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Where to Dine In, or Grab a Takeout Feast, for Christmas in Seattle

Where to get prime rib, sushi platters, Philippine feasts, and more for Christmas Day

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This year’s holiday looks a little more normal than last year’s, but with new COVID-19 variants on the rise, including the omicron strain’s arrival in Washington, dining out or traveling still comes with precautions. Luckily, there are plenty of excellent restaurants offering dine-in or takeout options for Christmas day, making the holiday a little less stressful. From Goldfinch Tavern’s four-course dinner offerings of prime rib, burrata, and oysters, to Musang’s Noche Buena meal kits with Filipinx favorites like lumpia, pancit, and beef machado, these 12 Seattle restaurants have the holiday feast covered.

Restaurants offering dine-in service on Christmas day are indicated, and making a reservation beforehand is strongly encouraged. Those planning to dine out as a group should make sure everyone has proof of vaccination ready beforehand. The following selections are listed from north to south.

King County requires proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours, for everyone ages 12+ at indoor establishments, restaurants, and bars. Studies indicate there is a lower exposure risk when eating outdoors, and the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. Please visit King County’s COVID website for resources and current information.

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1. Hearth Restaurant Kirkland

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220 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 284-5900
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Downtown Kirkland’s Hearth Restaurant is offering both takeout Christmas dinner and Christmas Day dine-in service. Hearth’s fully-cooked takeout feast includes smoked ham, chicken roulade, shrimp salad, chocolate caramel cake, and more, for $55 per person. The Christmas Day dine-in menu comes with options like duck and pork cabbage rolls, braised short ribs, and egg nog creme brûlée. Hearth also features a heated and covered outdoor patio for a cozy outdoor dining experience.

2. Ray's Boathouse

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6049 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-3770
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The James Beard award–winning Ballard restaurant has two ways to dine in on Christmas Day. Ray’s first-floor Boathouse offers a special three-course menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with options like braised delicata squash, and King Salmon. The cafe upstairs will offer regular menu selections and a la carte options from the Christmas Day menu.

3. The Lakehouse

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10455 NE 5th Pl
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 454-7076
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This Bellevue farm-inspired restaurant is closed for Christmas Day, but offers a special Christmas Eve menu and a takeout holiday feast. The four-course takeout meal includes dinner rolls, squash and sweet potato soup, kale and chicory salad, ribs with yukon gold potato gratin comte, and more.

4. Shiro's Sushi

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2401 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 443-9844
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One of Seattle’s best sushi restaurants, Shiro’s is offering a takeout-only winter platter for $150. Each platter comes with shrimp tempura and avocado salmon rolls, and the best of fatty winter fish like chutoro, buri, tuna, and sock-eye salmon. Orders may be placed over the phone at least 24 hours in advance of pick up. Shiro’s is closed on Christmas Day.

5. Mamnoon

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1508 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 906-9606
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Capitol Hill’s Levantine restaurant Mamnoon is offering a special takeout Christmas meal package that feeds four people. For $180, the meal package includes a leg of lamb rubbed in spices, stuffed eggplant, roasted brussels sprouts, fattoush salad, beet salad, and more. The lamb is raw and comes with cooking instructions. Orders for the package can be made online and picked up on Christmas Eve.

6. The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton

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1610 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 256-7500
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The Charter Hotel is offering a sumptuous Christmas feast with options of short rib beef Wellington, ham, or salmon en croute. Other items include a black trumpet mushroom and bacon tart, a Beecher’s cheese potato gratin, a pear-frangipane galette, and more. Don’t miss the standout add-ons for an additional price, like the hot buttered rum kit, chilled seafood, or a fresh black truffle. Orders can be made through the Fog Room restaurant website.

