Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Atlanta 2017

18 spots to celebrate the season
A plethora of dishes at TWO Urban Licks

Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

Time to get festive with family and friends! If you don’t want to cook for Christmas or are just looking for a fun pre-holiday meal out, here’s where you can dine in Atlanta.

Christmas Eve Eve (December 23)
The General Muir
For the second year in a row, the General Muir will serve a Chinese-inspired menu on December 22 and 23. For $35, diners can enjoy a potato scallion pancake, beef and broccoli, General Tso’s chicken, Carolina Gold rice, and almond cookies, as well as hot tea. Reservations required. 1540 Avenue Place, 678-927-9131

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar
On Christmas Eve, order the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes (served as a three-course meal). On Christmas Day, the regular menu will be available. 3300 Cobb Parkway, 770-272-0999

The Café & Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta
Festive meals abound at this Buckhead hotel. There will be Christmas Eve and Christmas Day prix fixe dinners offered from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., plus a Christmas Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3376 Peachtree Road Northeast, 404-995-7526 

Hampton & Hudson
Start off Christmas Eve with a $6 holiday beer and shot pairing along with regular menu offerings until 6 p.m. The following day the restaurant will turn into a Chinese pop-up, playing A Christmas Story on the big screen. 299 North Highland Avenue, 404-948-2123.

Southern Art
Get seated between 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a four-course Christmas Eve dinner with seared diver scalloped, grilled veal breast, and more. Or dine on Christmas Day with brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring an omelet station, Belgian waffles, a carving station, and build-your-own hot chocolate. 3315 Peachtree Road Northeast, 404-946-9070

Christmas Eve Only
Executive chef Christopher Grossman will serve a special dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. focused on ingredients from local farms. 88 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest, 404-600-6471

C. Ellet’s
In addition to the regular menu, Linton Hopkins’s team at C. Ellet’s will be serving roast beef carved tableside. It comes with freshly grated horseradish and croquembouche. Both the dining room and club room will be open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2605 Circle 75 Parkway, 678-996-5344

Executive chef Jason Stern is serving the regular menu, which includes a three-course, family-style option. 900 3rd Street, Alpharetta, 678-722-8335

Start the holiday with a Tuscan brunch complete with options like hanger steak, porchetta and eggs, and omelets. 976 Brady Avenue, 404-445-6867

Go French with coq au vin with bliss potatoes, pearl onions, and mushrooms; beef bourguignon atop buttered pasta, pearl onions, and carrots; or the steak and garlic frites. 3630 Peachtree Road, 404-254-1797

One Eared Stag
Fill up on doughnuts, black pepper biscuits, and more at One Eared Stag’s seasonal brunch, served 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 1028 Edgewood Avenue, 404-525-4479

The last of O-Ku’s 12 Days of Christmas (which kicks off December 13), diners will enjoy a surprise special, announced via Facebook and Instagram the morning of.

ONE Midtown Kitchen
Brunch or dinner—you choose. Executive chef Matt Weinstein will be putting a unique ONE spin on traditional festive dishes. 559 Dutch Valley Road, 404-892-4111

Restaurant Eugene
Go big with a four-course prix fixe dinner for $95 per person or $40 for children. Wine pairings cost an additional $65. Reservations are available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 2277 Peachtree Road Northwest, 404-355-0321

From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., fill up on holiday specials in this swanky Midtown steakhouse. The normal dinner menu will also be available. 1075 Peachtree Street, 404-793-0144

Table & Main
Dine early and get home in time to hang out in front of the tree, as Table & Main serves its regular menu from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1028 Canton Street, Roswell, 678-869-5178

TWO Urban Licks
Enjoy an special dinner with holiday items like prime rib and carved ham, served a la carte, an sides for the whole table. Dinner will be served from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 820 Ralph McGill Boulevard, 404-522-4622

Christmas Day Only
Livingston Restaurant & Bar
Dig into a brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offerings include peach brioche French toast, grits with pepper jack cheese, and beans with crispy onions and prosciutto. The cost is $25 for adults and $12.50 for ages 4-12. 659 Peachtree Street, 866-845-7551