Celebrate Christmas Eve with a family-style dinner of Japanese comfort food from chef Shota Nakajima of Adana. Adana via Facebook
We all know the real reason for the season is holiday feasts, so here's our comprehensive guide to where to find nourishment from Noël to New Year's. From a Japanese Christmas Eve meal at Adana to a Hawaiian-themed New Year's bash to remember at Canlis, you'll find everything you need to plan the end of your year. Make sure to hurry and make your reservations before these restaurants fill up. For more festivities, check out our winter holidays and New Year's Eve calendars and our list of food and drink specials to try in December.

James Beard Award-nominated chef Shota Nakajima of Adana and his team have assembled a five-course family-style menu of Japanese comfort food, including shrimp, apple, and chestnut salad; grilled cod with winter squash; duck with artichoke and mushrooms; and Japanese cheesecake.

Chef Nathan Lockwood's acclaimed restaurant Altura will serve their annual dinner "celebrating our favorite holiday ingredients and flavors."

Bookstore Bar
In addition to their regular menu, Bookstore Bar will serve a hearty prime rib special with au jus, garlic whipped potatoes, and green beans.

Friday Harbor House
Escape to the San Juans for Christmas and try a six-course menu with optional wine pairing at Friday Harbor House.

Hotel Sorrento
Dig into dishes like porchetta with toasted sage Meyer lemon sauce, Beecher's mac and cheese, and roasted heirloom carrots at the swanky Hotel Sorrento's Christmas Eve buffet.

Lark's "celebratory evening full of good food and cheer" will consist of a three-course menu with an optional wine pairing, with choices like Kusshi oysters, Arctic char, Wagyu hanger steak, and gnocchi, with desserts like a red wine quince sorbet with cardamom chiffon cake and candied cranberry.

Revel in a "réveillon" (French for "long dinner"), with a traditional French feast of duck confit, cream of chestnuts and black truffles, monkfish and half lobster tail, and filet mignon, with a Bûche de Noël for dessert.

Miller's Guild
On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, in addition to their regular offerings, Jason Wilson's upscale downtown restaurant will serve a hearty, warming three-course menu with prime rib, shaved winter truffle mashed potatoes, Parmesan Brussels sprouts, and a choice of bread pudding or cookie skillet for dessert.

The downtown hotel bar will host its spin on the Italian feast of the seven fishes with a seven-course tasting menu with an abundance of seafood.

Chef Michael Mina's three-course Francophile feast includes options like foie gras with Little Gem lettuces, braised pork belly, roasted prime rib, black cod, clafoutis, and chocolate mousse.

Shaker + Spear
Shaker + Spear will host a traditional Italian "feast of the seven fishes," including salt cod beignets, charred octopus, Dungeness crab with sunchokes, and more.

Tarsan i Jane
In tribute to the grand tradition of Chinese takeout on Christmas Day, Tarsan i Jane will observe their annual custom of serving a ten-course tasting menu of Chinese staples "with a Valencian twist."

James Beard award-winning chef Maria Hines and Tilth executive chef Joel Panlilio's four-course dinner will be characteristically locally inspired with an organic focus, with choices like baby root vegetables, Kusshi oysters on the half shell, duck liver mousse, squash cannelloni, and smoked heirloom bean cassoulet, with Theo chocolate ganache cake, buttered rum crème brûlée, or espresso cashew cheesecake for dessert.

Tulio executive chef Walter Pisano will serve an Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes inspired by his family's traditions, with simple fishes dishes like salt cod, crab spaghetti, and scallop risotto served a la carte.


5 Point Cafe
Celebrate Christmas old-school-diner-style at the 5 Point, with a choice of rosemary garlic-crusted prime rib or a deep-fried turkey dinner, pecan chocolate or pear apple ginger pie from A La Mode Pies for dessert, and drink specials like a Kahlua chili chocolate White Russian or spiked peppermint hot cocoa.

Lost Lake
In addition to their regular menu, Lost Lake will serve familiar holiday staples like a turkey dinner, ham dinner, a vegetarian option, and brown butter pumpkin ravioli, plus sweet specials like pumpkin pie and peppermint milkshakes.

The prix-fixe at this sleek Argentinian-inspired grill will feature options like duck confit empanadas, Oregon pastured lamb, and prime rib, with bourbon maple carrot cake and a peppermint yule log with candied cranberry for dessert.

