Houston Restaurants Open Christmas 2016

Skip the Chinese takeout or preparing your own Feast of the Seven Fishes

The tree is trimmed, your stockings are stuffed and all the gifts are wrapped (or the movie showtimes have been selected, if that's more your style). And now you're exhausted. With all of the travel, shopping and prep of the holidays, no one would blame you if you wanted to skip cooking a Christmas feast. Whether you're looking for a way to cut down on your holiday workload or just need somewhere to grab dinner after your annual trip to the theater, here are our top recommendations for restaurants that are open on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day—or both—in Houston.

The Pass

The fine dining section of this dual-concept space is hosting a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve.

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

A steak dinner after opening presents sounds like a perfect way to cap off the day.

Rainbow Lodge

This game-heavy restaurant features antelope loin and a grilled elk chop on the menu—just don't tell the kids that elk are related to reindeer.

Radio Milano

Go to this Italian spot on Christmas Eve to carbo-load for the long day ahead.

Harold's in the Heights

Known for its Southern and Creole cuisine, this spot is regularly deemed one of the best restaurants in Houston.

Check out the full list of recommendations here.

Also, if you're planning to eat out during the holiday, be sure to call ahead for a reservation so you won't be wandering the cold streets acting like a hangry Scrooge.