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Where to Eat on Christmas

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If you plan to eat out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, there are at least 12 restaurants that are open and feature interesting menus and special treats from Boulder to Colorado Springs, in Denver, and all the way to Aspen. The listings are grouped by geographic proximity. Where available, specific links to the holiday menus are included under the website link for each restaurant.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. OAK at fourteenth

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1400 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-3622
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A Christmas Eve dinner will be featured from 5:30 to 10 p.m., serving a special three course menu for $65. Dishes such as pan-roasted gnocchi with royal red shrimp and meyer lemon butter and red wine-braised shortribs with rosemary whipped potatoes, roasted chestnuts, wild mushrooms, and cippolini onions will be featured. For reservations, call 303.444.3622.

2. Gaetano's

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3760 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-9852
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The Christmas Eve Dinner menu includes a lobster bisque, house-made seafood ravioli stuffed with salmon, shrimp, bay scallops, cobia and red bell peppers, as well as Colorado lamb shank braised with chianti, italian herbs fresh vegetables. The cost is $32 per person.

3. Elway's

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1881 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 312-3107
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On Christmas Day, Elway's will host a brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., as well as an afternoon & evening buffet from 4 p.m. until 8:30pm with live music- vocalists and guitar by Glenn Johnson.

4. TAG Restaurant

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1441 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 996-9985
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TAG will be open on Christmas Eve all day, from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

5. The Corner Office Restaurant

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1401 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-6500
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The Corner Office will host its annual “You Lucky Duck” Christmas meal inspired by the classic holiday movie, “A Christmas Story.” The special menu will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Day. The options include Peking style duck steamed buns with snow pea slaw and hoisin, duck drumsticks and duck fried rice.

6. The Brown Palace Hotel

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321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-3111
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Ellynton's at the Brown Palace Hotel offers a special Christmas buffet for $55 per person from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. while the Palace Arms will serve its own version of the buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $89 per person. Reservations are recommended.

7. Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar

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891 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-0100
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On Christmas Eve, Row 14 offers a three course dinner - first course, entree, and a shared dessert- for $30/person. Optional wine pairings are available for an additioanl $15 per person.

8. Olivéa Restaurant

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719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 861-5050
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A special three course menu is offered on Christmas Eve for $39 a person. Dishes like cauliflower soup with brown butter and breadcrumbs and grilled corvina sea bass with olive oil mashed potatoes and saffron glazed vegetables will be featured. Reservations are recommended.

9. Parallel 17

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1600 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 399-0988
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Doors will be open at this popular Vietnamese restaurant both Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Christmas Day from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The regular dinner menu as well as Kosher-style a la carte options will be available. Reservations are recommended.

10. Sketch Wine Bar

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11 West 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80223
(303) 484-9305
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11. El Diablo

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101 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 954-0324
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El Diablo will be open and will serve the regular food and drink menu on Christmas eve from 7 a.m. to 4 a.m. and on Christmas day from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Holiday specials will also be available.

12. Second Home Kitchen & Bar

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150 Clayton Ln.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 253-3000
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Join Second Home on Christmas Eve from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 4 to 7 p.m. for specials including a classic prime rib dinner and menu favorites. Or, wear your PJs on Christmas Day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and enjoy our pajama brunch with holiday movies, cookie decorating, brunch dishes, bottomless mimosas and the "do-it-yourself" Bloody Mary Bar.

13. Devil's Thumb Ranch

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3530 County Road 83
Fraser, CO 80442
Enjoy a three course menu for $59 a person that features many options, including white winter vegetable truffle soup, butter-poached lobster tail with tarragon butter, and chocolate hazelnut torte. An a la carte menu is also available.

14. The Broadmoor

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1 Lake Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 577-5770
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A heart-warming holiday dinner and show will include special performances by Broadway star Linda Purl, the 25 piece Broadmoor Pops Orchestra and The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, along with an appearance by Santa Claus.

15. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

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315 E Dean St, White River National Forest
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-3300
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On Christmas Eve, join the St. Regis in Santa’s Living Room for a special reading of the Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Santa Claus himself. After the reading Santa will also be available for holiday photographs. On Christmas Day, a brunch will be hosted in The Restaurant, along with a special appearance by Santa Claus. Children are treated to a Sundae Station and favorites such as Mac & Cheese and freshly baked Pizza. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost is $95 for adults and $39 for children. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 970.429.7373.

