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A holiday feast at Teddy & the Bully Bar.
Teddy & the Bully Bar offers an endless array of meats and sides on Christmas Day for $70 per person.
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Where to Order Christmas Dinner Around D.C.

Dine-in and takeout options for every holiday craving

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Teddy & the Bully Bar offers an endless array of meats and sides on Christmas Day for $70 per person.
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With COVID-19 dining restrictions in the rear view mirror this holiday season, it’s time to ditch DIY dinner plans in favor of a festive meal from a reliable D.C. restaurant.

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, select eateries opt to remain open to showcase their team’s take on the celebratory spread. Mainstays like Blue Duck Tavern and Boqueria are continuing their streak of seasonal specialties, while newcomers Lyle’s and Dolce Vita are looking to become a family’s new tradition of choice.

Here’s a guide to takeout and dine-in options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner around D.C.

A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 2Fifty Texas BBQ

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4700 Riverdale Rd
Riverdale, MD 20737
(240) 764-8763
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Riverdale Park’s acclaimed 2Fifty Texas satisfies with a smorgasbord of options designed for parties of four to eight. Starting at $65 a platter, meat lovers can expect its usual wood-smoked favorites like spare ribs, brisket, and turkey breast, and cornbread. Those looking to splurge this season can opt for gold label wagyu brisket. Available for pickup on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

2. The Game Sports Pub

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2411 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 846-1952
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Chef Jo-Jo Valenzuela sends out classic Filipino party favorites this Christmas, with a three-course takeout spread for two ($80) or four ($150). The take-home dinner kicks off with chicken inasal skewers, followed by a side of pickled papaya slaw with a choice of two mains: crispy pork hock with shrimp chips or kare-kare, a compilation of oxtail, beef shank, peanut sauce, shrimp paste, eggplant, bok choy, and long beans. A fruit salad with cheese, cream, and condensed milk is for dessert. Preorder by Monday, December 20 at 5 p.m. for pickup Friday, December 24, from 11 a.m. to noon. A la carte items are available to go, too.

The Game’s Christmas spread.
Filipino party favorites from The Game.
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3. Lyle Washington DC

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1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 964-6750
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A sophisticated experience for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day awaits at this chic hotel restaurant in Dupont. Indulge on chicken noodle soup, ham, branzino, pasta, sides, and apple pie with vanilla ice cream for $55 per diner.

4. Dolce Vita Coastal Mediterranean Cuisine

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1610 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

The brand new Mediterranean hotspot caters to its Logan Circle clientele on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Their entire menu will be available, as well as a special holiday spread with highlights like an A5 wagyu gyro and black forest risotto.

5. Le Diplomate

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1601 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-3333
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The bustling 14th Street NW brasserie stays open on Christmas Eve and Day with specials and a Burgundy truffle add-on for $30. Holiday dishes include smoked trout rillettes, turkey roulade, and filet de boeuf rossini — a haute French dish with wild mushrooms, brioche, foie gras, and truffle jus — and buche de Noel for dessert. Across town in Northeast, Stephen Starr’s sibling spot St. Anselm offers Christmas Eve dinner specials like a broiled halibut with lobster roe butter and chives. To get the kids excited for Christmas, Le Dip hosts a festive brunch on Saturday, December 18 featuring fluffy pancakes, balloon art, and photos with Mrs. Claus.

6. The Pembroke

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1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 448-4302
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Tucked inside the Dupont Circle Hotel, the Midcentury modern stunner plans a three-course feast for $95 each. Executive chef Taylor Burlingame’s menu includes chestnut soup with blueberry reduction and seared scallops with sage and caper butter. Continue on with the likes of vegetable pot pie and honey baked ham. If there’s still room left, finish with apple tart with vanilla ice cream, berry cobbler or the crème brûlée. Available from noon p.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas Day.

7. MITA

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1280 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 929-7792
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La Cosecha’s Latin-American chefs Miguel Guerra and Tatiana Mora whip up a veggie-forward takeout menu for the holidays. The star of the show is a pot pie comprised of celery root, maitake mushrooms, green peas, and carrots with a roasted vegetable gravy. Supporting elements include mashed potato gratin with crispy sunchokes; a Brussel sprouts casserole made with kabocha squash and figs; and homemade Brioche featuring cranberry and pearl onions, plus a pumpkin cheesecake dressed with candied pecans and maple Chantilly for dessert. Place orders for pickup on Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, from noon to 2 p.m. The $85 dinner makes a cameo reappearance for New Year’s Eve, with pickup on Thursday, December 30.

