You have a lot to get done this month—we get that. That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of the North Shore restaurants that are open for business this Christmas Eve. Spend more time wrapping presents and watching Christmas specials and less worrying about what you’re going to the make the family for Christmas Eve dinner. Here are our top picks.
Melding traditional Chinese and Japanese cuisines into elevated fusion dishes, Feng Shui offers an extensive holiday menu this Christmas Eve. Try their ‘Dragon & Phoenix,’ fresh lobster, General Gau’s chicken, broccoli crowns, and fried rice, or their ‘Filet Mignon Feng Shui Style.’ Reservations are recommended.
2200 District Ave, Burlington, 781.365.0918; 285 Chelmsford St., Chelmsford, 978.250.8888, gofengshui.com
The chic Tuscan-inspired spot in Burlington will serve up its renowned wood-grilled meats and seafood and house-made pastas the night before Christmas. Book a table now—seats are going fast at this restaurant brought to you by the same group as Boston’s Mistral, Teatro, and Ostra.
86 Cambridge St., Burlington, 781.270.0100, landanagrill.com
The Burlington favorite will serve a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes menu on Christmas Eve in addition to their regular menu. A holiday custom from Southern Italy where the feast is known as La Vigilia, or The Vigil, the meal features seven (you read that right) different kinds of seafood.
2400 District Ave., Burlington, 781.365.2800, tuscanbrands.com
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Enjoy one of Ruth’s holiday specials this Christmas Eve—try their prix fixe three-course seasonally-inspired menu started at $46 per person and including a salad, entrée (sixteen-ounce ribeye, anyone?), and praline bread pudding for dessert. Or, opt for their holiday surf-and-turf, featuring two cold water lobster tails alongside a filet sized to your choice, starting at $50.
500 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, 781.622.9775, ruthschris.com
Committed to serving only seasonal, fresh foods, Burlington’s Seasons 52 is always changing their menu. Try out their winter offerings this holiday, featuring favorites like Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and kale. All ingredients are sourced with care and never fried. And they serve—wait for it—fifty-two wines by the glass.
6 Wayside Rd., Burlington, 781.272.5552, seasons52.com
Feast on a unique dinner this Christmas Eve at New England’s first oyster, crudo, and chop bar in downtown Newburyport. This hip, industrial-chic spot serves up small plates like mussels with house-made sausage and butcher specials like sirloin alongside its specialty oysters and crudo.
38 State St., Newburyport, 978.358.8479, brineoyster.com
On Christmas Eve only, the Italian steakhouse offers a three-course Feast of the Seven Fishes in addition to their regular menu. Don’t miss the tagliatelle with Maine lobster or the halibut with crab meat and shrimp risotto. The special feast menu starts at $75 per person.
1250 Market St., Lynnfield, 781.944.4810, davios.com