Revel in Positano Coast’s festive atmosphere as you indulge in the Feast of the Seven Fishes.
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti Christmas Eve, 3-10:30 p.m.
Tradition reigns supreme at Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti, where a classic Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes ($45 per person) awaits on Christmas Eve. Swordfish served with clams and garlic foam, spaghetti with sea urchin and crabmeat, and baby Spanish octopus in San Marzano sauce are among the underwater favorites on the menu. For an additional charge, guests can enjoy the restaurant’s wine pairing ($80 per person), which includes Fiano Di Meo 2011 and Greco Di Meo 2012. Reserve a seat by calling Positano Coast at 215-238-0499. 212 Walnut St., 2nd Fl.
Add a wine pairing to your Christmas Eve menu for $69 per person.
10 Arts Christmas Eve, 5:30- 9:45 p.m.; Christmas Day, 2-7:45 p.m.
Celebrate at 10 Arts, the elegant restaurant within the iconic Ritz-Carlton, where new chef Nathan Volz’s three-course Christmas tasting menu ($45 per person) features lobster bisque, crispy duck breast, and a chocolate Yule log. Diners can also add a wine pairing with each course ($69 per person) or order off the a la carte menu. Call 10 Arts at 215-523-8273 to make a reservation. 10 Ave. of the Arts
The Wayne Hotel’s Paramour Restaurant provides a cozy setting for the holidays.
Paramour Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 12 p.m.
Tucked inside the picturesque Wayne Hotel, Paramour features modern American cuisine in an equally contemporary setting. In addition to an a la carte menu, Paramour has planned a special prix fixe ($65 per person) featuring holiday favorites. Fill up on creamy chestnut soup, sweet potato gnocchi, and braised short ribs, but be sure to save room for the chocolate ginger cake with vanilla ice cream and bourbon crème Anglaise in the dessert course. Reservations required by calling Paramour at 610-977-0600. 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
The lamb sholet is among the delicious dishes on Citron and Rose’s Christmas Day menu.
Citron and Rose Christmas Day, 12-8 p.m.
Known for its high-quality kosher fare, Citron and Rose doesn’t disappoint with its inventive Christmas menu. On Christmas day, the Merion eatery will offer dishes like lamb rillette, dry-aged rib eye, and duck leg confit with maple-glazed pears, kale, and oat porridge. Guests can also expect Jewish favorites, such as latkes, and house pastrami with pickles and mustard bread. Call Citron and Rose at 610-664-4919 to reserve your seat. 370 Montgomery Ave., Merion
The view from 37 floors above Center City can’t be beat on Christmas day.
R2L Restaurant Christmas Day, 3-8 p.m.
Seeing glittering city lights through 37th-floor windows is sure to put you in a festive spirit at chef Daniel Stern’s R2L Restaurant. The Christmas prix fixe ($65 per person) includes one appetizer per guest, family-style main courses and sides, and sweets for the table to share. Begin your meal with traditional French onion soup or shrimp and tuna ceviche before diving into roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, and baked flounder with fromage blanc gnocchi, crab, and spinach. Reserve a table by calling R2L at 215-564-5337. 50 S. 16th St., 37th Fl.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY POSITANO COAST (POSITANO); COURTESY THE RITZ-CARLTON (10 ARTS); COURTESY PARAMOUR (PARAMOUR); COURTESY MICHAEL PERSICO (CITRON AND ROSE); COURTESY R2L (R2L)