10 restaurants that will be open Christmas Eve around Bellaire, West University

In addition to being open Christmas Eve, Cafe Leonelli is offering cookie decorating kits. (Courtesy Emily Chan)
In addition to being open Christmas Eve, Cafe Leonelli is offering cookie decorating kits. (Courtesy Emily Chan)

In addition to being open Christmas Eve, Cafe Leonelli is offering cookie decorating kits. (Courtesy Emily Chan)

Baked goods, Italian cuisine and barbecue are on the menu at these seven restaurants in the Bellaire and West University area that will be open on Christmas Eve.

Cafe Leonelli

5500 Main St., Houston. 713-714-3014. www.cafeleonelli.com

Christmas Eve hours: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cafe Leonelli is offering $20 festive cookie decorating kits. The restaurant will also be open on Christmas Eve.



Caracol

2200 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 160, Houston. 713-622-9996. www.caracol.com

Christmas Eve hours: 5-9 p.m.

The venue will serve its regular menu and nightly specials on Christmas Eve along with a full bar and wine list. Reservations are recommended.

Goode Company Armadillo Palace

5015 Kirby Drive, Houston. 713-526-9700. www.thearmadillopalace.com

Christmas Eve hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

The dance hall will be open along with two bars and kitchen serving all menu items.

Goode Company BBQ

5109 Kirby Drive, Houston. 713-522-2530. www.goodecompanybarbeque.com

Christmas Eve hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Serving its everyday menu, Goode Company BBQ will be open for its normal hours Christmas Eve.

Goode Company Seafood

2621 Westpark Drive, Houston. 713-523-7154. www.goodecompanyseafood.com

Christmas Eve hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Goode Company Seafood will be offering its full menu for dine-in or takeout.

Kenny and Ziggy's

2327 Post Oak Blvd., Houston. 713-871-8883. www.kennyandziggys.com

Christmas Eve hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

The delicatessen will be serving its normal menu, including sandwiches, salads and eastern European entrees.

Le Jardinier

5500 Main St, Houston. 713-714-3015. www.lejardinier-houston.com

Christmas Eve hours: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch), 5-10 p.m. (dinner)

Dinner consists of a five-course tasting menu for $150 per person.

Musaafer

5115 Westheimer Road, Ste. C-3500, Houston. 713-242-8087. www.musaaferhouston.com

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day hours: noon-midnight

The eatery will be open with a la carte services and a specialty spiced turkey mosaic on both Christmas Eve and Christmas day. A Christmas cake made from scratch-made plum cake, allspice rabdi, candied pumpkin and gingerbread will also be available. Reservations are encouraged.

Prego

2520 Amherst, Houston. 713-529-2420. www.prego-houston.com

Christmas Eve hours: noon-9 p.m.

Serving their regular menu along with a series of nightly specials, Prego’s will also have their full bar open.

Safina Mediterranean

6750 Main St, Houston. 713-422-2779. www.safinahouston.com

Open for dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Safina Mediterranean at the Intercontinental Hotel in Houston will be serving a three-course meal with an eggnog holiday drink option.