These Pittsburgh Restaurants Are Open Christmas Day
From hotel mainstays to international restaurants, we have you covered.
Whitfield, inside Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, will be open for Christmas Day for both brunch and dinner, as well as for bar service. While brunch will offer the typical house menu, Executive Chef Beth Zozula is whipping up a three-course, prix-fixe menu for Christmas dinner for $45 per person. Rib roast served with red wine jus and horseradish sauce with whipped potatoes and Brussels sprouts will be the center of the classic holiday meal. The full regular dinner menu will also be available. 120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty; 412/626-3090, whitfieldpgh.com
Spirits & Tales
Spirits & Tales, inside the Oaklander Hotel, will be open for its regular service hours for brunch, lunch and dinner on Christmas Day. Executive Chef Jessica Lewis will roll out her new winter dinner menu, as well as a few Christmas specials such as fried oysters with trout roe and paprika remoulade and sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce and lime creme fraiche. 5130 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland; 412/297-4080, spiritsandtales.com
The Commoner, part of Hotel Monaco, will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Christmas Day with its regular menus. Executive Chef David Racicot is also offering a four-course prix-fixe option for $45 per person. The menu will feature rosemary salt-crusted prime rib with bone marrow sauce with truffled mac and cheese, sweet & sour fried Brussels sprouts, creamed pearl onions and yorkshire pudding. Christmas cookies and passionfruit tart will top off the meal. 620 William Penn Pl., Downtown; 412/230-4800, thecommonerpgh.com
The Terrace Room
Inside the Omni William Penn Hotel, The Terrace Room will host a Christmas Day prix-fixe brunch from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $55 for adults and $27 for children. The brunch will be served buffet-style with stations for eggs, appetizers, bread service, meat dishes such as salmon wellington, side dishes and desserts. 530 William Penn Pl., Downtown, 412/553-5235, omnihotels.com
fl.2 at Fairmont Pittsburgh will be open for Christmas brunch and dinner with a special menu for the occasion including dishes such as lobster bisque, prime rib and linguine carbonara. 510 Market St., fl. 2, Downtown; 412/773-8848, fl2pgh.com
Brick Shop, the downstairs restaurant at TRYP Hotel, will be offering a prixe-fixe menu on Christmas Day for $48 per person. The menu will offer a choice of honey baked ham or prime rib with sides such as mashed potatoes, creamed greens and roasted carrots. Desserts will be from Casey Renee of Confections. 177 40th St., Lawrenceville; 412/687-8797, brickshoppgh.com
It will be business as usual on Christmas Day at these excellent international spots. Head to Chengdu Gourmet (5840 Forward Ave., Squirrel Hill; 412/521-2088, chengdugourmetpittsburgh.com) or Sichuan Gourmet (1900 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill; 412/521-1313, sichuangourmetpa.com) for a taste of Sichuan, Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi (5882 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill; 412/422-7188, sakurapgh.com) for Xi’an cuisine, Udipi (4141 Old William Penn Hwy., Monroeville; 412/373-5581) to sup on South Indian fare and Everyday Noodles (5875 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill; 412/421-6668, everydaynoodles.net) for Taiwanese dishes such as xiaolongbao.
A Pittsburgh Classic: Grand Concourse
The Grand Concourse and its bar, The Gandy Dancer, will be open on Christmas Day with special hours from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located inside the preserved grandeur of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station, this venue is a popular choice for Pittsburghers celebrating holiday occasions. In addition to its regular menu, there will be a few holiday features such as crab cake-stuffed salmon, double cut elk chop and bouillabaisse with crab, mussels, shrimp and scallops. 100 W. Station Square Dr., South Side; 412/261-1717, grandconcourserestaurant.com