Ray's Boathouse and Ray's Cafe
Ray's Boathouse will serve a special holiday three-course dinner with salad, entree, and dessert, along with its usual dinner menu of dishes like Alaskan king crab legs, Dungeness crab toast, sablefish, and various desserts. Its sibling Ray's Cafe will offer its regular menu on Christmas Eve and a menu of "greatest hits" on Christmas Day as well as some seasonally inspired a la carte specials.

Salish Lodge
Salish Lodge will feature main dishes like tenderloin beef Wellington and other seasonal dishes, like acorn squash bisque, baby kale and pomegranate salad, and a cranberry-apple tart.

If you're looking for a more unconventional holiday meal, look no further than Shiro's nine-course holiday sushi dinner, which will include items like a Hokkaido scallop hand-roll and wild yellowtail.


Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar
Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar will serve a choice of Meyer lemon glazed arctic char, St. Helen's beef filet mignon, and Mad Hatcher Frenched chicken breast, with a choice of white chocolate peppermint crémeux or toasted "fruitcake" bread pudding for dessert.


The 5 Point New Year's Eve
The 5 Point will offer a complimentary champagne toast at midnight to clink as you take in the Space Needle from their toasty heated patio. They'll also have drink specials, like clementine cream mimosas and blood orange bourbon punch.

Ælder New Year's Eve
For the final meal of 2018, hyper-local Orcas Island restaurant Ælder, which uses ingredients sourced from its own farm, will prepare a five-course menu to celebrate the end of their season.

Treat yourself to an eight-course dinner with dishes like apple and turnip carpaccio, winter squash tapioca, and grilled cabbage created by Chef Shota.

Join Chef Eric for a special seven-course menu, plus appetizers and late-night snacks. 

Chef Emme will prepare a special New Year's Eve dinner beginning with hors-oeuvres and welcome drinks, followed by a five-course dinner featuring Afro Brazilian flavors inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Nilza Lessa and George Stone will provide live Bossa Nova and Samba stylings. 

Altura's decadent annual NYE tasting menu features caviar and truffles paired with fine champagnes. 

Ascend Steak and Sushi
Bellevue's swanky steakhouse and sushi bar will serve a prix-fixe menu with wine pairings and holiday cocktails.

Sip champagne cocktails along with light refreshments. Guests are guaranteed a (Hershey's) kiss at midnight.

Bramling Cross
Ethan Stowell's chic gastropub will offer a four-course feast that starts with shareable dishes like bruschetta with black cod, spiced ricotta fritters, and beef tartare for the table and a choice of duck breast, sea scallops, and Zabuton steak for the main course. There's also an option to upgrade the meal with Burgundy truffles for $15 or sustainable caviar for $20.

Brimmer & Heeltap
Enjoy a multi-course prix fixe menu with dishes like black-eyed pea fritters, roasted apples and pickled beets with homemade queso, smoky winter squash soup, and braised lamb shank.

Canlis, Seattle’s most famous fine-dining destination restaurant, continues to surpass itself each year with its notorious New Year’s Eve bash. A previous ski-chalet-themed soiree had hot tubs, real snow, and Saint Bernard dogs, while 2017’s glamorous 1950s-inspired affair boasted a period-accurate, Spady-family-approved re-creation of a mid-century Dick’s Drive-In. This year is no exception: The theme will be Hawaii, in tribute to founder Peter Canlis’s love of the islands. Never forthcoming with details, owners Mark and Brian Canlis have teased that there will be tropical fare, champagne, live animals, waterfalls, and “a hint of the unexpected.” To round out the celebration, they’ve enlisted aloha apparel outfitter Tommy Bahama to join them, and the Chris Norton Band will return to perform. The dress code is less Aloha Friday and more “island black tie”—it’s still Canlis, after all—so dress to the nines and prepare to dance the night away.

Canon’s thing is extravagance, and they do it well. For New Year’s Eve, the James Beard Award–nominated “whiskey and bitters emporium” is pulling out all the stops with a hedonistic feast that includes oysters, shaved foie gras, pan-roasted duck breast, king crab, triple-seared A5 Wagyu beef with black truffles, and nougat glacé, all paired with drinks. Cap off the luxurious meal with a hot Night Cap cocktail, made with bourbon, cognac, Marnier hemp milk, amaretto, and winter spice, or with some Canadian Club whiskey from 1970.