7. Ben Paris

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130 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 513-7303
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Located in downtown’s State Hotel, Ben Paris serves up elegant comfort classics like wagyu beef burgers and buttermilk hushpuppies. As a special Christmas Eve offering, the restaurant will serve dry-aged prime rib with steakhouse sides like whipped potatoes, kale gratin, and Yorkshire pudding. Ben Paris is open on Christmas Day serving seasonal specials.

8. STELLA.

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900 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 343-6156
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Inside First Hill’s historic Hotel Sorrento is Stella, an Italian restaurant with a Pacific Northwest twist. In addition to being open for dine-in on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Stella also offers specials like Feast of the Seven Fishes, a mix of shrimp, squid, octopus, and steelhead, on top of squid ink risotto, saffron aioli and Calabrian chili (available on Christmas Eve). Christmas Day includes traditional holiday options like braised beef short ribs, roasted garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes, and chocolate raspberry devil’s food cake.

9. Goldfinch Tavern

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99 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 749-7070
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Part of the Ethan Stowell family of restaurants, Goldfinch Tavern is located in the Four Seasons Hotel and offers multiple dine-in options around Christmas. Goldfinch is hosting both brunch and dinner on Christmas Eve, and a special four-course dinner option on Christmas Day with offerings like smoked salmon bruschetta, prime rib, lobster, and lamb. There is also a three-course kids menu.

10. The London Plane

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300 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-1374
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Pioneer Square market and cafe The London Plane has an impressive selection of holiday a la carte options available for takeout. Don’t pass up the ham, brined for 5 days, dried, smoked and glazed with honey, spiced molasses and citrus. The London Plane is also an excellent option for ordering cookies and decadent treats like bûche de noël. Orders must be placed online before December 16, with pick up times on December 23 and 24.

11. Musang

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2524 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 708-6871
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Award-winning Filipinx restaurant Musang is offering Noche Buena meal kits for the holidays. A religious and cultural event, Noche Buena is celebrated in the Philippines and elsewhere as the meal after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Musang’s meal kits come with reheating instructions, feed up to four people, and include family recipes like Lola’s Lumpia Shanghai, Ate Jo’s Embutido, roasted beef mechado and sarciadong isda. Orders can be made online.

12. The Corson Building

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5609 Corson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 762-3330
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Georgetown’s one-of-a-kind, posh dinning destination has a robust a la carte Christmas menu. There’s plenty of stand-out sides like roasted sunchoke and scallion spread, smoked back cod, and cauliflower soup; as well as entrees like pomegranate molasses braised beef shoulder. There’s treats like cardamom shortbread and apple walnut cate, and don’t skip the wine or beer offerings either. Order online and pick up on December 23.

1. Hearth Restaurant Kirkland

220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033

Downtown Kirkland’s Hearth Restaurant is offering both takeout Christmas dinner and Christmas Day dine-in service. Hearth’s fully-cooked takeout feast includes smoked ham, chicken roulade, shrimp salad, chocolate caramel cake, and more, for $55 per person. The Christmas Day dine-in menu comes with options like duck and pork cabbage rolls, braised short ribs, and egg nog creme brûlée. Hearth also features a heated and covered outdoor patio for a cozy outdoor dining experience.

220 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033

2. Ray's Boathouse

6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

The James Beard award–winning Ballard restaurant has two ways to dine in on Christmas Day. Ray’s first-floor Boathouse offers a special three-course menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with options like braised delicata squash, and King Salmon. The cafe upstairs will offer regular menu selections and a la carte options from the Christmas Day menu.

6049 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

3. The Lakehouse

10455 NE 5th Pl, Bellevue, WA 98004

This Bellevue farm-inspired restaurant is closed for Christmas Day, but offers a special Christmas Eve menu and a takeout holiday feast. The four-course takeout meal includes dinner rolls, squash and sweet potato soup, kale and chicory salad, ribs with yukon gold potato gratin comte, and more.

