That Christmas goose may be getting fat, but you have no desire to cook it. And who could blame you? After all the shopping and excursions to enjoy area events, why not take a holiday yourself and spend your meal enjoying your family instead of cooking and cleaning away? Philadelphia's ample dining scene leaves you with plenty of options to choose from. Here's a roundup of open restaurants on Christmas Day, serving up traditional (and not-so-traditional) fare!
Aqimero at the Ritz Carlton—Philadelphia
In addition to a number of holiday festivities throughout the month of December, you can also dine in on Christmas day, with a full four-course meal. Aqimero is located in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Reservations are strongly encouraged, and there is special pricing for kids under 12.
Bank and Bourbon—Philadelphia
Enticing diners with a three-course prix-fixe meal on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Bank and Bourbon is featuring a three-course menu with additional beverage pairing available. The meal ends with a choice of classic chocolate yule log or eggnog bread pudding. Yum! Seating times are available from 5–10 PM and reservations are recommended. Bank and Bourbon is located in the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
With special Christmas hours, 12-8 PM, get a delicious steak dinner on Christmas day!
Red Owl Tavern—Philadelphia
If A Christmas Story is your favorite Christmas movie, this is the spot for your Christmas day dinner. Serving Chinese food all day while streaming the movie in the background, sport your ugliest Christmas sweater and engage in some festive cheer! Located inside Hotel Monaco.
Serving their regular fare during brunch hours, or a traditional Christmas dinner from 3-9 PM. Make your reservations today!
This Logan Square eatery is offering their regular steakhouse menu on Christmas Day. Limited seating is still available.
Bridgetown Mill House—Langhorne
Celebrate Christmas with delicious a la carte options. Meals are available for vegetarians and carnivores alike.
Appetites on Main—Exton
Open for Christmas Eve with limited menu selections in the evening and Christmas Day from 8 PM to 2 AM. Check the website for more details.
Paramour at the Wayne Hotel—Wayne
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the Paramour at the Wayne Hotel is a prix fixe meal, with optional wine pairing. Seating begins at noon on Christmas day.
Teca is offering a three course Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas eve! A la carte menu is available, too. Reservations are recommended if you want to enjoy this popular holiday tradition.
Yang Ming—Bryn Maw
One of the top-rated Chinese restaurants in the country, Yang Ming will be serving their delectable selections from 11:30 AM – 11 PM on Christmas Eve and 11:30 AM – 10 PM on Christmas Day.
Buca di Beppo—Multiple Locations
If traditional meals aren’t your thing, celebrate Christmas with authentic Italian cuisine. Buca di Beppo has locations in Exton, Reading, and Allentown. Open at 11 AM on Christmas day.
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