Serafina's cheeky little sister will offer a Mediterranean meal to close out 2018 in view of the fireworks, complete with winter chicories, spaghetti cacio e pepe with white truffles, veal osso buco, and hazelnut cake with blood orange mousse. A three-course menu will be available on the main level, with an exclusive four-course menu available on the mezzanine level after 9 pm.

Ring in the new year in style at Ethan Stowell's newcomer Cortina, with an amuse bouche of parsley root soup with speck ham and hazelnut followed by a four-course dinner that includes options for endive salad, pumpkin ravioli with truffles, Wagyu steak, grilled lobster, duck breast, and chocolate cinnamon mousse with blood orange.

Let live DJs carry you into the new year with a mix of classic R&B, old-school funk, and dance cuts. There will be party favors, a raffle, and lots of Moet Chandon champagne. 

Deep Dive
Renee Erickson's "dramatic and thoughtfully curated" new bar inside the Amazon Spheres will host a moody, sophisticated evening with house classic cocktails, champagne service, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.

Dino's Tomato Pie
Brandon Pettit's playful New Jersey-inspired pizzeria will host their "first annual world famous" New Year's Eve dance party, with DJ Amateur Hour, pizza, booze, and Miller High Life champagne bottles.

Eden Hill
Chef Maximillian Petty will prepare seven courses of his inventive New American fare, such as watercress veloute orbs, pig skin puttanesca, champagne sorbet, and dark chocolate big Ferrero Rocher drops, along with an optional wine pairing.

Goldfinch Tavern
Pop Moët & Chandon at Goldfinch Tavern's annual lavish bash, and tuck into a four- or five-course menu with caviar, beef tartare, foie gras, truffles, Wagyu beef, and other indulgences.

Heartwood Provisions
Spend the last night of the year filling up a five-course dinner comprised of scallop with blood orange and mountain rose apple, black cod, buttered poached lobster, and other decadent dishes paired with wine.

Hot Stove Society
Tom, Jackie, Pamela, and ET of the Hot Stove Society will start off the night with caviar, appetizers, and French sparkling wine, followed by a five-course dinner with dishes like white fish quenelles with lobster sauce and Gravenstein apple tarte tatin. The night will end at 11 pm so you can take in the fireworks if you'd like to, and Hot Stove Society will even send you home with French wafer cookies.

How To Cook a Wolf
The four-course dinner at Ethan Stowell's M.F.K. Fisher-inspired Queen Anne restaurant opens with burrata with fig conserva and bruschetta with Bosc pear and lardo, then moves on to three courses with choices such as bucatini guanciale and beef short rib with celery root puree.

Spend New Year's Eve eating chicory salad, shrimp dumplings, Wagyu duck, and a surely delicious as-yet-unannounced dessert.

The sparkling, irreverent L'Oursin's goes luxe for New Year's Eve with oysters on the half shell, poached leeks with wild mushrooms and a quail egg, pheasant broth with carrots and black truffle, tagliatelle with trout eggs and breadcrumbs, poached Columbia River sturgeon, and for dessert, a fancy take on Twix with shortbread, salted caramel ice cream, and chocolate.

Lark invites guests to celebrate with "twinkling lights, good food, lush wines, and fabulous friends" at their feast, which will include choices like Stellar Bay oysters, burrata, yellowtail crudo, truffled potato gnocchi, Meyer lemon parfaits, and caramelized quince tarte tatin.

Marine Hardware
At Marine Hardware in Ballard, begin your New Year's Eve by sharing Shigoku oysters, crispy pork rillettes, king crab salad, and Jerusalem artichoke soup, then graduate to tagliarini with truffle butter, sea scallops with Nantes carrot puree, and Moulard duck breast with celery root, maitake mushrooms, and huckleberry reduction, and end with assorted cookies and truffles for dessert.

At this romantic Francophile dinner from Maximilien with two seatings and menus available, you can dine on French classics like mushroom bisque and frog legs as the sounds of Rouge's jazzy Parisian cafe music play in the background.

Miller's Guild
On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, in addition to their regular offerings, Jason Wilson's upscale downtown restaurant will serve a hearty, warming three-course menu with prime rib, shaved winter truffle mashed potatoes, Parmesan Brussels sprouts, and a choice of bread pudding or cookie skillet for dessert.

Before New Year's merriment and a prosecco toast at midnight, settle in for a feast prepared by Chef Jessica Rudell. Shigoku oysters, porcini mushroom consomme, and foie gras are just a few things to look forward to eating. 

