Christmas Day Feasts (Dim Sum Dining, Too!)

Ho Ho Ho ... So Santa has left the building and reams of torn-up gift wrap and holiday bows are littered all over the floor. Now, what does everyone want to do? Help clean! Yea, right. It's time to EAT. Now is the time to get your Christmas day plans in order. Brunch, lunch, or dinner — holiday eggs to Christmas goose  — get those plans in motion. You can clean up later ~ Ho Ho Ho     
**REMINDER - Please call ahead to confirm status of event or offer**

Christmas Brunch Menu and Grab-And-Go Menu from Ambar DC & Ambar Clarendon
Ambar DC and Ambar Clarendon will both be offering a Christmas brunch for dine-in and a Christmas-inspired grab-and-go menu derived from its next-level Balkan dining without limits concept. The brunch menu ($49.99 per person) will feature an all you can eat selection of mezze, soups, salads, sandwiches, egg dishes, pastry and crepes, and sweets. The grab-and-go menu will feature specials, prepared with a Balkan twist, with enough fare for a proper feast. Priced at $99 per couple, the menu will feature beef tenderloin, lobster risotto, truffle mashed potato, raspberry chocolate cake, and more. Brunch will be served from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ambar DC and from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ambar Clarendon. For grab-and-go, orders must be placed by December 22 at 5:00 p.m. and will be available for pickup on December 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Ambar DC and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Ambar Clarendon. 523 8th Street SE (Ambar DC)  2901 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA (Ambar Clarendon)

Christmas Day at Blue Duck Tavern
On Christmas Day, Blue Duck Tavern will offer its a la carte breakfast menu from 6:30 to 10:00 a.m. followed by a prix fixe holiday feast, which will be available from 12:00 to 8:30 p.m. Those opting for the three-course, prix fixe menu can enjoy options like the roasted chestnut soup with winter truffle, oysters on the half shell with pine flower vinegar and lime caviar, jumbo lump crab cakes, seared halibut, mont blanc roasted chestnut, and more. The pre-paid holiday menu is priced at $125 per person for adults and $55 for children from six to twelve years of age (beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Children under six years of age are complimentary. 24th and M Streets NW; 202.419.6755;

Christmas Day at Brasserie Liberté
Brasserie Liberté will be open on Christmas Day from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. serving their signature a-la-carte brunch and dinner menus. Brunch is available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and dinner is available from 2:15 to 10:00 p.m. 3251 Prospect Street NW; 
Christmas From Butchers Alley
Visit Butchers Alley and get all your holiday shopping done. Order holiday roasts like beef tenderloin, beef wellington and hams, mashed potatoes, truffle macaroni & Cheese, house-made pies, and more holiday treats. Order by December 21. 4961 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda MD;

Christmas Day at Café Riggs
On Christmas Day, ease into a delightful brunch in Café Riggs’ sun-filled dining room and lounge, while enjoying the peacefulness of the holiday after all the presents have been opened. The brunch menu will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Day. Christmas Day brunch sold a la carte. The dinner menu will be available from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dinner options include four courses and begin at $85 per person, with the option for supplements and wine pairings. 900 F Street NW;

Cheesetique’s Mac ‘n Trees With Truffles
This Christmas, Cheesetique is offering their multi-award winning Mac 'n Cheesetique served in holiday style. Heaped in a gleaming green Christmas tree tin, it will add the perfect touch of whimsy (and truffle-y goodness) to your table this Holiday. Serves four to six as an entree, or more as a side dish. (Pan measures 11" tall x 9" wide x 1.5" deep.) Simply remove lid, cover with foil, and bake at 400 degrees until warmed through (about forty minutes). $39.99 per dish. Select pick up time at checkout. 4024 Campbell Avenue, Arlington VA (Shirlington); 2411 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA (Del Ray); 

Christmas Menu At Home From Dawson’s Market
Celebrate Christmas with a complete holiday meal with all natural fennel roasted boneless turkey breast, a pint of turkey gravy, dinner rolls, apple pie, and more. These meals feed two or more people and can be ordered now until December 18. Multiple locations;

Dolce Vita Christmas Day
The just opened hotspot on 14th Street will be open for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Their entire menu will be available, as well as their special holiday menu which includes highlights like an A5 wagyu gyro and magic mushroom textures. 1908 14th Street NW;; [email protected]

Southern Inspired Christmas from Due South
Due South, Navy Yard’s Southern inspired restaurant, is gearing up to make your Christmas a breeze. Packages serve as an easy, crowd-pleasing option for dinner. Featured menu items include pit smoked ham, green bean casserole, smoked turkey breast, brioche bread pudding, and more. Packages start at $115 for 2-4 people and $210 for 5-7 people. Order can be placed now for pick up on December 24. 301 Water Street SE (Due South) 5632 Connecticut Avenue NW (Jetties Chevy Chase);

