Christmas Dinner

While Santa’s busy climbing down chimneys delivering presents, get out of the house and enjoy dinner at one of San Francisco’s classic restaurants. Many spots are featuring prix fixe and holiday menus, perfect for Christmas Eve or a Saturday dinner date.

Espetus Churrascaria

1686 Market Street

Open for dinner 5:00 to 11:00pm

Offering a $54.95 prix fixe all-you-can-eat Brazilian Rodizio menu that will include a gourmet salad bar with fifteen to twenty items, hot side dishes and twelve to fourteen varieties of skewered meat carved tableside.

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757 Market Street

Open for dinner 5:00 to 9:00pm

Offering a three-course plated dinner menu at $95 for adults with optional $35 wine pairings, and $30 for children. Menu will include duo of beef: strip loin, smoked and braised short rib, BBQ glaze with broccoli rabe, black kale and a baked potato puree, with bacon and cheddar cheese; slow-cooked wild salmon with parsnip puree, baby winter vegetables, horseradish and dill, preserved Meyer lemon veirge; dark chocolate cake with crystallized mint and house-made mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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La Folie

2316 Polk Street

Open 5:00 to 9:30pm

Serving a $130.00 six-course prix fixe menu with main course choices of pan-seared wild striped bass with leek fondue, bone marrow custard, and short rib jus or Roasted Millbrook Farms venison with farro risotto, braised red cabbage, and huckleberry sauce.

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McCormick & Kuleto’s Seafood Restaurant

900 North Point Street

Open 11:30 AM to 9:00pm

Serving an la carte menu with holiday specials including wild Coho salmon in a crispy crepe with leeks and a Madeira truffle sauce ($31.95); lobster ravioli with exotic mushrooms and tarragon cream sauce ($23.95); espresso mousse in a chocolate tulip cup; and peppermint cheesecake ($8.95).

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Palio D’Asti

640 Sacramento Street

Open for dinner 6:00 to 9:00pm

Serving an a la carte menu plus a $75.00 “Feast of Seven Fishes,” a traditional Italian Christmas Eve meal. Menu to include crab-stuffed devilled eggs; ahi tuna tartar, house-cured white anchovies and grilled sardines a’scapece; fried Monterey squid, smelts and octopus croquettes with lemon; pan-roasted scallops, lemon, escarole, sea urchin, toasted sesame Seeds; wood-roasted PEI mussels with Sicilian sea salt; steamed Manila clams with garlic, parsley, white wine and Calabrese chilies; a volcano of black squid ink risotto with seafood ‘lava’ beneath a cloud of sheep’s milk ricotta; a pie wedge of a whole wheel of baked swordfish, served with a trinity of sauces; Swiss chard and garbanzo beans cooked with salt sod and garlic; traditional Christmas brioche bread pudding laced with brandy, cinnamon and nutmeg; and house-made Limóncello.

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1015 Battery Street

Open for dinner 5:30 to 10:30pm

Serving a $65.00 three course prix fixe menu with a glass of cava and entrée choices of roasted chicken with parsnips, sunchoke, chestnuts, and mushrooms; steamed Pacific rockfish with spinach and fried garlic vinaigrette; seared duck filet with braised romaine, and huckleberry sauce; Bluenose seabass with Brussels sprouts, bacon, quince, and browned butter froth; or roasted lamb chop and sausage, with braised fennel and cumin-date relish.

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