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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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Copperleaf Restaurant

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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.

663 Bistro

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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.

Library Bistro & Bookstore Bar

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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.

BOKA restaurant+bar

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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.

Sazerac

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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.

ART Restaurant & Lounge

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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.

Il Bistro

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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.

The Hunt Club @ The Sorrento Hotel

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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.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

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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

13 Coins

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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.

Julia's on Broadway

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The Broadway location will be open from 11-10 p.m. serving a holiday menu all day!

SkyCity Restaurant

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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.

Palisade Restaurant

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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.

BluWater Bistro

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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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Copperleaf Restaurant

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.

663 Bistro

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.

Library Bistro & Bookstore Bar

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.

BOKA restaurant+bar

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.

Sazerac

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.

ART Restaurant & Lounge

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.

Il Bistro

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.

The Hunt Club @ The Sorrento Hotel

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.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

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

13 Coins

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.

Julia's on Broadway

The Broadway location will be open from 11-10 p.m. serving a holiday menu all day!

SkyCity Restaurant

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.

A view of the low-lit dining room in the currently-closed SkyCity Restaurant, featuring nighttime views of the city and banquettes.

Palisade Restaurant

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.

BluWater Bistro

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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