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Where to Eat in Seattle on Christmas

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Sometimes, the best Christmas gift is not having to cook dinner or clean-up after a button-popping feast. Here are some ideas for restaurants that are open on Christmas in order to give you the gift that keeps on giving: a clean kitchen. Check back often, as the list will be constantly updated with new finds. And if we somehow missed your favorite place, hit us up on the tipline.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Copperleaf Restaurant

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18525 36th Ave S, Seattle
WA, US 98188-4967
(206) 214-4282
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The five-course prix fixe Christmas Celebration menu includes: Anderson Ranch lamb saddle with garnet yams, brown butter chestnuts and preserved Cascade huckleberries, and Painted Hills beef short ribs with caramelized salsify, marinated artichokes and grilled Bartlett pears. 530-930 p.m./$75 per person/$100 with wine pairings.

2. 663 Bistro

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663 S Weller St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 667-8760
The halls may not be decked with holly, but that's not why you come to 663. Come for the BBQ, salt-and-pepper chicken, spicy wings and other authentic Cantonese food.

3. Library Bistro & Bookstore Bar

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92 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-3646
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The cozy Alexis Hotel respite is offering brunch menu items, including special additions from Chef Dave, and a Bloody Mary bar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

4. BOKA restaurant+bar

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1010 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 357-9000
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The colorful Hotel 1000 restaurant is offering its usual menu along with a Christmas Fresh Sheet: a choice of starters (sunchoke soup, scallop, rabbit terrine), mains (smoked sablefish, rack of pork) an dessert. Dinner is served noon-8 p.m.

5. Sazerac

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1101 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 624-7755
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Join Sazerac for a Christmas Brunch buffet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring creole eggs benedict, pain perdu, smoked ham, and Bloody Mary and mimosa bars! $40.

6. ART Restaurant & Lounge

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99 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 749-7000
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The Elliott Bay-perched restaurant in the Four Seasons is offering an impressing 4-course holiday dinner for $110 ($175 with champagne pairings). Selections run the gamut from foraged mushroom soup, to lobster bisque, to salmon, turkey and rib eye, and an array of decadent desserts. Kids 6-12 eat for $35.

7. Il Bistro

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93 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-3049
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The regular Il Bistro menu will be offered, along with 4 or 5 seasonal holiday specials (which are usually a surprise until Dec. 23rd or so). Dinner starts at 5 p.m.

8. The Hunt Club @ The Sorrento Hotel

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900 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 343-6156
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A 3-course menu is on the table, featuring soups, salads, Steak Oscar, King salmon, New York strip and King crab legs, and ricotta gnocchi. For dessert there's a pumpkin sundae, chocolate bundt cake and vanilla creme brulee.

9. Ruth's Chris Steak House

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727 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 624-8524
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Nothing says "celebrate good times" quite like a 6oz filet with your choice of an 8oz Caribbean lobster tail or 8oz of Alaskan King crab legs for $46.95

10. 13 Coins

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125 Boren Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 682-2513
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The venerable 24-hour diner doesn't disappoint on the holidays! For $43.95, you can enjoy a fixed menu of Caesar salad, prime rib, mashed potatoes and red velvet cake for dessert.

11. Julia's on Broadway

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300 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 860-1818
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The Broadway location will be open from 11-10 p.m. serving a holiday menu all day!

12. SkyCity Restaurant

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400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109
(800) 937-9582
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Order off an a la carte menu or pay $62 for a 3-course menu of soup, salad or chowder, prime rib with mashed potatoes, and your choice of dessert.
A view of the low-lit dining room in the currently-closed SkyCity Restaurant, featuring nighttime views of the city and banquettes.

13. Palisade Restaurant

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2601 W Marina Pl
Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 285-1000
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Palisade is offering a special a la carte Christmas Menu filled with seafood offerings galore, and a special holiday entree: butter poached lobster tail and grilled beef tenderloin with all the trimmings.

14. BluWater Bistro

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7900 East Green Lake Dr. N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 524-3985
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Both the Greenlake and Leschi locations will be serving up a traditional Christmas dinner from 12-9 p.m. Your choice of 3 entrees: Prime rib, turkey or ham with all the trimmings!

