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Where to Eat and Drink for Christmas and New Year's Eve 2021 in Seattle

Prime Rib, Caviar, and More
December 17, 2021
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Share a sumptuous Christmas dinner from Goldfinch Tavern with your loved ones. (Goldfinch Tavern)
We all know the real reason for the season is holiday feasts, so here's our comprehensive guide to where to find nourishment from Noël to New Year's. You'll find everything you need to make your plans, plus places to pick up food if you're staying in this year. Be sure to hurry and make your reservations before these restaurants fill up. For more inspiration, check out our food and drink guide.

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CHRISTMAS

Altura Add to a List
Chef Nathan Lockwood's cozy, elegant Italian restaurant will celebrate the holiday in style with a multi-course menu. Counter spots are sold out, but some reservations for tables on Christmas Eve are still available.
Capitol Hill
Dine-in

Andiamo Add to a List
This Italian restaurant in Bellevue will offer a prix-fixe Christmas Eve menu with main dish options such as filet mignon in cognac cream, prime ribeye with shiitake mushrooms, king salmon piccata, and linguine with fresh seafood. Save room for tiramisu or limoncello cake for dessert.
Bellevue
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Ben Paris Add to a List
Named after the late Seattle sportsman and entrepreneur (who used to run a famous restaurant of the same name in the same location) during the early 20th century, this establishment inside the State Hotel has an old-timey Americana vibe. The restaurant's Christmas Eve menu features dry-aged prime rib, kale gratin, whipped potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, and more. Ben Paris is also open and serving seasonal specials on Christmas Day.
Pike Place Market
Dine-in

Bluwater Bistro Add to a List
Feast your eyes on the lake views at this Leschi standby and enjoy a prix-fixe meal with a choice of prime rib, turkey, or ham and all the fixings (garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and seasonal vegetables), plus pumpkin pie for dessert.
Leschi
Dine-in

Carrello Add to a List
Altura Add to a List chef/owner Nathan Lockwood's more casual Italian restaurant across the street will also serve a celebratory four-course meal. Feeling extra festive? Fresh white Alba truffles will be available to be shaved over your dinner as an add-on. 
Capitol Hill
Dine-in

Cedar + Elm Add to a List
Chef Jason Wilson's Kenmore restaurant will prepare a Pacific Northwest-inspired family-style menu on Christmas Eve, with dishes like salmon, prime rib, roasted fruit salad, and pecan pie and background music by cellist Gretchen Yanover.
Kenmore
Pickup, dine-in

Copine Add to a List
Shaun McCrain's restaurant Copine has decided to keep things simple by focusing solely on buttermilk fried chicken and side dishes for the big night.
Ballard
Pickup, dine-in

The Corson Building Add to a List
The lovely Georgetown oasis is offering an á la carte holiday takeout menu with options like duck leg confit, pomegranate molasses-braised beef shoulder, smoked black cod, poached gulf prawns, and more. Pickup is available from 3-7 pm on Thursday, December 23.
Georgetown
Pickup
À la carte options available


Damoori Kitchen Add to a List
Brighten up your holiday table with this homestyle Lebanese restaurant's unique Levantine holiday menu, which features yogurt and citrus-marinated Cornish game hens, Lebanese-style shepherd's pie and ratatouille, stuffed eggplant with caramelized onions, pearl couscous, mashed potatoes with za'atar butter, cherry chocolate espresso baklava, and more. Order by December 21 for pickup on December 23.
Magnolia
Pickup
À la carte options available

Delancey Add to a List
Each year, the acclaimed Ballard wood-fired pizzeria Delancey celebrates the Italian-American Christmas Eve tradition of the "Feast of the Seven Fishes," which involves—you guessed it—seven types of fish or seafood. This year's menu may change subject to market availability, but you can expect a lavish spread with the freshest catches the restaurant can procure, with dishes such as saltine crackers with crab and burnt tomato aioli, chicory salad, tuna crudo, linguini with butter-poached shrimp and lobster, and semolina angel cake with quince and mascarpone.
Ballard 
Dine-in

