To quote a line from South Park "I'm just a lonely Jew at Christmas." And the running joke is that Jewish people eat Chinese food and go to the movies on Christmas because that's often all that is open.
I want a nice dinner that I don't have to cook for a birthday celebration.
Thanks! We get the NYTimes and the Tribune --I'll have to start reading the Trib more closely and getting the Journal on Friday. We found that St. Clair is open but I so underwhelmed with our one experience that we won't go back. Meanwhile my wonderful husband found that Bien Shur (not visited yet) is having more than a Christmas Brunch - they are open for dinner so we are booked in there. And thanks for pointing our Antiquity. We're just learning our way around.
Casinos! In 2007 we went to Bien Shur in Sandia Casino for a lovely dinner. They were a little understaffed (expected) so dinner was leisurely. Corn Maiden might be open. No guarantees if this is current: http://albuquerque.about.com/od/fooddrink/a/ChristmasDining.htm Christmas Dining in Albuquerque. They list some casinos and Rancher's Club.
Happy eating to all.
Okay, I realize this is DUKE City Fix, and you didn't ask about Santa Fe, but we just got back from a quick trip up there and a LOT of the restaurants we saw had signs up saying they would be open on Christmas. (This makes me very sad for their employees).
Anyway, thought I'd throw that out there in case you don't find a place here that appeals to you (unfortunately the Rail Runner won't be running on Christmas, and I can't even imagine actually have to DRIVE to Santa Fe anymore)