Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Day this year in Atlanta

17 places to fill up during the festivities

Where to eat on Christmas Eve Christmas Day Atlanta
Holiday sides from Muss & Turner’s

Courtesy of Michael Mussman Photography

With holiday bar pop-ups at Bon Ton, Little Spirit, S.O.S. Tiki Bar, Park Bar, Parish, and more, Atlanta certainly has no shortage of places to spread the holiday cheer. But if you’re looking for something a little less boozy and a little more family-friendly, check out these spots for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals.

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Chai Yo
Take a break from the traditional with owner and chef DeeDee Niyomkul’s take on modern Thai cuisine. Enjoy lunch or dinner on Christmas Eve and dinner on Christmas Day with specials like pad ped snapper, a crispy red snapper fillet sauteed in spicy chili paste with bell pepper, white onion, basil leaves, young pepper corn, and Thai eggplant. 3050 Peachtree Road Northwest, 404-464-7980

C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar
If you favor fish, C&S is the place for you. The restaurant is serving a $56, three-course Feast of the Seven Fishes menu on Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The offerings include Portuguese octopus salad and squid ink linguine. The regular menu will be available on Dec. 25 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 3300 Cobb Parkway, Vinings, 770-272-0999 

Double Eagle SteakhouseDel Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Celebrate the holiday with steak and seafood at this new Perimeter hot spot. The regular menu will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, enjoy a special menu with sesame-seared tuna and broiled lobster tail from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 236 Perimeter Center Parkway, Dunwoody, 770-274-0309

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
Start your holiday early with a decadent brunch on December 23 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $90 for adults and $49 for ages 6-12. Then, on Christmas Eve, enjoy a seated dinner with the family between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. for $95 per person ($55 for ages 6-12). Conclude the festivities with a Christmas Day brunch buffet between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for $125 for adults and $60 for ages 6-12. 75 14th Street Northeast, 404-881-9898

Livingston Restaurant + Bar
On the 24th, order off the regular menu or enjoy special prix fixe offerings with wine pairings. The next morning, ditch your pajamas for a brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy pastries, salads, eggs and waffles, shrimp and scallops, and more for $30 per person ($15 for ages 12 and under). 659 Peachtree Street Northeast, 404-897-5000

STK Atlanta
STK will serve lux specials like Wagyu prime rib surf and turf with Champagne buerre blanc. The restaurant is open 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and noon to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. A special children’s menu is available, too. 1075 Peachtree Street Northeast, 404-793-0144

Open Christmas Eve

CRU Food and Wine Bar
Staying in the ‘burbs for the holidays? Stop in at CRU and fill up on three courses for $42. Options include pumpkin mascarpone ravioli, filet mignon, and eggnog creme brulee. Feel free to bring the kids—ages 11 and under eat for half-price. 300 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta, 678-248-5181

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Davio’s is serving a condensed version of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition. The menu includes butter-poached lobster, slow-braised halibut, and more. Reservations are available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $75 per person. 3500 Peachtree Road Northeast, 404-844-4810

Enjoy the regular Tuscan menu plus spiked hot chocolate and s’mores on the patio from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For $2, diners can also select an ornament from Donetto’s tree. Each one contains a gift such as a complimentary appetizer. 976 Brady Avenue, 404-445-6867

The Farmhouse
Gather the family for an idyllic meal at the Farmhouse at Serenbe. Three courses include roasted squash bisque, duck breast with glazed Tokyo turnips, and more. Served from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the cost is $85 for adults and $18 for ages 12 and under. 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, 770-463-2622

il Giallo
Chef Jamie Adams is also cooking the Feast of the Seven Fishes. The three-course meal, which includes dishes such as crab-stuffed flounder and lobster, scallop, and mascarpone ravioli, is available for $45 per person. Diners can also opt to order from the regular dinner menu. 5290 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404-709-2148

Le Bilboquet
Go French this Christmas with king crab salad, faro butternut squash risotto, roasted lobster tail, and vanilla creme brulee, among other delicacies. Served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the meal costs $85 per person. 3027 Bolling Way, 404-869-9944

Muss & Turner’s
Open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Muss & Turner’s will serve its normal menu with some holiday additions. While you’re there, pick up some sides like brown butter pecan sweet potato mash and Welsh rarebit mac ‘n’ cheese to take home. 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna, 770-434-1114

Winter Wonderland martini at Red Sky

Courtesy of Red Sky

Red Sky Tapas & Bar
Red Sky’s A Christmas Story-themed pop-up will be offered on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The menu features smoked duck breast, turkey leg confit, mashed sweet potatoes, and a selection of themed cocktails. 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, 770-973-0100

Two Urban Licks
If you live near the Atlanta BeltLine, you can avoid traffic and walk to dinner at Two. The holiday menu includes oysters Rockefeller, smoked tomahawk prime rib, and eggnog crème brulee. The Kerry Hill Band will also be playing. 820 Ralph McGill Boulevard, 404-522-4622

Open Christmas Day 

Community Smith
Enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal at this Midtown restaurant from noon to 8 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults and $20 for ages 12 and under. 866 West Peachtree Street, 678-412-2402

Hampton & Hudson
Hampton & Hudson’s annual Bo’Ling Chop Suey Palace Pop-Up is back. Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy a special Chinese menu also inspired by that famous scene in A Christmas Story. (They’ll be playing the movie, too.) 299 North Highland Avenue, 404-948-2123