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These Nashville Restaurants Are Open on Christmas Day

This holiday, let someone else take care of the cooking

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By the time Christmas Day rolls around, you may be ready to give your kitchen a well-deserved break. Luckily, plenty of restaurants in Nashville are open on December 25, many of which also offer special menus and altered hours. We’ve rounded up 16 spots open in Nashville this Christmas.

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Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen

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After an intense day of gift-giving, refuel with brews, beef, and brats at this Germantown beer garden. Open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Von Elrod’s outdoor patio and inside dining room will be dishing up its regular menu of warm pretzels, sausages, and smoked meats from the in-house butchery.

Drusie & Darr by Jean-Georges

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Indulge in a three-course meal at the Hermitage Hotel’s Drusie & Darr this Christmas, with seatings beginning at noon. The service will run $128 for adults and $65 for children under 12. The restaurant’s a la carte menu, which includes black truffle pizza, prime beef tenderloin, caviar, and crispy sushi, will also be available. The Hermitage Hotel will also host a Christmas Day brunch in the veranda from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book here.

Mimo Restaurant and Bar

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Spend Christmas brunch at Mimo, the airy Italian restaurant and bar inside the Four Seasons downtown. The service runs both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes offerings like a lobster croissant with sundried tomato and hollandaise, hash, steak and eggs, and more. For dinner, choose from one of three entrees including duck confit ravioli, diver scallops, or a beef tenderloin. Mimo will also feature live music on Christmas Day beginning at 11 a.m. Book here.

Ella's on 2nd

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Italian eatery Ella’s on 2nd will host a robust Christmas Day buffet from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., running $74 for adults and $40 for kids. Come hungry, because the lineup includes a little bit of everything like prime rib, honey glazed ham, crab claws, shrimp cocktail, cranberry-bacon brussels sprouts, salads, and plenty of dessert options. Book here.

Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina

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This steakhouse soars so high in the sky, it warrants keeping your eyes peeled for Santa’s sleigh. Bourbon Steak will offer its regular menu of steakhouse favorites — think: gulf shrimp cocktail, Maine lobster pot pie, a New York strip, and a 40-ounce Wagyu tomahawk ribeye — on Christmas Day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations here.

Stompin' Grounds Nashville

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The J.W. Marriott’s southern bistro, Stompin’ Grounds, will offer their regular breakfast menu packed with favorites like omelets, avocado toast, and eggs benedict, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day. It will also host a special breakfast buffet running until 11 a.m. Make a reservation here.

The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville

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Enjoy an Italian Christmas Day feast inside the Joseph Hotel, open on December 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include mains like butternut squash risotto with lobster, as well as challah French toast and a fried green tomato benedict. In addition to the holiday specials, the á la carte menu will also be available. Book the experience here.

Blue Aster

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Following a prix fixe service on Christmas Eve, Blue Aster will be open Christmas Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Menu options include oysters and seafood platters, as well as pasta, steaks, and fish dishes. Make a reservation here.

Carne Mare

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The W Hotel has plenty of options for dining this Christmas. Enjoy sizzling sirloins and buttered lobster at Carne Mare, where the standard menu will be available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Or, visit the Dutch for a breakfast buffet spread ($38 for adults and $25 for kids) from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and a carving station ($65 for adults and $35 for kids) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book here.

STK Steakhouse

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Running from Friday, December 22 to Monday, December 25, STK will offer a specialty Christmas menu for both dine-in and takeout. Get your fix of holiday favorites like roasted turkey with cornbread, stuffing, potatoes, and more. Book here.

The sleek bistro inside Midtown’s Kimpton Aertson will host a Christmas Day buffet complete with a carving station priced at $70 for adults and $35 for kids. Highlights include rosemary and garlic-roasted leg of lamb, brown sugar and bourbon-glazed ham, various classic sides, and traditional desserts like puppy chow, cookies, and cakes. Book your seating from noon to 5 p.m. here.

Chateau West

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If you’re in the mood for French-influenced holiday fare, Chateau West will serve its standard menu — including standouts like escargot, fondue, and chicken coq au vin — from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. Book here.

Ninki Japanese Bistro in Belle Meade will be open its regular 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. hours for those looking to get their hibachi fix. Start with a sushi roll (or two) followed by a traditional hibachi dinner with your choice of steak, shrimp, salmon, scallops, lobster, or a combination of all the above.

1799 Kitchen & Cocktails

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Head to Downtown Franklin for plenty of festive fun on Christmas Day, stopping at the Harpeth Hotel for a bite morning or night. The onsight McGavock’s Coffee Bar and Provisions, which has transformed into the World’s Best Cup of Coffee pop-up bar, will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. serving pastries, coffees, and festive mimosas. The hotel’s signature restaurant, 1799 Kitchen and Cocktails, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. serving branzino, a bone-in elk chop, and fresh halibut paired with craft cocktails. Reservations here.

Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen

After an intense day of gift-giving, refuel with brews, beef, and brats at this Germantown beer garden. Open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Von Elrod’s outdoor patio and inside dining room will be dishing up its regular menu of warm pretzels, sausages, and smoked meats from the in-house butchery.

Drusie & Darr by Jean-Georges

Indulge in a three-course meal at the Hermitage Hotel’s Drusie & Darr this Christmas, with seatings beginning at noon. The service will run $128 for adults and $65 for children under 12. The restaurant’s a la carte menu, which includes black truffle pizza, prime beef tenderloin, caviar, and crispy sushi, will also be available. The Hermitage Hotel will also host a Christmas Day brunch in the veranda from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book here.

Mimo Restaurant and Bar

Spend Christmas brunch at Mimo, the airy Italian restaurant and bar inside the Four Seasons downtown. The service runs both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes offerings like a lobster croissant with sundried tomato and hollandaise, hash, steak and eggs, and more. For dinner, choose from one of three entrees including duck confit ravioli, diver scallops, or a beef tenderloin. Mimo will also feature live music on Christmas Day beginning at 11 a.m. Book here.

Ella's on 2nd

Italian eatery Ella’s on 2nd will host a robust Christmas Day buffet from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., running $74 for adults and $40 for kids. Come hungry, because the lineup includes a little bit of everything like prime rib, honey glazed ham, crab claws, shrimp cocktail, cranberry-bacon brussels sprouts, salads, and plenty of dessert options. Book here.

Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina

This steakhouse soars so high in the sky, it warrants keeping your eyes peeled for Santa’s sleigh. Bourbon Steak will offer its regular menu of steakhouse favorites — think: gulf shrimp cocktail, Maine lobster pot pie, a New York strip, and a 40-ounce Wagyu tomahawk ribeye — on Christmas Day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations here.

Stompin' Grounds Nashville

The J.W. Marriott’s southern bistro, Stompin’ Grounds, will offer their regular breakfast menu packed with favorites like omelets, avocado toast, and eggs benedict, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day. It will also host a special breakfast buffet running until 11 a.m. Make a reservation here.

The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville

Enjoy an Italian Christmas Day feast inside the Joseph Hotel, open on December 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include mains like butternut squash risotto with lobster, as well as challah French toast and a fried green tomato benedict. In addition to the holiday specials, the á la carte menu will also be available. Book the experience here.

Blue Aster

Following a prix fixe service on Christmas Eve, Blue Aster will be open Christmas Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Menu options include oysters and seafood platters, as well as pasta, steaks, and fish dishes. Make a reservation here.

Carne Mare

The W Hotel has plenty of options for dining this Christmas. Enjoy sizzling sirloins and buttered lobster at Carne Mare, where the standard menu will be available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Or, visit the Dutch for a breakfast buffet spread ($38 for adults and $25 for kids) from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and a carving station ($65 for adults and $35 for kids) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book here.

STK Steakhouse

Running from Friday, December 22 to Monday, December 25, STK will offer a specialty Christmas menu for both dine-in and takeout. Get your fix of holiday favorites like roasted turkey with cornbread, stuffing, potatoes, and more. Book here.

Henley

The sleek bistro inside Midtown’s Kimpton Aertson will host a Christmas Day buffet complete with a carving station priced at $70 for adults and $35 for kids. Highlights include rosemary and garlic-roasted leg of lamb, brown sugar and bourbon-glazed ham, various classic sides, and traditional desserts like puppy chow, cookies, and cakes. Book your seating from noon to 5 p.m. here.

Chateau West

If you’re in the mood for French-influenced holiday fare, Chateau West will serve its standard menu — including standouts like escargot, fondue, and chicken coq au vin — from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. Book here.

Ninki

Ninki Japanese Bistro in Belle Meade will be open its regular 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. hours for those looking to get their hibachi fix. Start with a sushi roll (or two) followed by a traditional hibachi dinner with your choice of steak, shrimp, salmon, scallops, lobster, or a combination of all the above.

1799 Kitchen & Cocktails

Head to Downtown Franklin for plenty of festive fun on Christmas Day, stopping at the Harpeth Hotel for a bite morning or night. The onsight McGavock’s Coffee Bar and Provisions, which has transformed into the World’s Best Cup of Coffee pop-up bar, will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. serving pastries, coffees, and festive mimosas. The hotel’s signature restaurant, 1799 Kitchen and Cocktails, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. serving branzino, a bone-in elk chop, and fresh halibut paired with craft cocktails. Reservations here.

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