You mailed out Christmas cards. You shopped. You made charitable contributions and bought items for Angel Trees. You attended plays, the office party, and a wedding. Do you really want to cook the Christmas meal, too? Delight your loved ones with another special gift this holiday season by taking them out for a lavish holiday meal on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day 2017. If you would like to be pampered and feast on delicious food that someone else cooked, here are some restaurants that you might want to sample. Make your reservation as soon as possible since these restaurants get booked up quickly and well before Christmas.
Mignon in Plano is open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Dine in its atmospheric Parisian bistro from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve or from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, Mignon is offering a prix-fixe menu for $69.95 per person, and on Christmas Day an all-day buffet at $59.95 per person.
Go to Fearing's Uptown for a three-course prix-fixe menu from 5 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve for a lively take on the holiday that highlights cuisine from Texas and the Southwest.
Oak in the Design District will be open on Christmas Eve and is serving a traditional Christmas goose, like in "A Christmas Carol," and acorn-smoked venison, as well as its regular menu.
Dolce Riviera, Uptown, is offering up an elegant, one-night-only menu for Christmas Eve of Italian holiday specialties from 5 to 11 p.m. Apricot salad, pan-seared scallops, ravioli with scampi, almond-crusted veal, and peach semifreddo are sure to make this a memorable holiday event.
St. Martin's Wine Bistro will be serving both Christmas Eve dinner and lunch and dinner on Christmas Day. Both are three-course prix-fixe menus; Christmas Eve is $55 for adults and $35 for children 12 and under; Christmas Day lunch and dinner are $45 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under. Hours on Christmas Eve are 5 to 11 p.m., and you can eat anytime on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The menus differ but both will make for an elegant celebration.
If feasting on fresh seafood in North Texas is your idea of celebrating, Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill is the place to be on Christmas Eve. Choose from delectable shrimp, salmon, tuna poke, lobster tail, king crab legs, and Alaskan halibut, among many other seafood selections. Top it off with Chamberlain's scrumptious Meyer lemon pie.
Make your Christmas Eve special at the casual but elegant Sixty Vines. You don't need to dress up to enjoy its eclectic but festive menu of shared plates of hummus, oysters, marinated olives, toasts, and scallops, among other choices. Or order pasta, pizza, a burger, trout, or a cheese board. And of course, your wine or brew of choice. What a party.
What could be more festive than fondue for Christmas Eve? The Melting Pot is open from 4 to 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve and is serving a three-course seasonal menu along with its regular menu. So gather 'round the fondue pot, pour the wine, and indulge in some great Christmas partying. And since it's Christmas, go ahead and indulge in that delicious chocolate fondue for dessert.
This casual and cool restaurant in the Design District will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. on Christmas Day for a final feast of the Christmas holiday. Let down with some comfort food and a great beer from its selection of 40 on tap and 85 bottled brews. Meddlesome Moth will also be open all day on Christmas Eve, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., serving its regular menu.