If cooking isn’t your thing or you plan on dining out for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, the below restaurants are offering decadent menus to celebrate the holiday!
Urban Farmer: Executive Chef Seth Pettit is celebrating Christmas with deluxe à la carte features from 4-9 pm at the modern American steakhouse. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, guests can enjoy Urban Farmer’s regular menu in addition to some festive dishes, including including Harissa-charred Octopus ($21), Mushroom & Herb-crusted Brandt Prime Rib ($56), Merus Cut Alaskan King Crab Legs ($46), Chocolate Cherry Baked Alaska ($12), and more. Brunch will also be offered at Urban Farmer on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 6:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.
1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | www.urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com
Square 1682: Rittenhouse’s dynamic restaurant is celebrating the holiday with a three-course prix-fixe menu from Executive Chef Mack Horebe. Guests can dine on Christmas Day and Christmas eve from 2:30-7:45 p.m. for $60. The menu includes starters including Pumpkin Soup, Gnocchi and Meatballs, Charred Heirloom Carrots, or Brussel Sprouts. For the main course, Chef Mack is serving up Red Curry and Roots, Roasted Duck Breast, Honey Glazed Country Ham and Salmon. The dinner will conclude with either a Blood Orange Cheesecake or Dutch Apple Pie. In addition to the prix-fixe dinner, guests can order from an à la carte menu.
121 S 17th St. | 215.563.5008 | www.square1682.com
Red Owl Tavern: Executive Chef Robert Surdam of the bustling Old City restaurant is celebrating Christmas with their 3rd annual Chinatown Pop-up dinner inspired by A Christmas Story on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5-8 p.m. In the movie, Ralphie and his family eat Christmas dinner at a Chinese restaurant after a mishap with their home-cooked meal. Chef Robert Surdam presents the über-popular Chinese-American à la carte menu including favorites such as the Shrimp Dumplings ($13), Duck Confit Steam Buns ($14), General Tso’s Chicken ($21) and Whole Peking Duck ($48). After guests enjoy their meal, they can take a photo with the famous leg lamp. Reservations are encouraged.
433 Chestnut St. | 215.923.2267 | redowltavern.com