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Where to Drink, Dine, and Order Meals for The Holidays in Dallas

Holiday cocktails, meals, and desserts await at restaurants across Dallas-Fort Worth this season.
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A holiday dessert spread from Eatzi's. Ashley Esteve

Christmas Eve Brunch

97 West Kitchen and Bar

A three-course prix-fixe brunch includes shareables such as jalapeño-crawfish fritters and cran-apple arugula salad, plus mains like steak and eggs. A kids’ menu will also be available with items such as chocolate chip pancakes and cheeseburgers. Available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $65 per adult, $25 for kids between 5 and 12, free for kids under 5. Reservations can be made online. 200 Mule Alley, Fort Worth.

Bacchus Kitchen + Bar

On Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23, Bacchus is hosting brunch with Santa that includes offerings such as French toast and lobster biscuits and gravy. A selection of cocktails will be available for purchase for adults. Reservations can be made online. 215 E. Dallas Rd., Grapevine.  

Cut & Bourbon

A Christmas Eve brunch will include a buffet, a Bloody Mary bar, live music, and Santa Claus himself. Reservations can be made online. 1600 E. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington.

Restaurant Beatrice

The menu includes special cocktails and new entrees such as crab cake benedicts and cranberry whiskey sours. Reservations recommended. 1111 N. Beckley Ave.

Christmas Eve Dinner

97 West Kitchen and Bar

A four-course prix-fixe meal includes choices such as crispy confit duck, chicken-fried oysters, wild bison tenderloin, and more. A kids’ menu will also be available with offerings like mac & cheese, ribeye, and chicken bites. Available from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. $99 for adults, $35 for kids 5 to 12, free for kids under 5. Reservations can be made online. 200 Mule Alley, Fort Worth.

Bacchus Kitchen + Bar

Bacchus Kitchen + Bar is open for Christmas Eve dinner, which includes a full menu of dishes such as herb roasted prime rib, a salumi tray, and arugula salad. Reservations recommended. 215 E. Dallas Rd., Grapevine.  

Cut & Bourbon

Christmas Eve dinner will include a four-course prix-fixe meal that includes choices such as brie and spiced fruit compote on bread, pear and arugula salad, slow roasted prime rib au jus, and warm date cake. $68 for adults, and an à la carte menu is available for kids under 12. Reservations can be made online. 1600 E. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington.

Gemma

The restaurant is offering a Feast of the Seven Fishes on Dec. 22, 23, and 24. The entire table must participate in the meal, which will be served family-style. Other diner not participating in the feast may order from the regular menu. $95 per person. Reservations can be made online or by calling 214-370-9426. 2323 N. Henderson Ave.

Knife Steakhouse Dallas and Plano

Both locations of Knife will serve its à la carte menu on Christmas Eve. Guests can enjoy a special for the holiday, a 44 Farms Prime Rib offered in 14 ounce and 16 ounce cuts. Plano will also offer a 120-day dry aged Tajima wagyu ribeye. Reservations recommended. 5300 E. Mockingbird Ln., Dallas; 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano.

La Parisienne

Frisco Star’s La Parisienne French Bistro is offering their full regular menu and a special holiday menu on Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The holiday menu offers items such as mushroom boursin soup, chicken breast roulade, scallop pasta, and French veal stew. 469-200-5411. Reservations recommended. 6740 Winning Dr., Ste. 1000., Frisco.

Monarch

Monarch will offer a special Christmas menu in addition to the regular dinner options. For $65 per person, guests can enjoy Osso Buco Milanese with chestnut polenta, red currant glaze, and sage. Reservations recommended. 1401 Elm St., 49th floor.

Mexican Bar Company

Mexican Bar Co. will be open on Christmas Eve for brunch and dinner. In addition to its regular menu, the restaurant will have a shared menu that serves two for $100 that includes dishes such as tocino guacamole, quesa birrias, chile en nogada, 18 oz. Ribeye, and atole azul y buñuelos. Reservations recommended. 6121 W. Park Blvd., Ste. RS-10, Plano.

Pearl

Pearl will be open for dinner with its regular sushi menu and holiday-inspired cocktails. Reservations recommended. 4640 McKinney Ave., Ste. 130.

Quarter Acre

Quarter Acre is open on Christmas Eve for their regular hours. The restaurant will offer their regular menu and seasonal specials. 2023 Greenville Ave., Ste. 110.

Sachet

The restaurant is hosting the Feast of the Seven Fishes for $95 per person (not including tax and gratuity). The meal will be served family-style and the entire table must participate in the dinner. The regular menu is also available for those not eating the feast. Available Dec. 22, 23, and 24. Reservations can be booked online or by calling 214-613-6425. 4270 Oak Lawn Ave.