Christmas with Ellē
This Christmas, Ellē is offering a surf & turf take home dinner featuring dry-aged Roseda Farms prime rib, whole roasted lobster, truffle potato gratin, and grilled & chilled winter greens. The bakery will be making panettone, stollen, potato rolls, black pepper parmesan sourdough, roulades, cheesecake, and more. Make sure you grab a quiche and some frozen scones and biscuits for the morning of the 25th. Order cut-off is Saturday, December 18th at 12:00 p.m. or until sell-out. Pick up date is Friday, December 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3221 Mt Pleasant Street NW;

Pancakes & Pajamas With Santa
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is offering a lavish buffet for Christmas Day Brunch and a Pancakes and Pajamas with Santa in the renowned Colonnade on Saturday, December 25th. The first seating begins at 11:00 a.m. and the second seating at 2:00 p.m. With comfort and style in mind, you are encouraged to don your festive winter pajamas. Santa will stop by each table to admire all P.J. attire. Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and his culinary team will prepare a pancake and waffle station, an omelet station, a carving station, a seafood station, classic breakfast items, a cheese, charcuterie and bread display, fruit, pastries and a children’s buffet. Executive Pastry Chef A.J. Thalakkat’s decadent dessert buffet will offer treats for all ages including, among other sweets; eggnog pot de  crème and white chocolate cranberry torte. A Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar will be available for adults. Priced at $149 per person, $49 for children five to twelve years old and free for children under five years of age, alcohol, tax and gratuity is not included. Christmas Day Brunch is served on Saturday, December 25th at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 2401 M Street NW;

Christmas Day Menu Special with the Founding Farmers Locations
Founding Farmers is offering Christmas Day menu specials for dine-in and to-go at all locations. Menu items may differ based on location. Enjoy a Christmas morning Brunch Buffet ($29.99) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and a dinner buffet ($44.99) from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Founding Farmers Reston Station, Founding Farmers Tysons, Farmers & Distillers, and Farmers Fishers Bakers. Founding Farmers DC and MoCo’s Founding Farmers is offering an a la carte breakfast menu until 12:00 p.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. the special Christmas prix fixe menu ($42.99) will be available. You can also order the Christmas special menu for at home parties. Order by December 18th at 12:00 p.m. and pick up on December 24. The regular menu will also be available for dine-in. (Brunch menu; dinner buffet; prix fixe menu; order at home here)

Christmas Day Supper at Gerrard Street Kitchen
Gerrard Street Kitchen is getting into the holiday spirit this season and will offer a classic Christmas Supper with a twist. On Christmas Day, enjoy Chef Ali’s specially prepared prix fixe Christmas Supper menu featuring butternut squash soup, fattoush salad, miso daikon steak tiffin, and more. The special Christmas Supper holiday menu is available on Saturday, December 25th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. for adults at $75 and children ages five to twelve at $20. 1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW;

La Famosa Christmas Day
Chef Joancarlo Parkhurst and the La Famosa team will offer an expansive Puerto Rican feast for at-home celebrations this holiday season. Designed to feed six people, the family-style holiday meal features slow-roasted pernil, pasteles de yucca, arroz con gandules (rice & pigeon peas), mantecaditos and besitos de coco, a 750mL bottle of Coquito, and your choice of vanilla flan or tres leches cake for dessert. Priced at $225, the menu will be available beginning Monday, November 29th through the end of the Christmas season, which traditionally concludes in Puerto Rico on Three Kings Day (Thursday, January 6th). A selection of La Famosa favorites such as savory pastelillos, mofongo, tostones, and more will be sold a la carte in addition to the following holiday menu items. All orders must be placed with seventy-two hours’ notice. Orders can be picked up at the restaurant. located at 1300 4th Street SE;

Christmas Day with Le Diplomate
On Christmas Day at the bustling 14th street brasserie, executive chef Greg Lloyd will be presenting French-inspired holiday specials available a la carte. Specials will include smoked trout rillettes with fingerling potato salad and riesling gelee, roasted beet salad with za’atar yogurt, mache, hazelnut, and banyuls vinaigrette, turkey roulade with wild rice, cherries, and sauce supreme, the classic French dish filet de boeuf Rossini with wild mushrooms, brioche, foie gras, and truffle jus, and for dessert, bûche de Noël Forêt-Noire (dark chocolate mousse and morello cherry). Add fresh black Burgundy truffles to any dish for $30. 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. 1601 14th Street NW;

