Dine Out On Christmas In The Treasure Valley

Want to get out of the house on Christmas Day? Go! visit these restaurants.

Yes, most restaurants and other businesses are closed on Christmas Day for a well deserved and restful day off.

But, there are still quite a few places that, if you wanted, you could get yourself a well prepared Christmas dinner without having to do any of the work for it. Here are some of the best spots in the Treasure Valley to get a Christmas feast.

Cottonwood Grille

Known as one of Boise’s best high-end restaurants, Cottonwood Grille is serving Christmas Dinner starting at 4:00 pm on Christmas Day. With more than 200 wines to choose from, fresh seafood, locally raised beef and produce, Cottonwood Grille is sure to make your Christmas dinner an upscale experience. Tables are filling up fast so reserve yours here.

Richard’s Restaurant

Another fine dining establishment, Richard’s Restaurant will be open and is serving a special Christmas Eve Brunch & Dinner, as well as Christmas Day Dinner. A week later they will be celebrating New Year’s with a Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party! You can make reservations for all of the jubilation by going here.

Check out the menus Richard’s Restaurant has prepared for each of these events:

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year’s Eve

Richard’s Restaurant won’t let you down for some delicious, quality holiday meals.

Madhuban Indian Cuisine

Over on State Street near Glenwood is Madhuban Indian Cuisine. They will be open on Christmas Day during regular hours, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, then again from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Why not change your tradition up a little bit this year and, instead of eating Christmas ham or preparing a goose, fill up on some of the Treasure Valley’s best Indian food?


Arguably the fanciest martini bar and steakhouse in Boise, Chandler’s is open Christmas Day during regular hours to celebrate with you. Enjoy live jazz performances while you relax with a drink and an upscale steak or seafood dinner. A low-key night at Chandler’s is a relaxing Christmas you will want to make a tradition. Find them in downtown Boise at Hotel 43.

Goodness Land Mediterannean Grill

This family restaurant serves Mediterannean and Middle-Eastern dishes, all finely spiced and prepared to capture the most savory flavors you can imagine. Goodness Land will be open and waiting to serve your party on Christmas Day. You can find their dining room on Overland between Cole Road and Curtis Road in Boise.

Sushi Joy Asian Cuisine

This Christmas, when you are done with your morning coffee and your gift exchange, bring the family for some delicious Nigiri and Sashimi rolls down at Sushi Joy! 

Don’t like sushi? Don’t let the name of the restaurant sway you. They also serve all your favorite Chinese dishes, including all the soups, appetizers, beer, and wine options you could want for a delicious and relaxing holiday meal that will really hit the spot.

Kabob House

Kabob House is a family-owned Middle-Eastern restaurant with the finest authentic Persian dishes. Bring a large party and share a pot of their delicious black tea as the chefs create your meal with the knowledge and skill they use to joyfully feed their own families. Go! dine-in or order carryout from Kabob House this Christmas!

If you want to take all the food prep work out of Christmas this year, and put your relaxation switch fully in the on position, then let one of these awesome places take care of your meals this Christmas. You can’t go wrong when you Go! out local, even on Christmas!

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Adam Brimhall

Adam Brimhall

An expert at going out.