The Nest
Welcome the new year with open arms and a full belly at this luxe prix fixe dinner followed by an evening of music, merriment, and champagne toasting with Talib Kweli and live DJs.

No Anchor New Year's Eve
Feast on a six-course dinner prepared by Chef Jeffrey Vance, with an optional beverage pairing from Holy Mountain Brewing. 

Place Pigalle
Place Pigalle's multi-course menu will include amuse bouche, foie gras, salad, and a choice of sable fish or petite tenderloin, with hazelnut cannoli or blood orange caramel to top it off.

Jerry Traunfeld's fresh take on New Year's Eve dinner involves a charcuterie plate with lamb sausage, chicken liver mousse, and pig ear terrine; rosemary and olive oil braised short ribs; seared sea scallops and spiced pork belly; and Concord grape and rosemary sorbet.

Ray's Boathouse and Ray's Cafe
The seafood staple will offer "surf and turf specials" alongside its regular menu, as well as sparkling wines by the glass or bottle and stunning views. A regular menu and specials will also be available at the Boathouse Bar, no reservations necessary.

Table 47
Ring in the New Year with "live jazz, delightful drinks, a prix-fixe dinner, and a fun party atmosphere," and cap it off with the requisite bubbly toast at midnight.

Red Cow
The Madrona brasserie Red Cow will serve a cozy New Year's dinner with options for warm gougeres, smoked salmon mousse, a charcuterie board, smoked pork chop, gnocchi, and king salmon. There's also a Double R Ranch boneless ribeye with frites for two available for an additional $25 per person. 

Restaurant Homer
Ring in the new year with a comforting feast paired with wine. Bubbles will abound. 

Rione XIII
For their four-course menu, Roman-inspired Capitol Hill restaurant Rione XIII will serve starters like beef tartare and charred radicchio salad, second and main courses like bucatini alla gricia and grilled New York strip steak, and tiramisu ladyfingers, chocolate cinnamon mousse, or champagne sorbet for dessert.

RN74 will serve a five-course prix-fixe menu with highlights like Perigord black truffles and lobster, with optional wine pairings.

Serafina has been celebrating New Year's Eve each year for 27 years. This year, their elegant five-course prix-fixe menu includes ahi tuna tartare, lobster bisque, beef carpaccio, Dungeness crab risotto, braised beef short ribs, and lemon semifreddo.

Staple & Fancy
Start with fancy snacks like Dungeness crab and pig trotter arancini with taleggio fonduta for the table, then move on to three more courses, such as chestnut ravioli with brown butter, wood-grilled duck breast with celery root puree, and Snake River Farms Zabuton steak with Burgundy truffles. For even more decadence, you can add white Alba truffles for $25, sustainable caviar for $20, or wood-grilled foie gras for $18.

Super Bueno
Family-friendly Mexican restaurant Super Bueno will partner with locally owned Papa Bueno Tequila to serve up food specials and discounted Papa Bueno drink and shot specials.

Swedish Cultural Center
Feast on a Scandinavian smörgåsbord prepared by two visiting Swedish chefs, then grab a glass of champagne and watch the Space Needle's fireworks show.

Tarsan i Jane
Eat and drink your way into 2019 with a seven-course tasting menu and lots of champagne. 

Tavolàta Belltown and Tavolàta Capitol Hill
At both its Capitol Hill and Belltown locations, Tavolàta will serve a four-course meal, with appetizers for the table such as hamachi crudo and bruschetta, pasta dishes like rigatoni with spicy sausage and tomato, and main courses like strip steak, sea scallops, duck breast, and red wine risotto. The restaurant's signature lemon zeppole with chocolate ganache and salted caramel sauce is an option for dessert.

Ring in 2019 with Tilth's organic and locally sourced four-course meal, including baby root vegetables, celery root soup, squash cannelloni, and buttered rum crème brûlée.

Tutta Bella New Year's Eve
Nab a prime fireworks viewing spot at the South Lake Union location of Tutta Bella. You can either opt to make a reservation between 9 pm and 11 pm for a table, live music and and dancing prior to the pyrotechnics, or drop in before midnight. A complimentary champagne toast is included.

Urbane will start things off with a roasted delicata squash salad with creamy burrata and Holmquist hazelnuts, followed by herb-crusted New York strip loin and finished with a caramelized apple financier.

