If you're planning to spend Christmas or Hanukkah in Austin, let our award-winning chefs minimize your time in the kitchen and order in from these local restaurants. Find great places to order holiday meals to take home, plus Austin restaurants that are open on Christmas and Christmas Eve.
TLC. Credit Dani Parsons.
Christmas Meals for Dine-In
Aviary Wine and Kitchen
Aviary will be open for brunch on Christmas Eve from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm. They'll be showcasing their brand new brunch menu with a selection of pastries, pancakes and pork shoulder hash.
CARVE American Grille
Celebrate Christmas Eve at CARVE with a three-course prix fixe menu from lunch to close on December 24. The menu includes your choice of a soup or salad, entree and dessert. Starters and sides for two are also available, but not included in the prix fixe price.
Caroline will be open on Christmas Day featuring an array of festive fare for guests. The special menu includes Carolien Wassall, spinach & strawberry salad with balsamic vinaigrette, flank steak roulade with dijon mustard, bacon, goat cheese, polenta, roasted seasonal vegetables and a bourbon souffle to top it all off.
Corinne is hosting an elevated menu on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year. Alongside a healthy list of Christmas-themed cocktails, guests will enjoy savory prime rib, charred rosemary jus and pommes puree. Corinne will be serving this prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner on both days.
Bring friends and family together for a true Texas Christmas at Corner Restaurant located at the JW Marriot downtown. The special holiday menu includes smoked brisket, carnitas tamale, cheddar jalapeno sausage, sweet pepper cornbread, garlic roasted potatoes, chili-lime roasted carrots, with fried bread pudding with dulce de leche for dessert.
Dean's Italian Steakhouse
Indulge in an extravagant Christmas Eve meal this year at Dean's Italian Steakhouse located at the JW Marriot downtown. Savory the finest prime cuts of beef, authentic house-made pasta and decadent desserts.
Diner Bar is hosting a special Noche Buena pig roast, on December 24 at 4 pm. A departure from the traditional dining experience, this gathering will have open seating to encourage mingling and an intimate amount of availability. James Beard Award Winning Chef Mashama Bailey will feature a menu of Cuban classics, oysters, salads and whole pig cooked on their Caja China. On Christmas Day, guests can enjoy a prix-fixe menu for the holiday.
For a true celebration of the season, look no further than JPrime Steakhouse. Make a Christmas Eve reservation for their pre-fix dinner service, including a special holiday menu features a five course menu of steakhouse favorites.
Stella San Jac
Stella San Jac will be open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Dinner this year and serving a selection of seasonal holiday specials.
This year TLC is transforming into a winter wonderland, ready to celebrate the holidays with you and your family! Stop by on Christmas Eve for food and drink specials, a snow machine, holiday arcade and more.
Truluck's will be open on Christmas Eve to serve guests from 2 PM to 8 PM at both Austin locations. Dine on your favorite steak and seafood from Truluck's regular menu and sip on specialty holiday cocktails like their Holiday Nog or Nutcracker Rum Punch. A seasonal chocolate peppermint cake is available to end your meal on a sweet note.
Make your reservation online at trulucks.com/reserve
Walton's Fancy & Staple. Credit Dani Parsons.
Christmas Meals for Pick Up
The Mediterranean restaurant at Music Lane on South Congress, is offering a carry-out option for at-home Christmas dinners. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, enjoy specials like wild mushroom hummus, grilled chicken kebab, braised short rib, crispy brussels sprouts and more.
Orders must be placed online by Friday, December 22 at noon.
Salt & Time
Stock up on all your holiday meat needs at the east Austin butcher shop, recently named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s Best Butcher’s Shops in America. The butcher’s shop and restaurant will also be offering a variety of gourmet, seasonal sides.
Schmidt Family Barbecue
Order your holiday meal to-go from this Hill Country Galleria barbecue joint. Menu items include smoked ham, smoked whole brisket, smoked turkey breast, smoked whole turkey, and pecan, pumpkin or buttermilk pies.
Pre-order through December 20 by calling (512) 263-4060 or online at schmidtfamilybarbecue.com (nationwide shipping also now available!)
This year TacoDeli is launching their first ever party packs. Perfect for small and large gatherings, these packs include an appetizer trio of salsa, queso and guacamole, mole enchiladas, horchata ribs and brown butter & bourbon pecan blondies for dessert. The delightful party packs will be available to order from December 1-24.
Preorder by calling at (512) 535-0747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TLC is feeding the whole family this holiday season with their TLC Christmas Dinner. The Christmas family meal serves 8-10 people. Preorder online and pickup on December 22 at noon. The TLC Christmas Package includes Nueskes applewood smoked bone-in ham, rosemary fingerling potatoes, country green beans, honey glazed carrots, chocolate pecan pie, white chocolate-peppermint bark, hot cocoa kit, cookies for Santa with decorating kit (they bake the cookies, you decorate), and carrots for Santa's reindeer!
Pre order online here.
Walton’s Fancy & Staple
Walton’s curated a special Holiday menu is complete with a maple orange glazed ham, sharp cheddar mac & cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, brown sugar and rosemary carrots, brown gravy, handmade apple crumble and pecan pies and more! All of their holiday offerings are available as individual or family-style portions.
Order by calling (512) 391-9966 or email email@example.com. Preorder is available December 10-20 and can be picked up December 23-24.
Hanukkah Latkes. Courtesy of Aba.
Hanukkah Meals for Dine-In
From December 7-15, Aba will be hosting dine-in specials during Hanukkah. Get the parmesan, potato and brussels sprout latkes and shawarma spiced brisket confit with sesame pumpkin puree!
Now that you're meal's planned, ready to plan things to do in Austin during the holiday? Check out our events calendar for all of Austin's best holiday happenings.