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The Ultimate Atlanta Christmas Dining Guide

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'Tis the season for eggnog, (possibly forced) family togetherness, and non-stop eating. Whether you're looking to skip out on the family madness or leave the cooking to someone else altogether, there's a spot here for you. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining options range from neighborhood bars with brews to breakfast buffets and multi-course meals with wine pairings, so there's something suitable for every taste and budget. Happy holidays.
Laura Scholz


Update: These restaurants are also open.
· Sister Louisa's Church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
· Steinbeck's from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve
· G's Midtown for dinner and drinks on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
· Condesa Coffee from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas
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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Both: The Porter Beer Bar

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1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 223-0393
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Need a beer (or two) to prep for that visit from your crazy uncle or your annoying in-laws? Stop by the Porter Beer Bar, which will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and 5 p.m. to midnight on Christmas Day. [Photo]

2. Both: The Albert

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918 Austin Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 872-4990
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This Inman Park watering hole will keep regular hours on Christmas Eve and open again at 6 p.m. on Christmas Day for post-gift opening and post-family gathering libations.

3. Both: Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9243
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This popular Midtown watering hole will be open Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Christmas Day from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

4. Both: Rumi's Kitchen

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6112 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 477-2100
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For those with a hankering for Persian food, Rumi's Kitchen will be open for regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day— 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. [Photo]

5. Both: The Highlander

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931 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 872-0060
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Midtown's The Highlander will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas for those who want pitchers of tater tots, burgers, and beer. 21+.

6. Both: Cook Hall

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3377 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 523-3600
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Cook Hall will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and again from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day, with morning brunch options and holiday-inspired specials throughout the day.

7. Both: RA Sushi

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1080 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 267-0114
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Sushi for Christmas? Why not. RA Sushi is open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 7p.m. and Christmas Day from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., with the bar open until midnight or later with a wide variety of beer, wine, and signature cocktails ranging from $3 to $7.

8. Eve: The Pinewood Tippling Room

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254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-5507
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Get your Whiskey Wednesday on early at the Pinewood Tippling Room, which will be open on Christmas Eve from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and mixing up Boilermakers (Bitter American beer and a pour of Four Roses) for $7 in addition to its regular drink and food menu.

9. Eve: Common Quarter

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1205 Johnson Ferry Dr.
Marietta, GA
The new East Cobb hotspot will be open on Christmas Eve for both lunch (11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and dinner (4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Don't skimp on the Old Fashioneds.

10. Eve: South City Kitchen

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1144 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-7358
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Let South City Kitchen do the cooking for you on Christmas Eve. Order from the restaurant's three-course prix fixe menu between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and finish the meal off with Southern chocolate pecan pie. Cost is $45 for adults and $22.50 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended.

11. Eve: Ecco

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40 7th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 347-9555
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Eat fried goat cheese to your heart's content at Ecco, which will be open from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

12. Eve: Seed Kitchen & Bar

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1311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Ste 504
Marietta, GA 30068
(678) 214-6888
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Seed will be open during normal operating hours on Christmas Eve. Offerings include the East Cobb restaurant's regular menu plus holiday-themed specials.

13. Eve: Ray's on the River

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6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 955-1187
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Get your Christmas Eve dinner with a view at Ray's on the River, which will be open and serving its regular menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that evening.

14. Eve: Aqua Blue

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1564 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 643-8886
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Aqua Blue will be offering a special three course menu for $29 in addition to its regular a la carte menu from 4 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

15. Eve: Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
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Empire State South will be celebrating Christmas Eve with a four-course meal from chef Josh Hopkins. The menu will include a special braised lamb and a milk and cookies dessert from pastry chef Melanie Durant. The meal is served family style and costs $60/person with wine pairings for an additional $25. Reservations are required.

16. Day: Atkins Park Tavern

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794 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 876-7249
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Atlanta's oldest restaurant and bar will continue that tradition with a special dinner menu on Christmas Day. The feast begins at 6 p.m. and includes Big Green Egg-smoked turkey breast, bourbon glazed ham, green been casserole, sweet potato biscuits, plus other sides and desserts. The cost is $28 for adults, $18 for young adults ages 11 to 18, and $10 for children under 10.

17. Day: Park 75 Restaurant

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75 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 253-3840
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You don't have to stay at the Four Seasons to eat like you are. Check out the Christmas brunch buffet, which will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day. The cost is $88 per adult and $35 per child (ages 6-12).

18. Day: Lobby Bar and Bistro

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361 17th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 961-7370
Leave the cooking to the Lobby Bar and Bistro, which will be offering a Christmas Day buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The feast includes a sushi station, dessert doughnuts, and a charcuterie table. Price is $55 for adults, $22 for children 5-17, and free for children under 5. Reservations are recommended.

