by Richard Gorelick
The Baltimore Sun
5:15 PM EST, December 21, 2012
Restaurants serving a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes menu, along with their regular menus, on Christmas Eve include Donna's (5100 Falls Road, 410-532-7611, donnas.com/crosskeys), Aldo's (306 S. High St., 410-727-0700, aldositaly.com) in Little Italy, Cinghiale (822 Lancaster St., 410-547-8282, cgeno.com) in Harbor East and Aida Cafe & Wine Bar (6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, 410-953-0500, aidabistro.com) in Columbia, which will be serving the seven fishes menu on Dec. 23 as well.
Grano Emporio (3547 Chestnut Ave., 443-438-7521, granopastabar.com/emporio) in Hamdpen is serving a special traditional Neoplitan Christmas Eve menu in addition to its regular men.
Restaurants offering fixed-price menus, usually along with regular menu options, include Pazo (1425 Aliceanna St., 410-534-7296, pazorestaurant.com) and Charleston (1000 Lancaster St., 410-332-7373, charlestonrestaruant.com), both in Harbor East.
Open for regular Monday service on Christmas Eve are Rocco's Capriccio (846 Fawn St., roccosinlittleitaly.com), Caesar's Den (223 S. High St., 410-547-0820, www.caesarsden.com) in Little Italy, downtown's Sotto Sopra (405 N. Charles St., 410-625-0534, sottosoprainc.com) and Ruth's Chris Steak Houses (serioussteaks.com), Petit Louis (4800 Roland Ave., 410-366-9393) in Roland Park, Regi's in Federal Hill, The Mt. Washington Tavern (5700 Newbury St., 410-367-6903, mtwashingtontavern.com), Kooper's Tavern (1702 Thames St., 410-563-5423, koopers.com) and Slainte (1700 Thames St., 410-563-6600, slaintepub.com) in Fells Point and Kooper's North (12240 Tullamore Road, 410-853-7324, koopersnorth.com) in Lutherville.
Again one of the most intriguing holiday options this year is Towson's Havana Road (8 W. Pennsylvania Ave., 410-494-8222, havanaroad.com), which will be serving a traditional Cuban Christmas Eve feast, including a whole roasted pig. Other non-traditional options are at the Ambassador Dining Room (3811 Canterbury Road, 410-366-1484, ambassadordining.com) in Tuscany-Canterbury, Akbar in Mount Vernon (823 N. Charles St., 410-539-0308, akbar-restaurant.com) and Columbia (9400 Snowden River Parkway 410-381-3600) and Darbar (1911 Aliceanna St., 410-563-8008, darbarbaltimore.com) in Fells Point.
Christmas Day dining options in Baltimore
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