Fog Room Add to a List
The downtown Charter Hotel's restaurant is serving an elegant meal with dishes such as a black trumpet mushroom and bacon tart, winter green Caesar salad, Beecher's cheddar potato gratin, roasted root vegetables and cauliflower, popovers with white truffle butter, short rib beef Wellington, and five-spice glazed ham, with a choice of pear frangipane galette or peppermint cheesecake for dessert. Add on extras like hot buttered rum, eggnog with Four Roses bourbon and Barbados rum, mulled wine, and more. Select dishes are also available à la carte.
Downtown
Pickup, dine-in
À la carte options available


Goldfinch Tavern Add to a List
The swanky Four Seasons Hotel restaurant is serving a Christmas weekend brunch buffet from December 25-26 with items like fresh oysters, twice-baked potato croquettes, chocolate hazelnut overnight oats, Dungeness crab benedict, slow-roasted prime rib, eggnog-spiced pancakes, and gingerbread panna cotta. They'll also have a Christmas Day dinner with shared first courses, a choice of salad, and main dishes such as Roman gnocchi, prime rib, black cod, lamb shank, and tempura lobster tail, with cranberry-orange posset or a hazelnut pear entremet for dessert.
Downtown
Pickup, dine-in


Hearth Add to a List
The Heathman Hotel restaurant is offering Christmas dinner menus for both takeout and dine-in, with choices like caramelized parsnip soup, Dungeness crab salad, braised beef short ribs, chicken roulade, Valrhona chocolate caramel cake, and other lavish fare. Order by Thursday, December 23 for pickup from 11 am-10 pm on December 24 and 8-10 am on December 25.
Kirkland
Pickup, dine-in

Hound + Bottle Add to a List
Chef Alan Davis will evoke the flavors of Spain for Christmas Eve with a four-course takeout dinner that includes sesame gougères, a mixed winter chicory salad, paella (made with clams, mussels, prawns, roasted chicken, and fresh peppers), and cheesecake with whiskey caramel. Pickup is available from 3-5 pm on December 24.
Bremerton
Pickup

The Lakehouse Add to a List
Jason Wilson's farm-to-table Bellevue restaurant will offer a dine-in Christmas Eve menu as well as a takeout meal with roast prime rib, dinner rolls with salted French butter, roasted squash sweet potato soup, kale chicory salad, and peppermint Theo chocolate brownies. A selection of cocktails, wine, and desserts is also available.
Bellevue
Pickup, dine-in

Lost Lake Add to a List  
Slide into a diner booth and order from Lost Lake's regular menu, plus holiday specials such as a Christmas breakfast casserole, eggnog French toast, prime rib, honey-glazed ham, apple cider-brined turkey, pot roast, ravioli, bread pudding, and apple or pumpkin pie.
Capitol Hill
Pickup, delivery, dine-in


Mainstay Provisions Add to a List
This all-day cafe and specialty market is offering a variety of items for pre-order for Christmas, including meat or veggie lasagna, rotisserie chicken, garlic roasted red potatoes, kale Caesar salad, arugula beet salad, flourless chocolate cake, and mini cookie boxes. Pickup is available from December 23-24.
Phinney Ridge
Pickup
À la carte options available


Mamnoon Add to a List
If you're looking for something beyond the typical holiday dinner this Christmas, try Mamnoon's Levantine feast, which includes a spice-rubbed leg of lamb, stuffed eggplant, spiced roasted Brussels sprouts, fattoush salad, beet salad, and mast-o-musir (Persian yogurt and shallot dip). You can also add on wine packages or cocktails.
Capitol Hill
Pickup
À la carte options available

Maximillien Add to a List
Chef Christian Potvin will prepare a four-course "Nöel week" tasting menu with wild salmon tartare, endive salad, seared striped bass, roasted beef tenderloin, a chocolate bûche de Noël cake, and mignardises (sweets), available in their private weather-proof "Le Igloo" dining spheres on their rooftop from December 17-23 by reservation. He'll also prepare a similar meal for Christmas Eve, with a performance by Bonnie Birch on accordion.
Downtown
Dine-in

Musang Add to a List
Chef Melissa Miranda's nationally acclaimed Filipinx restaurant is offering up "Noche Buena" packages filled with lumpia, pusit pancit, embutido, slow-roasted beef mechado, bibingka, and other dishes. A red wine pairing is also available for an additional $30. 
Beacon Hill
Pickup

