Along with most hotel dining rooms, a number of Twin Cities restaurants are open on Christmas Eve.
Along with most hotel dining rooms, a number of Twin Cities restaurants are open on Christmas Eve, including:
St. Paul's venerable Lexington Restaurant is serving lunch and dinner, then closing at 7 p.m. (1096 Grand Av., St. Paul, 651-222-5878, www.thelexongrand.com)
Bloomington seafood-er Blue Point Restaurant is serving lunch, with dinner until 8 p.m. The restaurant's Wayzata location will be closed. (4400 W. 78th St., 952-767-9711, www.bluepointrestaurantandbar.com)
Oceanaire Seafood Room is concentrating on dinner, 5 to 9 p.m. (50 S. 6th St., Mpls., 612-333-2277, www.theoceanaire.com)
Steak lovers can take refuge at the Capital Grille at lunch; dinner will be served until 10 p.m. (801 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-692-9000, www.thecapitalgrille.com)
Plan an early evening at pretty Tria Restaurant, Bar and Event Center, which will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. (5959 Centerville Rd., North Oaks, 651-426-9222, www.triarestaurant.com)
Downtown's new Copper Pot Indian Grill will offer its terrific buffet-style lunch, followed by its à la carte dinner until 10 p.m. (10 S. 5th St., Mpls., 612-331-5577, www.copperpotus.com)
For a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner (to 7 p.m.), drop in on Patrick's Bakery & Cafe. (2928 W. 66th St., Richfield, 612-861-7570, www.patricksbakerycafe.com)
Those with a taste for blazing Chinese fare can head to St. Louis Park's Little Szechuan, open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (5377 W. 16th St., 952-322-7671, www.littleszechuan.com) The restaurant's St. Paul location is open 3 to 9 p.m. (422 W. University Av., 651-222-1333)
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