Truluck’s

Truluck’s is open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at all three DFW locations, offering their regular menu featuring seafood and steak favorites. Indulge in holiday cocktails like the bourbon-based Holiday Nog or Nutcracker Rum Punch, and treat yourself to a chocolate peppermint cake. Reservations recommended. Multiple locations.

Urban Seafood Company

Urban Seafood Company is hosting a Feast of Seven Fishes Wine Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. The dinner includes seven courses paired with seven wines for $125 per person, including tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made online.  1104 14th St., Plano.

Whistle Britches

Whistle Britches will be open on Christmas Eve for brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with its regular brunch menu. Reservations recommended. 2405 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 4, Plano.

Christmas Day Brunch

97 West Kitchen and Bar

A three-course prix-fixe brunch includes shareables like jalapeño-crawfish fritters and cran-apple arugula salad, plus mains like steak and eggs. The kids’ menu includes chocolate chip pancakes and cheeseburgers. Available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $65 per adult, $25 for kids between 5 and 12, free for kids under 5. Reservations can be made online. 200 Mule Alley, Fort Worth.

Christmas Day Dinner

97 West Kitchen and Bar

A four-course prix-fixe meal includes choices such as crispy confit duck, chicken-fried oysters, wild bison tenderloin, and more. A kids’ menu will also be available with offerings like mac & cheese, ribeye, and chicken bites. Available from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. $99 for adults, $35 for kids 5 to 12, free for kids under 5. Reservations can be made online. 200 Mule Alley, Fort Worth.

Bacchus Kitchen + Bar

Bacchus Kitchen + Bar is open for Christmas Day dinner with their regular menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations recommended. 215 E. Dallas Rd., Grapevine.  

Cut & Bourbon

On Christmas Day, dinner will include a four-course prix-fixe meal. $68 for adults, and an à la carte menu is available for kids under 12. Reservations can be made online. 1600 E. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington.

Monarch

Monarch will have a special Christmas Day menu in addition to the regular dinner options. $65 per person. Reservations recommended. 1401 Elm St., 49th floor.

To-Go

Andrew’s American Pizza Kitchen

Catering includes options such as lasagna, spaghetti Bolognese, thin crust Dallas-style pizza, Chicago-style pizza, and more. Order by Dec. 22 for pickup on Dec. 24. 469-825-6500. 1401 Preston Rd., Plano.

Bad Chicken

Catering options include 30, 50, and 100-piece bone-in wings or nuggets, salads, sides, and desserts. Deadline to order is Dec. 20 with pickup by Dec. 23. 469-206-0237. 6030 Luther Ln. Ste. 130.

Brooklyn Dumpling Shop

To-go options include 25, 50, 75, and 100-piece dumpling packages with options such as buffalo chicken, pepperoni pizza, kung pao chicken, and more. Potstickers are also available in 25, 50, 75 and 100-piece packages. Order for pickup 24 hours in advance. Pick up by Dec. 23. 214-764-8009. 2548 Elm St.

Dive Coastal Cuisine

The holiday catering menu include offerings such as mini potato latkes, charcuterie boards, herbed or brined chicken, apple sausage and rosemary ciabatta stuffing, and pumpkin spice pie. Order for pickup 24 hours in advance. Pickup by December 23. 214-891-1700. 3404 Rankin St.

Eatzi’s Market & Bakery

The specialty food market has Christmas and Hanukkah items to-go this season. Hanukkah items are available from Dec. 6-16 and include Nutella babka, potato latkes, smoked prime rib, and cranberry Brussels sprouts. Christmas items—available for ordering through Dec. 23—include pumpkin cheesecake with gingerbread crust, cornbread stuffing, citrus and fennel-crusted ham, and more. Multiple locations.

Escondido

Escondido is offering a to-go menu of chips and dips, Tex Mex pizza, Mexican shrimp cocktail, chicken flautas, classic tortilla soup, fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, grilled salmon, beans and rice, Mexican chocolate flan, strawberry cake and margaritas. Order online by Dec. 22 for pickup on Dec. 23. 5950 Royal Ln., Ste. A.

Loop 9 BBQ

A package includes a whole smoked turkey, turkey gravy, and pecan pie from Sweet Lucky’s Pies in Fort Worth for $95. Sides such as Mexican corn, coleslaw, potato salad and more can be added for an additional cost. Orders must be placed by Dec. 20 by calling 469-789-5184 or online. 2951 S. State Hwy. 161, Grand Prairie.

The Metropolitan Café

The Downtown Dallas café (which is reopening soon) will have a holiday to-go dinner that includes two appetizers, two meats, three sides and two desserts. Choose from offerings such as deviled eggs, fig and gorgonzola crostini, smoked honey ham, garlic rib roast, and more. Place orders between Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 for pickup December 23 and 24. $225. 214-741-2233. 2032 Main St.

