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A Dozen Dishes to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Unsure where to go out to eat for the holidays? See what they're serving.

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A few things can be guaranteed when hitting up a restaurant on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day — not everywhere will be open, and some places will be offering pricer dishes than usual. Eater has combed through some local restaurant holiday menus and sorted them by dish. So whether craving foie gras, goose or even sushi for the holiday, there's something out there for every mood. And keep in mind, there's always Chinese food as a backup.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Teddy & The Bully Bar

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1200 19th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 872-8700
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Carving stations: If you're a sucker for hand-carved meats on the holiday, head to either Teddy & the Bully Bar or its sister restaurant, Lincoln. Both are featuring carving stations for the holiday; at Teddy, choose from Prime Rib, Honey Ham and Salmon. The Christmas Feast there is $58 per person.

2. The Grille at Morrison House

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116 S Alfred St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 838-8000
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Figgy Pudding Biegnets: This intriguing sounding dessert is on the brunch menu for Christmas Day at the Grille. They'll be serving an a la carte menu all day.

3. Ulah Bistro

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1214 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 234-0123
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Lobster Pot Pie: Sample the decadent dish as one of the options for the $40 prix-fixe menu Ulah is offering on Christmas Eve.

4. Sushiko

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5455 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 961-1644
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Sushi: Sushiko will offer slightly abbreviated hours on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve but will offer its full menu of dishes for those looking for a non-traditional option.

5. The Fairmont Washington, D.C.

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2401 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 429-2400
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Shellfish: The Fairmont will be serving an Eastern shore shellfish bar at its Christmas Day brunch buffet (which also features such dishes as beef tenderloin and ham). it's $99 per person.

6. The Jefferson Hotel (Plume)

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1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 448-2300
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Goose: Roasted goose breast with a chestnut puree is one of the courses at Plume's Christmas Eve dinner. The multi-course menu is $110 per person.

7. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

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2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 296-1166
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Boudin Blanc: Try Marcel's signature Boudin Blanc sausage dish in the restaurant's recently renovated dining room. The restaurant will serve its regular tasting menu on Christmas Eve.

8. Bastille

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1201 N Royal St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 519-3776
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Pan-roasted foie gras:: The delicacy is on the French-influenced $85 Christmas Eve menu at Bastille, along with such dishes as lobster bisque and Hudson Valley duck breast.

9. Boss Shepherd's

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513 13th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-2677
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Dom Perignon. Pop a cork on Christmas Eve at Boss Shepherd's, where they'll serve their regular menu along with $199 bottles of Dom and specials including buttered lobster and sweet potato dumplings and a Ribeye steak. The restaurant is closed on Christmas Day.

10. America Eats Tavern

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1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 744-3999
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A Cookie Buffet: For its Christmas Day brunch, America Eats Tavern is offering a cookie buffet for an additional $12, along with its typical brunch offerings and some specials such as prime rib.

11. Blue Duck Tavern

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1201 24th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 419-6755
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Shrimp and Grits: Blue Duck will offer a multi-course brunch menu for $100, with shrimp and grits as one of the featured dishes. There will be a variety of starters and sides, as well as holiday desserts, available all day. Blue Duck will serve its regular a la carte menu Christmas Eve, along with some specials.

12. Del Campo

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777 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Calf brains and lamb tongue: Who needs the Feast of the Seven Fishes? Del Campo is doing the Feast of the Seven Beasts, with courses ranging from beef shank with bone marrow polento to those aforementioned calf brains (smoked, with scrambled eggs). The meal is available from Dec. 19-24 for $78 per person.

1. Teddy & The Bully Bar

1200 19th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Carving stations: If you're a sucker for hand-carved meats on the holiday, head to either Teddy & the Bully Bar or its sister restaurant, Lincoln. Both are featuring carving stations for the holiday; at Teddy, choose from Prime Rib, Honey Ham and Salmon. The Christmas Feast there is $58 per person.

1200 19th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

2. The Grille at Morrison House

116 S Alfred St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Figgy Pudding Biegnets: This intriguing sounding dessert is on the brunch menu for Christmas Day at the Grille. They'll be serving an a la carte menu all day.

116 S Alfred St
Alexandria, VA 22314

3. Ulah Bistro

1214 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

Lobster Pot Pie: Sample the decadent dish as one of the options for the $40 prix-fixe menu Ulah is offering on Christmas Eve.

1214 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Sushiko

5455 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Sushi: Sushiko will offer slightly abbreviated hours on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve but will offer its full menu of dishes for those looking for a non-traditional option.

5455 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

5. The Fairmont Washington, D.C.

2401 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

Shellfish: The Fairmont will be serving an Eastern shore shellfish bar at its Christmas Day brunch buffet (which also features such dishes as beef tenderloin and ham). it's $99 per person.

2401 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

6. The Jefferson Hotel (Plume)

1200 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Goose: Roasted goose breast with a chestnut puree is one of the courses at Plume's Christmas Eve dinner. The multi-course menu is $110 per person.

1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

7. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

Boudin Blanc: Try Marcel's signature Boudin Blanc sausage dish in the restaurant's recently renovated dining room. The restaurant will serve its regular tasting menu on Christmas Eve.

2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

8. Bastille

1201 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Pan-roasted foie gras:: The delicacy is on the French-influenced $85 Christmas Eve menu at Bastille, along with such dishes as lobster bisque and Hudson Valley duck breast.

1201 N Royal St
Alexandria, VA 22314

9. Boss Shepherd's

513 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

Dom Perignon. Pop a cork on Christmas Eve at Boss Shepherd's, where they'll serve their regular menu along with $199 bottles of Dom and specials including buttered lobster and sweet potato dumplings and a Ribeye steak. The restaurant is closed on Christmas Day.

513 13th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

10. America Eats Tavern

1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102

A Cookie Buffet: For its Christmas Day brunch, America Eats Tavern is offering a cookie buffet for an additional $12, along with its typical brunch offerings and some specials such as prime rib.

1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102

11. Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

Shrimp and Grits: Blue Duck will offer a multi-course brunch menu for $100, with shrimp and grits as one of the featured dishes. There will be a variety of starters and sides, as well as holiday desserts, available all day. Blue Duck will serve its regular a la carte menu Christmas Eve, along with some specials.

1201 24th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

12. Del Campo

777 I St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Calf brains and lamb tongue: Who needs the Feast of the Seven Fishes? Del Campo is doing the Feast of the Seven Beasts, with courses ranging from beef shank with bone marrow polento to those aforementioned calf brains (smoked, with scrambled eggs). The meal is available from Dec. 19-24 for $78 per person.

777 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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