Mita’s vegetarian pot pie, pumpkin cheesecake and sides.
La Cosecha’s Latin-leaning Mita sticks to its vegetarian roots for the holidays.
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8. Nina May

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1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 518-3609
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Nina May runs a special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu on Christmas Eve, with vegetarian options included. The $80 banquet includes smoked mussels gratin with rainbow swiss chard, butter-poached monkfish with Brussels sprouts, and rockfish filet with mushrooms and squash polenta. Cap off the meal with black walnut ice cream with a praline crunch and bourbon caramel topping.

9. The Pig

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1320 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 290-2821
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EatWell DC’s nose-to-tail restaurant in Logan Circle goes all out for Christmas, preparing whole roasted suckling pigs for larger parties to carve up and enjoy at home. The deadline to order is Saturday, December 18. Market price, depending on the size, but a 25-pound porker from Pennsylvania is $475 and feeds 12. Diners can also pre-order pig parts (pork loin, porchetta, leg roast) to augment a holiday meal.

A whole pig at The Pig.
The Pig celebrates Christmas with whole roasted suckling pigs.
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10. Teddy & The Bully Bar

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1200 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 872-8700
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Dupont Circle’s reliable American restaurant revives its Christmas Day tradition with an all-you-can-eat feast (noon to 8 p.m.) for $70 per person and $30 for kids 12 and under. Pick a starter like cauliflower and chestnut soup and head to an endless carving station for herb-roasted lamb chops and whiskey-brined turkey. Bottomless sides include cheddar and sage scalloped potatoes, andouille jambalaya rice, and traditional challah stuffing. Dessert options include pumpkin or chocolate cake.

Lamb chops at Teddy & the Bully Bar.
Teddy & the Bully Bar offers AYCE meats for Christmas Day.
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11. Brasserie Liberté

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3251 Prospect St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 878-8404
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Make French cuisine a new Christmas tradition by celebrating the holidays at Brasserie Liberté, where $65 per person guarantees a prix-fixe menu on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 2:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.

12. Blue Duck Tavern

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1201 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 419-6755
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The West End veteran offers a Christmas Eve menu full of oysters, jumbo crab cakes, slow-roasted prime rib, and more for $125 per person. The amount must be prepaid and automatically includes tax and service charge fees. On Christmas Day, return to the sun-drenched hotel restaurant for a la carte breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a prix-fixe holiday feast from noon to 8:30 p.m.

13. CUT by Wolfgang Puck - DC

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1050 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 617-2424
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Wolfgang Puck’s esteemed Georgetown restaurant serves a decadent Christmas Eve dinner priced at $155 per person. Choose from an array of appetizers like Alaskan king crab and scallop crudo with winter black truffles. Try to decide between mains like whole roasted dover sole fish and American wagyu beef. Finish with a festive Buche de Noël or Austria’s beloved kaiserschmarrn dessert (sweet fluffy pancakes). Diners won’t leave empty-handed, either. Warm up by the fireplace before bed with Cut’s hot chocolate mix or homemade marshmallows and eggnog.

14. Via Sophia

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1001 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 218-7575
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The elegant osteria tucked inside the Hamilton Hotel offers a prix-fixe menu on Christmas Eve (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Christmas Day (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) for $60 per person and $20 for kids. Executive chef Colin Clark sends out chestnut soup, prime rib, and a creamy budino dessert, with a poached Maine lobster main available for $20 more.

Former Fiola Mare chef de cuisine Colin Clark opened Via Sophia in the Hamilton Hotel in June.
Via Sophia sits inside the Hamilton Hotel.
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15. Farmers & Distillers

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600 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 464-3001
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Some “light cooking” is required for Farmers & Distillers’s “Christmas Weekend at Home” meal deal for families of four, consisting of brunch classics and desserts like whole pies and cheesecake. Order by Saturday, December 18 at noon for a Christmas Eve pickup at Farmers & Distillers and all of the Founding Farmers locations and Farmers Fishers Bakers. Dine-in options on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are also available.

16. CIRCA at Foggy Bottom (multiple locations)

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2221 I St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 506-5589
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Metropolitan Hospitality Group offers Christmas take-home dinners for two ($85) or four ($165) from Circa’s Clarendon, Foggy Bottom, and Navy Yard locations; Open Road in Rosslyn and Merrifield; and Trio in Merrifield. Menus include two entrees, a dessert, and six sides, with bottled wine and takeout cocktail specials, too. Place orders through UberEats, by phone, or online by Wednesday, December 15, for pickup on Thursday, December 23.

