Christmas is a time for family and a time for friends.

It's also a time for limited restaurant availability.

Here's Philly.com/food's list of restaurants planning to serve Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day. Note that Philly's Chinatown will be very much open. Packed even. Many Asian restaurants in strip malls hither and yon will be open, too, as will the larger hotels that have restaurants.

Speaking of Asian restaurants: Han Dynasty in Cherry Hill is playing off the Jews-eating-Chinese-food-on-Christmas-Day meme by offering an 18-course feast ($25, or $35 with the seafood supplement). "Eighteen" has special meaning in the Jewish community, as it's symbolic of Chai, the Hebrew word for life.

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CHRISTMAS EVE

10 Arts, at the Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avenue of the Arts. A la carte dinner menu and a six-course tasting menu (5:30-10 p.m.) $110 per adult, $55 for children (4-12).


Alma de Cuba, 1623 Walnut St. Regular Menu, 5pm-9pm


Amada, 217-219 Chestnut St. Open for lunch and dinner until 9 p.m., with a special holiday tasting menu to complement a la carte offerings

American Sardine Bar, 1800 Federal St. Kitchen open 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., bar till 2 a.m.


Avalon Restaurant, 312 S. High St., West Chester . Open 5:30 - 10 p.m. Seven Fishes Feast $45 per person; $15 for children under 12. Child-friendly options available, as will a limited a la carte menu.

Avalon Pasta Bistro, 78 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown. Open 5:30 - 10 p.m. Seven Fishes Feast $45 per person; $15 for children under 12. Child-friendly options available, as will a limited a la carte menu.

Barclay Prime, 237 S. 18th St. Regular Menu., 5pm-10pm.


Benihana, 5255 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken, N.J. Open 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Regular menu.

Bierstube, 206 Market St. Open 5 p.m.-midnight.


Bistro St Tropez, 2400 Market St. Open 5:30 - 9:30pm with 5-course degustation menu  $49 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Add wine pairing with each course for $30. Or choose a 3 course menu for $38 (plus tax and gratuity) and add wine pairing for $18.


Blackbird Dining Establishment, 714 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, N.J. , Open: 4 -10pm with 5-course seven-fishes dinner or regular menu


Brandywine Prime, 1617 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa.: Serving dinner at 4pm-with the last seating at 9pm.


Buca di Beppo
(various): 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., regular menu


Buddakan, 325 Chestnut St. Regular Menu,   11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-9pm


Butcher & Singer, 1500 Walnut St., Regular Menu, 11:30am- 9pm

Casale Italian Restaurant & Steakhouse, 191 S. Newtown Street Rd., Newtown Square. Open at 4 pm; last reservation at 8 pm


Cavanaugh's Head House,  421 S. Second St. Open 11 am-2am

Chart House, 555 S. Columbus Blvd. Open 5-10 p.m.


Chez Colette at Sofitel Philadelphia, 17th and Sansom Streets:  Regular menu served, 6-11 p.m.

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, 1901 JFK Blvd. First seating is at 4pm - last seating is at 7:30pm


Citron and Rose, 370 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station. Open 5:30-10 p.m.


City Tap House at the Radian Balcony, 3925 Walnut St. Open for lunch and dinner until 9 p.m.


Continental Mid-Town, 1801 Chestnut St. Regular Menu, 10am-4 p.m., 5-10 pm.


Continental, 138 Market St. Regular Menu, 10am-4pm, 5pm-10pm


Cuba Libre, 10 S. Second  St: Open for dinner until 8 p.m.


The Dandelion, 124 S. 18th St. Open 11:30am-10pm

Duck Sauce, 127 S. State St., Newtown. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m.


Eat-a-Pita, 128 S.12th St. Open 11am-4pm


El Camino Real, 1040 N. Second St. Open  10am  till late


El Rey, 2013 Chestnut St. Open 11:30am-10pm


El Vez, 121 S. 13th St.  Dinner Menu all day: 11:30 am-10pm


Fat Jack's, 10090 Roosevelt Blvd. Open 10:30 a.m. -7 p.m.

Fat Jack's, 505 Old York Rd., Jenkintown. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Federal Donuts, 1219 S. Second St. and 1632 Sansom St.: Open until sold out or 3 p.m. at both locations.


Field House, 1150 Filbert St. Open till last call.


Fuji, 116 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, N.J. Open noon-6pm takeout only.


Garces Trading Company, 1111 Locust St. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Honey's Sit N Eat, 800 N. Fourth St. Open 7 a.m.-4 p.m.


Il Pittore, 2025 Sansom St. Open 5pm-9pm.


The Industry, 1401 E. Moyamensing Ave  Open for dinner 4 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Irish Pub, 2007 Walnut St., Open 11am - 2am with 3-course dinner menu ($13-$15)


Jones, 700 Chestnut St. Open: 11:30am-10pm

Kennett, 848 S. Second St. Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m.


Lacroix, 210 West Rittenhouse Sq:  Seatings begin at 5:30, last seating at 9:30 p.m.


Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge St, Lambertville, N.J. Limited reservation; regular menu; 4:30- 9:30 p.m.


Le Virtù, 1927 E. Passyunk Ave. Open till 10 p.m.


Legal Sea Foods - Terminal B/C, Phila International Airport: Regular menu, 5 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.


London Grill, 2301 Fairmount Ave.: Open for dinner with special holiday additions to the menu;  Bar menu available till 11 p.m.


McCormick & Schmick's Seafood, 1 S. Broad St. Open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St. Open until 2 a.m.

