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Festive Fare: Christmas Dining Guide

12.23.2016 by: Travis Sandoval
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Need a last minute dining option for the holiday weekend? We’ve got you covered with specials from some of our favorite spots. Whether you’re looking for hearty Southern, interior Mexican, or fancier fare, these Austin eateries are offering festive menus for Christmas Day dining.

Photo Goodall's Kitchen and Bar Facebook

Goodall’s Kitchen and Bar
Christmas Day
12noon to 8pm
$65 per person, $25 children 12 and under

If you’re dreaming of a glamourous Christmas in a mansion, try Goodall’s Kitchen and Bar at Hotel Ella. The restaurant’s Christmas Day buffet features slow-roasted prime rib, roasted eggplant lasagna, duchess baked potatoes, and more.
As a special Christmas treat, you’ll even get complimentary valet parking.
RSVP on their website:

Second Bar and Kitchen

Second Bar and Kitchen - Domain
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
9am to 3pm (brunch); 4pm to 11pm (dinner)
$38 per person, $19 children

If you’re up north and looking for modern American cuisine, you’re just in luck. Second Bar + Kitchen’s new location at the Domain will be serving up Christmas cheer for two days with their Holiday Rosé Buffet Brunch and dinner. Brunch will include family-style dishes like house-made pastrami, sunchoke potato hash, and brioche French toast. It’s not called a “Rosé buffet” for nothing! There will be plenty of specials on rosé by the glass. If you’re sleeping in for the weekend, check out the dinner menu with Christmas specials like filet mignon and roasted beets with brown streusel.


Christmas Day
11am to 8pm
$75 per person, $17.95 children
For those feeling up for a scene, head on over to the W’s Trace for a four course prix-fixe menu. Feast on featured plates like crab and avocado toast, honey glazed ham shank, and chestnut mascarpone. The kids menu is equally as tantalizing, especially with its dessert options of caramel cheesecake and a peppermint milkshake. If the day is warm enough, you might enjoy sitting outside on their comfy couches.

Fonda San Miguel

{Photo courtesy of Fonda San Miguel's Facebook page}

Fonda San Miguel
Christmas Day
$42.95 per person

Fonda San Miguel has been dishing interior Mexican cuisine with elegant style since 1975, including their lavish Sunday brunch. This year they will be hosting a Christmas Day hacienda brunch from 11am to 2pm. The restaurant’s typical brunch is a buffet of Mexican classics like migas and flan. Best of all, Fonda San Miguel is perfect for large groups, so bring the whole family.
To reserve your spot call 512-459-4121.

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{Second Bar + Kitchen official site}

{Trace official site}

{Fonda San Miguel official site}

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