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17 Places to Eat Around Denver on Christmas Eve or Day

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Denver and Boulder-area restaurants abound with options for Christmas brunch, lunch, and dinner, as well as holiday eve meals. Established hotels from the Boulderado to Brown Palace host traditional dinners, while Mister Tuna starts a new Christmas tradition. Numerous establishments like Mario’s Ocean Club and Coperta embrace Italian custom and offer Feasts of the Seven Fishes. Read on for 17 options.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hotel Boulderado

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2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-4344
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A Christmas Day buffet starts at 11 a.m. and extends until 4 p.m. — complete with a 28-foot Christmas tree as the backdrop. The buffet features a garlic and molasses-rubbed prime rib, whole roasted leg of lamb, seared Arctic char, and winter vegetables. Reservations cost $65 per adult and $25 for children ages 4 through 12. Kids 3 and under eat for free.

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2. The Kitchen

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1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 544-5973
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All locations of the community restaurant will offer braised lamb shank and a stout gingerbread cake in addition to regular seasonal menu items from noon to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Reservations are encouraged.

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3. Jill's Restaurant

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900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 406-7399
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While the Christmas brunch is sold out, seats remain for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day candlelight dinners. Call the restaurant to reserve.

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4. Basta

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3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 997-8775
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Boulder’s wood-fired Italian restaurant Basta holds its Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, with reservations still available throughout the evening. The dinner costs $75 per person and consists of a tasting menu served family style.

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5. Mister Tuna

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3033 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 831-8862
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Mister Tuna hosts its own Festivus on Christmas Eve. The five-course dinner includes options from the land and sea like a crispy chicken thigh, lobster tagliolini, and Peking-style quail. Reservations, available at $88 per person, are required. To reserve, call the restaurant.

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6. Hearth & Dram

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1801 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-0979
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The set Christmas Eve menu includes options of appetizers, entrees, and dessert dishes — duck confit rillette, smoked prime rib, Maine diver scallop, a pistachio eclair, and black forest cake. Guest can enjoy the prix fixe menu for $55 per person.

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7. Kachina Cantina

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1890 Wazee St.
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-2728
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The restaurant adds a Southwestern flair to the standard Christmas Day dinner with pulled pork, fry bread, nopales salad, and a Mexican chocolate pecan pie. Call the restaurant to reserve.

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8. Urban Farmer Denver

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1659 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 262-6070
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This modern steakhouse hosts family-friendly service throughout the day on Christmas, as well as on Christmas Eve. Festive offerings include French onion soup, pan-seared quail, and a table-side Bananas Foster. Call the restaurant to reserve.

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9. Range Restaurant

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918 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 726-4800
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The restaurant invites diners to a decadent three-course holiday dinner on Christmas Day, available for $55 per person, at the Colorado National Bank building. Courses include smoked prime rib with a black garlic jus, roasted paddy pan squash, and strudel apple pie. Call the restaurant to reserve.

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10. Coperta

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400 E 20th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 749-4666
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The week before Christmas, December 18 to 24, Coperta invites diners to celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes with a special holiday menu, available for $59 per person. The three-course meal will squeeze in seven types of fish; dishes include a pappardelle with monkfish, fregola with mussels, and bacala agnolotti in arrabbiata. Call to reserve.

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11. The Nickel

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1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 889-2128
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The Nickel’s Christmas Day menu includes honey bourbon-glazed ham, prime rib, and vegetarian lasagna, alongside a roundup of traditional sides and desserts. Diners can select from an array of dishes for the first, second, and third courses, and share the sides family-style. Call to reserve; $69 per adult and $25 per child.

Brussel spouts also available on ChristmaS Day
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12. The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

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1401 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-6500
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Diners can head to the Corner Office to enjoy a classic Christmas buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featured items include potato au gratin, prime rib. gnocchi pomodoro, a porchetta carving station, and gingerbread cheesecake. Reservations start at $14.95 per child and $50 per adult. Call the restaurant to reserve.

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13. Brown Palace Hotel

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1730 Tremont Pl
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-3111
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The Brown Palace Hotel is a classic Denver destination around the holidays. Annual celebrations include the Christmas brunch and dinner at the Palace Arms. Holiday brunch starts at $70 and can include drink pairings, while the dinner starts at $125 per person for four decadent courses.

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14. Corinne

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1455 California St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 996-1555
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The restaurant at Le Méridien hotel prepares a three-course meal for Christmas Eve and Day, featuring a roasted butternut squash soup, roasted prime rib, and a ginger spice cake for $42 per person.

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15. Beast + Bottle

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719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 623-3223
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Couples can explore a ducked-out Christmas Eve menu prepared by chef Paul and including honey-lacquered duck breast and star anise confit leg, for $99. Call the restaurant to reserve.

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16. Departure Denver Restaurant + Lounge

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249 Columbine St
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 772-5020
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On either December 24 or 25, diners can enjoy the final days of Departure’s Peking duck dinner. The whole-roasted duck, presented table-side, comes with duck soup, Mandarin pancakes, and duck fat ice cream. The dinner serves two to four guests and is available for $100.

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17. Mario's Ocean Club

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560 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-3474
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This Christmas Eve, the new South Broadway seafood restaurant hosts a seven-course Feast of the Seven Fishes from 3 to 9 p.m. with dishes like anchovy bruschetta, frito misto, and clam chowder. The menu costs $54 per person with the option to add wine pairings. Call the restaurant to reserve.

