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Where to dine on Xmas Eve? Tilth and others open

December 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Christmas Eve is just two days away, and if you don’t want to cook but crave a special feast, or if you have guests in town you want to impress, Tilth may be the spot for dinner.

The acclaimed Wallingford restaurant (and home to our very own Iron Chef winner), is serving a special tasting menu on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Tilth tells us:

It will be the same menu on both holidays, but with three options under each course guests get ample options and can even dine during both and still experience a different dish. Selections include Rabbit Rillette; Sablefish with Sturgeon caviar, potato cake, cardoon; Liberty Farms Duck Breast with sunchoke, lacinato, and kale; and Blood Orange crème brulee. Reservations are required. The four course menu is $85 per person with an optional wine pairing for $50.

As of this morning there were still seats available for Christmas Eve via the OpenTable : Seattle Restaurants reservation site but none for New Year’s Eve. Call 633-0801 if you need more information.

Open Christmas Eve but not Christmas Day

Many other Wallingford restaurants will be open on December 24. This isn’t a comprehensive list; if you know of other eateries that can take guests on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, please let us know.

Joule: Even though they just launched an acclaimed casual spot in Fremont called Revel, chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi’s flagship restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve (1913 N. 45th St.; 632-1913).

Djan’s: Open until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve (264 NE 45th St.; 633-3526).

Kisaku: Open Christmas Eve (2101 N. 55th St.; 545-9050).

Eva Restaurant: Last seating at 8:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve (2227 N. 56th St.; 633-3538).

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Chutneys Bistro is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (at Wallingford Center; 634-1000).

Bamboo Village is open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (4900 Stone Way; 632-8888).

Moon Temple is open Christmas Eve until 11 p.m. (the bar will stay open till 1 a.m.) and from 4 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day. The bar will be open until 2 a.m. on Christmas (2108 N 45th St.; 633-4280).

Murphy’s will be open regular hours, noon to 2 a.m., on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (1928 N. 45th Street; 634-2110).

Julia’s will be open regular hours, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Christmas Day (1714 North 44th Street; 633-1175).

Tomorrow we’ll post a list of businesses that will be open on Christmas Day. It’s not as short as you might think.

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