17. The Bombay Club

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815 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 659-3727
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Diners are on their own for Christmas Day, but solve any Indian cravings the day before with a $55 prix-fixe menu at the newly remodeled Bombay Club. Appetizers like smoked lamb filet and spicy duck kebabs are joined by standout entrees like char-grilled halibut and duck curry. Finish the experience with garam masala sticky pudding, spiced carrot pudding, or a chocolate pecan tart. For those feeling French on Christmas Eve, consider Ashok Bajaj’s sibling spot La Bise across the street. A three-course dinner priced at $75 includes winter squash soup or beef tartare and branzino with mushroom and wild rice or steak frites. Finish with flourless chocolate cake with eggnog ice cream or a cheese plate with honeycomb, candied nuts, and pecan-raisin bread.

18. Modena

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1100 New York Avenue NW, Corner of H and, 12th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 216-9550
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Those familiar with the Feast of the Seven Fishes will be delighted to know that Modena offers their own version of the annual Italian-American feast. The eight-course spread consists of charcoal grilled prawns, black pepper cavatelli with a sea urchin emulsion, and pan roasted monkfish for $155 per diner. For those looking for something lighter, a $75, three-course option includes grilled calamari to start, pumpkin and goat cheese ravioli as a main, and the likes of panettone with egg gelato as a sweet treat.

19. Boqueria

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777 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 552-3268
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Both the Dupont and Penn Quarter locations of the Spanish tapas favorite will be open until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. In addition its regular menu, Boqueria will also offer a multi-course dinner spread of seasonal tapas, paella and Spanish cheeses for $70.

A couple enjoying dinner at Boqueria.
Boqueria gets into the holiday spirit.
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20. Cranes

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724 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-4900
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Though Michelin-rated Cranes won’t have a themed Christmas menu, their regular lunch and dinner offerings are worth a visit alone. A $38 bento platter filled with veggie tempura, lamb stew, broccolini, and more comes with an optional beverage pairing for $25. The heavier dinner option, a six-course omakase menu ($95), is a revolving experience hand-selected by chef/partner Pepe Moncayo. Tapas like oysters, patatas brava, eggplant confit, and bao buns are also available.

21. Bantam King

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501 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 733-2612
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Daikaya Group chef Katsuya Fukushima honors Japan’s famous fried chicken holiday tradition with Christmas week meals starring a choice of white or dark meat, served alongside rice, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and sweet roll ($15). For Christmas Day, poultry fans can pre-order half-chicken ($35) or eight-piece ($70) feasts with the same trimmings, plus chicken-fat chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

22. Café Riggs

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900 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 788-2800
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Celebrate Christmas Eve at Café Riggs with a dinner curated by executive chef Patrick Curran. Feast on a three-course Christmas Eve dinner with classics like foie gras, lobster ravioli, and beef tenderloin. Vegan options include beet salad, risotto, and mille feuille finale sure to satisfy a sweet tooth. Available only on Christmas Eve from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, brunch will be available from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dinner begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

23. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

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1051 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 312-8791
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Smokecraft guarantees everything on its menu is smoked, and that promise holds true for its takeout Christmas spread too. Appetizers include roasted carrot and ginger soup and roasted beet and pecan salad. Leg of lamb, duck and beef brisket headline the mains, and for sides, customers can choose between bourbon mashed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and more. Pre-order online by Tuesday, December 21, for pickup on Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24.

24. Rose's Luxury

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717 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 742-3570
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Rose’s Luxury Christmas package consists of a choice between honey-glazed ham or beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach green beans, root vegetable panzanella salad, and King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls. It’s priced at $120 a person and add-on options are available for larger parties. Order now for pickup or delivery on Wednesday, December 22, and Thursday, December 23.

25. Moon Rabbit DC

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801 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 878-8566
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Kevin Tien’s contemporary Vietnamese establishment on the Wharf puts its own tasty spin on the holiday. On both Christmas Eve and Christmas, customers can enjoy coconut pandan milk buns with condensed milk butter, beef short ribs with cheesy potatoes, and an ube yule log with vanilla ice cream. The dine-in feast serves four and is priced at $250.

