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Where to Eat on Christmas Day in DC

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Preparing a Christmas feast worthy of guests doesn't always sound appealing, especially after staying up late wrapping presents or drinking eggnog. Luckily, more and more restaurants are opening their doors so revelers can eat, drink, and be merry without worrying about the mess in the kitchen.

Here are some of the D.C. area establishments offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner on Christmas day. This map offers a mix of menu items, price ranges and neighborhoods. But, make a decision quickly, as reservations are filling up every second.

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America Eats Tavern

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This homestyle spot is offering a brunch buffet that will include suckling pig jambalaya, cranberry glazed Brussels sprouts, shrimp and grits, and assorted holiday cookies inspired by family recipes. The buffet lasts from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. It's $65 per adult and $25 per child.

Blue Duck Tavern

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Blue Duck Tavern’s three-course feast will be offered from 11:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.. Highlights include apple cider-glazed ham with maple bourbon jus and wood oven-roasted duck breast with spiced farm honey. The meal is priced at $110 per adult and $55 per child aged six to 12. Kids under six eat free.

Bourbon Steak

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Bourbon Steak’s full menu will be available a la carte during dinner service, with the addition of some holiday specials. These include lobster bisque, heirloom rye gnocchi with braised lamb, and a 22-ounce Porterhouse with whipped Gruyere potatoes.

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Cafe Berlin

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Café Berlin is offering a three-course German ‘Weihnachten’ dinner at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., or 7 p.m. For $39, diners can choose from dishes like fried brie, Christmas goose, assorted Würste, and braised boar ribs with venison sausage.

Cafe Renaissance

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The romantic Café Renaissance will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., serving an abbreviated version of their signature menu, with a choice of 10 appetizers and 12 entrees.

Corduroy

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Corduroy’s three-course Christmas dinner menu hasn’t been released yet, but it is sure to feature traditional roast turkey and other customer favorites. The meal is priced at $65 per person and will be available during lunch and dinner.

Juniper

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Juniper will offer their regular breakfast on Christmas morning, as well as a four-course dinner with an optional wine pairing. The meal ($75 per person) features carrot ginger soup, roast pumpkin and burrata, prime rib, and cranberry almond cake. The wine pairing is an additional $45 per person.

Mala Tang

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To partake in the Jewish Christmas tradition, head to Mala Tang for Sichuan hot pot and Chinese small plates. They’ll be serving their regular menu during lunch and dinner, as usual.

Mastro's

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For diners wanting that traditional steakhouse experience, Mastro’s is open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will have live music. The regular menu of steaks, lobster-mashed potatoes, and butter cake will be available.

Muze’s dinner is a family-style affair, priced at $65 per adult and $35 per child. The menu includes roast rib eye, cauliflower gratin, roasted root vegetables, Yule log cake, and Christmas cookies. It’s available from noon to 7 pm.

Old Angler's Inn

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Old Angler’s Inn is a bit of a drive, but they’ll offer a three-course meal in their cozy dining room from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For $75, diners can choose from items like pea soup, a roasted pear salad, a rack of lamb, caramelized scallops, crème brûlée, or a Christmas log.

From 11:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., Plume will be serving their special Christmas menu, with items such as broiled branzino with a ratatouille vegetable gratin and a cocoa nib and orange Christmas Yule log. The meal is $105 per adult and $48 per child 12 and under.

Positano Ristorante Italiano

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According to the restaurant's website, they're open every day of the year. Christmas is no exception. They’ll be serving their full Italian menu from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Rosa Mexicano

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Rosa Mexicano is wishing their diners a Feliz Navidad and offering a holiday menu, available a la carte or as a prix fixe two-course dinner with a holiday cocktail for $35. The menu features hot canela-spiced cider, slow-cooked lamb shank, grilled jumbo shrimp and scallops, and pumpkin crème brûlée.

