Here’s Where to Book a Last-Minute Christmas Day Rezzy

Here’s Where to Book a Last-Minute Christmas Day Rezzy

Beef Wellington at Phat Eatery

AFTER ALL THE hustle and bustle, why not go out to eat on Christmas Day? You’ve earned it! Here are some delicious dining-out ideas that run the glorious, gourmet gamut for which Houston is known.


Bloom & Bee

Bloom & Bee

The pretty Post Oak Hotel restaurant is open for reservations on Christmas Day, offering a special three-course menu featuring butter-poached king crab, Akaushi New York strip, Kurobuta pork tenderloin, Dover sole and more ($95 per adult, $45 for kids under 12).

Kiran's

Christmas brunch is on with 12pm and 2pm seatings for a buffet with a wide assortment of Indian delicacies including starters, mains like carved leg of lamb, tandoori salmon, and chicken tikka masala — with sides, of course, and a dessert extravaganza!

Cleburne Cafeteria

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

Hamsa

The modern Israeli hotspot will be lighting the menorah every night at sundown and offering guests sufganiyot (fried donuts) with the meal. The restaurant will be open with its regular menu Dec. 24 and Dec. 25.

Kin Dee

Kin Dee's butterfly tea margarita

The authentic Thai eatery will offer a special menu on Sunday, Dec. 25, with highlights such as roasted duck breast Panang, Shrimp Tom Yum, Northern Curry, and Tiger Cry salad with sliced steak, as well as festive cocktails.

Phat Eatery

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 two holiday specials: Wagyu Rendang Wellington and rich Lobster Mee. Available for to-go and dine-in, Dec. 16-Jan. 1. Call 832.412.2927 for reservations or book online.

Musaafer

Leg of lamb (photo by Raydon Creative)

This Indian jewel inside the Galleria mall will be open on Christmas Day for lunch and dinner. Chef Mayank Istwal is proudly offering a slow-braised leg of lamb with sides of roasted carrots, charred shallots, red onions, radish, sweet peppers, Lachha paratha and lamb gravy — it's served family-style, and will feed six adults ($300). Other indulgences include pastry chef Ruchit Harneja's "Santa Plause" dessert, a hat-shaped, multi-layered plum cake with creamy, all-spice rabdi icing, gingerbread snap and coconut marshmallow.

The Warwick

The Warwick (photo by Brandon Holmes)

Located in the former Houston's space on Westheimer, The Warwick is open for brunch on Christmas Day with a ginormous platter that'll serve the whole fam. The Board Room Brunch boasts butter-pecan waffles, candied bacon, sausage, eggs, green-chile hash, fruit, muffins and croissants for $100. And don't forget to order a festive "Martini Tree" with six or 12 drinks that arrive at the table in quite an artful celebration.

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