26. GATSBY

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1205 Half St SE Suite #105
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 817-3005
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Navy Yard’s glitzy new diner offers a holiday menu from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve. Start with a chicory and arugula salad, followed by braised short ribs and apple crumble pie and vanilla ice cream for dessert. To wash it all down, try their unique take on a toddy (whiskey, green chartreuse, English breakfast tea, lemon, and honey). Knead Hospitality + Design’s Southern-themed sibling in Penn Quarter also has a week-long holiday menu featuring spicy tuna tartare crostini, miso butter-poached lobster, and eggnog cheesecake. A cocktail made with warm apple cider, bourbon, charred cinnamon, cardamom and demerara sugar rounds out the cozy evening.

1. 2Fifty Texas BBQ

4700 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737

Riverdale Park’s acclaimed 2Fifty Texas satisfies with a smorgasbord of options designed for parties of four to eight. Starting at $65 a platter, meat lovers can expect its usual wood-smoked favorites like spare ribs, brisket, and turkey breast, and cornbread. Those looking to splurge this season can opt for gold label wagyu brisket. Available for pickup on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

4700 Riverdale Rd
Riverdale, MD 20737

2. The Game Sports Pub

2411 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Game’s Christmas spread.
Filipino party favorites from The Game.
Alyssa Bonk/The Game

Chef Jo-Jo Valenzuela sends out classic Filipino party favorites this Christmas, with a three-course takeout spread for two ($80) or four ($150). The take-home dinner kicks off with chicken inasal skewers, followed by a side of pickled papaya slaw with a choice of two mains: crispy pork hock with shrimp chips or kare-kare, a compilation of oxtail, beef shank, peanut sauce, shrimp paste, eggplant, bok choy, and long beans. A fruit salad with cheese, cream, and condensed milk is for dessert. Preorder by Monday, December 20 at 5 p.m. for pickup Friday, December 24, from 11 a.m. to noon. A la carte items are available to go, too.

2411 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Lyle Washington DC

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

A sophisticated experience for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day awaits at this chic hotel restaurant in Dupont. Indulge on chicken noodle soup, ham, branzino, pasta, sides, and apple pie with vanilla ice cream for $55 per diner.

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Dolce Vita Coastal Mediterranean Cuisine

1610 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

The brand new Mediterranean hotspot caters to its Logan Circle clientele on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Their entire menu will be available, as well as a special holiday spread with highlights like an A5 wagyu gyro and black forest risotto.

1610 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

5. Le Diplomate

1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

The bustling 14th Street NW brasserie stays open on Christmas Eve and Day with specials and a Burgundy truffle add-on for $30. Holiday dishes include smoked trout rillettes, turkey roulade, and filet de boeuf rossini — a haute French dish with wild mushrooms, brioche, foie gras, and truffle jus — and buche de Noel for dessert. Across town in Northeast, Stephen Starr’s sibling spot St. Anselm offers Christmas Eve dinner specials like a broiled halibut with lobster roe butter and chives. To get the kids excited for Christmas, Le Dip hosts a festive brunch on Saturday, December 18 featuring fluffy pancakes, balloon art, and photos with Mrs. Claus.

1601 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. The Pembroke

1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Tucked inside the Dupont Circle Hotel, the Midcentury modern stunner plans a three-course feast for $95 each. Executive chef Taylor Burlingame’s menu includes chestnut soup with blueberry reduction and seared scallops with sage and caper butter. Continue on with the likes of vegetable pot pie and honey baked ham. If there’s still room left, finish with apple tart with vanilla ice cream, berry cobbler or the crème brûlée. Available from noon p.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas Day.

1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

7. MITA

1280 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Mita’s vegetarian pot pie, pumpkin cheesecake and sides.
La Cosecha’s Latin-leaning Mita sticks to its vegetarian roots for the holidays.
Mita/official photo

La Cosecha’s Latin-American chefs Miguel Guerra and Tatiana Mora whip up a veggie-forward takeout menu for the holidays. The star of the show is a pot pie comprised of celery root, maitake mushrooms, green peas, and carrots with a roasted vegetable gravy. Supporting elements include mashed potato gratin with crispy sunchokes; a Brussel sprouts casserole made with kabocha squash and figs; and homemade Brioche featuring cranberry and pearl onions, plus a pumpkin cheesecake dressed with candied pecans and maple Chantilly for dessert. Place orders for pickup on Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December 24, from noon to 2 p.m. The $85 dinner makes a cameo reappearance for New Year’s Eve, with pickup on Thursday, December 30.

1280 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

8. Nina May

1337 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Nina May runs a special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu on Christmas Eve, with vegetarian options included. The $80 banquet includes smoked mussels gratin with rainbow swiss chard, butter-poached monkfish with Brussels sprouts, and rockfish filet with mushrooms and squash polenta. Cap off the meal with black walnut ice cream with a praline crunch and bourbon caramel topping.

