Make spirits bright at one of these Christmas dinners prepared by some of Washington state’s best. From hot and ready meals enjoyed from home to indulgent, multi-course dinners, the following are the top holiday dining spots in Washington.
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The Hollywood Tavern
With the festive season in full swing, Woodinville’s The Hollywood Tavern features seasonal, holiday-inspired specials on its menu, including a Wine Country Burger with an all-beef patty, gorgonzola, red wine-caramelized red onion, roasted garlic herbed mayo, arugula and tomato. A few festive sips are also available, like the Eggnog Whiskey Milkshake, with vanilla soft serve, fresh egg yolk, a dash of nutmeg and Woodinville Whiskey Co. Bourbon, or a warm and cozy Fireside Toddy, with Woodinville Whiskey Co. Bourbon, tea, honey, simple syrup and lemon. Though The Hollywood Tavern will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, visitors can still enjoy these specials for the rest of the holiday season. To learn more about Hollywood Tavern, visit thehollywoodtavern.com.
Enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner at Water’s Table in Renton. With a buffet prepped by Chef Brandon and his exceptional team, the festive lineup will feature elevated selections like a seafood bar, salmon, a carving station, roasted turkey and a multitude of salads, sides and decadent desserts. In addition to the main buffet is a kid-friendly buffet table featuring similar staples and toddler-approved bites. Adults are $110 per person, while children 6 to 12 are $23. To learn more about Christmas at Water’s Table, visit waterstable.com.
Cedar + Elm
The Lodge at St. Edward’s signature dining destination, Cedar + Elm, is excited to bring your loved ones the ultimate Christmas Eve with a five-course tasting menu featuring the best of the Northwest’s seasonal flavors. The restaurant is the ultimate spot for holiday dining in Washington, with a stunning light display and festive decor to enjoy while indulging in your fare. The dining experience is $95 per person, and reservations are required. Be sure to stop by The Tonsorium Bar until Dec. 25 for a lineup of festive drinks to get you in the merry spirit. To learn more about Cedar + Elm, visit thelodgeatstedward.com.
Copperleaf Restaurant and Bar
A Copperleaf Christmas dinner is in order this holiday season, with a cozy meal available on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The specialty holiday prix-fixe menu features locally sourced ingredients, holiday-inspired plates and a warm and cozy lodge ambiance. Each dish has an optional wine pairing to complement. The dinners will be available from 3 to 9 p.m., with adults at $110 per person and $35 for kids 12 and under. To learn more about Christmas dinner at Copperleaf Restaurant and Bar, visit cedarbrooklodge.com.
The Dining Room
Christmas at Snoqualmie Falls, anyone? Enjoy a classic, three-course Christmas Day and Christmas Eve dinner at The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie. The stunning waterfall will serve as the ultimate backdrop for your family gathering while you and your loved ones enjoy an indulgent lineup of exquisite flavors from locally sourced ingredients. Some items guests can expect to enjoy include grilled King salmon, grilled beef tenderloin, seared scallops and a winter squash salad. Reservations to the dinner are required, with adults priced at $145 per person and $40 per child. To learn more about The Dining Room, visit salishlodge.com.
There is nothing quite like being home for the holidays, and with the help of Metropolitan Grill, you can have Christmas or New Year’s dinner at home without the massive preparation and cleanup. The dinner is a chef-curated meal that will be prepared hot and ready to serve with one main, a variety of sides and a dessert. Meals start at $195 and feed up to four people. Orders for the holiday dinner must be placed by Friday, Dec. 16, and will be ready for pick up or delivery on Dec. 23 or Dec. 30. To learn more about Metropolitan Grill’s at-home holiday meals, visit themetropolitangrill.com.
If you find yourself in Seattle this holiday season, be sure to visit Goldfinch Tavern, the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle’s signature dining destination, for a Christmas dinner to remember. The intimate tavern is the perfect holiday dining spot in Washington, featuring a three-course dinner with opulent items like Chilean sea bass, sweet potato ravioli, smoked and peppered ribeye and many more. A special menu for your little ones is also available, featuring petit salmon, creamy mac and cheese or turkey. Christmas Eve dinner is $130 per person, while Christmas Day dinner is $150 per person. To learn more about Christmas at Goldfinch Tavern, visit goldfinchtavern.com.
Offering a dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, STK Steakhouse in Bellevue is the perfect spot to spend your holiday. Join for an exceptional lineup featuring the eatery’s staple prime rib, merry handcrafted cocktails and full dining menu. The meal is $79 per person and can be enjoyed to go. To learn more about STK Steakhouse, visit stksteakhouse.com/christmas.
The Lakehouse + Civility & Unrest
Led by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson and Chef de Cuisine Thomas Cullen, The Lakehouse + Civility & Unrest offers an indulgent dining experience in Bellevue, featuring opulent bites from prime rib to wild salmon and truffle risotto. The meal is a four-course tasting venture for $83 per adult and $25 per child. A reservation is required. To learn more about The Lakehouse + Civility & Unrest, visit exploretock.com.
Make spirits bright and enjoy Christmas dinner at Hearth in Kierland. The special feast will only be available on Dec. 25, with an exquisite three-course menu that has been expertly crafted and celebrates an elevated twist on classic holiday fare. The meal will take place from noon to 7 p.m. at $75 per adult and $35 per child. Reservations for the holiday dining spot in Washington are required. To learn more about Christmas Day dinner at Hearth, visit hearthkirkland.com.
Ballard, Capitol Hill
Local Indian restaurant Spice Waala dishes up a special to-go option for at-home holiday feasts. Hariyali Chicken is marinated in cilantro, yogurt and spices for a festive and flavorful family meal (feeds three to four people). Pickup is available on Dec. 23 only, and the dish can be heated at home. Pre-order by calling your preferred restaurant location: 206.457.8691 (Ballard) or 206.466.5195 (Capitol Hill). For more information on Spice Waala, visit www.spicewaala.com.