1. OAK at fourteenth

1400 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
A Christmas Eve dinner will be featured from 5:30 to 10 p.m., serving a special three course menu for $65. Dishes such as pan-roasted gnocchi with royal red shrimp and meyer lemon butter and red wine-braised shortribs with rosemary whipped potatoes, roasted chestnuts, wild mushrooms, and cippolini onions will be featured. For reservations, call 303.444.3622.
1400 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

2. Gaetano's

3760 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211
The Christmas Eve Dinner menu includes a lobster bisque, house-made seafood ravioli stuffed with salmon, shrimp, bay scallops, cobia and red bell peppers, as well as Colorado lamb shank braised with chianti, italian herbs fresh vegetables. The cost is $32 per person.
3760 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211

3. Elway's

1881 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202
On Christmas Day, Elway's will host a brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., as well as an afternoon & evening buffet from 4 p.m. until 8:30pm with live music- vocalists and guitar by Glenn Johnson.
1881 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202

4. TAG Restaurant

1441 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
TAG will be open on Christmas Eve all day, from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.
1441 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202

5. The Corner Office Restaurant

1401 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202
The Corner Office will host its annual “You Lucky Duck” Christmas meal inspired by the classic holiday movie, “A Christmas Story.” The special menu will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Day. The options include Peking style duck steamed buns with snow pea slaw and hoisin, duck drumsticks and duck fried rice.
1401 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202

6. The Brown Palace Hotel

321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Ellynton's at the Brown Palace Hotel offers a special Christmas buffet for $55 per person from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. while the Palace Arms will serve its own version of the buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $89 per person. Reservations are recommended.
321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

7. Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar

891 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
On Christmas Eve, Row 14 offers a three course dinner - first course, entree, and a shared dessert- for $30/person. Optional wine pairings are available for an additioanl $15 per person.
891 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202

8. Olivéa Restaurant

719 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
A special three course menu is offered on Christmas Eve for $39 a person. Dishes like cauliflower soup with brown butter and breadcrumbs and grilled corvina sea bass with olive oil mashed potatoes and saffron glazed vegetables will be featured. Reservations are recommended.
719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

9. Parallel 17

1600 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
Doors will be open at this popular Vietnamese restaurant both Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Christmas Day from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The regular dinner menu as well as Kosher-style a la carte options will be available. Reservations are recommended.
1600 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

10. Sketch Wine Bar

11 West 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80223
11 West 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80223

11. El Diablo

101 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
El Diablo will be open and will serve the regular food and drink menu on Christmas eve from 7 a.m. to 4 a.m. and on Christmas day from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Holiday specials will also be available.
101 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

12. Second Home Kitchen & Bar

150 Clayton Ln., Denver, CO 80206
Join Second Home on Christmas Eve from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 4 to 7 p.m. for specials including a classic prime rib dinner and menu favorites. Or, wear your PJs on Christmas Day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and enjoy our pajama brunch with holiday movies, cookie decorating, brunch dishes, bottomless mimosas and the "do-it-yourself" Bloody Mary Bar.
150 Clayton Ln.
Denver, CO 80206

13. Devil's Thumb Ranch

3530 County Road 83, Fraser, CO 80442
Enjoy a three course menu for $59 a person that features many options, including white winter vegetable truffle soup, butter-poached lobster tail with tarragon butter, and chocolate hazelnut torte. An a la carte menu is also available.
3530 County Road 83
Fraser, CO 80442

14. The Broadmoor

1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
A heart-warming holiday dinner and show will include special performances by Broadway star Linda Purl, the 25 piece Broadmoor Pops Orchestra and The Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, along with an appearance by Santa Claus.
1 Lake Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

15. The St. Regis Aspen Resort

315 E Dean St, White River National Forest, Aspen, CO 81611
On Christmas Eve, join the St. Regis in Santa’s Living Room for a special reading of the Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Santa Claus himself. After the reading Santa will also be available for holiday photographs. On Christmas Day, a brunch will be hosted in The Restaurant, along with a special appearance by Santa Claus. Children are treated to a Sundae Station and favorites such as Mac & Cheese and freshly baked Pizza. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost is $95 for adults and $39 for children. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 970.429.7373.
315 E Dean St, White River National Forest
Aspen, CO 81611

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