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Dining out for Christmas? Book soon

Mike Sutter

It's time to make plans for dining out Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Here's an early list of possibilities. Call for hours and reservations. If you have recommendations, especially for Christmas Day, please e-mail msutter@statesman.com. I'll be updating this list on my Forklore restaurant blog at www.austin360.com/forklore.

- Mike Sutter

Christmas Eve

Barton Creek Resort & Spa (8212 Barton Club Drive. 329-7923, www.bartoncreek.com)

Blue Star Cafeteria (4800 Burnet Road, C-300. 454-7827, www.bluestarcafeteria.com)

Chez Zee American Bistro (5406 Balcones Drive. 454-2666, www.chez-zee.com)

Ciola's Italian-American Restaurant (Feast of the Seven Fishes at 1310 S. RM 620. 263-9936, www.ciolas.com)

Driskill Grill (604 Brazos St. 391-7162, www.driskillgrill.com)

Eddie V's (9400-B Arboretum Blvd., 342-2642; 301 E. Fifth St. 472-1860, www.eddiev.com)

1886 Cafe & Bakery (614 E. Sixth St. 391-7066, www.1886cafeandbakery.com)

European Bistro (111 E. Main St., Pflugerville. 512-835-1919, www.european-bistro.com)

Fonda San Miguel (2330 W. North Loop Blvd. 459-4121, www.fondasanmiguel.com)

Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant (by reservation only at 10901 N. Lamar Blvd., 490-1426, www.fortuneaustin.com)

Green Pastures (811 W. Live Oak St. 444-4747, www.greenpasturesrestaurant.com)

Hudson's on the Bend (3509 N. RM 620. 266-1369, www.hudsonsonthebend.com)

Jack Allen's Kitchen (opening this month at 7720 W. Texas 71, www.jackallenskitchen.com)

Katz's Deli & Bar (618 W. Sixth St. 472-2037, www.katzneverkloses.com)

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue (401 W. Second St. 494-1500, www.lambertsaustin.com)

Luby's Cafeteria (seven area locations; www.lubys.com)

Marie Callender's (9503 Research Blvd., 349-7151; 5601 Brodie Lane, 899-1000, www.mariecallenders.com)

North (11506 Century Oaks Terrace in the Domain. 339-4400, www.foxrestaurantconcepts.com/north.html )

Opal Divine's (Freehouse, 477-3308; Marina, 733-5353; Penn Field, 707-0237; www.opaldivines.com)

Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar (1400 S. Congress Ave. 291-7300, www.perlasaustin.com)

Restaurant Jezebel (914 Congress Ave., 499-3999, www.restaurantjezebel.com)

Rocco's Grill (900 RM 620 S., 263-8204, www.roccosgrill.com)

Roaring Fork (10850 Stonelake Blvd., 342-2700; 701 Congress Ave., 583-0000, www.eddiev.com)

Ruth's Chris Steak House (107 W. Sixth St. 477-7884, www.ruthschris-austin.com)

Sagra (1610 San Antonio St. 535-5988, www.sagrarestaurant.net)

Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina (1206 W. 38th St. 419-7482, www.santaritacantina.com)

Simplicity Wine & Eats (4801 Burnet Road. 553-4844, www.simplicitywinebar.com)

Thai Spoon (3720 Gattis School Road, Suite 400, Round Rock. 512-733-2233 www.thaispoonrestaurant.com)

Threadgill's (301 W. Riverside Drive, 472-9304; 6416 N. Lamar Blvd., 451-5440, www.threadgills.com)

III Forks (111 Lavaca St. 474-1776, www.iiiforks.com)

Torchy's Tacos (all four locations until 3 p.m. www.torchystacos.com)

Trio at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin (98 San Jacinto Blvd. 685-8300, www.fourseasons.com)

Truluck's (400 Colorado St., 482-9000; 10225 Research Blvd., Suite 400, 794-8300, www.trulucks.com)

Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin (3401 S. Interstate 35. 744-4838, www.wyndhamaustin.com)

Christmas Day

Barton Creek Resort & Spa (see above)

European Bistro (see above)

Green Pastures (see above)

1886 Cafe & Bakery (614 E. Sixth St. 391-7066, www.1886cafeandbakery.com)

Katz's Deli & Bar (see above))

Luby's Cafeteria (8176 N. MoPac Blvd. (Loop 1) location only, 346-6040)

Marie Callender's (9503 Research Blvd. location only, 349-7151)

Thai Spoon (see above)

Threadgill's (see above)

Trio at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin (see above)

Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin (see above)