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1. Hotel Boulderado

2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
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A Christmas Day buffet starts at 11 a.m. and extends until 4 p.m. — complete with a 28-foot Christmas tree as the backdrop. The buffet features a garlic and molasses-rubbed prime rib, whole roasted leg of lamb, seared Arctic char, and winter vegetables. Reservations cost $65 per adult and $25 for children ages 4 through 12. Kids 3 and under eat for free.

2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

2. The Kitchen

1039 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
The Kitchen [official]

All locations of the community restaurant will offer braised lamb shank and a stout gingerbread cake in addition to regular seasonal menu items from noon to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Reservations are encouraged.

1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

3. Jill's Restaurant

900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Jill’s Restaurant
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While the Christmas brunch is sold out, seats remain for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day candlelight dinners. Call the restaurant to reserve.

900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

4. Basta

3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
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Boulder’s wood-fired Italian restaurant Basta holds its Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, with reservations still available throughout the evening. The dinner costs $75 per person and consists of a tasting menu served family style.

3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

5. Mister Tuna

3033 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
Mister Tuna/Facebook

Mister Tuna hosts its own Festivus on Christmas Eve. The five-course dinner includes options from the land and sea like a crispy chicken thigh, lobster tagliolini, and Peking-style quail. Reservations, available at $88 per person, are required. To reserve, call the restaurant.

3033 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

6. Hearth & Dram

1801 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202
Hearth & Dram/Facebook

The set Christmas Eve menu includes options of appetizers, entrees, and dessert dishes — duck confit rillette, smoked prime rib, Maine diver scallop, a pistachio eclair, and black forest cake. Guest can enjoy the prix fixe menu for $55 per person.

1801 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Kachina Cantina

1890 Wazee St., Denver, CO 80202
Kachina/Facebook

The restaurant adds a Southwestern flair to the standard Christmas Day dinner with pulled pork, fry bread, nopales salad, and a Mexican chocolate pecan pie. Call the restaurant to reserve.

1890 Wazee St.
Denver, CO 80202

8. Urban Farmer Denver

1659 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202
Urban Farmer Denver/Facebook

This modern steakhouse hosts family-friendly service throughout the day on Christmas, as well as on Christmas Eve. Festive offerings include French onion soup, pan-seared quail, and a table-side Bananas Foster. Call the restaurant to reserve.

1659 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202

9. Range Restaurant

918 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
Range/Facebook

The restaurant invites diners to a decadent three-course holiday dinner on Christmas Day, available for $55 per person, at the Colorado National Bank building. Courses include smoked prime rib with a black garlic jus, roasted paddy pan squash, and strudel apple pie. Call the restaurant to reserve.

918 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

10. Coperta

400 E 20th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
Coperta/Facebook

The week before Christmas, December 18 to 24, Coperta invites diners to celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes with a special holiday menu, available for $59 per person. The three-course meal will squeeze in seven types of fish; dishes include a pappardelle with monkfish, fregola with mussels, and bacala agnolotti in arrabbiata. Call to reserve.

400 E 20th Ave
Denver, CO 80205

11. The Nickel

1100 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Brussel spouts also available on ChristmaS Day
The Nickel/Facebook

The Nickel’s Christmas Day menu includes honey bourbon-glazed ham, prime rib, and vegetarian lasagna, alongside a roundup of traditional sides and desserts. Diners can select from an array of dishes for the first, second, and third courses, and share the sides family-style. Call to reserve; $69 per adult and $25 per child.

1100 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

12. The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar

1401 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
The Corner Office [official]

Diners can head to the Corner Office to enjoy a classic Christmas buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featured items include potato au gratin, prime rib. gnocchi pomodoro, a porchetta carving station, and gingerbread cheesecake. Reservations start at $14.95 per child and $50 per adult. Call the restaurant to reserve.

1401 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202

13. Brown Palace Hotel

1730 Tremont Pl, Denver, CO 80202
Brown Palace Hotel/Facebook

The Brown Palace Hotel is a classic Denver destination around the holidays. Annual celebrations include the Christmas brunch and dinner at the Palace Arms. Holiday brunch starts at $70 and can include drink pairings, while the dinner starts at $125 per person for four decadent courses.

1730 Tremont Pl
Denver, CO 80202

14. Corinne

1455 California St, Denver, CO 80202
Corrine [official]

The restaurant at Le Méridien hotel prepares a three-course meal for Christmas Eve and Day, featuring a roasted butternut squash soup, roasted prime rib, and a ginger spice cake for $42 per person.

1455 California St
Denver, CO 80202

15. Beast + Bottle

719 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
beast + bottle/Facebook

Couples can explore a ducked-out Christmas Eve menu prepared by chef Paul and including honey-lacquered duck breast and star anise confit leg, for $99. Call the restaurant to reserve.

719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

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16. Departure Denver Restaurant + Lounge

249 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206
Departure/Facebook

On either December 24 or 25, diners can enjoy the final days of Departure’s Peking duck dinner. The whole-roasted duck, presented table-side, comes with duck soup, Mandarin pancakes, and duck fat ice cream. The dinner serves two to four guests and is available for $100.

249 Columbine St
Denver, CO 80206

17. Mario's Ocean Club

560 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Mario’s Ocean Club/Facebook

This Christmas Eve, the new South Broadway seafood restaurant hosts a seven-course Feast of the Seven Fishes from 3 to 9 p.m. with dishes like anchovy bruschetta, frito misto, and clam chowder. The menu costs $54 per person with the option to add wine pairings. Call the restaurant to reserve.

560 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

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