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The Best San Francisco Restaurants Open on Christmas 2016

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

Nightbird

Christmas Eve might be the perfect opportunity to make it into Kim Alter's tasting menu restaurant in Hayes Valley.

Cockscomb

This is the place for anyone dreaming of an especially carnivorous Christmas Eve dinner.

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Namu Gaji

Chef Dennis Lee prepares Asian-inspired cuisine with ingredients from the restaurant's partner farm.

Michael Mina

The chef's namesake restaurant is offering a special Christmas Eve three-course menu with options including roasted chestnut soup, butter-poached lobster and bûche de noël.

Locanda

This Italian restaurant is serving the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve.

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.

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