Lafayette's Music Room
Take your holiday cheer to Overton Square on Christmas Day starting at 4 p.m. at Lafayette's Music Room. You can expect good food and drinks, and live music from local favorites.
Capriccio Grill at the Peabody Hotel
The Capriccio Grill, located in the Peabody Hotel downtown offers a special dinner on Christmas Day from 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. The three-course meal has offered choices of soup or salad, roasted turkey or glazed ham steak, and Buche de Noel or cranberry apple streusel pie for dessert. The cost for the meal in 2018 was $48 per person (children 12 and under $19) with tax and gratuity extra. Reservations are recommended.
Paulette's serves special meals on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. you can enjoy a three-course dinner. Past entree choices have included grilled filet mignon ($59.95 in 2018 for the three-course dinner), gulf redfish with crabmeat ($59.95), twin Maine lobster tails ($69.95), rack of New Zealand lamb ($64.95) or crab au gratin ($49.95). Details will be posted on their website.
On Christmas Day, breakfast is generally 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., with the regular menu. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. has a special three-course menu. The restaurant will be closed Christmas evening. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
Peabody Brunch on the Mezzanine
The Peabody Hotel offers an extravagant Christmas Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The brunch includes hundreds of items, including breakfast dishes, seasonal entrees, salads, seafood, side dishes, a carving station, plus a 32-foot-long dessert table. Cost is $76 per adult and $28 per child (ages 5-10). This does not include tax or gratuity. Reservations are recommended.
Chez Philippe at the Peabody
End your Christmas celebrations with an elegant, four-course dinner in the Peabody Hotel's classic French restaurant Chez Philippe.
Hours are: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. and the cost is $98 per person, plus tax and gratuity
and $48 per person for a wine pairing.
For a casual way to spend your Christmas night, head downtown to Bardog Tavern, which will be open from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. This neighborhood favorite will serve its signature mix of gastropub fare and Italian favorites—everything from sliders to hot dogs to soup, steak, and meatballs. Plus, they will have a selection of local drafts on tap and a jukebox in case you're tired of holiday tunes by then.
Memphis has nine area IHOP locations, all of which are open 24 hours a day, including Christmas Day. Fill your plate with pancakes, French toast, bacon, hash browns, and all the coffee you can handle on Christmas Day at this classic chain.
If a proper holiday after party is what you want, head to Bar DKDC to rock your way through the evening of December 25th (they close on Christmas Eve). The intimate venue will host a Christmas night show beginning at 10 p.m., but the bar will open earlier in the evening. Watch the DKDC Facebook page for the line-up of musicians.