Barking Frog, 4–9
The Willows Lodge restaurant is prepping a special menu of buttermilk fried quail, steak tartare, oven roasted black cod, grilled Snake River Farms pork chop, Anderson Ranch rack of lamb, and more. Plates range from $8 to $48. Make your reservation online or by telephone at 425-424-2999.
BluWater Bistro, noon–9
The prix fixe bill comes with a squash soup or cranberry-walnut vinaigrette salad starter, two of three main dishes (turkey, prime rib, and ham) served with all the trimmings, and pumpkin pie. $30/adults; $13/children. To reserve a table at the Leschi location call 206-328-2233. For the Greenlake location call 206-524-3991.
Il Bistro, 5–10
The Pike Place Italian resto will be offering a four-course prix fixe menu in addition to their regular menu of gnocchi, lasagne with veal, butternut squash ravioli, veal scaloppini marsala, roasted chicken breast with crispy polenta, and more. Another toastworthy tidbit: the bar stays open until 2am Christmas Day. To reserve a table, go online or call 206-682-3049.
Palisade offers a straightforward three-course Christmas dinner. For starters, choose between a baby leaf lettuce salad and butternut squash soup garnished with roasted chestnuts; for entrees, order tenderloin with Dungeness crab and hollandaise or brined and smoked Cornish game hen. To reserve a table visit the Palisade website or call 206-285-1000.
Trellis, 6am–10am and noon–8
Trellis will open for breakfast and also a three-course supper. Dinner appetizers include frisee and citrus salad, Dungeness crab bisque, and winter squash soup. Among the entrees are filet mignon, house-made gnocchi with pesto and shaved goat cheese, roasted free-range pheasant, duck breast with watercress and branded cherries, and pan-seared salmon. Then for dessert, choose from a variety of holiday standards, including buche de Noel and rum raisin fruit cake. $59/adults; $24/children. To reserve a table call 425-284-4900 or book it online.