Walrus and the Carpenter
Nothing connotes luxury and celebration quite like oysters, so what better way to bid adieu to 2018 than with slippery bivalves at Renee Erickson’s acclaimed Ballard oyster bar? This year, the restaurant is serving a luxe four-course dinner, and offering a special cocktail list, wine, and nonalcoholic drinks along with caviar and champagne. Given Erickson’s knack for festive gatherings, it’s sure to be a convivial evening.


El Chupacabra Alki and El Chupacabra Greenwood
El Chupacabra will serve their full brunch menu so you can recover from your evening revelry with a pitcher of mimosas and a breakfast burrito.

Hollywood Tavern
Hollywood Tavern will serve their "brunch hack" menu of savory dishes like burgers and steak made suitable for morning consumption with the addition of eggs, plus drink specials like Bloody Marys and mimosas.

Ray's Boathouse
Make dinner on the first day of 2019 special with the view at Ray's Boathouse and a meal of house-smoked sablefish, pan-seared halibut, Alaskan king crab legs, and filet mignon, plus a selection of sparkling wines.

Ray's Cafe
Start 2018 off savory with bloody Marys and fish and chips.

Stoup Brewing
Drink beer, watch football, and soothe your hangover with a selection of free hearty stews and chilis made by Stoup Brewing owners Brad Benson, Lara Zahaba, and Robyn Schumacher, including traditional, chicken chile verde, red beans and rice, red pork pozole, and pork chile verde.

W Bellevue
All you can eat of the most important meal of the day, with unlimited pancakes, eggs, and bacon and a complimentary mimosa.


Bakery Nouveau
This year, the beloved bakery has reprised its holiday Bûche de Noël, featuring sponge cake brushed with coffee simple syrup, layered with dark chocolate mousse and vanilla crème madame with a raspberry mousse center, and topped off with coffee buttercream, chocolate bark, and chocolate mushrooms. Their holiday menu also has other holiday cakes, panettone, pies, artisan chocolates, and stollen, a classic German holiday bread—theirs is filled with candied citrus, cranberries, almonds, marzipan, and almond butter, and then dipped in rum butter and rolled in sugar.
Deadline: Order by Wednesday, December 19 to pick up between December 21 and December 24.

Coyle's Bakeshop
Rachael Coyle's adorable Greenwood bakery has brought back Christmas offerings for its December menu, including sticky toffee pudding, a Meyer lemon and cranberry meringue tart, pecan pie, pear galette, bake-at-home cinnamon rolls, and bake-at-home cream currant scones.
Deadline: Order by Monday, December 17.

Comadre Panaderia
Mariela Camacho's pan dulce pop-up is taking orders for their sprinkle cookies, besos (summer raspberry preserves sandwiched between soft cookies), chocolate chip pecan cookies, puerqitos (Mexican pig-shaped cookies with a mole-inspired spice blend), and the "puro pinche party box," a box with three of each cookie to share. There's also a coconut key lime pie and an orange cardamom concha.
Deadline: Order by Friday, December 21 at midnight for pickup on December 23 or 24.

Dahlia Bakery
Tom Douglas's bakery has you covered with all the baked goods you need for your holidays, including pies, tarts, breads, stuffing, quiche, croissants, yule logs, muffins, biscuits, cookies, and even a gingerbread decorating kit.
Deadline: Order online before 2 pm on Thursday, December 22 for pickup on December 24.

It's said that slurping soba noodles on New Year's Eve brings prosperity for the coming year, so Fremont soba restaurant Kamonegi is offering kits with two servings of fresh soba with dipping sauce for pick-up for $20 each. Shrimp tempura can also be added on for $4.
Deadline: Not listed, but order ahead to be safe. Call 206-632-0185 to pick up on December 30th and 31st.

Piroshky Piroshky
The Pike Place pastry purveyor's famous holiday kringle, made with a cinnamon-cardamom spice blend, orange peel, raisins, and a hint of cocoa, is now available for pick-up or delivery.
Deadline: Order online through December 20, 2018. Available for pick-up at all Piroshky Piroshky locations and PCC locations through December 26.

Rhein Haus
The Bavarian bier hall is slinging their own fruit-studded stollen for the holidays for $12 each.

R&M Dessert Bar
This Capitol Hill dessert shop has plenty of sweets available for all your entertaining needs on their holiday menu, including tarts, crisps, bread puddings, cakes, loaves, and specialty desserts like Japanese cheesecake and Ferrero Rocher cake.
Deadline: Order at least 48 hours in advance by calling 206-351-9993 or visiting R&M Dessert Bar.