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Celebrate Christmas & New Year’s with Glenn’s Cafe

Celebrate Christmas & New Year’s with Glenn’s Cafe

Treat Yourself to Elevated Holiday Dinners from the Chefs at Glenn's Cafe

This holiday season, take a little stress off your plate and dine at Glenn’s Cafe. The historic restaurant in downtown Columbia puts on annual Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve dinners, and this year is no exception! In fact, thanks to a new Executive Chef and an elevated menu, this year will be even better than before. 


Glenn’s Cafe is a beloved and historically significant restaurant in Columbia, MO dating back to 1939 when it started as a small gas station diner. Since then, it has evolved into an upscale-casual dining destination serving Cajun-Creole and American-style dishes. It’s been frequented by Columbia locals, college students and alumni, and even stars like Brad Pitt, who worked at Glenn’s Cafe during his time studying at the University of Missouri School of Journalism! In addition to being a recognized local favorite, the approachable, yet classy atmosphere makes Glenn’s the ideal place to enjoy holiday meals.  


In fact, it was on the Fourth of July in 2017 when Chef Sam Sawyer first dined at Glenn’s Cafe with his wife. In 2020, just three years later, he joined the Glenn's team as the new Executive Chef. Sam has already left his mark by elevating the food and beverage program, adding his flair to the dinner and wine series, creating a full dessert menu, putting emphasis on making meals from scratch and enhancing plate presentation.


Sam will get to flex his creativity with innovative dishes during the holiday season, which will feature a special Christmas Day menu and a New Year’s Eve meal modeled after Glenn’s beloved dinner and wine series. Keep reading to learn what’s on the menu for this year’s socially-distanced festivities. 


Eat Out This Christmas With Glenn's Cafe in Columbia, MO

Forget painstakingly checking a ham in the oven and throwing together an entire meal ensemble just to face a pile of dishes at the end of the evening. With gatherings limited in size this year, now is the perfect time to grab your closest loved ones and treat yourself to a three-course meal prepared by the best in the business. 

Glenn's Cafe: 2020 Christmas Day Menu

This decadent menu will be offered from noon to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. Guests are also welcome to enjoy Glenn’s Cafe’s classic menus on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. While doing your last minute Christmas shopping, consider dining with Glenn’s, a beloved local restaurant in the heart of downtown Columbia! With limited seating available to accommodate social distancing measures, reservations will be key. Call Glenn’s Cafe to reserve your table today: (573) 447-7100. 

Ring in 2021 With a New Year's Eve Dinner at Glenn's Cafe

It’s probably safe to say we’re all ready to toast to a new year. What better way to do so than with a sophisticated seven-course meal and wine tasting in one of downtown Columbia’s most beloved restaurants? Yes, you heard us right — seven courses, an increase from prior years. Each will be paired with a wine hand-picked by a sommelier, who will guide guests through each course alongside Chef Sam Sawyer. Let’s dive in:


Hungry yet? Grab your suit or gown and enjoy an intimate and elegant night out at Glenn’s Cafe. Social distancing will be practiced by staff and guests, and tables will be spread out in the Tiger Hotel’s spacious ballroom. To keep the evening as safe as possible, the New Year’s Eve dinner will have limited seating and be accessible by pre-sold tickets, which you can order by calling the restaurant at (573) 447-7100.


Whether you visit Glenn’s on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day for brunch, we are confident the exquisite menus will make your end of the year celebrations special. For more information, contact Glenn’s today. The team can’t wait to see you and your loved ones come together this holiday season over delicious meals! 


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