19. Day: Southern Art

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3315 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 946-9070
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Southern Art will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day for brunch, which includes carving stations, artisanal ham and charcuterie, seafood selections, and more of chef Art Smith’s favorite holiday dishes. Reservations are $65 each for adults and $32 for children and can be made by calling (404) 946-9070.

1. Both: The Porter Beer Bar

1156 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Need a beer (or two) to prep for that visit from your crazy uncle or your annoying in-laws? Stop by the Porter Beer Bar, which will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and 5 p.m. to midnight on Christmas Day. [Photo]
1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

2. Both: The Albert

918 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
This Inman Park watering hole will keep regular hours on Christmas Eve and open again at 6 p.m. on Christmas Day for post-gift opening and post-family gathering libations.
918 Austin Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

3. Both: Cypress Street Pint & Plate

817 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
This popular Midtown watering hole will be open Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Christmas Day from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

4. Both: Rumi's Kitchen

6112 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30328
For those with a hankering for Persian food, Rumi's Kitchen will be open for regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day— 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. [Photo]
6112 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328

5. Both: The Highlander

931 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Midtown's The Highlander will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas for those who want pitchers of tater tots, burgers, and beer. 21+.
931 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

6. Both: Cook Hall

3377 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Cook Hall will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and again from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day, with morning brunch options and holiday-inspired specials throughout the day.
3377 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

7. Both: RA Sushi

1080 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Sushi for Christmas? Why not. RA Sushi is open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 7p.m. and Christmas Day from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., with the bar open until midnight or later with a wide variety of beer, wine, and signature cocktails ranging from $3 to $7.
1080 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. Eve: The Pinewood Tippling Room

254 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Get your Whiskey Wednesday on early at the Pinewood Tippling Room, which will be open on Christmas Eve from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and mixing up Boilermakers (Bitter American beer and a pour of Four Roses) for $7 in addition to its regular drink and food menu.
254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

9. Eve: Common Quarter

1205 Johnson Ferry Dr., Marietta, GA
The new East Cobb hotspot will be open on Christmas Eve for both lunch (11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and dinner (4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Don't skimp on the Old Fashioneds.
1205 Johnson Ferry Dr.
Marietta, GA

10. Eve: South City Kitchen

1144 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Let South City Kitchen do the cooking for you on Christmas Eve. Order from the restaurant's three-course prix fixe menu between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and finish the meal off with Southern chocolate pecan pie. Cost is $45 for adults and $22.50 for children under 12. Reservations are recommended.
1144 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

11. Eve: Ecco

40 7th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Eat fried goat cheese to your heart's content at Ecco, which will be open from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
40 7th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

12. Eve: Seed Kitchen & Bar

1311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Ste 504, Marietta, GA 30068
Seed will be open during normal operating hours on Christmas Eve. Offerings include the East Cobb restaurant's regular menu plus holiday-themed specials.
1311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Ste 504
Marietta, GA 30068

13. Eve: Ray's on the River

6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30339
Get your Christmas Eve dinner with a view at Ray's on the River, which will be open and serving its regular menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that evening.
6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30339

14. Eve: Aqua Blue

1564 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
Aqua Blue will be offering a special three course menu for $29 in addition to its regular a la carte menu from 4 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
1564 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Roswell, GA 30076

15. Eve: Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Empire State South will be celebrating Christmas Eve with a four-course meal from chef Josh Hopkins. The menu will include a special braised lamb and a milk and cookies dessert from pastry chef Melanie Durant. The meal is served family style and costs $60/person with wine pairings for an additional $25. Reservations are required.
999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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16. Day: Atkins Park Tavern

794 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Atlanta's oldest restaurant and bar will continue that tradition with a special dinner menu on Christmas Day. The feast begins at 6 p.m. and includes Big Green Egg-smoked turkey breast, bourbon glazed ham, green been casserole, sweet potato biscuits, plus other sides and desserts. The cost is $28 for adults, $18 for young adults ages 11 to 18, and $10 for children under 10.
794 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

17. Day: Park 75 Restaurant

75 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
You don't have to stay at the Four Seasons to eat like you are. Check out the Christmas brunch buffet, which will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day. The cost is $88 per adult and $35 per child (ages 6-12).
75 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

18. Day: Lobby Bar and Bistro

361 17th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
Leave the cooking to the Lobby Bar and Bistro, which will be offering a Christmas Day buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The feast includes a sushi station, dessert doughnuts, and a charcuterie table. Price is $55 for adults, $22 for children 5-17, and free for children under 5. Reservations are recommended.
361 17th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30363

19. Day: Southern Art

3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Southern Art will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas Day for brunch, which includes carving stations, artisanal ham and charcuterie, seafood selections, and more of chef Art Smith’s favorite holiday dishes. Reservations are $65 each for adults and $32 for children and can be made by calling (404) 946-9070.
3315 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

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