Where to eat Christmas Day and Hanukkah in BaltimoreBaltimore Post-Examiner

Where to eat Christmas Day and Hanukkah in Baltimore

I don’t know about you, but all I want for Christmas is Dim Sum from Ellicott City’s Asian Court in the morning and for the first day of Hanukkah, which falls on Christmas Day, brisket and potato latkes for dinner from Regi’s American Bistro in Federal Hill. Guess what, both are available, as is Italian fare at Sotto Sopra Restaurant in Mt. Vernon or Indian cuisine at Akbar Palace in Randallstown. Dare to be different and wear your PJ’s and you will get 20 percent off your tab at Blue Moon and Blue Moon Too in Fell’s Point / Federal Hill.

Below is a selection of restaurants that are open on Christmas Day / Hanukkah that I have arranged by neighborhoods. Your top hotel restaurants are listed with their hours and if the menu is ala carte or a prix fixe multi course menu. Note that the prix fixe prices exclude beverages, tax and tip – and you will be generous with a tip for those servers who have given up their holiday to make your’s special.

Season’s eatings and peas on earth!

Arundel Mills

George Martin’s Grillfire

Noon – 6 pm /last reservation 5:30

Prix Fixe Menu – check website for menu and pricing


410 799-2883



Myth & Moonshine

4 pm to midnight

Ala carte menu


410 777-55.02



B & O American Brasserie

Hotel Monaco

5 pm to 9 pm

Prix Fixe 3 Course Menu – $48 per person


443 692-6172


Royal Sonesta Harbor Court

11 am – 10 pm

Prix Fixe 3 Course Menu – $45 per person


410 234-0550 ext 3422


Ellicott City

Asian Court

*They have moved – new address

11105 Resort Road – Turf Valley Towne Square

10:30 am – 10 pm


Dim Sum from carts 10:30 am to 3pm

& ala carte authentic Chinese cuisine throughout


410 461-8388


Federal Hill

Blue Moon Too – 1024 Light Street

8 am – 2 pm

Ala carte menu -20% off if you dine in your pajamas


443 759-4907


Rachel’s New American Cuisine

554 E. Fort Avenue

New restaurant – expects to be open by Xmas Day



Regi’s American Bistro

10 am – 3pm specialty brunch menu- ala carte

10 am – 9 pm local holiday classics dishes – ala carte

For Hanukkah – Brisket dinner with potato latkes & apple sauce


410 539-7344

Fells Point

Blue Moon Café

8 am – 2 pm

Ala carte menu – 20% off if you dine in your pajamas


410 522-3940


Harbor East


The Baltimore Marriot Waterfront

Noon to 10 pm

Prix Fixe 3 Course menu – Adults $48-children under 12 $28


410 385-3000


Wit and Wisdom

Four Seasons Hotel

7 am – 11 am. Brunch – Adults $69 – children under 12 $39

2 pm – 8 pm Dinner – Prix Fixe 3 course menu – Adults $85 – children under 12 $40



Hunt Valley

Cinnamon Tree Restaurant

Hunt Valley Inn

5 pm to 9 pm

Prix Fixe 3 Course menu – $39.95 per person


410 785-7000


Mount Vernon

Sotto Sopra Restaurant

Noon to 10 pm

Ala Carte Menu


410 625-0534



Akbar Palace

Brunch noon to 3 pm

Dinner 5 pm to 10 pm

Ala carte – regular menu


410 655-1600


Russell Street – Stadium

Horseshoe Casino Restaurants



Szechuan House

10:30 am -10:30 pm

Ala carte menu


410 825-8181

About the author

Dara Bunjon

For Dara Bunjon if it is food, Dara Does It, in fact, that is the name of her company which offers creative solutions for the food industry the likes of public relations, marketing, social media, cookbook compilations, food styling, culinary events, networking and freelance writing. You will now find Dara applying her broad range of culinary skills as a food stylist for television chefs/cookbook authors the likes of Steven Raichlen, Sara Moulton, Nick Malgieri, and Nathalie Dupree. Dara Bunjon lives, eats, dreams and writes about food and isn’t hesitant to share her views and experiences about restaurants, culinary trends, recipes, cookbooks or even her childhood food memories. She has been on the food scene for too many years to mention. Known both in Baltimore and nationally, Dara Bunjon is a former member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs’ national public relations committee. In the past, she has written for Style Magazine, Foodservice Monthly, Mid-Atlantic Restaurant Digest, Urbanite and other sundry publications. Since 2004 she has maintained an award-winning food-related blog called Dining Dish. She co-authored her first cookbook Yum! Tasty Recipes from Culinary Greats in association with Studio Spear. And has written Baltimore restaurant reviews for Gayot.com Dara believes food is subjective; everyone’s taste is different and she enjoys bringing you to her table to commiserate and enjoy lively discourse. Considered one of Baltimore’s food influencers, you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @daracooks. Contact the author.

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