Midtown III, 25 S. 18th St. Open 24 hours

Milkboy, 11th and Chestnut Sts. Kitchen open till 11 p.m., bar till 1 a.m.


Morimoto, 723 Chestnut  St. Regular menu, 11:30am-2pm,  5pm-9pm


Novita Bistro BYOB, 1608 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19146: 4-10 p.m. regular menu

Paradiso, 1627 E. Passyunk Ave. A seven-fishes dinner ($70) served from 5pm. Llast  seating at 9:30 p.m.


Paramour, 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne.  Four-course prix fixe; 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. ($65 per person, wine pairing additional $30 per person)


Parc, 227 S. 18th St. Open: 7:30am-8pm.


The Plough & the Stars, Second and Chestnut Sts., Open: 11.30 am- 2am

Pod, 3636 Sansom St. Open: 5pm-9pm


Ponzios Diner-Bakery-Bar, 7 W. Route 70, Cherry Hill, N.J. Open 6:30am-9:00pm


Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti, 212 Walnut St. Open 11:30am - 10:30pm. Regular a la carte menu available or a 5 course menu for $55 for two to share (plus tax and gratuity)


R2L Restaurant & Lounge, 50 S. 16th  St. Open 11:30am -8 pm/bar menu until 9 pm


Rouge, 205 S. 18th St.: Lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.


Route 6, 600 N. Broad St. Open 4:30pm-9pm


Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square:  Holiday specials and regular menu (noon-8 p.m.)


South Philadelphia Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St. Kitchen open 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., bar till 2 a.m.

Stella, 423 S. Second St. Open 11:00am-9pm


Tavern 17, Radisson Warwick Hotel, 220 S. 17th St.:  Regular menu 6 – 11:00 a.m. and 5:30-10 p.m.


The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont, 42 W. 11th St., Wilmington, Del.: Prix-fixe menu: $88 per person. Seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Village Belle, 757 S. Front St. Open 2-8 pm with 4 course prix fixe menu $45.


Village Whiskey, 118 S. 20th St. Open for lunch and dinner until 8 p.m.


William Douglas Steakhouse, 941 Haddonfield Rd., Cherry Hill, N.J.: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. regular menu.

CHRISTMAS DAY



10 Arts, at 10 Avenue of the Arts. Ritz-Carlton Hotel. A la carte breakfast menu (7 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Four-course tasting menu (2-8 p.m.) $110 per adult, $55 for children (4-12).

American Sardine Bar, 1800 Federal St. Kitchen open 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., bar till 2 a.m.

Benihana, 5255 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken, N.J. Open 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Regular menu


Bourbon Blue,  2 Rector St. Open at 8 p.m.

 
Brandywine Prime, 1617 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa.: Serving dinner at 2pm with the last seating at 8pm.


Buca di Beppo (various): Open at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for dine in & Buca to Go, regular menu    


Buddakan, 325 Chestnut St. Regular menu,  4-9pm  

 

Cavanaugh's Head House,  421 S. Second St. Open 8pm-2am

Chart House, 555 S. Columbus Blvd. Open 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Chez Colette at Sofitel Philadelphia, 17th and Sansom Streets:  Five-course Prix Fixe menu, 2 – 8 p.m. ($64)    


Citron and Rose, 370 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station. Open 5:30-10 p.m.

Duck Sauce, 127 S. State St., Newtown. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fuji, 116 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, N.J. Lunch: 11:30-2:30, Dinner: 5:00-9:30


The Green Room at the Hotel du Pont, 42 W. 11th St., Wilmington, Del.: Christmas Breakfast Buffet (7 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Specialty Omelette, Chef's Crepe Station, and buffet display - $29 per person. Christmas Dinner (Seatings at Noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.)
Green Room Prix-Fixe Menu: $88 per person

Han  Dynasty, 404 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, N.J. 18-course tasting menu offered at 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. ($25 or $35 with seafood supplement).


Irish Pub, 2007 Walnut St., Open 4pm - 2am   


Lacroix, 210 West Rittenhouse Sq:  Booked up.


Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge St, Lambertville, N.J. Riverside Ballroom at the Inn, Christmas Buffet ($36.95 adults,
$17.95) 12 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Station Restaurant: A la carte menu, 11:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m  



Legal Sea Foods - Terminal B/C, Phila International Airport: Regular menu, noon-9 p.m.    

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood, 1 S. Broad St. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.


Midtown III, 25 S. 18th St. Open 24 hours

Novita Bistro BYOB, 1608 South St.: 4-10 p.m. regular menu    


Paramour
, 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne.  Four-course prix fixe;  noon-9 p.m. ($65 per person, wine pairing additional $30 per person)


Parc, 227 S. 18th St. Open: 10am-8pm.    


The Plough & the Stars
, Second and Chestnut Sts. Open: 11.30 am- 2am   


    
R2L Restaurant & Lounge, 50 S. 16th  St. Open 3-7 p.m. Christmas Day Supper w/ dessert buffet ($65 per person, $30 children 12 and under).




Schlesinger's Deli, 1521 Locust St. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square:  Holiday specials and regular menu (noon-9 p.m.)


South Philadelphia Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St. Kitchen open 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., bar till 2 a.m.


Tavern 17, 220 S. 17th St.:  Three-course dinner menu (only, not serving regular menu) noon–8 p.m. ($35 per person, $16.95 children 3-10)


   
William Douglas Steakhouse, 941 Haddonfield Rd., Cherry Hill, N.J.: Open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. In addition to regular menu, prime rib dinner for $32.99.