The Best Places To Get Christmas Dinner In Fort Worth, TX In 2022
Whether you’ve decided to try something different and not cook Christmas dinner this year or are looking for a Christmas Eve dinner location to take your in-laws, the Dallas/Fort Worth area has many great restaurants serving up festive meals in elegant settings. Some delicious dining options include hearty steakhouses, swanky hotel restaurants, and chef-owned, farm-to-table experiences.
Our team here at Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth has put together a list of some of the best restaurants in the Fort Worth area hosting Christmas dinners. Though most won’t have their Christmas menus listed online yet, here are some enticing restaurants that have been known to put on spreads that we think you’ll love.
Toro Toro by Chef Richard Sandoval
Toro Toro calls itself a pan-Latin restaurant since it serves a mix of Mexican and Peruvian cuisine. It has several locations around the world, including Miami and Dubai. And in Fort Worth, you’ll find it at 200 Main St. Last year, its set Christmas menu started with the Toro Toro salad with baby greens, beets, and apples. The entree was a roasted prime rib with sweet potato puree, pork tamales, and roasted corn. Keep an eye out for the 2022 Christmas menu and see what culinary delights will await you at the table.
Encina in Dallas is located at 614 W. Davis, Suite 100. Here you’ll find elegant, uncomplicated dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients focused on flavor. In the past, it’s been open for Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., serving a festive menu that included curry butter-poached lobster and rack of lamb with the regular menu items also available. Regular items include beer-battered catfish, New York strip or filet, and ricotta cavatelli with short ribs, mushrooms, and snap peas. Let’s see what seasonal specials Chef Matt Balke will serve this year.
The Commons Club at Virgin Hotels Dallas is an upscale restaurant located on the ground floor at 1445 Turtle Creek Blvd. Come here for sophisticated French cuisine with a Texas spin. It’s open for breakfast and lunch and serves a Christmas Eve dinner from 5 p.m to 10 p.m. The Commons Club will be open on Christmas Day and serve festive eats for those who want to partake, from brunch to dinner. The Commons Club also has a cocktail bar where you can toast the season with your near and dear before heading to dinner.
Rise Soufflé and Wine Bar
Rise Soufflé and Wine Bar is a French restaurant focusing on the most sublime of French cuisine items, the soufflé. It has two locations, one at 5360 W. Lovers Lane in Dallas and one at 5135 Monahans Ave. in Fort Worth. Rise is a quaint bistro and wine bar with attention to detail, charming touches, and wholesome food made with European methods. Come here on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for seasonal soups, festive specialty soufflés, and expertly selected cheese boards paired with wine from around the world.
For an upscale holiday dinner, check out Villa Azur at the W Dallas — Victory hotel at 2440 Victory Park Lane in Dallas’s Uptown. This fine-dining restaurant has an elegant chic dress code and offers a taste of the French Riviera in its decor and Mediterranean cuisine. Book a sumptuous Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner, or you can even order ahead to have a prepared Christmas dinner to take home. The chef’s holiday specials will be available along with the usual menu, which includes seafood, steaks, whole roast chicken, and fresh pasta dishes, such as spaghetti alla chitarra.
Dive Coastal Cuisine
Dive Coastal Cuisine is located at 3404 Rankin St. in Dallas. Its menu takes inspiration from around the world and uses local, organic, and grass-fed ingredients to construct flavorful meals. If you don’t want to spend all day prepping dinner this Christmas but still enjoy an excellent home-cooked meal with your family, check out Dive’s special holiday menu.
You can order your dinner for pick-up, and it comes in aluminum tins with instructions for how to bake or heat them. Choose herbed and brined turkey or seared beef tenderloin from the seasonal menu for your main, along with starters and sides.
Elm and Good
Elm and Good is an elegant and airy restaurant inside the historic Pittman Hotel located at 2551 Elm St. in Dallas. It offers American farmhouse cuisine from an open kitchen with a wood-fired grill. Last year’s Christmas Eve dinner featured tamales and turkey enchilada platters, so keep an eye out for which fun and festive theme will be unveiled this holiday season. Book a table for your Christmas Eve family dinner in the refined historical setting, or order ahead and take your dinner home with you, ready to eat.
If you want something extra special, book a table for Christmas Eve dinner at Fearing’s Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton located at 2121 McKinney Ave. in Dallas. It’s an award-winning restaurant by celebrity chef Dean Fearing, serving up his “Bold Flavors, No Borders” cuisine. You’ll be able to enjoy seasonal holiday fare during the Christmas period. Christmas Eve dinner isn’t to be missed, with such delights as cognac lobster bisque and lamb osso bucco appearing on the set menu. It’ll also serve a vegetarian Christmas Eve menu and an option for children.
If you’re looking for great Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner options, you’ll have plenty to choose from in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with its host of Latin, French, American, and seafood fine-dining restaurants.
Did this list whet your appetite and get you excited for Christmas dinner? Have you already started planning your holiday meals? At Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth, we’d love to hear if you’ve had Christmas dinner at any of the restaurants on this list and what you liked most about it. Contact us and let us know if there’s a particular restaurant or menu item that you’d recommend.