10455 NE 5th Pl
Bellevue, WA 98004

4. Shiro's Sushi

2401 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

One of Seattle’s best sushi restaurants, Shiro’s is offering a takeout-only winter platter for $150. Each platter comes with shrimp tempura and avocado salmon rolls, and the best of fatty winter fish like chutoro, buri, tuna, and sock-eye salmon. Orders may be placed over the phone at least 24 hours in advance of pick up. Shiro’s is closed on Christmas Day.

2401 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

5. Mamnoon

1508 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Capitol Hill’s Levantine restaurant Mamnoon is offering a special takeout Christmas meal package that feeds four people. For $180, the meal package includes a leg of lamb rubbed in spices, stuffed eggplant, roasted brussels sprouts, fattoush salad, beet salad, and more. The lamb is raw and comes with cooking instructions. Orders for the package can be made online and picked up on Christmas Eve.

1508 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

6. The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton

1610 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

The Charter Hotel is offering a sumptuous Christmas feast with options of short rib beef Wellington, ham, or salmon en croute. Other items include a black trumpet mushroom and bacon tart, a Beecher’s cheese potato gratin, a pear-frangipane galette, and more. Don’t miss the standout add-ons for an additional price, like the hot buttered rum kit, chilled seafood, or a fresh black truffle. Orders can be made through the Fog Room restaurant website.

1610 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

7. Ben Paris

130 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

Located in downtown’s State Hotel, Ben Paris serves up elegant comfort classics like wagyu beef burgers and buttermilk hushpuppies. As a special Christmas Eve offering, the restaurant will serve dry-aged prime rib with steakhouse sides like whipped potatoes, kale gratin, and Yorkshire pudding. Ben Paris is open on Christmas Day serving seasonal specials.

130 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

8. STELLA.

900 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104

Inside First Hill’s historic Hotel Sorrento is Stella, an Italian restaurant with a Pacific Northwest twist. In addition to being open for dine-in on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Stella also offers specials like Feast of the Seven Fishes, a mix of shrimp, squid, octopus, and steelhead, on top of squid ink risotto, saffron aioli and Calabrian chili (available on Christmas Eve). Christmas Day includes traditional holiday options like braised beef short ribs, roasted garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes, and chocolate raspberry devil’s food cake.

900 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104

9. Goldfinch Tavern

99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

Part of the Ethan Stowell family of restaurants, Goldfinch Tavern is located in the Four Seasons Hotel and offers multiple dine-in options around Christmas. Goldfinch is hosting both brunch and dinner on Christmas Eve, and a special four-course dinner option on Christmas Day with offerings like smoked salmon bruschetta, prime rib, lobster, and lamb. There is also a three-course kids menu.

99 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101

10. The London Plane

300 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Pioneer Square market and cafe The London Plane has an impressive selection of holiday a la carte options available for takeout. Don’t pass up the ham, brined for 5 days, dried, smoked and glazed with honey, spiced molasses and citrus. The London Plane is also an excellent option for ordering cookies and decadent treats like bûche de noël. Orders must be placed online before December 16, with pick up times on December 23 and 24.

300 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

11. Musang

2524 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Award-winning Filipinx restaurant Musang is offering Noche Buena meal kits for the holidays. A religious and cultural event, Noche Buena is celebrated in the Philippines and elsewhere as the meal after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Musang’s meal kits come with reheating instructions, feed up to four people, and include family recipes like Lola’s Lumpia Shanghai, Ate Jo’s Embutido, roasted beef mechado and sarciadong isda. Orders can be made online.

2524 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

12. The Corson Building

5609 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

Georgetown’s one-of-a-kind, posh dinning destination has a robust a la carte Christmas menu. There’s plenty of stand-out sides like roasted sunchoke and scallion spread, smoked back cod, and cauliflower soup; as well as entrees like pomegranate molasses braised beef shoulder. There’s treats like cardamom shortbread and apple walnut cate, and don’t skip the wine or beer offerings either. Order online and pick up on December 23.

5609 Corson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

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