Omega Ouzeri Add to a List
Celebrate the holiday in Mediterranean style with Omega Ouzeri's four-course Greek Christmas Eve meal for two, which is available for pickup or dine-in and comes with a mezze platter, a salad course, a choice of an entree to share (slow-roasted pork shank, grilled lavraki, grilled ribeye steak, or papoutsakia with feta loukoumades), and a dessert trio (chocolate rollo, ekmek kantaifi, and Greek Christmas cookies). You can also add on oysters, octopus, and/or wine pairings.
Capitol Hill
Pickup, dine-in

Osteria La Spiga Add to a List
The Capitol Hill trattoria is serving a traditional three-course dinner inspired by Emilia-Romagna, Italy, with cappelletti in brodo, bollito misto, and sformato di panettone.
Capitol Hill
Dine-in

Ray's Boathouse Add to a List and Ray's Cafe Add to a List
The local waterfront seafood institution Ray's Boathouse is serving a special three-course menu on Christmas Eve and Day, with dishes like parsnip soup, smoked salmon rillettes, spice-rubbed prime rib, and Alaskan king salmon. Its sibling Ray's Cafe will offer its regular menu on Christmas Eve and Day, alongside seasonal á la carte specials on Christmas Day.
Ballard
Dine-in

Shiro's Sushi Add to a List
If you have visions of sushi rolls dancing in your head, the lauded restaurant Shiro's is offering a seasonal takeout platter with shrimp and avocado tempura rolls, plus a wide variety of fatty fish like sockeye salmon, king mackerel, and yellowtail. Pre-orders must be placed 24 hours before pickup.
Belltown
Pickup

STELLA. Add to a List
The Hotel Sorrento's coastal Italian-inspired restaurant, which is currently decked out with some cozy winter decor, is open for both Christmas Eve and Day and is offering specials like a "Feast of the Seven Fishes" with shrimp, squid, octopus, steelhead, and squid ink risotto, as well as braised short ribs, garlic parmesan mashed potatoes, and other holiday specials on Christmas Day. 
First Hill
Dine-in

STK Steakhouse Add to a List
This Bellevue steakhouse aims to please carnivores with a Christmas Eve and Day dine-in menu that features prime rib, confit fingerling potatoes, green beans, port wine shallots, and black truffle madeira sauce, with Christmas Day brunch specials such as smoked pork belly Benedict, hot chicken and waffles, and lobster with eggs benedict. A Christmas package for two or more is also available for pickup or delivery.
Bellevue
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Water's Table Add to a List
Gaze out at Lake Washington while enjoying a prix-fixe dinner that includes dishes like cranberry burrata, vol-au-vent, lamb shank, prime rib, roasted chicken, and cauliflower steak on Christmas Day. The restaurant will also serve brunch specials like Nutty Buddy French toast and beignets the day after Christmas.
Renton
Dine-in

The Woodmark Hotel Add to a List
The Woodmark Hotel's restaurant Carillon Kitchen will serve a sumptuous takeout Christmas Day meal with smoked pepper-crusted prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, sugar pie pumpkin bisque, bean salad, honey-roasted baby carrots, Yukon gold truffle whipped potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, brandy peppercorn sauce, Grand Marnier cranberry sauce, seeded baguette, and a double-chocolate Yule log. Orders must be placed by December 18. The hotel's Beach Cafe will also have a three-course meal for dine-in with Dungeness crab cakes, caesar Kale salad, roasted turkey, butternut squash cannelloni, pumpkin pie, eggnog crème brûlée, and more.
Kirkland
Pickup, dine-in

Zylberschtein's Add to a List
The Jewish deli has you covered with a meal that includes roast beef with horseradish sauce, roasted parsnips, a roasted vegetable medley, and Parker house rolls, as well as a vegetarian option with a jackfruit pot roast in place of the roast beef. The items are also available á la carte, along with peppermint bark, cheesecake squares, mincemeat tart, pies (apple oat crumble, honey pecan, pumpkin, and berry, available whole or by the slice), and a Christmas day brunch package (bagels, cream cheese, pastries, and quiche).
Pinehurst
Pickup
À la carte items available