Restaurant Beatrice

Christmas dinner meals include choice of appetizers, mains such as smoked Creole rib roast, bourbon-glazed ham, whole salmon filet, and more. Quarts of gumbo and sides are also available, and whole desserts such as lemon bundt pound cake and praline cheesecake can be added. Order online by Dec. 20 for pickup starting Dec. 23. 1111 N. Beckley Ave.

The Saint

The Saint is offering a to-go package that serves up to six people. The package includes appetizers like whipped ricotta and The Saint Caesar, and main dishes such as whole roasted prime beef tenderloin and negroni glazed heritage ham. Sides like turkey sausage dressing and desserts like heirloom pumpkin pie are also available. $395. Orders will be available for pickup on Dec. 24 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Place orders by calling 214-258-6152 or emailing [email protected]. 2633 Gaston Ave.

Sloane’s Corner

Takeaway meals include Parker house rolls, a winter green salad, and roasted turkey with sage gravy and cranberry sauce. Sides include stuffing, bourbon-glazed sweet potatoes, grilled asparagus, and more. Each package comes with assorted mini cookies for Santa. $140 for two people, $60 for each additional person. Orders can be placed online by 2 p.m. on Dec. 22 for pickup on Dec. 23. 2001 Ross Ave. Ste. 125.

SusieCakes

Enjoy snowman and Christmas tree frosted sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, holiday cupcakes, Hanukkah cupcakes, Hanukkah star frosted cookies, and more. Christmas desserts are on the menu from Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, and Hanukkah desserts are available from Dec. 4 to Dec.15. Multiple locations.

Tacodeli

Tacodeli is offering a holiday party pack featuring a dip trio, mole enchiladas, horchata ribs, and brown butter & bourbon pecan blondies. Order Dec. 1-24 for pickup by Dec. 24. $17.50 per person. Order by calling 512-535-0474 or emailing [email protected]. Multiple locations.

Ten50 BBQ

The Holiday Pitmaster Package ($35 per person, 15 people minimum) comes with smoked meats, sides, and desserts for a stress-free Christmas. An á la carte menu with more meats, sides, and desserts is also available. Place orders through Dec. 22 by calling 1-855-QUE-1050 or emailing [email protected]. 1050 N. Central Expy., Richardson.

TJ’s Seafood Market

TJ’s Seafood will offer a holiday to-go menu including holiday platters, shrimp, smoked salmon, oysters, gumbo and more. Order by Dec. 22 for pickup on Dec. 23. Place orders online at tjsseafood.com. 214-691-2369. 6025 Royal Ln., Ste. 110.

Urban Seafood Company

Urban Seafood Company’s catering menu offers dinner trays that serve 8-12 people, including the mini lobster roll platter for $169 and the Akaushi burger slider platter for $99. Other options include the shrimp cocktail party tray, caviar platter, and tuna dip tray. Place orders online. 1104 14th St., Plano.

Whiskey Cake

A holiday kit serves four to six people and includes prime rib with smoked garlic au jus and horseradish sauce, herb-roasted baby potatoes and mushrooms, white bean ragout, farm salad with white balsamic vinegarette, and milk bun rolls with butter. Sides are available for an additional cost. $195. Kits must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance for pickup by 12/24. Orders can be placed online. Multiple locations.

Bars

The Adolphus

The rooftop of The Adolphus will transform into the Winter Village Ski Lodge until Jan. 6. The pop-up will have winter yurts, snowscapes, blankets, cocktails, and tableside s’mores from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tuesday to Saturday. There are ski lodge-inspired cocktails and a menu of small bites and dinner options. Reserve private themed yurts or cabanas for a festive experience ranging from $250 to $350, with additional seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The French Room Bar at The Adolphus will once again transform into the festive Cocoa Lounge, which will feature cocktails, hot cocoa, and food. Cocoa Lounge will also offer the Cocoa Tea Tier, a pared down afternoon tea option that includes a stand filled with sweet and savory treats. The tea tier is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is $45 a person. The Cocoa Lounge is available seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Jan. 7. Reservations not required. 1321 Commerce St.

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar

Head to the bar on Dec. 23 at both the Fort Worth and Frisco locations for special Spiced Punch cocktail made with Captain Morgan, cranberry juice, OJ, simple syrup, Sprite, cranberries, orange slices, and a Pete’s duckling for $12. 621 Houston St., Fort Worth. 6765 Winning Dr., Ste. 810, Frisco.

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Nataly Keomoungkhoun joined D Magazine as the online dining editor in 2022. She previously worked at the Dallas Morning News,…
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