Christmas Eve landing on a Sunday has got to be the goofiest thing we've seen in a minute. Shoutout to the tireless service industry members working on Sunday and Monday so you can have a holiday dinner. Tip accordingly.
Bakery Lorraine //
Bakery Lorraine has an assortment of different holiday themed desserts including chocolate-covered gingerbread men and ornament moon pies. The bakeries will also offer customers to place and pick up orders of specialty large pies and seasonal macaroons. Christmas Eve hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day. Multiple locations, bakerylorraine.com.
The Bin Tapas Bar //
Family driving you to drink? Get some vino at The Bin, which will be open until midnight on December 24 with $1 tapas specials. 511 E. Grayson St., (210) 994-8099.
Boiler House //
Boiler House will be serving holiday themed cocktails and dinner items on Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. to close. The restaurant will be closed on Christmas Day. Stop in for a gingerbread martini ($14), hot buttered Texas rum ($12). Dishes will include lemon chive crabcake with sweet pepper relish, achiote aioli, sunny quail egg ($15), Calamari Piccata with pan-roasted calamari, charred tomato concasse, capers, rapini and arugula ($21); eggnog pound cake with candied fruit and cocoa nibs ($8). 312 Pearl Pkwy., Building 3, (210) 354-4644.
Hotel Contessa's Las Ramblas //
Hotel Contessa is offering a pre fixe dinner menu on Sunday, Christmas Eve. The prix fixe menu includes three courses. $45, 306 W. Market St., (210) 229-9222.
Hotel Emma's Supper //
The restaurant will offer special holiday themed menu items on Christmas Eve including whole Bronzino grilled and stuffed with braised fennel, crab and lemon on toasted cauliflower puree with herb salad for dinner. $35, 5-10pm, 136 E. Grayson St., (210) 448-8300.
J Prime Steakhouse //
Fernando Davil will serenade your Christmas Eve dinner. $75, 6-9pm, 1401 N. 1604 W, (210) 764-1604.
Little Italy //
Order the chef's off-menu special osso buco served over risotto and get half off a glass of prosecco. 11am-8pm, 824 Afterglow St., (210) 349-2060.
Max's Wine Dive //
Select bottles of wine will feature holiday pricing on Christmas Eve. Bonus: From 6 to 9 p.m., guests will receive a free appetizer with every bottle of wine purchased. 340 E. Basse Road, Suite 101, (210) 444-9547.
Morton's The Steakhouse //
Morton’s The Steakhouse will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The restaurant is featuring Côte de Boeuf – a 36-ounce bone-in USDA Prime Ribeye brushed with garlic-herb butter for $110 and a steak and lobster special for $56. 4-9pm Christmas Eve, 2-9pm Christmas Day, Prices vary, 300 E. Crockett St., (210) 228-0700.
Range will keep regular hours throughout the holiday weekend (11 a.m.-10 p.m.). On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, enjoy the regular menu alongside specials, including the daytime petite filet and eggs with sweet potato hash browns ($38) or butter-poached lobster and hen eggs with sweet potato hash browns and béarnaise ($45); and dinnertime braised lamb shank, creamy Parmigiano polenta and horseradish chimichurri ($45). 125 E. Houston St., (210) 227-4455.
Rosella at the Rand //
The restaurant will be serving brunch on Christmas Eve from 9 am. to 3 p.m. Prices vary, 114 Houston St., (210) 595-1410, rosellacoffee.com.
Tre Enoteca //
The restaurant will open Christmas Eve for a four-course Feast of the Seven Fishes-inspired menu for only $37.50. Savor dishes such as blue crab fritters and lemon aioli; shrimp fra diavolo with bucatini pasta; and baccala with fregola and cacciucco “Tuscan seafood stew,” paired with wine for an additional $20. 4-10pm, 555 W. Bitters Road, (210) 496-0555.
Tre Trattoria //
The Italian fave will open with a full menu from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 4003 Broadway, (210) 805-0333.
Hotel Emma's Supper
// Supper will have cider and spiced roasted porkloin with apple marmalade, pickled mustard, blistered beans and almonds, parmesan and rosemary potato gratin for lunch and dinner. $35, noon-3pm and 5-10pm, 136 E. Grayson St., (210) 448-8300.
Hotel Contessa's Las Ramblas //
The hotel will host a Christmas Day brunch with a cold side of salads, oysters, shrimp and cheeses; a hot and savory side with slow-roasted flank steak, pecan grouper, bacon mac 'n' cheese or roasted pork loin; and a chef's carving station. Reservations are required. $55/person, $25/children ages 8-13, and children 7 and under eat free, 11am to 2:30pm, 306 W. Market St., (210) 229-9222.
The Rustic //
If you need to get out of the house and party with your primos, take note of The Rustic's "Drink the Tree" event with a Real Ale Fireman’s #4 from The Rustic’s original beer bottle Christmas tree for just $3 a bottle all night long. The restaurant/venue will also feature a limited menu of four tamal varieties including brisket, chicken tinga, pork carnitas, or roasted poblano and cheese. The restaurant opens at 6 p.m. 17619 La Cantera Pkwy., Suite 204, (210) 245-7500.
Christmas dinner as Sustenio means a three-course feast with choice of butter lettuce winter salad or honey roasted carrot bisque; sous vide prime rib, clove-spiced pork loin or red chile-grilled salmon; and finally eggnog crème brûleé or pecan pie tart. $52 plus tax and gratuity, 5:30pm, 18603 La Cantera Terrace, (210) 598-2950.