NEW YEAR'S

Autumn Add to a List
Brian Clevenger's newest restaurant is serving a characteristically fresh, locally sourced menu for New Year's Eve, with options like scallop crudo, a wild mushroom ravioli, squab, black cod, roasted maitake, wagyu steak, and dark chocolate mousse.
Phinney Ridge
Pickup, dine-in

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi Add to a List
If you're set on ushering in 2022 like a high roller, look no further than this swanky Bellevue steakhouse, which is hosting a Bubbles & Bow Tie bash Add to a List with burlesque, aerial dancers, live band karaoke, DJs, Moët and Chandon champagne, and a prime (pun not intended) view of the 2022 Ascend Hospitality Group x Amazon Bellevue Fireworks Show.
Bellevue
Dine-in

Ba Sa Add to a List
The Bainbridge Island restaurant will help you break bread with your kin with their four-course family-style "Ăn Tối với Gia Đình" (which translates to "eating dinner with your family") feast, with dishes such as caramelized and braised catfish, spareribs, kohlrabi squash soup, honeycomb cake, and sesame mochi dumplings.
Bainbridge Island
Dine-in

Bateau Add to a List
Cap off the year with a taste of the finer things at Renee Erickson's upscale French steakhouse, which is serving a special five-course tasting menu with carpaccio, chickpea panisse, "pot roast croquettes," beef barley, buckwheat crêpes, braised beef, winter greens salad, celery root purée, and braised cabbage, plus wine pairings. The night ends with lovage ice cream and beef fat langues du chat.
Capitol Hill
Pickup, dine-in

Bourbon Steak Seattle Add to a List
Celebrity chef Michael Mina's recently opened upscale American steakhouse Bourbon Steak will serve a prix-fixe menu with options such as tuna tartare, caviar parfait, braised wagyu short ribs, Maine lobster pot pie, and New York striploin, with nutmeg-spiced beignets or Basque cheesecake for dessert. If you're feeling extra luxe, add on Ossetra caviar or black truffle.
Downtown
Dine-in

The Can Can Add to a List
Seattle's premier burlesque theater will offer a three-course meal before 10 pm and a specialty food item with a cocktail or mocktail after 10 pm.
Pike Place Market
Dine-in

Café Hitchcock Add to a List
Take a jaunt to Bainbridge Island and head to Brendan McGill's restaurant, which is having an extra-fancy "black-tie affair" with oysters, Black River caviar, foie gras, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée and Rosé by the glass and bottle, and special martinis. You can also start the year off on the right foot at a New Year's Day brunch the next morning, which will feature a deluxe omelet station, Laurent-Perrier Champagne by the glass, mimosas, Irish coffee, and more.
Bainbridge Island
Dine-in

Carrello Add to a List
In addition to Christmas Eve dinner, Altura Add to a List chef/owner Nathan Lockwood's more casual Italian restaurant across the street will also serve a celebratory four-course meal for New Year's Eve with optional white Alba truffle shavings.
Capitol Hill
Dine-in

Copine Add to a List
The Ballard restaurant will serve a five-course prix-fixe meal with optional wine pairings.
Ballard
Dine-in

The Corson Building Add to a List
Enjoy a multi-course meal with optional wine pairings within this Georgetown gem's outdoor space.
Georgetown
Dine-in

Eden Hill Add to a List
Ring in the New Year with Eden Hill's inventive five-course menu, which includes poached lobster tails, wagyu steak, and a personal "chocolate ball drop" right at your table.
Queen Anne
Dine-in

Haymaker Add to a List
This West Seattle restaurant from Brian Clevenger will serve a four-course prix-fixe menu with a tuna crostino, turnip salad, marinated beets, creamy polenta, tonnarelli, squash risotto, braised short ribs, poached black cod, and cranberry butter cake.
West Seattle
Dine-in

Hound + Bottle Add to a List
The Bremerton restaurant will serve its current winter menu as well as specials like seafood plateau, bone-in ribeye steak, and saffron and truffle risotto, in addition to a "robust selection of bubbles."
Bremerton
Pickup

