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Traditional or not (look for pizza, sushi, pickles, and vegetarian options below too), there are plenty of places to enjoy a Feast of the Seven Fishes with your family this Christmas season. Visit restaurant websites or call for menu details, reservations, or to order take-out meals in advance.
Cry Baby Pasta
First Course- Lobster Arancini, Fried Calamari, Clams Casino, Salmon Rillettes, Shrimp Tortellini. Second Course- Grilled octopus salad, bitter greens, salsa verde, currants, capers. Third Course- Crab Tagliatelle, creamy red pepper sauce. Dessert Sampler- Chocolate Peppermint Budino, Ricotta Cannoli, Rainbow Cookie.
627 S. 3rd Stree
Christmas Eve Seatings 5:00pm and 7:30pm
$70 per person
Dolce Italian (in the W Hotel)
Feast of the 7 Fishes” will be served family style.
Course 1: Baccala Manticato (cod, roasted garlic, extra virgin olive oil, crostini)
Course 2: Choice of Arugula Salad (borlotti beans, arugula, radicchio, carrots, hazelnuts, lemon vinaigrette), Octopus Carpaccio (shaved fennel salad) or Ora King Salmon Crudo (chioggia beets, ginger, fennel, grapefruit, radish, fresno chilies)
Course 3: Choice of Spaghetti & Crab, Seafood Brodetto (monkfish, shrimp, clams, mussels, fregola sarda, crostini) or Bistecca Alla Fiorentina (bone-in ribeye, rosemary potatoes, salsa verde, bone marrow butter)
Dessert: Assorted Cookies for the table (cannoli, rainbow cookies, butter pecan balls, pignoli, pizzelles)
Available for dine-in on 12/24, 5:00 pm – 9:00pm
$85 per person, $65 optional wine pairing
Fully prepared and ready for take out, the menu includes options in various sizes for the whole family. Look for calimari, scallops, crab cakes, flounder, and much more.
Orders must be placed by December 21st.
1933 W. Moyamensing Ave.
Heavy Metal Sausage Co.
Heavy Metal Sausage Co. will host four Feast of The Seven Fishes dinners from December 20-23, with two seatings each night, featuring 13 dishes and dessert served family style at $100 per person.
1527 W. Porter Street
Reservations for all dinners can be purchased at http://heavymetalsausage.com/trattoria.
Izakaya by Yanaga (Feast of 7 Fishes Sushi Dinner)
Seven courses including dessert- Beau Solei Oysters, Hamachi Ponzu, Tuna Rice Crisps, Saba Nanban, Crispy Rock Shrimp, Chef Selection Maki, Chef Selection Sashimi. Include an additional Chef Selection Nigiri course for $5 per person.
Priced at $75 per person, Includes Complimentary by Yanaga Sake pour
Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23, 2022
Seatings between 5:00pm and 9:00pm
Regular also available during this time
1832 Frankford Ave.
Fishtown Pickle Project (Feast of the 7 Pickles)
Fishtown Pickle Project will partner with Paffuto Philly and Mural City Cellars to present the Feast of the Seven Pickles: Gabagool Edition. This year’s Feast will see a new menu featuring seven pickle-centric, Italian-themed small plates in collaboration with Paffuto Philly, the culinary team of Jake Loeffler and Dan Griffiths that serves up fine Italian eats and treats. The menu will include charcuterie, caprese, arancini, pasta, seafood and desserts utilizing locally sourced ingredients, along with innovative pickled fare.
There will be four timed seatings (90 minutes each), beginning at 5 p.m., with the final seating at 9:30 p.m.
Mural City Cellars’ pop-up location at 2146 E. Susquehanna Street in Fishtown.
Tickets are $55 apiece, with a 3-glass wine pairing option for an additional $20.
A portion of proceeds from all sales will benefit Philabundance on behalf of Preston & Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger on WMMR.
Fitz on 4th (Feast of the 7 Vegetables)
This family-owned and operated 100% vegan restaurant in Queen Village will offer a full 7 course prix fixe menu, with an optional wine pairing available. Courses include King Oyster Cioppino, Roasted Beet Spinach Salad, Edamame Dumplings, Tri-Potato Galette, Carrot Taco with Cranberry salsa, Portobello Slider, Butternut Squash Risotto.
December 23rd and 24th
$50/person and an additional $35/person wine pairing (optional)
743 S. 4th St.
Join Fork Restaurant for a Christmas Eve Feast of Seven Fishes, featuring dishes like caviar & buckwheat sable, monkfish terrine, whole roasted branzino and more!
