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Where to Eat on Christmas in Philadelphia

Where to Eat on Christmas in Philadelphia

If your tradition is Chinese take-out – perfect – however, there are a ton of other great restaurants open and ready to serve you and yours this Christmas Day. We’ve reached out to the restaurants below to confirm they’d be open, but be sure to call to book your reservation before showing up…you never know they could fill up fast!

  • Parc: A classic French spot just off of Rittenhouse Park, i.e. the perfect place to celebrate Christmas, or just a beautiful winter day. If it’s a cold and white Christmas, we recommend the beef bourguignon. A warm and hearty dish, perfect to warm up on a cold day.

  • Del Frisco’s: Nothing screams the holidays more than a nice steak, right? I guess it depends on who you ask, but for us, this is a winner! All the delicious flavors of the holiday without having to cook.

  • Buddakan: So you’re in the mood for an Asian flare but don’t want to eat it in sweats on the couch while binge-watching A Christmas Story? Buddakan is the perfect solution! You can get anything from noodles & rice to tuna pizza.

  • Urban Farmer: Steak Tasting?! Yes, as if you were on the fence before now – we think that was the hook line & sinker. If not, think fries, charred cauliflower & Yukon gold potato puree… these sides are the perfect way to spend your calories this holiday!

  • Bank & Bourbon: Did someone say 3-course meal? At Bank & Bourbon, yes! Open on Christmas & offering three dishes plus an additional beverage pairing for each! Enjoy dishes like roasted root vegetables, market salad, country ham with black truffle whipped potatoes, filet, chocolate espresso custard, eggnog apple cranberry tart and more. Book ahead to reserve your spot!

  • Red Owl Tavern & Square 1682: You could really make your holiday special with a staycation at either Kimpton Hotel in Philly. Check in and then hunker down for a long winter’s nap…or just an afternoon nap before walking (or taking the elevator who are we kidding!) to the hotel’s amazing restaurants. Both Red Owl Tavern & Square 1682 offer delicious options, both healthy & not so healthy!

  • XIX: The view alone is worth the reservation; however the food is outstanding to match. Offering a raw bar, meats & cheeses & more, you are sure to please everyone. If their Christmas display is anything similar to what they offered guests for Thanksgiving, it’s sure to be a treat!

  • Chart House: Immediately you think summer when you think Chart House, however, this is a stunning location to enjoy a cold winter evening. Overlook the Delaware River while indulging in a mix of seafood-focused starters, a meat as a main & then a variety of delicious desserts. Of course, this is just our suggestion, there is a full menu awaiting you and yours this season!Courtesy of

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