Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Providence, RI

Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Providence, RI
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If you find yourself in Providence over the Christmas 2016 holiday weekend and aren’t planning on attending a dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, or don’t feel like cooking a traditional Christmas Day breakfast, we’ve got you covered. This article includes a list of five popular Rhode Island restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (in no particular order), to help you find a great meal no matter what time of year it is.

#1 – Jacky’s Waterplace Restaurant

200 Exchange Street, Providence

An Asian fusion restaurant offering Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese cuisines among others. Jacky’s boasts beautiful views and an elegant ambiance sure to fit any occasion. A 2015 Open Table Diners’ Choice winner, the food and atmosphere are sure to impress.

#2 – India Restaurant

1060 Hope Street, Providence

Voted “Best Indian Restaurant” for more than 12 years, this restaurant’s menu includes seafood, meat, poultry, and vegetarian dishes sure to please almost anyone. India Restaurant also offers a Christmas Day brunch buffet for $19.95 per person that includes a variety of dishes, such as Kale Cucumber Salad, Vegetable Samosas, an assortment of naan breads, as well as Tandoori style roasted chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala. They are still accepting reservations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

#3 – McCormic & Schmick’s Seafood

11 Dorance Street, Providence

Fresh seafood, pastas, meat, and poultry dishes make up this restaurant’s consistently updated menu. McCormic & Schmick’s also features a seasonal menu made up of fresh, local seafood and produce, and is located in the Biltmore Hotel. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

#4 – Centro Restaurant and Lounge

One West Exchange Street, Providence

Located in the Omni Providence Hotel, Centro Restaurant and Lounge features a wine list with great selection as well as excellent Italian cuisine. They are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for both lunch and dinner, and still taking reservations.

#5 – Public Kitchen and Bar

120 Francis Street, Providence

Public Kitchen offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus depending on the time of day. Traditional pub fare such as wings and burgers are a staple on their dinner menu, which is supplemented by international dishes like Kimchi and spicy Thai noodles. The breakfast menu offers classics, including Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, and Old Fashioned Oatmeal. They are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and are accepting reservations for both.

Whether you’re skipping Christmas, don’t celebrate, or are just plain tired of cooking every year, Providence has the solution. With a variety of different restaurants staying open over the holidays, it’s easy to find what you’re craving. Indian, Chinese, Thai, seafood, and the classic combination of burgers and fries are all available to you this Christmas, so why not break tradition and have a delicious meal out?



Open Table web site,, last accessed December 22, 2016.