If you’re wanting to enjoy a delicious meal with family this Christmas without all the mess in the kitchen, we gathered a list of restaurants you can go to on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.
Omni Scottsdale Resort
Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale is offering both a Christmas Day Brunch and a Christmas Day Dinner at their restaurant Prado. A traditional brunch will be served Monday, December 25th, 7am – 1pm at Prado, featuring an omelet station, waffles, fresh sliced fruit and smoked salmon as well as a la carte items such a Eggs Benedict. The cost is $60 for adults, $35 per child 6-12, children 5 and under are free. Christmas Day Dinner at Prado will include a four course prix-fixe menu made up of holiday classics and delicious house-made desserts. Seatings are available from 3pm to 8:30pm. The cost is $95 for adults, $35 per child 6-12, children 5 and under are free. To see the full menus visit omnihotels.com. Call 480.627.3111 to make a reservation.
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Celebrate the holiday with a spectacular buffet dinner overlooking the city lights at the AAA Four Diamond Different Pointe of View restaurant in Phoenix. Serving Christmas Day Dinner on December 25, noon to 7pm, Different Pointe of View will feature carving stations, traditional Christmas dishes, a seafood display and an assortment of desserts. Pricing is $64.95 for adults and $34.95 for children ages 10 and under, with advanced reservations required. For reservations, call 602.866.6350 ext. 7200. Pointe In Tyme will offer a comfortable and cozy Christmas Day Dinner buffet, served on December 25th, noon to 6pm. Dishes will include roasted prime rib and turkey, braised short ribs and a variety of side dishes and desserts. Pricing is $51.95 for adults, $46.95 for seniors, $24.95 for children ages 10 and under, with reservations suggested. For reservations, call 602.866.6348, ext. 7900.
For Christmas Day Dinner, Sanctuary’s acclaimed elements restaurant in Scottsdale will feature breathtaking views of Paradise Valley as well as an unforgettable four-course dinner by executive chef and Food Network Star Beau MacMillan. Served from noon to 8pm at $105 per person, plus tax and gratuity, menu highlights will include escargot potpie; roasted California squab with foie gras risotto; crab stuffed petrale sole; prime New York strip; cranberry apple gallette; and jivara milk chocolate mousse. Children ages 6-12 dine for $25; ages 5 and under dine free. To see the complete menu and to make reservations, visit sanctuaryaz.com.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Gather family and friends to celebrate this joyous holiday in the Palomino Ballroom at the Princess in Scottsdale for Christmas Day Brunch. Chefs from Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar and Ironwood American Kitchen will each bring their own special culinary talents and themed menus to the table. With so much variety, there is sure to be something for everyone! Adults are $95, children $40 and children 5 and under eat free (with paying adult). Reservations required by calling 480.585.2694.
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar at Hotel Sheraton Grand in Downtown Phoenix will serve a traditional Christmas Day Dinner on Monday, December 25, 11:30am – 8:30pm. A prix fixe menu will be provided for just $38 for adults, $19 for kids 12 and under. Menu selections include your choice of heirloom carrot bisque or a winter chicory salad as a starter; an entrée including your choice of spiced tenderbelly ham with citrus and rye, grilled beef ribeye or cedar roasted salmon, as well as a decadent dessert featuring red velvet cake, cream cheese mousse, and chocolate orange sauce. See the full menu and make a reservation at districtrestaurant.com.
Gertrude’s at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is adding holiday dishes to their Weekend Brunch menu on December 23rd and 24th. Holiday specials include Blintz with white chocolate “snow,” Biscuits & Gravy and Eggnog Semi-Fredo. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 480.719.8600 or visit www.gertrudesrestaurant.net.
Located in Scottsdale with views of Fountain Hills and the Four Peaks, Flourish restaurant at CopperWynd Resort is serving a Christmas Eve Buffet 4-8pm on December 24th. The buffet will feature Cranberry Walnut Salad, Honey Glazed Ham, and Figgy Pudding. Adults are $65, children under 12 are $25 and prosecco is included for adults 21+. View the full menu and make reservations at flourishaz.com.
Hotel Valley Ho
Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale is spreading the holiday cheer with delicious dining options throughout Christmas Day. Enjoy a special buffet in Sands from 10am to 2pm, including charcuterie, seafood, prime rib, ham and chocolate peppermint cheesecake. ZuZu is open all day, serving its seasonal menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chef Russell LaCasce has also whipped up a four-course prix fixe dinner menu including lobster bisque, prime rib or branzino and gingerbread toffee pudding. The prix fixe menu is $55, and the buffet is $59 for adults and $19 for children 12 and under (per person, plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are required for the buffet (480.421.7753) and recommended for ZuZu (480.376.2600).
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Hotel Palomar in Downtown Phoenix will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve from 5pm to 10pm, featuring the full dinner menu with the Pork Schnitzel as a special. On Christmas Day, Blue Hound will be open for lunch from 10am to 2pm, featuring the full lunch menu with a la care breakfast specials including Red Velvet Waffles and Brisket & Butternut Hash. They will serve Christmas Day dinner 4pm to 8pm, featuring the full dinner menu with a la carte dinner specials including the Christmas Stew, Petite Filet and Foie Gras and Grilled Swordfish. See the full menu at make reservations at bluehoundkitchen.com.
Palo Verde Restaurant
The Palo Verde Restaurant at the Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree celebrates the Christmas Day Holiday with a delectable prix fixe, four-course menu from 4pm to 10pm on Monday, December 25th. Guests are invited to enjoy specialty menu items including Roasted Parsnip Soup, Grilled Persimmon Salad, Black Garlic Gnocchi, Herb Crusted Prime Rib, Peekytoe Crab Ravioli and White Chocolate Gingerbread Torte. The cost is $65 per person. For reservations, contact Concierge at 480.488.7317 or visit theboulders.com.
T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix will serve a Christmas Eve Brunch 10am – 1pm. The brunch will be a 3-course, prix-fixe menu costing $75++ per person, $29++ for children ages 6-12 years old, 5 and under are free. After all of the presents are unwrapped, kick up your feet and leave the cooking to T. Cook’s. Enjoy a Christmas Day buffet or a prix-fixe dinner. T. Cook’s 3-course, prix-fixe menu for Christmas Day will be served 11am to 8pm, costing $95++ per person, $32++ for children ages 6-12 years, 5 and under are free. The Royal Palms Holiday Buffet is available 10am to 3pm, costing $85++ per person, $29++ for children 6-12 years, 5 and under are free. Reservations recommended by calling 602.808.0766.