SER is offering traditional Spanish dishes for Christmas dinner, including croquetas, cochinillo, and paella. Hot and cold sangria will also be available.

Succotash

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Succotash will be open for brunch and dinner, with a few holiday items added to the regular dinner menu. These include deviled eggs with caviar, ham, black-eyed peas, and candied yams. Parties of six or more will also have the option of ordering the Holiday Taste of the South menu, which is $49 per adult and $24 per child (12 and under). It is served family-style and must be ordered by the whole table.

Teddy & The Bully Bar

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Teddy and the Bully Bar is welcoming large groups for their Christmas dinner from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. For $59 per adult and $21 per child 12 and under, guests can feast on a variety of meats carved tableside, as well as sides like creamed spinach, brioche and herb stuffing, and charred broccoli.

The Grille at Morrison House

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The Grille at Morrison House is serving a three-course brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. for $55 per person. The meal includes a glass of champagne and dishes such as beignets with huckleberry jam, corned beef hash, chicken and waffles, and lemon brioche French toast.

The Hay-Adams

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At the Top of the Hay, diners can enjoy a buffet with a view. Seatings are available at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m., and the meal includes dishes such as seared duck, jumbo lump crab cakes, braised beef ravioli, and lamb chops. The dessert selection features the French classic, Bûche De Noël. The buffet is $110 for adults and $55 for children 12 and under.

Union Street Public House

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After posing with Santa Claus at Union Street Public House in the lead up to Christmas, diners can enjoy dinner at the restaurant on Christmas day, starting at 4 p.m. The regular menu will be available all evening.

America Eats Tavern

This homestyle spot is offering a brunch buffet that will include suckling pig jambalaya, cranberry glazed Brussels sprouts, shrimp and grits, and assorted holiday cookies inspired by family recipes. The buffet lasts from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. It's $65 per adult and $25 per child.

Blue Duck Tavern

Blue Duck Tavern’s three-course feast will be offered from 11:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.. Highlights include apple cider-glazed ham with maple bourbon jus and wood oven-roasted duck breast with spiced farm honey. The meal is priced at $110 per adult and $55 per child aged six to 12. Kids under six eat free.

Bourbon Steak

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Bourbon Steak’s full menu will be available a la carte during dinner service, with the addition of some holiday specials. These include lobster bisque, heirloom rye gnocchi with braised lamb, and a 22-ounce Porterhouse with whipped Gruyere potatoes.

Official

Cafe Berlin

Café Berlin is offering a three-course German ‘Weihnachten’ dinner at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., or 7 p.m. For $39, diners can choose from dishes like fried brie, Christmas goose, assorted Würste, and braised boar ribs with venison sausage.

Cafe Renaissance

The romantic Café Renaissance will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., serving an abbreviated version of their signature menu, with a choice of 10 appetizers and 12 entrees.

Corduroy

Corduroy’s three-course Christmas dinner menu hasn’t been released yet, but it is sure to feature traditional roast turkey and other customer favorites. The meal is priced at $65 per person and will be available during lunch and dinner.

Juniper

Juniper will offer their regular breakfast on Christmas morning, as well as a four-course dinner with an optional wine pairing. The meal ($75 per person) features carrot ginger soup, roast pumpkin and burrata, prime rib, and cranberry almond cake. The wine pairing is an additional $45 per person.

Mala Tang

To partake in the Jewish Christmas tradition, head to Mala Tang for Sichuan hot pot and Chinese small plates. They’ll be serving their regular menu during lunch and dinner, as usual.

Mastro's

For diners wanting that traditional steakhouse experience, Mastro’s is open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will have live music. The regular menu of steaks, lobster-mashed potatoes, and butter cake will be available.

Muze

Muze’s dinner is a family-style affair, priced at $65 per adult and $35 per child. The menu includes roast rib eye, cauliflower gratin, roasted root vegetables, Yule log cake, and Christmas cookies. It’s available from noon to 7 pm.

Old Angler's Inn