Christmas Eve Dinner
My husband and I like to go out for dinner every Christmas Eve and have found that generally you need to go to a restaurant that is in or affiliated with a hotel; everywhere else is closed. So, high-end places that fit this bill are Citronelle (Lantham Hotel), Cityzen (Mandarin Oriental), Bistro Bis (The George), Bourbon Steak (Four Seasons), etc. However, restaurants like 1789 in Georgetown are famous for their Christmas Eve celebrations. If you're thinking of going there however- call right now! Regulars make their reservations for the following year when they are leaving the restaurant!!!
15 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007