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From chopped liver to giant steaks, there are plenty of dining options on December 25
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21 Twin Cities Restaurants Open and Serving on Christmas Day

From steaks to pho to a nice pastrami sandwich, there are tons of dining options on December 25

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From chopped liver to giant steaks, there are plenty of dining options on December 25
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After days of dining on turkey, sweet potatoes, clove dotted ham, and more turkey, it may be time to recharge with a cleansing broth or a delightful little cocktail. But where does one get away from family find such culinary delights on Christmas Day, without spending another eight hours at the stove? There are plenty of restaurants around the metro that serve as respite from the kitchen, even on December 25.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. ninetwentyfive (925)

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925 Lake St E
Wayzata, MN 55391
(612) 356-5330
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Wayzata is so lovely this time of year, with snow gathering on the lake and lights twinkling everywhere. The sprawling restaurant in Wayzata’s Hotel Landing will be serving its regular menu on Christmas Day. 

2. Lela

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5601 W 78th St
Minneapolis, MN 55439
(952) 656-5980
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The Bloomington restaurant has earned a stellar reputation for its weekend Not Your Basic Brunch Buffet. Christmas Day lands on a Wednesday this year, but Lela will be offering the brunch buffet regardless. Sleeping in? Lela’s dinner service starts at 5:00 p.m. 

3. The Lowry

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2112 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 341-2112
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Oysters and whiskey are always a good idea. Lowry will begin serving its regular menu, which also includes burgers, salads and much more, starting at 5 p.m. 

4. Quang Restaurant

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2719 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-4739
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The iconic Eat Street Vietnamese spot will be serving steaming bowls of pho, fresh spring rolls and the rest of its beloved menu to anyone looking to cleanse their palate after a day of indulging on sugar cookies. 

5. The Freehouse

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701 N Washington Ave #101
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 339-7011
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If you hurry, you might be able to reserve one of three igloos on Freehouse’s patio. These heated, festive bubbles fit up to eight people and come with a food and beverage minimum. 

6. Monello

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1115 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 353-6207
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Located in the Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis, Monello will be serving breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., switching to a special Christmas menu from 11am - 7pm.

7. Manny's Steakhouse

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825 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 339-9900
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Stellar hospitality, old-school elegance and heritage beef steaks await at Manny’s during regular business hours. An old-fashioned at the bar is also a must. 

8. The Monte Carlo

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219 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-5900
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Old school elegance and charm with a huge glittering bar and dining room straight out of another era. Try an order of the iconic Beijing spiced wings or a classic chopped liver.

9. Betty Danger's Country Club

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2501 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 315-4997
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Betty Dangers is pulling out all the stops with its over the top, unapologetic Mary’s Christmas Palace. Bar and restaurant will open Christmas Day at 5 p.m. with festive cocktails, crackling fireplaces all the Christmasy music you can stomach. 

10. Runyon's

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107 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 332-7158
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This downtown hang-out is known for its award-winning wings recipe, which has been perfected over the last three decades. Serving wings, burgers and more starting at 5:00 p.m.

11. Giulia at the Emery, Autograph Collection

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215 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 215-5450
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Gulia offers a reawakening of dull, winter-weary senses, with lush greenery and floor to ceiling windows. Stop by for a gorgeous plating of octopus risotto - offered on Christmas day as a part of Gulia’s Feast of the Seven Fishes December 23 to 29. 

12. Nicollet Island Inn

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95 Merriam St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 331-1800
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The stately dining room over-looking the banks of the Mississippi River is the perfect setting for an elegant pre-fixed dinner at the Inn. Reservations strongly encouraged. 

13. Holy Land

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2513 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 781-2627
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Holy Land’s Central Avenue location is open 365 days a year, which, lucky for all hummus lovers, includes Christmas Day. Nosh on pitas, falafel and tabbouleh like they did in the olden days. 

