richardson, TX 75080

7. Landmark Restaurant

3015 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
The restaurant at the Warwick Melrose Hotel does Christmas up big with an extravagant brunch (ideal if you've got picky eaters or a group that just can't agree on anything). $60 per person, $24 for kids 12 and under, and free for kids under 5.
3015 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

8. LARK on the Park

2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
Lark will be open for Christmas dinner serving its regular menu of fresh seasonal cuisine — and few places in Dallas are as festive as Klyde Warren Park when it's all lit up at night.
2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201

9. The Mansion Restaurant

2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75219
Prepared to drop some serious coin on Christmas? The city's swankiest hotel restaurant will be open both for brunch and dinner with three-course prix-fixe menus ($105). Expect dishes like Nutella-stuffed French toast, truffle egg yolk ravioli and roast pheasant with Brussels sprouts.
2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75219

10. Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75207
The Moth knows all that family time can be stressful, so they're opening at 5 p.m. to serve you tasty libations — plus the full food menu, because nothing says Christmas like fried chicken skins.
1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207

11. Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine

118 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208
Mesa will be open for Christmas dinner -- and hey, if it's good enough for Beyonce and Jay Z, it's good enough for us. (Call for reservations and details on the menu that will be served.)
118 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208

12. Our Place Indian Cuisine

8150 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75063
Buck tradition (or start a new one) with a Yuletide feast of some of DFW's finest Indian food. Massive potato-stuffed samosas and amazing butter chicken will satisfy more finicky eaters, while the more adventurous can delve deeper into the menu.
8150 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75063

13. The Second Floor

13340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240
Scott and Gina Gottlich's quiet, sleek bistro tucked away on the second floor of the Westin Galleria will be open from 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. serving the regular menu, and a late night menu from 10:30 p.m.-midnight in case you get hungry after that Christmas goose.
13340 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75240

14. Sēr

2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
This grand steakhouse atop the Hilton Anatole will be serving a four-course $70 menu starting at 6 p.m. that includes your choice of dishes like mesquite-grilled quail, lobster bisque, beef filet and Colorado rack of lamb, plus pumpkin pie cheesecake or Valrhona fondant with "snickers" ice cream.
2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207

15. Steel

3102 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Sushi on Christmas? Don't mind if we do. Steel will be open 5-10 p.m. with an a la carte menu, or three courses for $45 that includes dishes like pork belly steamed buns and hoisin-glazed crispy duck.
3102 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

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