Tickets are available now for just $105 pp.
306 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
December 24, 2022
First course: Insalata Baccala, Salted cod and marinated vegetables
Second course: Spaghetti con Vongole, Spaghetti and clams in a red sauce
Third and Fourth course: Merluzzo e Calamari Fritti, Fried Cod and Calamari
Fifth and Sixth course: Capesante Gratin e Gambero Inpastella, Scallop au gratin and a battered shrimp on top of arugula
Seventh course: Filetto di Branzino, Filet of Branzino with a white wine, chopped tomato & caper sauce
Eighth course: Dolce, Dessert
8 S. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-922-2803 (must call for reservations)
December 6 – December 30, Tuesday – Friday. Please note: La Famiglia is not open for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
$107.77 per person
Chef Marcie Turney & Valerie Safran’s Italian-American restaurant located in the heart of Midtown Village will offer their annual special Feast of The Seven Fishes menu. For more than five or so years, they’ve offered this menu during the holiday season and it’s become a guest favorite. The menu includes baked clams, warm seafood salad, fritto misto, octopus, shrimp scampi and others.
Christmas Eve, but they’ll be offering this special menu as option for guests Monday, Dec. 19th through Friday, Dec. 23rd
$50 per person and reservations are not required, but recommended.
1234 Locust St.
The Olde Bar
Back by popular demand! The Olde bar presents Chef Jose Garces’ twist on the traditional Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fish prix fixe tasting menu. Oysters & champagne, jumbo shrimp cocktail, tuna tartare, scallops & arugula, lobster ravioli, permaquid mussels fra’diavolo, whole grilled branzino, assorted desserts.
125 Walnut Street
Christmas Eve, December 24th
Seatings at 5:00pm and 7:00pm
$95 per person not included t/g
O Sole Mio
Seven Fishes tasting menu includes a variety of appetizers, salads, entrees and pasta dishes. Visit osolemioitaliancuisine.com for info.
Christmas Eve, tables available from 4 to 8pm.
On December 23, Executive Chef Matt Arcomone will showcase his family’s culinary tradition and bring you back to his childhood memories. Four courses, served family style.
640 N. Broad St.
$85 per person Plus Tax & Gratuity
$50 per person Optional Wine Pairing
A special three-course, prix fixe menu. Roasted Oysters: celery root puree, blood orange relish. Anchovy Toast: spicy goat cheese spread. Salt Cod Croquettes: black truffle aioli. Crab Pasta: House-made linguini with crab gravy and jumbo lump crab. Mixed Seafood Grill: shrimp, scallops, swordfish, potatoes, chimichurri. Grilled Broccolini: chili relish. House-made Tiramisu: espresso soaked ladyfingers
1516 Sansom St.
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th will be available $80 per person. Reservations are highly recommended either by calling Oyster House directly (215-567-7683) or via RESY. Seating will be available in bar area for walk-ins.
Popi’s Italian Restaurant
Create your own take out menu meal, with options including shrimp cocktail, clams casino, flounder, fried smelts, mussels (red or white), baked salmon, sauteed scallops, stuffed calamari, steamed clams, herb crusted tilapia, fried shrimp. Regular catering menu will also be available.
3120 S. 20th St.
215-755-7180 to order (must be in and paid for by December 18th, pick up no later than 2pm on Christmas Eve).
Positano Coast will be celebrating Christmas Eve with a traditional Feast of Seven Fishes which will showcase fresh fish, mussels, clams, shrimp, octopus and more. Plus look for Chef’s special a la carte menu will also be available for dine-in or take-out and take-out platters and specialties.
Seven fishes feast can be ordered ahead to pick up.
212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor
SliCE (Pizza of the 7 Fishes)
Pizza of the 7 Fishes features mozzarella topped with clams, mussels, shrimp, tuna, crab meat and sardine all sauteed with fresh olive oil and garlic, and topped with anchovies, fresh lemon and basil. Pizza of the 7 Fishes will be available until Christmas Eve (December 24th) in small, large and gluten free. The Dilks also brings back a family tradition for your family to share – Seafood Caesar with romaine, shaved parmigiano-reggiano, house-made Caesar dressing, sauteed shrimp and crab meat; featuring house-made croutons by special order.
From December 1 to Christmas Eve
Open on Christmas Eve Day and until early evening
Closed all locations for Christmas
Spasso Italian Grill
Dinner on Christmas Eve from 1:00pm to 8:00pm. Regular menu and Feast of Seven Fishes menu available.
34 S. Front Street