Where to dine and be merry on Christmas Eve and Day in Philadelphia in 2022

Christmas in Philadelphia
El Camino
Courtesy of El Camino


This cozy eatery located on the second floor of Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia is offering a multi-course dinner for both Christmas Eve and Day. Available from 5 to 9 p.m. both nights, dishes span an assortment of ultra-seasonal, hyper-local fare with a highlighted lamb entrée, plus festive craft cocktails, sparkling wine and local brews. Meals come out to be $49 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are available on OpenTable. 

Christmas Philadelphia
PatchworkChristopher Devern

1620 Chancellor St., patchworkphilly.com


For Christmas Eve, Fork has opted to go the traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes route. The meal is available from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. and comes out to be $105 per person. Dishes include caviar and buckwheat sable, grilled squid with roasted tomato preserves, different entrees, pizzelle cookies for dessert and more. Additionally, diners also have the option to start off the meal with oysters on the half shell served with rose mignonette or with house-made charcuterie and local cheeses. Reservations can be made via Open Table. 

306 Market St., forkrestaurant.com

Steak 48

It’s a special time of year, so why not get a little fancy for Christmas Eve dinner? Steak 48 will be extending their hours on the 24th from noon to 9 p.m., and the menu will feature a selection of prime and wagyu steak cuts, a fresh raw bar, plus an assortment of seafood options, inventive appetizers, varied sides and indulgent desserts.

Christmas in Philadelphia
Steak 48Courtesy of Steak 48

260 S. Broad St., steak48.com

Liberte Lounge

Located in the Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, Liberte is offering a Christmas Eve dinner for Philadelphians that comes out to be $55 per person (plus tax and gratuity) from noon to 10 p.m. Dish options include smoked pork rillettes, a wild mushroom puff pastry, pan-seared tuna, crispy duck pho and much more. And for dessert, diners have the option between a black forest yule log cake and sticky date toffee pudding. Reservations are available by calling 215-569-8300 or at Opentable. 

120 S. 17th St., sofitel-philadelphia.com

Bank & Bourbon

For Christmas Day in Philadelphia, Bank & Bourbon will be offering a full holiday buffet. Offerings will span from a selection of seasonal salads, carving stations (think herb roast prime rib, whole roasted salmon and more), local cheeses, a seafood station, a smattering of desserts (think pastries, pies, cakes) and more. The Christmas buffet is $75 per adult, $25 per child with an optional $35 wine pairing. Reservations are available on Resy

1200 Market St., bankandbourbon.com

Dim Sum House

Both the Rittenhouse and University City locations are making this holiday season easy by offering dine-in, takeout and even delivery for both Christmas Eve and Day. Available from noon to 8:30 p.m., Philadelphians can order off of the regular menu and even cocktails to go. There’s also a special Christmas pre-fix available, titled Feast for All for $300 (note, it has to be pre-ordered by the 23rd).

Christmas in Philadelphia
Dim Sum House

1930 Chestnut St., dimsum.house and 3939 Chestnut St., dimsum.house

The Wayward

On Christmas Eve, this French-inspired American brasserie will offer a special holiday prix fixed menu. The appetizer includes a chestnut soup, then diners will move on to the main course of slow-roasted prime rib, and dessert will include a chocolate gateau. The dinner comes out to be $75 and service starts at 5 p.m.

1170 Ludlow St., thewayward.com

Red Owl Tavern

Christmas brunch will be served at this Old City bar and eatery, and Philadelphians can make reservations on Dec. 25th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch highlights include a pumpkin pie Belgian waffle, loaded hash browns, wild mushroom toast, a buffalo chickpea burger, and a “Breakfast Jawn” — a dish boasting Jersey pork roll, cooper sharp, hash brown, fried eggs, and long hot aioli, served with a heaping portion of breakfast potatoes.

Christmas in Philadelphia
Red Owl TavernCourtesy of Red Owl Tavern

433 Chestnut St., redowltavern.com

El Camino

This hotspot is offering an order-ahead/take-out option for Christmas Eve and Day meals. Holiday packages can feed 2 (for $90), 4 (for $150), or 8 (for $260). Philadelphians will be able to pick through an assortment of options, with highlights including maple bourbon glazed ham, braised brisket pot roast, smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, orange honey glazed carrots, parker house rolls, a red velvet roll and more. 

1040 N. 2nd St., elcaminophilly.com