Christmas Day Dine-In and To-Go with Lena's
Let Lena's take something off your to-do list this holiday. Order a Christmas Meal Package to-go or make a reservation to dine in on Christmas Day. Lena's will be open on Christmas Day 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. featuring a special Christmas menu (the regular menu will be available as well). Reservations required for dine-in. Menu items include roasted garlic pork loin, slow-roasted prime rib, baked alfredo mac & cheese, and more. Or, if you’re looking for an affordable option to dine at home this Christmas without the hassle of cooking, Lena’s has got you covered. The last day to order is December 21st. Guests can call Lena's or place orders online. Order pickups will be scheduled for Christmas Eve 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Christmas Day 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. When ordering online, select the day and time you would like to pick up your order before ordering. All orders are hot and ready to be served. Dine at home Christmas package is $69 and serves a party of four. 401 E Braddock Road, Alexandria VA;

Christmas Day Buffet At Mandarin Oriental Washington DC
Treat the family to a leisurely Christmas Day buffet-style brunch of traditional favorites. Enjoy a Belgian waffle station, an omelet station, soups, salads, a seafood bar, and more. Tickets are $150 for adults and $65 for children. December 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 1330 Maryland Avenue SW;

Christmas Made Easy By Neighborhood Provisions
Neighborhood Provisions is hosting holiday goodies to make your dinner preparations easy and delicious. Featured menu items include mini crab cakes, jumbo shrimp cocktail, roasted butternut squash, whole roasted beef tenderloin, Berkshire smoked ham, eggnog cake, and more. Place your order now for pickup or delivery from December 22 through December 24. Multiple locations;

Christmas Day Meal Specials At Ottoman Taverna
Ottoman Taverna is open on Christmas Day, and you can enjoy signature a-la-carte menus or the four-course pre-fixe menu for $34.95. Featured menu items include the mixed grill platter and a Trip to Turkey special. December 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 435 I Street NW;

Christmas Day Three-Course Menu From The Pembroke
The Pembroke is offering a three-course, prix fixe menu ($95 per person) featuring chestnut soup, quiche Loraine tart, glazed sweet potato salad, seared scallops, honey glazed ham, berry cobbler and more. The three-course menu will be served from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW;

Chinese-Inspired Christmas Day Specials For Dine-In And Takeout At SABABA
SABABA is offering a variety of Chinese-inspired specials in addition to the full a la carte menu for in-house dining and carryout. Specials include smoked white fish balls, duck dumplings, lamb Rangoon, Moo Shu goat, Buddha’s delight, lychee and ginger mahalabia, and more. Dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and orders can be placed online for pickup. 3311 Connecticut Avenue;

Stable Christmas Day
Stable will be open for Christmas Day dinner. During both dinner services, the fondue prix-fixe option will be available in addition to the regular menu. Stable will be open for brunch on Christmas Day as well. The white truffle add-on to Stable's fondue will be available during both brunch and dinner services. Hours for Christmas Day dinner will be 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. (last seating) and hours for Christmas Day brunch will be 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 1324 H Street NE; 202.733.4604;

9th Christmas Day Dinner at Teddy & The Bully Bar
Celebrate Christmas Day with a three-course dinner at Teddy & The Bully Bar. The first course will be a la carte, second course unlimited carving station featuring Colorado lamb chops, roasted mustard bbq salmon and knob creek whiskey brined turkey. Plus endless sides of your favorites from their sides buffet and a selection of three desserts served a la carte. Priced at $70 per adult and $30 per child ages twelve and under, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Served 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Day. 1200 19th Street NW; 
Christmas Day Annual Chinese Takeout Feast From Tiger Fork
Blagden Alley’s Cantonese restaurant Tiger Fork will be open for the 5th year in a row, offering a takeout feast on Christmas Day. The takeout menu will feature creamy tofu, hot and sour soup, Hong Kong pan fried noodles, seafood fried rice, a BBQ plate, and more. You can pick-up your order on December 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 922 N Street NW;

Tiki TNT Christmas To-Go
This holiday season, Executive Chef Steve Kim of Tiki TNT is inviting you to join him in a delicious tradition with a special to-go menu. Growing up the son of Korean immigrants, Kim loved to cook the customary Korean dishes of his heritage for his family around Christmas. Kim is conjuring up the tastes of his youth, melding it with Asian and French influences to create innovative, gastronomic dishes with the Christmas Takeout Dinner for Two for $65. The menu features Korean double fried orange chicken, confit duck fried rice, vegetarian spring rolls, and more. Please order on Resy and a twenty-four hours advance notice is required. The Christmas Takeout Dinner for Two is available beginning Thursday, December 2nd. 1130 Maine Avenue SW;