Where to eat in San Francisco on Christmas Day


Holiday Dinner

Preparing meals for friends and family on Christmas Day can be time-consuming. Why not go out instead and explore the Bay Area’s dining scene, for a change? The following restaurants are open for the holidays, serving a wide array of cuisines.

  1. Zingari Ristorante + Jazz Bar

    501 Post St.

    Zingari is serving meals on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A three-course menu is on offer for only $85. Guests can choose from their regular fare to vegan and gluten-free options.

    To reserve your table, call (415) 885-8850 or book online here.

  2. Sutro’s at the Cliff House

    1090 Point Lobos

    If you want a view of the Pacific Ocean on Christmas Day, there is no better place to dine than Sutro’s, a beautiful restaurant by the bay. They are open for Christmas reservations starting November 25. Book here or call (415) 386-3330.

  3. Biscuit and Blues

    401 Mason St.

    Live blues entertainment will surely liven up your Christmas Day. Biscuit and Blues in Theater District was established in 1995. It is one of the best live music venues in San Francisco.

    On Christmas Day, John Lee Hooker Jr. will be on stage at 7:00 PM onwards to perform funky takes on Gospel Christmas music. Enjoy this performance with Southern favorites, such as corn and shrimp fritters and hot wings.

    Book your table here or call (415) 249-7908.

  4. Cioppino’s

    400 Jefferson St.

    Located at the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf, Christmas Day at Cioppino’s is an undeniably San Francisco experience. Their doors are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with their regular menu featuring fresh, quality seafood on offer.

    Reserve ahead by calling (415) 775-9311 or click here.

  5. Farm at Carneros

    4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa

    Don’t restrict your Christmas Day options to just San Francisco− experience what the whole Bay Area has to offer. Head to Napa Valley for a delicious Christmas Day meal at Farm at Carneros.

    For $105 per adult ($42 per child), guests will be treated to a splendid five-course dinner that marries the holiday spirit and the tastes of Contemporary American fare.

    Call (707) 299-4480 or click here to book your table now.

  6. Sante

    Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, 100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma

    A Christmas meal at Sante, a Michelin-starred French restaurant housed in the luxurious Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, is the very definition of “treat yourself.”

    On Christmas Day, their tables will be decked out to serve a scrumptious Californian Christmas buffet showcasing classical French techniques from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Meals are $50 for children aged 6-12 and $135 for adults.

    Phone (707) 939-2407 to make your reservation.

  7. Bistro Vida

    641 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park

    Bistro Vida, a French bistro in Downtown Menlo Park, will be serving their regular menu on Christmas Day, for both lunch and dinner services. Dining here will be transporting yourself to the heart of Paris for the holidays.

    View their menu here and don’t forget to make your reservation ahead.

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