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1. Copperleaf Restaurant

18525 36th Ave S, Seattle, WA, US 98188-4967
The five-course prix fixe Christmas Celebration menu includes: Anderson Ranch lamb saddle with garnet yams, brown butter chestnuts and preserved Cascade huckleberries, and Painted Hills beef short ribs with caramelized salsify, marinated artichokes and grilled Bartlett pears. 530-930 p.m./$75 per person/$100 with wine pairings.
18525 36th Ave S, Seattle
WA, US 98188-4967

2. 663 Bistro

663 S Weller St, Seattle, WA 98104
The halls may not be decked with holly, but that's not why you come to 663. Come for the BBQ, salt-and-pepper chicken, spicy wings and other authentic Cantonese food.
663 S Weller St
Seattle, WA 98104

3. Library Bistro & Bookstore Bar

92 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104
The cozy Alexis Hotel respite is offering brunch menu items, including special additions from Chef Dave, and a Bloody Mary bar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
92 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104

4. BOKA restaurant+bar

1010 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
The colorful Hotel 1000 restaurant is offering its usual menu along with a Christmas Fresh Sheet: a choice of starters (sunchoke soup, scallop, rabbit terrine), mains (smoked sablefish, rack of pork) an dessert. Dinner is served noon-8 p.m.
1010 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

5. Sazerac

1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Join Sazerac for a Christmas Brunch buffet from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring creole eggs benedict, pain perdu, smoked ham, and Bloody Mary and mimosa bars! $40.
1101 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

6. ART Restaurant & Lounge

99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101
The Elliott Bay-perched restaurant in the Four Seasons is offering an impressing 4-course holiday dinner for $110 ($175 with champagne pairings). Selections run the gamut from foraged mushroom soup, to lobster bisque, to salmon, turkey and rib eye, and an array of decadent desserts. Kids 6-12 eat for $35.
99 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101

7. Il Bistro

93 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
The regular Il Bistro menu will be offered, along with 4 or 5 seasonal holiday specials (which are usually a surprise until Dec. 23rd or so). Dinner starts at 5 p.m.
93 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

8. The Hunt Club @ The Sorrento Hotel

900 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104
A 3-course menu is on the table, featuring soups, salads, Steak Oscar, King salmon, New York strip and King crab legs, and ricotta gnocchi. For dessert there's a pumpkin sundae, chocolate bundt cake and vanilla creme brulee.
900 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104

9. Ruth's Chris Steak House

727 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101
Nothing says "celebrate good times" quite like a 6oz filet with your choice of an 8oz Caribbean lobster tail or 8oz of Alaskan King crab legs for $46.95
727 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101

10. 13 Coins

125 Boren Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
The venerable 24-hour diner doesn't disappoint on the holidays! For $43.95, you can enjoy a fixed menu of Caesar salad, prime rib, mashed potatoes and red velvet cake for dessert.
125 Boren Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

11. Julia's on Broadway

300 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
The Broadway location will be open from 11-10 p.m. serving a holiday menu all day!
300 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

12. SkyCity Restaurant

400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109
A view of the low-lit dining room in the currently-closed SkyCity Restaurant, featuring nighttime views of the city and banquettes.
Order off an a la carte menu or pay $62 for a 3-course menu of soup, salad or chowder, prime rib with mashed potatoes, and your choice of dessert.
400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109

13. Palisade Restaurant

2601 W Marina Pl, Seattle, WA 98199
Palisade is offering a special a la carte Christmas Menu filled with seafood offerings galore, and a special holiday entree: butter poached lobster tail and grilled beef tenderloin with all the trimmings.
2601 W Marina Pl
Seattle, WA 98199

14. BluWater Bistro

7900 East Green Lake Dr. N, Seattle, WA 98103
Both the Greenlake and Leschi locations will be serving up a traditional Christmas dinner from 12-9 p.m. Your choice of 3 entrees: Prime rib, turkey or ham with all the trimmings!
7900 East Green Lake Dr. N
Seattle, WA 98103

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