Can Somebody Help These Poor Folks: Holiday Dining

I’ve been compiling a list of holiday dinners. Here is the link. There are some awesome options. But this couple wants more. Hear them roar:

Our out of town plans quickly changed and now we’re stumped for Holiday eats. We’re a young Uptown couple not looking to cook for Christmas.  We figured that with a city filled with great restaurants & hotels there must be fantastic gems to dine on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day without going to the big brand slop.We don’t want to end up with lumps of coal on our plate with the wrong choice.

I add to the list everyday so keep checking. Restaurants, either send me your info or post it in comments below. Who wants to cook when so many restaurants are offering great meals. Not me!


  • Sarah Eveans

    I think the Grape would be a great place for Christmas Eve dinner. So cozy, romantic, and delicious, of course.

  • FortWorthGuy

    Here is a link to a video from the Star-Telegram that lists some Christmas Day openings (lotsa hotels) and their offerings:

  • N

    I agree on the Grape for Christmas Eve.

    For something different on Christmas Day, go a little international. No, not House of Pancakes…pttthhhhhh. Head up to Richardson or Garland for some Chinese, Vietnamese or even Japanese food…Christmas Day dim sum in Richardson is a sight to behold. A bunch of us Asians talking loudly, showing few manners except for tea pouring, etc…you gotta experience it once at least. I can recommend Maxim on Greenville, north of Main. But if you want a little lower key and less violent (ha ha), go to First Chinese BBQ at Greenville and Main, just on the southeast corner. You can get some good eats without breaking the bank.

  • Nancy Nichols

    N=awesome stuff

  • Margaret

    Hattie’s in Bishop Arts is open. That’s where we are going on Christmas Eve.

    It is a fun and funky part of town. Something southern and different if you so choose!

  • Marci

    We’re doing Arthur’s for Christmas Eve..Yes it’s in Addison…but for $39 you get three courses, many choices and they are having live music….the food is excellent and the service is great, too.

  • Here is Tramontana’s New Years Eve Menu.

    Say goodbye to 2008 and hello to 2009 at Tramontana.
    Two seatings are available beginning at 5:30 for the 1st seating($50) and the 2nd seating($65) beginning at 8:30.
    Enjoy Chef James Neel’s Delicious Prix Fixe Menu followed by an encore of soul with Live Texas Blues at 10:00PM!
    Please see our menu below. Call 214/368-4188 to make your reservation.

    Happy New Year 2009!
    1st seating $50: Begins from 5:30-6:30(finish by 8:00)
    2nd seating20$65: Begins 8:30-9:00(live Texas Blues begins at 10:00)
    Four course wine pairing an additional $25

    Wild Mushroom Bisque with White Truffle Oil
    Smoked Salmon Tartelette w/ Caramelized Onions, Creme Fraiche & Caviar

    Grilled Pear Salad w/ Buttered Walnuts, Apple Bacon & Roquefort
    -Port Wine Vinaigrette
    Goat Cheese Crepe with Tomato / Vodka Sauce- Aged Balsamic
    Pan Roasted Texas Red Snapper with Lobster Risotto
    -Chardonnay Bianco / Basil Infused Oil
    Meat Trio-
    Grilled Beef Chateaubriand, Slow Roasted Pork & Pancetta Stuffed Chicken Breast
    Warm Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream– Amaretto Anglaise
    Grand Marnier Creme Brulee in Puff Pastry

  • sarah

    Fedora Restaurant in One Arts Plaza is open Christmas Eve.

  • Laura

    Steel is doing a fantastic Christmas Eve dinner, as well as their regular menu. Just got the menu in the mail today.

  • Brandy

    NN- I’m just happy to see the pic that inspired your wienie tree for the Christmas party.