1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. The Pig

1320 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
A whole pig at The Pig.
The Pig celebrates Christmas with whole roasted suckling pigs.
Sam Sanchez/The Pig

EatWell DC’s nose-to-tail restaurant in Logan Circle goes all out for Christmas, preparing whole roasted suckling pigs for larger parties to carve up and enjoy at home. The deadline to order is Saturday, December 18. Market price, depending on the size, but a 25-pound porker from Pennsylvania is $475 and feeds 12. Diners can also pre-order pig parts (pork loin, porchetta, leg roast) to augment a holiday meal.

1320 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

10. Teddy & The Bully Bar

1200 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Lamb chops at Teddy & the Bully Bar.
Teddy & the Bully Bar offers AYCE meats for Christmas Day.
Teddy & the Bully Bar/official photo

Dupont Circle’s reliable American restaurant revives its Christmas Day tradition with an all-you-can-eat feast (noon to 8 p.m.) for $70 per person and $30 for kids 12 and under. Pick a starter like cauliflower and chestnut soup and head to an endless carving station for herb-roasted lamb chops and whiskey-brined turkey. Bottomless sides include cheddar and sage scalloped potatoes, andouille jambalaya rice, and traditional challah stuffing. Dessert options include pumpkin or chocolate cake.

1200 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

11. Brasserie Liberté

3251 Prospect St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Make French cuisine a new Christmas tradition by celebrating the holidays at Brasserie Liberté, where $65 per person guarantees a prix-fixe menu on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 2:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.

3251 Prospect St NW
Washington, DC 20007

12. Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037

The West End veteran offers a Christmas Eve menu full of oysters, jumbo crab cakes, slow-roasted prime rib, and more for $125 per person. The amount must be prepaid and automatically includes tax and service charge fees. On Christmas Day, return to the sun-drenched hotel restaurant for a la carte breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a prix-fixe holiday feast from noon to 8:30 p.m.

1201 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037

13. CUT by Wolfgang Puck - DC

1050 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Wolfgang Puck’s esteemed Georgetown restaurant serves a decadent Christmas Eve dinner priced at $155 per person. Choose from an array of appetizers like Alaskan king crab and scallop crudo with winter black truffles. Try to decide between mains like whole roasted dover sole fish and American wagyu beef. Finish with a festive Buche de Noël or Austria’s beloved kaiserschmarrn dessert (sweet fluffy pancakes). Diners won’t leave empty-handed, either. Warm up by the fireplace before bed with Cut’s hot chocolate mix or homemade marshmallows and eggnog.

1050 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007

14. Via Sophia

1001 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Former Fiola Mare chef de cuisine Colin Clark opened Via Sophia in the Hamilton Hotel in June.
Via Sophia sits inside the Hamilton Hotel.
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

The elegant osteria tucked inside the Hamilton Hotel offers a prix-fixe menu on Christmas Eve (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Christmas Day (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) for $60 per person and $20 for kids. Executive chef Colin Clark sends out chestnut soup, prime rib, and a creamy budino dessert, with a poached Maine lobster main available for $20 more.

1001 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

15. Farmers & Distillers

600 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Some “light cooking” is required for Farmers & Distillers’s “Christmas Weekend at Home” meal deal for families of four, consisting of brunch classics and desserts like whole pies and cheesecake. Order by Saturday, December 18 at noon for a Christmas Eve pickup at Farmers & Distillers and all of the Founding Farmers locations and Farmers Fishers Bakers. Dine-in options on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are also available.

600 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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16. CIRCA at Foggy Bottom (multiple locations)

2221 I St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Metropolitan Hospitality Group offers Christmas take-home dinners for two ($85) or four ($165) from Circa’s Clarendon, Foggy Bottom, and Navy Yard locations; Open Road in Rosslyn and Merrifield; and Trio in Merrifield. Menus include two entrees, a dessert, and six sides, with bottled wine and takeout cocktail specials, too. Place orders through UberEats, by phone, or online by Wednesday, December 15, for pickup on Thursday, December 23.

2221 I St NW
Washington, DC 20037

17. The Bombay Club

815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006

Diners are on their own for Christmas Day, but solve any Indian cravings the day before with a $55 prix-fixe menu at the newly remodeled Bombay Club. Appetizers like smoked lamb filet and spicy duck kebabs are joined by standout entrees like char-grilled halibut and duck curry. Finish the experience with garam masala sticky pudding, spiced carrot pudding, or a chocolate pecan tart. For those feeling French on Christmas Eve, consider Ashok Bajaj’s sibling spot La Bise across the street. A three-course dinner priced at $75 includes winter squash soup or beef tartare and branzino with mushroom and wild rice or steak frites. Finish with flourless chocolate cake with eggnog ice cream or a cheese plate with honeycomb, candied nuts, and pecan-raisin bread.

