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8 Restaurants That Still Have Seating For Christmas

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Alternatively, this map could have been titled Louisville's hotel, Asian and dive restaurants, but, well, SEO (it's surprising Asian restaurants are open though as the three kings are "of Orient"). And yes, this list of restaurants open on Christmas bares a remarkable resemblance to the restaurants that were open on Thanksgiving, because, well, Louisville. Don't get stuck eating in a manger, make your reservations now.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. English Grill

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335 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Modern meets traditional at the Brown Hotel with an appetizer buffet, served entrées (including choice of lobster and scallops, filet mignon or marinated loin of lamb) and a Viennese dessert display. $63 per person. Seatings at 12:30, 12:45, 1, 3:30, 3:45, and 4 p.m.

2. Vietnam Kitchen

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5339 Mitscher Ave.
Louisville, KY 40214
Because cliche's don't invent themselves, it's open (until 4:30 p.m). Price depends on dish.

3. The Oakroom

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500 4th St
Shelbyville, KY 40065
The Seelbach's flagship restaurant is serving breakfast and lunch with carving, omelet and waffle stations; fresh seafood; and desserts. $50 per person.

4. Eastern House

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5372 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville, KY 40216
502-448-6833
From a Facebook comment: "We hadn't planned ahead, found ourselves alone without food on Christmas and the only place open on Dixie Hwy was the Eastern House Chinese buffet. To this day, in spite of [my friend's] dementia, it is one of the few things she remembers. And fondly."

5. Sitar

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1702 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY
A call confirmed it'll be open 5-9:30 p.m. But seeing as its website—louisvillesitar.com—boasts, "We are located conveniently near downtown and Vanderbilt University," you might want to double-check that.

6. Kashmir Indian Restaurant

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1285 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
At least one person thinks Christ himself may have gone to Kashmir.

7. BLU Italian Grille

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280 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202
The restaurant at the Marriott Downtown will be open 12-4 p.m. with seatings on the hour.

8. Twig and Leaf

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2122 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
502-451-8944
There's a time and place for Twig and Leaf. And, if for you, that includes Christmas, well may 2013 be a better year.

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1. English Grill

335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
Modern meets traditional at the Brown Hotel with an appetizer buffet, served entrées (including choice of lobster and scallops, filet mignon or marinated loin of lamb) and a Viennese dessert display. $63 per person. Seatings at 12:30, 12:45, 1, 3:30, 3:45, and 4 p.m.
335 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

2. Vietnam Kitchen

5339 Mitscher Ave., Louisville, KY 40214
Because cliche's don't invent themselves, it's open (until 4:30 p.m). Price depends on dish.
5339 Mitscher Ave.
Louisville, KY 40214

3. The Oakroom

500 4th St, Shelbyville, KY 40065
The Seelbach's flagship restaurant is serving breakfast and lunch with carving, omelet and waffle stations; fresh seafood; and desserts. $50 per person.
500 4th St
Shelbyville, KY 40065

4. Eastern House

5372 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, KY 40216
From a Facebook comment: "We hadn't planned ahead, found ourselves alone without food on Christmas and the only place open on Dixie Hwy was the Eastern House Chinese buffet. To this day, in spite of [my friend's] dementia, it is one of the few things she remembers. And fondly."
5372 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville, KY 40216

5. Sitar

1702 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY
A call confirmed it'll be open 5-9:30 p.m. But seeing as its website—louisvillesitar.com—boasts, "We are located conveniently near downtown and Vanderbilt University," you might want to double-check that.
1702 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY

6. Kashmir Indian Restaurant

1285 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
At least one person thinks Christ himself may have gone to Kashmir.
1285 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

7. BLU Italian Grille

280 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
The restaurant at the Marriott Downtown will be open 12-4 p.m. with seatings on the hour.
280 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202

8. Twig and Leaf

2122 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
There's a time and place for Twig and Leaf. And, if for you, that includes Christmas, well may 2013 be a better year.
2122 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205