This year, leave the prep, cooking and cleaning to the professionals. Here’s where you can dine out for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Charlotte.

Christmas Eve


In Uptown, Angeline’s will be serving breakfast (7-10 am), lunch (11:30 am – 2 pm) and dinner (5-9 pm) on Christmas Eve.

They will offer their regular menu both days, as well as the following holiday specials during Christmas Eve and Day dinner:

  • Roasted Beet and Squash Salad – baby beets, local squash, smoked burrata cheese, pistachio puree, beet top pistou 
  • Italian Sausage Lasagna – house sausage, mozzarella cheese, arabiatta sauce 
  • Cioppino – scallops, clams, mussels, squid, octopus, tomato, fennel, grilled bread, saffron aioli
  • Warm Chocolate Trifle – marshmallow fluff, espresso 


Take in the magic of the season at 5Church Charlotte on Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 5Church will offer a limited a la carte version of their regular menu with additional Holiday Features and wine pairings. Make your reservation here.

Merchant & Trade

Spend your Christmas Eve enjoying Merchant & Trade’s holiday-themed Pop Up, “A Christmas Bonus,” where the rooftop is transformed into a winter wonderland with ‘instagrammable’ spaces, seasonal specialty cocktails, winter-inspired dishes and more. Open Christmas Eve from 4:30 pm – 12 am.

Sophia’s Lounge

This Uptown hotspot will be open normal business hours (3 pm – 12 am). View the menu and make reservations online.

Aria Tuscan Grill

Aria, a go-to for Italian fare, will be open 5 pm – 10 pm on Christmas Eve. View the menu and make reservations here.


The new Venetian-style wine bar will be open 11:00 am – 10:30 pm on Christmas Eve, serving its regular menu featuring Italian small plates, a bruschetta bar, entrees and desserts.

Napa on Providence

At Napa on Providence, enjoy a three or four course meal featuring menu favorites, including steamed PEI mussels, pan-seared duck breast, beef tenderloin and an array of sweets. Served 3-8 p.m., $43 for three courses, $48 for four courses. Call 704.900.8535 to reserve.

The Gallery Restaurant

Head to The Ballantyne for a chef-curated five course prix fixe dinner at Gallery Restaurant from 5:30 pm – 10 pm. View the Christmas Eve menu. $95 plus tax and gratuity per person. Reserve here. 


Celebrate the holiday with the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition and culinary experience. Features four courses including a family-style dessert. Served 6:30 pm – 10 pm. Call 704.364.4445 to reserve your spot.

The Pump House

At The Pump House, Executive Chef Michael Griswold will create a four-course dinner for $45. Call 803.329.8888 for reservations.

The Crunkleton

The Crunkleton will be open and serving their regular menu from 5 pm – 12 am (kitchen closes at 11 pm). Reserve your table online.

Ruth’s Chris SouthPark

Ruth’s Chris in SouthPark will be open from 4-9 pm on Christmas Eve serving their traditional menu. View the menu and make reservations online.

Chima Steakhouse

Chima will be open on Christmas Eve from 4-8 pm. The complete Rodizio option ($56.90) includes more than 15 cuts of meat, visits to the gourmet salad bar and side dishes. Make reservations here.

204 North

On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 204 North will offer a special holiday menu. They’ll be open Christmas Eve until midnight.

North Italia

This new South End spot will be open Christmas Eve until 10 pm. View the menu and make reservations online.

Christmas Day

JP Charlotte

JP Charlotte will host a buffet-style Christmas Brunch from 10am- 3pm. On the menu, expect brunch classics like eggs Benedict and chef-inspired omelets, a seafood and curing bar, an artisanal cheese bar, brick oven flatbreads, a dessert table and a children’s buffet. View the full menu and make reservations online.


Angeline’s will welcome guests for a Christmas Breakfast from 8 – 11am and Christmas Day dinner from 12 – 7 pm, with the last seating at 5:15 pm. Make your online reservations here.

BLT Steak

BLT Steak Charlotte will celebrate Christmas Day by inviting guests in for a special three-course prix fixe meal between 2-8 pm. $85++ per person. View the full menu here.

The Ballantyne

Enjoy a Christmas Ballroom Brunch featuring classic holiday favorites at The Ballantyne from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. View the full menu here. Cost is $85 plus tax and service charge; $40 plus tax and service charges ages 12 and under and complimentary ages 4 and under. Reserve here or call 704.248.4004.

At the Gallery Restaurant, guests can enjoy a festive three-course prix fixe menu for $69 plus tax on Christmas Day. Reserve here or call 704.248.4004.

Stoke Charlotte

Stoke will be serving a four-course Christmas Dinner featuring choices including a wagyu sirloin, slow-cooked lamb shank and ham porchetta. View the full menu here. Seatings at 2:30 pm, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. $65 per person, kids under 10 $25, free for kids under three.

204 North

On Christmas Day, 204 North will offer a special holiday menu. They’ll be open from 4 pm – midnight.


original article via Scoop Charlotte