We can feel it in the air -- Christmas is almost here! And while we do love a good homemade feast, sometimes it's easier to let the professionals do the cooking, especially on the holidays where all you care about is when you're getting your next glass of egg nog. Oh, and your family and friends and spreading cheer and love, of course. Those things too.
From casual options and brunches to fancy four-course affairs, here is your Christmas 2014 Dining Guide:
Note: Don't forget to make your reservations quickly, as these spots are bound to fill up!
On Christmas Eve:
60 Degrees Mastercrafted
2300 Westheimer, 713-360-7757
Join this upscale grillhouse for an elegant 4-course prix fixe dinner on Chrismas Eve. For $75 per person, enjoy housemade duck prosciutto, lobster bisque, Cajun turkey with giblet gravy, and more. A limited a la carte menu will also be available. Reservations are from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Arturo's Uptown Italiano
1180 Uptown Park, 713-621-1180
This Italian restaurant will be offering their regular menu alongside a lobster tail, filet mignon, and sea scallop Christmas Eve special.
1103 S. Shepherd, 713-521-2239
Head to this stunning restaurant to indulge in a three-course menu complete with live music, and complimentary amuse bouche and egg nog for $52 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity. Feast on dishes like sausage-stuffed quail, seafood pot pie, and more.
13616 Memorial, 713-827-8008
This cozy French bistro will be open for a special three-course Christmas Eve dinner for $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. With open seating at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., feast on dishes like foie gras terrine, lobster tail à l'orange, herb-crusted rack of lamb, or seared duck breast. For dessert, choose between a lemon meringue tart with red berry coulis or a Christmas flavored chocolate mousse. More »