Have yourself a merry little Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends at the following four restaurants on Saturday, Dec. 24.
Empire State South: For guests saving their celebratory cooking for Christmas Day or others who prefer to dine out before evening services, this restaurant in Midtown will offer a seasonal three-course dinner with options such as prime strip loin, swordfish, risotto, eggnog brioche pudding, mocha crème brûlée and more. This festive dinner will be $60 – $80; seating reservations available until 8 p.m.
999 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-541-1105, empirestatesouth.com.
Biltong Bar: When you’re ready to refuel from last-minute shopping, head to this restaurant at Ponce City Market, which is known for its signature South African beef jerky and faves like a plate of oxtail and Boerewors hot dog, a beef sausage, bacon, sunny side egg and peri-peri aioli medley served on a roll. Biltong Bar serves lots of booze too.
675 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 678-515-0620, biltong-bar.com.
101 Steak: Two special dishes will be offered on Christmas Eve: a whole lobster stuffed with crab, mushrooms and cream paired with sliced Chateaubriand steak as well as sea bass bouillabaisse with scallops, shrimp, calamari, mussels, crab and clams, which is a nod to the Feast of the Seven Fishes. The restaurant will open at 4 p.m. with complimentary bar snacks including potato latkas with sour cream and apple sauce, pimento cheese and more.
3621 Vinings Slope S.W., Atlanta. 770-805-8855, 101steakatl.com.
il Giallo Osteria & Bar: To celebrate the Italian tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, chef Jamie Adams will intertwine fresh seafood specialties along with il Giallo’s signature handmade pastas culminating into a three course menu of shrimp, anchovies, smoked trout and lump crab; lobster and scallop tagliatelle; and red snapper with and sautéed artichokes. The regular menu will also be available. A seat at the table will be $45 per person.
5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-709-2148, ilgialloatl.com.