Try pronouncing boeuf bourguignon...or just point on the menu.

Christmas is but a few weeks away, and between all the shopping, obnoxious traffic, and standing in line for Santa, you may or may not have had time to think about where to eat in general, let alone over the holiday weekend itself. No big thing. Every week from now until the big day, we will present you with a round of holiday dining options. And it won’t all be Chinese food.

Aqua by El Gaucho
What: Specialties from the fresh sheet menu include pan roasted Maine lobster courtesy executive chef Steve Cain.
When: December 24 from 5 to 8
How much: $70–$150
Reservations: Call 206-956-9171

Tilth
What: A four-course menu includes a little bit of everything: fish, meat, vegetarian options, and for dessert bourbon pecan pie.
When: December 24 from 5 to 10
How much: $85 with an extra $40 for wine pairings
Reservations: Call 206-633-0801 

Altura
What: Among the standouts on chef Nathan Lockwood’s six-course tasting menu: agnolotti, pheasant confit with black truffle butter and crispy sage.
When: December 24 from 3:30 to 7:30
How much: $105 with an extra $65 for wine pairings
Reservations: Call 206-402-6749

Palisade Restaurant
What: Special holiday entrees include poached lobster tail and grilled beef tenderloin.
When: December 25 from noon to 9
How much: Prices vary (no prix fixe)
Reservations: Call 206-285-1000

Cutters Crabhouse
What: Prime rib and crab-stuffed lobster tail are two items on the holiday bill, which will soon be posted online
When: December 25 from noon to 7
How much: Prices vary (no prix fixe)
Reservations:
Call 206-448-4884 

Le Grand Bistro Américain
What: A Fête de Noël with a three-course French-inspired menu including that winter warmer, boeuf bourguignon.
When: December 17–20 from 5 to 7
How much: $30
Reservations: Call 425-828-7778