Dining Options for the Holidays

These restaurants are open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.

By Suzanne Loudermilk Haughey. Posted on December 17, 2013

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It seems as if we just digested Thanksgiving dinner, and now the other winter holidays are right around the corner. Here is a list of restaurants that are ready to serve you on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and to help you welcome in the New Year in style.


Charleston: (Pictured top) Three- ($79), four- ($91), five- ($103), or six-course ($114) prix-fixe menu with optional pairings, 5:30-8 p.m.

Cinghiale: Modern Italian menu ($75 plus tax and gratuity), 5-9 p.m.

Pazo: Multi-course menu, 5-9 p.m. Adults, $55; children (12 and under), $29, plus tax and gratuity.


The Prime Rib, Maryland Live Casino: Three-course holiday menu with a glass of champagne, Pinot Gris or Pinot Noir, $75 a person plus tax and gratuity, 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Wit & Wisdom: Breakfast menu served from 8-11 a.m. Adults, $32; children (12 and under), $15. Three-course dinner from 2-8 p.m. Adults, $79, optional $30 wine pairing; children (12 and under), $30. Special holiday tavern menu offered from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., lounge closes at 12 a.m.


B&O American Brasserie: Three- ($65) or five-course ($90) menu with optional pairings, complimentary glass of champagne. Seatings, 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.

Blue Hill Tavern: Four-course menu, 5-6:30 p.m. ($55) or 8-10:30 p.m. ($75) that includes a table for the evening plus a champagne toast. The bar will offer an a-la-carte menu with open seating.

Bond Street Social: Top-shelf open bar with hors d'oeuvres, party favors, and a champagne toast ($125 in advance), 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Charleston: Multi-course, prix-fixe menu, $149 plus tax and gratuity ($219 with optional wine pairing), 5:30-6:30 p.m; $299 all inclusive with endless champagne and premium open bar, 8:30-10 p.m.

Cinghiale: Multi-course Italian dinner, $99 plus tax and gratuity ($139 with optional wine pairing), 5-9 p.m.

James Joyce Irish Pub: Regular menu plus additional dinner specials, 11-2 a.m.

Lebanese Taverna: Early a-la-carte dinner begins at 4 p.m. Starting at 9 p.m., an array of more than 20 mezze dishes ($75 plus tax and gratuity). At 10 p.m., hors d'oeuvres are served in the lounge ($25 cover charge plus tax and gratuity).

Ouzo Bay: Four-course menu offered, price dependent on choices. Seatings, 6-7 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. with the restaurant open until 5 a.m. Reservations required.

Pabu: Five-course ($75), 5:30-6:30 p.m., or eight-course menu ($105), 8-9 p.m.

Pazo: Three-course menu. Early seating, 5-7:30 p.m. ($69 plus tax and gratuity) or later seating, 8-11 p.m., ($119 all inclusive).

Petit Louis Bistro: Multi-course menu, $79 ($119 with optional wine pairings), 5-11 p.m., reservations recommended.

Rusty Scupper: (pictured, above) Four-course dinner ($100 for general seating, $115 for premium window seating, plus tax and gratuity), 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Waterfront Kitchen: Five-course menu offered. Seatings, 6:30 p.m. ($100, or $135 with wine pairing) and 9:30 p.m. ($125, or $160 with wine pairings).

Wine Market Bistro: Prix-fixe, four-course dinner, $59 plus tax and gratuity (additional $30 optional wine pairing). Reservations required, 5-11 p.m.

Wit & Wisdom: Three-course ($80, option of $35 wine pairing), 5-6:30 p.m., or a five-course menu ($150, option of $60 wine pairing), 8-9:30 p.m. After-dinner lounge party available through 2 a.m., $10 cover charge after 8 p.m.

—Danielle Moore

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