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  • Houston bars & restaurants open Christmas weekend 2016

    Houston, Texas Published by Chron.com, Author: Darla Guillen


    No matter how much we love our families, an entire weekend of togetherness calls for a getaway with friends.


    While most restaurants and several bars will be closed on Christmas Day, Chron.com managed to find some fun local spots that will be open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

    Among these are Houston dives open until 2 a.m. and posh local steakhouses serving up several-course dinners.

    Among the fine-dining establishments ready to spoil guests on Christmas Day is The River Oaks District's French/Vietnamese restaurant Le Colonial, 4444 Westheimer.
    Appetizers at the Christmas Day meal include asparagus and crab soup, bao buns and coconut juice braised pork belly. The entree is a wok-seared Gulf shrimp and sea scallops. For dessert is, of course, the traditional buche de Noel, the traditional French Christmastime treat.
    Reservations for this dinner are encouraged and can be placed at 713-629-4444.
    Check out our roundup of bars and restaurants open on Christmas Eve, followed by the places open on Christmas Day.

    Open Christmas Eve:

    Hugo's
    Location: 1600 Westheimer
    Hours: 11 a.m to 3 p.m.; special buffet from 5 to 10 p.m.

    El Big Bad
    Address: 419 Travis 
    Hours: 4 p.m. to midnight

    Underbelly 
    Address: 1100 Westheimer
    Hours: 5:30 dinner; reservations required.

    Kata Robata
    Address: 3600 Kirby Dr.
    Hours: 12 to 3 p.m.

    La Fisheria 
    Address: 213 Milam
    Hours: Dinner only

    Open Christmas Eve:
    Helen Greek Food and Wine
    Address: 2429 Rice
    Hours: Dinner only

    Caracol
    Address: 2200 Post Oak
    Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; last seating at 8 p.m.

    State of Grace
    Address: 3258 Westheimer
    Hours: 5 to 11 p.m.

    Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen
    Multiple locations
    Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Etoile Cuisine et Bar
    Address: 1101-11 Post Oak

    Rainbow Lodge
    Address: 2011 Ella Blvd.
    Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. 

    Dolce Vita
    Address: 500 Westheimer 
    Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Backstreet Cafe 
    Address: 1103 S Shepherd Dr. 
    Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (with a set menu)

    Da Marco
    Address: 1520 Westheimer
    Hours: 5:30 to 10 p.m.

    Izakaya Restaurant
    Address: 318 Gray
    Hours: 12 to 7 p.m.

    Holley's Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar
    Address: 3201 Louisiana

    Peska Seafood Culture
    Address: 1700 Post Oak Blvd.
    Hours: 12 to 7 p.m.

    Le Mistral
    Address: 1400 Eldridge Parkway
    Hours: 5 to 11 p.m. (reservations encouraged, 4-course meal for $90 per person)

    Cafe Chino
    Address: 3285 Southwest Fwy.
    Hours: Opens at 4:30 p.m. (also open Christmas Day 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

    Arthur Ave
    Address: 1111 Studewood

    D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe
    Address: 5510 Morningside Dr., Ste. 140
    Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Ritual
    Address: 602 Studewood
    Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. (pre-fixe menu, reservations encouraged) 

    Berryhill Baja Grill
    Multiple locations
    Hours: Closes at 5 p.m. 

    Open on Christmas Day:


    Under the Volcano
    Address: 2349 Bissonnet
    Hours: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

    Axelrad Beer Garden
    Address: 1517 Alabama
    Hours: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

    B & B Butchers & Restaurant
    Address: 1814 Washington
    Hours: To-go only; also open Christmas Eve

    Continental Club
    Address: 3700 Main St.
    Hours: Open 'til 1 a.m.

    Little Woodrow's 
    Address: 5611 Morningside
    Hours: TBD

    The Ginger Man
    Address: 5607 Morningside Dr.
    Hours: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

    Warren's Inn
    Address: 307 Travis
    Hours: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

    Moon Tower Inn
    Address: 3004 Canal
    Hours: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

    La Carafe
    Address: 813 Congress
    Hours: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

    Dirt Bar
    Address: 1209 Caroline 
    Hours: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

    West Alabama Ice House
    Address: 1919 West Alabama

    The Burger Joint
    Address: 2703 Montrose
    Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight

    Charbar
    Address: 305 Travis
    Hours: 7 p.m. to TBD

    Hearsay Gastro Lounge
    Address: 218 Travis
    Hours: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    Katz's Deli & Bar
    Address: 616 Westheimer
    Hours: Open 24 hours

    Himalaya Restaurant & Catering
    Address: 6652 Southwest Fwy.
    Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    House of Pies
    Address: 6142 Westheimer and 3112 Kirby
    Hours: 24 hours

    Confucius Seafood
    Address: 8880 Bellaire
    Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Charivari
    Address: 2521 Bagby
    Hours: 12 to 8 p.m.

    Hai Cang Seafood Restaurant
    Address: 11768 Bellaire
    Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Red Lion British Pub
    Address: 2316 S. Shepherd
    Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Bon Ga Korean Restaurant
    Address: 9861 Long Point
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Nam Giao
    Address: 6938 Wilcrest, Ste. C
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Fielding's Local Kitchen & Bar
    Address: 26400 Kuykendahl
    Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Smith & Wollensky
    Address: 4007 Westheimer
    Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Banana Leaf Malaysian 
    Address: 9889 Bellaire 
    Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    Brenner's Steakhouse
    Address: 10911 Katy Fwy.
    Hours: 4 to 9 p.m.

    Shri Balaji Bhavan 
    Address: 5655 Hillcroft St.
    Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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