Where to dine out on Christmas Day in Boston

Feast on holiday cheer at these restaurants keeping their doors open on Dec. 25.

A white table viewed from above, fulled with fish, meat, and veggie dishes and cocktails, with hands shown cutting into the meals.

South End restaurant Frenchie Wine Bistro will offer a prix fixe menu with holiday specials on Christmas Day.

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As much as we love a gingerbread baking sesh, often the season’s greatest joys come from someone else’s kitchen. Whether you want to take it easy or you’re treating a loved one to a luscious dinner, make sure to snag a reservation at these Boston restaurants serving holiday cheer on Christmas Day.

Ramsay’s Kitchen, 774 Boylston St. | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Reservations: Yes
A $65 ticket fills your plate with all the fixings of a homemade roast: prime rib, roasted veggies, and Yorkshire pudding, served with horseradish + beef jus.

Abe & Louie’s, 793 Boylston St. | 4-9 p.m. | Reservations: Yes
This standout steakhouse stacks specials high for the holidays. Good luck trying to choose between smoked trout pate with pickled shallots + cornichons ($19), baked pear and brie tarts ($18), and George’s Bank sea scallops, served with Anson Mills golden polenta, braised escarole, and lemon-brown butter ($48).

A restaurant with dark brown walls and cyrstal chandeliers overhead diners at table dressed with white tablecloths.

Abe & Louie’s will be open and serving holiday specials until 9 p.m. on Christmas Day.

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Joe’s on Newbury, 181 Newbury St. | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Reservations: Yes
Have an a la carte Christmas at Joe’s, where diners can start their evening with a prosciutto and fig flatbread with smoked gouda cheese ($17) or Blue Hill mussels ($19). Then choose from two mouthwatering main courses: Maine lobster ravioli with butternut squash, roasted Brussels sprouts topped with mushroom butter ($35), or a 12oz ribeye with a loaded baked potato, broccolini, and herb-hotel butter ($55).

Frenchie Wine Bistro, 560 Tremont St. | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Reservations: Yes
The South End restaurant has a prix fixe menu in place for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, complete with Duck A l’Orange, halibut dressed with white wine cream sauce, lamb shanks, and truffle cavatelli.

Artisan Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avery St. | Brunch: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner: 1-8 p.m. | Reservations: Yes
Opt for the restaurant’s standard brunch menu to start your holiday, or arrive later for a $79 prix fixe meal of lemon pepper Cornish hen, semi-boneless racks of lamb, or pan-seared Arctic Char.

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