815 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006

18. Modena

1100 New York Avenue NW, Corner of H and, 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Those familiar with the Feast of the Seven Fishes will be delighted to know that Modena offers their own version of the annual Italian-American feast. The eight-course spread consists of charcoal grilled prawns, black pepper cavatelli with a sea urchin emulsion, and pan roasted monkfish for $155 per diner. For those looking for something lighter, a $75, three-course option includes grilled calamari to start, pumpkin and goat cheese ravioli as a main, and the likes of panettone with egg gelato as a sweet treat.

1100 New York Avenue NW, Corner of H and, 12th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

19. Boqueria

777 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
A couple enjoying dinner at Boqueria.
Boqueria gets into the holiday spirit.
Rey Lopez for Boqueria

Both the Dupont and Penn Quarter locations of the Spanish tapas favorite will be open until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. In addition its regular menu, Boqueria will also offer a multi-course dinner spread of seasonal tapas, paella and Spanish cheeses for $70.

777 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

20. Cranes

724 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Though Michelin-rated Cranes won’t have a themed Christmas menu, their regular lunch and dinner offerings are worth a visit alone. A $38 bento platter filled with veggie tempura, lamb stew, broccolini, and more comes with an optional beverage pairing for $25. The heavier dinner option, a six-course omakase menu ($95), is a revolving experience hand-selected by chef/partner Pepe Moncayo. Tapas like oysters, patatas brava, eggplant confit, and bao buns are also available.

724 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

21. Bantam King

501 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Daikaya Group chef Katsuya Fukushima honors Japan’s famous fried chicken holiday tradition with Christmas week meals starring a choice of white or dark meat, served alongside rice, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and sweet roll ($15). For Christmas Day, poultry fans can pre-order half-chicken ($35) or eight-piece ($70) feasts with the same trimmings, plus chicken-fat chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

501 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

22. Café Riggs

900 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Café Riggs with a dinner curated by executive chef Patrick Curran. Feast on a three-course Christmas Eve dinner with classics like foie gras, lobster ravioli, and beef tenderloin. Vegan options include beet salad, risotto, and mille feuille finale sure to satisfy a sweet tooth. Available only on Christmas Eve from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, brunch will be available from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dinner begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

900 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

23. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

1051 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201

Smokecraft guarantees everything on its menu is smoked, and that promise holds true for its takeout Christmas spread too. Appetizers include roasted carrot and ginger soup and roasted beet and pecan salad. Leg of lamb, duck and beef brisket headline the mains, and for sides, customers can choose between bourbon mashed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and more. Pre-order online by Tuesday, December 21, for pickup on Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24.

1051 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201

24. Rose's Luxury

717 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Rose’s Luxury Christmas package consists of a choice between honey-glazed ham or beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach green beans, root vegetable panzanella salad, and King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls. It’s priced at $120 a person and add-on options are available for larger parties. Order now for pickup or delivery on Wednesday, December 22, and Thursday, December 23.

717 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

25. Moon Rabbit DC

801 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Kevin Tien’s contemporary Vietnamese establishment on the Wharf puts its own tasty spin on the holiday. On both Christmas Eve and Christmas, customers can enjoy coconut pandan milk buns with condensed milk butter, beef short ribs with cheesy potatoes, and an ube yule log with vanilla ice cream. The dine-in feast serves four and is priced at $250.

801 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024

26. GATSBY

1205 Half St SE Suite #105, Washington, DC 20003

Navy Yard’s glitzy new diner offers a holiday menu from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve. Start with a chicory and arugula salad, followed by braised short ribs and apple crumble pie and vanilla ice cream for dessert. To wash it all down, try their unique take on a toddy (whiskey, green chartreuse, English breakfast tea, lemon, and honey). Knead Hospitality + Design’s Southern-themed sibling in Penn Quarter also has a week-long holiday menu featuring spicy tuna tartare crostini, miso butter-poached lobster, and eggnog cheesecake. A cocktail made with warm apple cider, bourbon, charred cinnamon, cardamom and demerara sugar rounds out the cozy evening.

1205 Half St SE Suite #105
Washington, DC 20003

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