If your tradition is Chinese take-out - perfect - however there are a ton of other great restaurants open and ready to serve you and yours this Christmas Day. We’ve gathered our information from Open Table as to which restaurants were accepting reservations for Christmas. Be sure to call to book your reservation before showing up...you never know!


  • Parc: A classic French spot just off of Rittenhouse Park, i.e. the perfect place to celebrate Christmas, or just a beautiful winter day. If it’s a cold and white Christmas, we recommend the beef bourguignon. A warm and hearty dish, perfect to warm up on a cold day.

  • Del Frisco’s: Nothing screams the holidays more than a nice steak, right? I guess it depends on who you ask, but for us, this is a winner! All the delicious flavors of the holiday without having to cook.

  • Buddakan: So you’re in the mood for an Asian flare but don’t want to eat it in sweats on the couch while binge watching A Christmas Story? Buddakan is the perfect solution! You can get anything from noodles & rice to tuna pizza.

  • Urban Farmer: Steak Tasting?! Yes, as if you were on the fence before now - we think that was the hook line & sinker. If not, think fries, charred cauliflower & yukon gold potato puree… these sides are the perfect way to spend your calories this holiday!

  • Jones: Comfort food coming your way if you make a reservation for Christmas at Jones. Start with the Matzo Ball Soup to really warm you up & then head into your main which could be anything from grilled cheese & tomato soup to a full Thanksgiving Dinner (offered year round btw). And of course, indulge in dessert with items like warm apple pie, deep dish chocolate chip cookie, chocolate peanut butter pie & so many other scrumptious options!

  • Bank & Bourbon: Did someone say 3-course meal? At Bank & Bourbon, yes! Open on Christmas & offering three dishes plus an additional beverage pairing for each! Enjoy dishes like roasted root vegetables, market salad, country ham with black truffle whipped potatoes, filet, chocolate espresso custard, eggnog apple cranberry tart and more. Book ahead to reserve your spot!

  • Red Owl Tavern & Square 1682: You could really make your holiday special with a staycation at either Kimpton Hotel in Philly. Check in and then hunker down for a long winter’s nap…or just an afternoon nap before walking (or taking the elevator who are we kidding!) to the hotel’s amazing restaurants. Both Red Owl Tavern & Square 1682 offer delicious options, both healthy & not so healthy!

  • XIX: The view alone is worth the reservation; however the food is outstanding to match. Offering a raw bar, meats & cheeses & more, you are sure to please everyone. If their Christmas display is anything similar to what they offered guests for Thanksgiving, it’s sure to be a treat!

  • PJ Clarke’s: New(er) to Philly & immediately welcomed; this is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday. It’s an eclectic mix of seafood, small plates, meats, pasta, burgers & more. If your family gets together but none likes to cook - this may be the reservation to book. You’ll find something on the menu for everyone from great grandma to the newest little addition!

Chart House: Immediately you think summer when you think Chart House however this is a stunning location to enjoy a cold winter evening. Overlook the Delaware River while indulging in a mix of seafood focused starters, a meat as a main & then a variety of delicious desserts. Of course this is just our suggestion, there is a full menu awaiting you and yours this season!