Santa-Approved Supper! Here's Where to Dine Out on Christmas Day

Santa-Approved Supper! Here's Where to Dine Out on Christmas Day

Dining room at La Colombe d'Or's Tonight and Tomorrow restaurant

YOU'VE DONE ENOUGH. Let some of Houston's best chefs and restaurants take care of Christmas Day food. Here are your best bets for Santa-approved festive fare this holiday! (Looking for Christmas Eve options? Click here.)

Badolina Bakery 

Whether you’re fueling up with some coffee, a personal pastry, flavored focaccia, or taking it to-go to impress your family, Badolina will be open to get you through Christmas Day. Grab an artisan loaf of bread or three! Smoked sourdough bread with sour cherries anyone?

Benny Chows 

This still-new Cantonese concept from Berg Hospitality is festively decorated for the holidays. On Christmas Day, lunch and dinner will be served or indulge in the special four-course prix-fix menu ($95).

Bloom and Bee

Bloom and Bee

The pretty Post Oak Hotel restaurant is open for reservations on Christmas Day, offering a special three-course menu. But the fun starts before that with Holiday Brunch Dec. 17 and 31, Brunch with Santa Dec. 23, and on Christmas Eve.

Cleburne Cafeteria

With traditional recipes that date back almost 80 years, this legendary restaurant will welcome guests for dine-in or takeout from 11am-8pm on Christmas Day.



The modern Israeli Rice Village hotspot will feature an array of mouthwatering shareable dishes for the whole family to enjoy. Sip a seasonal cocktail like the Christmas at the House of Ritten or a Chai Hot Buttered Rum. Open on Christmas Day 11:30am-9:30pm; reservations can be made via Resy.


Christmas Day brunch is buffet style with a wide assortment of Indian delicacies including starters, mains like carved leg of lamb, tandoori salmon and chicken tikka masala with sides, and a dessert extravaganza!

MaKiin Thai

This luxurious Thai newcomer in the Hanover River Oaks will be open from 11am-10pm both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Rest assured that the chefs are serving a special upscale menu full of creative surprises for both occasions.

Phat Eatery

Phat's beef Wellington

Phat Eatery will be open on Christmas Day until 8pm. In addition to signature family-style Malaysian night market hits, James Beard Award semifinalist chef Alex Au-Yeung will be offering Wagyu Beef Rendang Wellington. Call 832.412.2927 for reservations, or book online.

Tonight & Tomorrow at La Colombe d'Or

Indulge with breakfast, brunch, and dinner service featuring a special à la carte Christmas Day menu as well as the restaurant’s daily seasonal menus. Appetizers like Lamb Enmoladas and Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad and entrées of Blackened Heritage Turkey, Short Rib Bourguignon, and Roasted Chilean Sea Bass headline the Christmas Day menu.

Toro Toro at The Four Seasons

Christmas Day brunch at The Four Seasons Hotel downtown is always a sumptuous gift. Served from 10am-3pm, the decadent spread includes an omelet station, a cold seafood display, a meat-carving station and an array of desserts ($145 per person, $65 per child). Toro Toro will also be open for Christmas dinner with its a la carte menu.

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