Whether you choose a formal, white tablecloth dinner, cheeseburger, egg rolls and stir-fries, French cuisine or Italian fare, Maine restaurants are open and ready to serve you on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For most of the following, reservations are recommended. Check back for updates.
4 Noble St. | 207-837-6565 | brunswickhotelandtavern.com
Christmas Eve: Open regular hours serving regular menu.
Christmas Day: 3-course menu served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; entrees include lobster Newburg and roasted turkey roulade, with figgy pudding among the dessert options. Adults $49; seniors $42; kids 12 and under $28. Special kid-friendly menu available.
41 Elm St. | 800-788-4823 | hartstoneinn.com
Christmas Eve: Seatings begin at 5:30 p.m.; prix-fixe, 5-course menu beginning with Maine lobster and winter squash risotto and ending with gingerbread souffle, $55.
Christmas Day: 5 p.m.; prix-fixe, 5-course menu beginning with rosemary seared lamb chops and ending with eggnog souffle, $55.
83 Bayview St. | 207-236-7008 | nataliesrestaurant.com
Christmas Eve: Open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., serving regular menu options, including 3-course prix-fixe menu; 7-course chef’s tasting menu and 5-course lobster tasting menu. Also offering lighter fare at the bar.
Christmas Day: 5-course Christmas Celebration menu, with seatings at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; vegetarian option available for each course; $85 per person.
40 Bowery Beach Rd. | 207-799-3134 | innbythesea.com
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Special a la carte menu served from 4 to 9 p.m.; entrees ($26-$38) include beef short rib with French onion risotto, balsamic roasted asparagus and cracked brie en croute, and swordfish loin with lobster creamed corn, rosti potatoes and Swiss chard
162 Main St.; 207-865-9377 | harraseeketinn.com
Christmas Day: Reservations for the historic inn’s annual Grand Holiday Buffet are all taken – and there’s a waiting list. But the inn’s casual and cozy Broad Arrow Tavern is open and serving its regular, a la carte menu from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. No reservations.
45 Main St. | 207-985-3351 | thekennebunkinn.com
Christmas Eve: Open from 4 to 8 p.m. with an a la carte menu that includes special holiday entrees, items from the restaurant’s regular menu and their signature lobster pot pie.
37 Beach Ave. | 207-967-2321 | whitebarninn.com
Christmas Eve: 4-course menu served from 5 p.m. includes a choice of appetizer, intermezzo, main and dessert, with offerings such as pan-roasted pheasant breast with lemon-braised artichokes and beef tenderloin with foie gras glaze; $115 per person; wine pairings additional.
Christmas Day: 3-course menu, seatings from noon to 7 p.m. Feast on dishes like roast goose, bison loin and traditional Christmas pudding; $97 per person; wine pairings additional.
200 Clay Hill Rd. | 207-361-2272 | clayhillfarm.com
Christmas Eve: serving from 5 to 7 p.m.; Christmas Day: serving from 1 to 4 p.m.; 3-course menu will be the same for both days, entrees include prime rib, lamb shank, lobster-stuffed haddock, $55.
Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St. | 207- 775-9090 | evesatthegarden.com
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Special a la carte dinner menu served from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. both evenings; entrees ($19 – $31) include herb-roasted turkey breast and and seafood cassoulet. Breakfast and brunch also offered on Christmas Day.
555 Congress St. | 207-761-0555 | fivefifty-five.com
Christmas Eve: The a la carte menu will be offered from 4 to 8:30 p.m., as well as a special Chef’s Tasting Menu for $70 per person (5 courses) or $90 per person (7 courses).
Westin Harborview Hotel, 157 High St. | 207-517-8831 | congresssquared.com
Serving a special 3-course menu from 5 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 2 to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day; entrees include whole roasted Cornish game hen, cast iron-seared scallops and sweet potato gnocchi; $65 per person. High-end add-ons such as oysters will also be available.
212 Danforth St. | 207-774-7604| No website
Christmas Eve: Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., serving the full menu until 3 p.m. Christmas Day: Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; offering a limited menu until 3 p.m.
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, 20 Milk St. | 207-774-4200 | theregency.com/twenty-milk-street
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Special a la carte menu served from 5 to 8 p.m. Entrees ($23-$36) include prime rib, pork osso buco, pumpkin risotto and swordfish.
45 Danforth St. | 207-775-688 | zenchinesebistro.com
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. for dine-in, takeout and delivery from the regular menu.
521 Route 1 | 207-883-9562 | anjons.com
Feast on antipasto, fried calamari, baked ziti and other Italian-American favorites on Christmas Eve until 8 p.m. and Christmas Day noon – 6 p.m.