14. Urbana Craeft Kitchen & Market

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3200 E 81st St #200
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 658-5039
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Located in the Hyatt Regency hotel near the Mall of America, Urbana Craeft Kitchen & Market’s focus is on locally sourced ingredients, including produce from its own garden and honey from rooftop hives. Let Chef Biswadeep Saha and his team do all the cooking while you sip on a Cinnamule or two. 

15. Cecil's

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651 Cleveland Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116
(651) 698-0334
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Hanukah week eclipses Christmas this year, which presents a perfect excuse to visit Cecil’s in Highland Park for matza ball soup, giant Reuben sandwiches and a few slices of cheesecake. Open until 3 p.m. 

16. W. A. Frost and Company

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374 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-5715
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It doesn’t get much more fancy than the gorgeous spaces inside this historic Cathedral Hill establishment. Find a seat by the fireplace and fill a goblet with cheer starting at 4 p.m. 

17. Moscow on the Hill

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371 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 291-1236
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Eggnog is great and all, but have you had vodka? Moscow on the Hill will open for dinner service on Christmas ay, serving house-infused vodkas distilled by Wisconsin’s 45th Parallel Co. alongside bowls of borsht, caviar dotted blini and white Russian tiramisu. Did we mention vodka? 

18. Mickey's Dining Car

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36 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 698-0259
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The art deco railroad car diner serves breakfast all day, every single day of the year, in case Santa didn’t bring a dozen muffins to your house. 

19. The St. Paul Grill

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350 Market St
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-7455
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Reservations are strongly encouraged for the lovely restaurant inside the St. Paul Hotel. Christmas Day service will be a three-course pre-fixed menu that will include the popular wild rice soup, which is worth the price of admissions alone. 

20. Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant

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360 St Peter St
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 223-7000
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The popular Italian eatery in downtown St. Paul will open at 4 p.m. and offer a pre-fixe menu on Christmas day. The menu was being finessed at the time of publication, but wine - and good cheer – is certain to be flowing. 

21. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Woodbury

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9060 Hudson Rd
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 829-2623
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A movie and dinner on a cold winter’s day? What could be better than that? The Woodbury theater serves pizzas, burgers and more, all without leaving your seat. From time to time, chefs create themey menu items based on popular flicks. Do we dare hope for a Frozen II inspired cocktail?

1. ninetwentyfive (925)

925 Lake St E, Wayzata, MN 55391

Wayzata is so lovely this time of year, with snow gathering on the lake and lights twinkling everywhere. The sprawling restaurant in Wayzata’s Hotel Landing will be serving its regular menu on Christmas Day. 

925 Lake St E
Wayzata, MN 55391

2. Lela

5601 W 78th St, Minneapolis, MN 55439

The Bloomington restaurant has earned a stellar reputation for its weekend Not Your Basic Brunch Buffet. Christmas Day lands on a Wednesday this year, but Lela will be offering the brunch buffet regardless. Sleeping in? Lela’s dinner service starts at 5:00 p.m. 

5601 W 78th St
Minneapolis, MN 55439

3. The Lowry

2112 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Oysters and whiskey are always a good idea. Lowry will begin serving its regular menu, which also includes burgers, salads and much more, starting at 5 p.m. 

2112 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405

4. Quang Restaurant

2719 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

The iconic Eat Street Vietnamese spot will be serving steaming bowls of pho, fresh spring rolls and the rest of its beloved menu to anyone looking to cleanse their palate after a day of indulging on sugar cookies. 

2719 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

5. The Freehouse

701 N Washington Ave #101, Minneapolis, MN 55401

If you hurry, you might be able to reserve one of three igloos on Freehouse’s patio. These heated, festive bubbles fit up to eight people and come with a food and beverage minimum. 

701 N Washington Ave #101
Minneapolis, MN 55401

6. Monello

1115 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Located in the Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis, Monello will be serving breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., switching to a special Christmas menu from 11am - 7pm.

1115 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

7. Manny's Steakhouse

825 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Stellar hospitality, old-school elegance and heritage beef steaks await at Manny’s during regular business hours. An old-fashioned at the bar is also a must. 

