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The holiday season is just right around the corner.

If you're looking to celebrate Christmas or New Year outside the comforts of your own home, 

checkout our list of some of the best dining spots in the area.

From restaurants that boast scenic views, high quality steaks to japanese-korean dishes, 

the most difficult thing you'll ever do is deciding where to go!


Restaurants Open for Christmas and New Year on the Eastside

Bob Papke

A 25 year Sammamish / Eastside resident who loves to help others realize their real estate dreams...

A 25 year Sammamish / Eastside resident who loves to help others realize their real estate dreams...

Dec 3 5 minutes read


WHERE: 14506 NE 20th St, Ste 2 Bellevue, WA 98007

Social dining - spending time with friends and family - is what Gyu-Kaku (GEW-KAH-KOO) is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of “shared plates,” inspiring laughter, conversation, and good times. You can’t help it – with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. The staffs at Gyu-Kaku are friendly, leading you through the night with helpful suggestions.

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Beach Cafe

WHERE: 1270 Carillon Point Kirkland, WA 98033

Beach Café serves up cuisine featuring fresh ingredients from the Pacific Northwest region. Dine indoors or out on the waterfront patio (weather permitting) and enjoy your favorite cocktail and appetizers during daily Happy Hour.

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Barking Frog

WHERE: 14580 NE 145th Street Woodinville, WA 98072

It's difficult to say what is most appealing about the Barking Frog - the food, the wine, the atmosphere. All of the above earned this casual bistro featuring country fresh Northwest cuisine rave reviews. Honors have included "Restaurant of the Year", "Most Innovative Wine List" and "Wine Grand Award" awards, presented by the Washington Wine Commission. Delectable dishes entice guests to linger in the light-filled dining room or to gather around the fireplace. While in the summer, lunch and dinner are served in the courtyard.

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Vista Prime Steaks and Seafood

WHERE: 37500 SE North Bend Way Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Vista prime steaks & seafood is what you would expect in a world class restaurant, and more. With majestic views of the Snoqualmie Valley from every table, this intimate venue features modern Northwest cuisine. Using the freshest ingredients available from local farms, Chef de Cuisine John Glynn's menu features unexpected, high-concept dishes masterfully designed to engage the intellect and surprise the palate.

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Bin on the Lake

WHERE: 1200 Carillon Point Kirkland, WA 98033

Known for their exceptional wine list, they have over 40 wines by the glass in 1, 3 and 6 oz. pours, in addition to refreshing signature cocktail offerings. Best of all, Bin on the Lake is a relaxed and stylish wine bar that serves Happy Hour from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Located at the heart of Carillon Point on the shores of Lake Washington, their passion for serving good food and great wine is matched only by the view!

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

WHERE: 565 Bellevue Square Bellevue, WA 98004

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Bellevue, WA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. So, whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested, and private dining and off-site catering may be arranged.

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WHERE: 220 Kirkland Avenue Kirkland, WA 98033 

Trellis is a wine country style restaurant featuring innovative farm to table cuisine. It offers a hyper-local, robust menu that evolves with the seasons in providing only food and drink that celebrate small scale, artisan products at the height of their seasonal quality. Book your reservations now!

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Tokyo Steak House

WHERE: 909 112th Ave NE Ste 109 Bellevue, WA 98004  

Experience the excitement of Teppanyaki tableside grilling at Tokyo Steak House. This artistic and entertaining style of cooking is a favorite to the thousands of guests they have served since 2011 at their Bellevue restaurant. Fresh seafood, steaks, vegetables and rice are perfectly seasoned and grilled to order.

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