Kamonegi Add to a List
Traditionally, soba noodles are eaten on New Year's Eve to bring luck and prosperity for the coming year. As she does each year, Kamonegi chef Mutsuko Soma will offer handmade toshikoshi soba noodle sets to ensure a more fortunate 2022, available for pickup December 30-31. They're going fast, so place your orders soon.
Fremont
Pickup

The Lakehouse Add to a List
Dig into a luxurious New Year's Eve meal with Kumamoto oysters, American sturgeon caviar, lobster and chicory salad, celery root tortellini with black shaved truffle, grilled Washington tenderloin steak, and pear frangipane tart. The restaurant will also serve a New Year's Day brunch with smoked salmon benedict, a "petite cassoulet," and chocolate pot de crème.
Bellevue
Dine-in

L'Oursin Add to a List
The charming French bistro has a four-course "Le Reveillon" feast with oysters, bayonne ham-wrapped prawns, un oursin (a sea urchin), Alaskan scallops, Dungeness crab bisque, filet mignon, chamomile ice cream with salted caramel ripple, and chocolate truffles.
Central District
Dine-in

Maximillien Add to a List
Channel your inner Francophile with a New Year's Eve dinner of escargot, chestnut soup, a choice of pan-seared Chilean sea bass or beef Wellington, a salad with Camembert cheese, and a black forest cake. The jazzy Parisian act Rouge will serenade diners with their retro tunes.
Downtown
Dine-in

Metropolitan Grill Add to a List
The downtown steakhouse has takeout packages for four, with a choice of prime rib, glazed Kurobuta ham, a rack of lamb with Merlot demi-glaze, or prime filet mignon steaks, along with au gratin potatoes, roasted root vegetables, creamed spinach, tomato gratin, sourdough bread and butter, and a silky chocolate peppermint tart with fresh raspberries. Pre-order by December 23 for pickup on December 30.
Downtown
Pickup

Mezzanotte Add to a List
This Northern Italian-style spot in Georgetown, led by chef Jason Stratton, will prepare a four-course meal with burrata, risotto with oysters, duck cotechino, braised beef cheeks, and chocolate and pumpkin budino.
Georgetown
Dine-in

Pioneer Square D&E Add to a List
Hot tip: Fried chicken pairs perfectly with champagne, and this Pioneer Square joint is offering takeout fried chicken party boxes.
Pioneer Square
Pickup

Raccolto Add to a List
Select from starters like beef carpaccio, Dungeness crab, and hamachi crudo, followed by chestnut ravioli and your choice of scallops, pork involtini, house-made manicotti, or boneless ribeye steak, with dark chocolate mousse for dessert. Optional add-ons include black truffle, oysters, and focaccia.
West Seattle
Dine-in

Samara Add to a List
This Ballard "wood-fueled bistro" is serving a grilled seafood platter with oysters, mussels, prawns, clams, and Dungeness crab, alongside sturgeon and paddlefish caviar.
Ballard
Dine-in

Spinasse Add to a List and Artusi Add to a List
Spinasse is offering a six-course menu with an egg cream, paddlefish caviar, black truffle risotto, pan-seared scallops, pan-roasted New York steak, vanilla cake with espresso ganache, and Meyer lemon posset, while its sibling Artusi is offering a smaller menu in addition to á la carte items.
Capitol Hill
Dine-in

Taku Add to a List
Top Chef fan favorite Shota Nakajima's restaurant Taku is hosting a "Bubbs, Nuggs, and Caviar Add to a List " party, featuring the winning combo of caviar, karaage chicken, and champagne. What more do you need?
Capitol Hill
Dine-in

The Walrus and the Carpenter Add to a List
Welcome the year with a five-course menu that includes Blue Pool oysters, white sturgeon caviar, spot prawn roe gougères, foie gras, citrus fennel salad, ricotta gnudi, a leg of lamb, braised greens, and a chocolate decadence cake with feuilletine brown butter crust.
Ballard
Dine-in

Vendemmia Add to a List
Brian Clevenger's first restaurant will serve a four-course menu with tardivo and puntarelle salad, beef carpaccio, pasta with braised rabbit, scallops, and culotte steak. Optional add-ons include smoked potato with caviar and crème fraîche and chestnut agnolotti.
Madrona
Dine-in

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