825 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402

8. The Monte Carlo

219 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Old school elegance and charm with a huge glittering bar and dining room straight out of another era. Try an order of the iconic Beijing spiced wings or a classic chopped liver.

219 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

9. Betty Danger's Country Club

2501 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Betty Dangers is pulling out all the stops with its over the top, unapologetic Mary’s Christmas Palace. Bar and restaurant will open Christmas Day at 5 p.m. with festive cocktails, crackling fireplaces all the Christmasy music you can stomach. 

2501 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

10. Runyon's

107 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

This downtown hang-out is known for its award-winning wings recipe, which has been perfected over the last three decades. Serving wings, burgers and more starting at 5:00 p.m.

107 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

11. Giulia at the Emery, Autograph Collection

215 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Gulia offers a reawakening of dull, winter-weary senses, with lush greenery and floor to ceiling windows. Stop by for a gorgeous plating of octopus risotto - offered on Christmas day as a part of Gulia’s Feast of the Seven Fishes December 23 to 29. 

215 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

12. Nicollet Island Inn

95 Merriam St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

The stately dining room over-looking the banks of the Mississippi River is the perfect setting for an elegant pre-fixed dinner at the Inn. Reservations strongly encouraged. 

95 Merriam St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

13. Holy Land

2513 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Holy Land’s Central Avenue location is open 365 days a year, which, lucky for all hummus lovers, includes Christmas Day. Nosh on pitas, falafel and tabbouleh like they did in the olden days. 

2513 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

14. Urbana Craeft Kitchen & Market

3200 E 81st St #200, Bloomington, MN 55425

Located in the Hyatt Regency hotel near the Mall of America, Urbana Craeft Kitchen & Market’s focus is on locally sourced ingredients, including produce from its own garden and honey from rooftop hives. Let Chef Biswadeep Saha and his team do all the cooking while you sip on a Cinnamule or two. 

3200 E 81st St #200
Bloomington, MN 55425

15. Cecil's

651 Cleveland Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116

Hanukah week eclipses Christmas this year, which presents a perfect excuse to visit Cecil’s in Highland Park for matza ball soup, giant Reuben sandwiches and a few slices of cheesecake. Open until 3 p.m. 

651 Cleveland Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116

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16. W. A. Frost and Company

374 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

It doesn’t get much more fancy than the gorgeous spaces inside this historic Cathedral Hill establishment. Find a seat by the fireplace and fill a goblet with cheer starting at 4 p.m. 

374 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

17. Moscow on the Hill

371 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

Eggnog is great and all, but have you had vodka? Moscow on the Hill will open for dinner service on Christmas ay, serving house-infused vodkas distilled by Wisconsin’s 45th Parallel Co. alongside bowls of borsht, caviar dotted blini and white Russian tiramisu. Did we mention vodka? 

371 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

18. Mickey's Dining Car

36 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

The art deco railroad car diner serves breakfast all day, every single day of the year, in case Santa didn’t bring a dozen muffins to your house. 

36 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

19. The St. Paul Grill

350 Market St, St Paul, MN 55102

Reservations are strongly encouraged for the lovely restaurant inside the St. Paul Hotel. Christmas Day service will be a three-course pre-fixed menu that will include the popular wild rice soup, which is worth the price of admissions alone. 

350 Market St
St Paul, MN 55102

20. Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant

360 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102

The popular Italian eatery in downtown St. Paul will open at 4 p.m. and offer a pre-fixe menu on Christmas day. The menu was being finessed at the time of publication, but wine - and good cheer – is certain to be flowing. 

360 St Peter St
St Paul, MN 55102

21. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Woodbury

9060 Hudson Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125

A movie and dinner on a cold winter’s day? What could be better than that? The Woodbury theater serves pizzas, burgers and more, all without leaving your seat. From time to time, chefs create themey menu items based on popular flicks. Do we dare hope for a Frozen II inspired cocktail?

9060 Hudson Rd
Woodbury, MN 55125

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