Whether it’s Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, let someone else do the cooking while you enjoy the company of your family. Check out these fabulous restaurants in Arizona serving Christmas meals sure to please the entire family.
Match Restaurant and Lounge
Match Restaurant and Lounge at the FOUND:RE hotel in Downtown Phoenix is offering two specialty menus – a traditional Mexican Christmas Eve “dinner” on Tuesday, December 24 and a four-course feast available on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25. Each menu is available from 11am to 11pm on the specified day. Cost starts at $35 per person for the Christmas Eve dinner and $55 per person for the Christmas Day dinner, plus tax and gratuity. Make reservations online and see the complete menus at www.matchphx.com.
Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Paradise Valley is hosting a four-course, prix-fixe menu on Christmas Day with seatings 3pm to 9pm. The cost is $99 per person and features steak, seafood and house-made desserts. Festive holiday music will complement your dining experience. See the complete menu and make reservations at omnihotels.com.
Celebrate the holidays with healthy, yet indulgent culinary creations at Terras at CIVANA Resort & Spa in Carefree. Holiday dinners will celebrate the season’s best flavors with an exclusive prix-fixe menu complete with all the trimmings. The cost will be $65 for adults, $32 for children ages 6-10 and Children 5 & under will be complimentary. A limited Terras dinner menu will also be available. Seatings start at 5pm. For the complete menu, visit civanacarefree.com. For reservations, call 480.653.9049.
Palo Verde Restaurant
The Palo Verde Restaurant at the Boulders Resort & Spa celebrates the Christmas Day Holiday with a delectable prix fixe, three-course menu from 5pm-9pm on Wednesday, December 25th. Guests are invited to enjoy specialty menu items including Grilled Colorado Lamb, Snake River Prime Rib and Bread Pudding. The dining experience at the Palo Verde is simple, sophisticated and comforting, and offers breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert overlooking the 6th fairway of the award-winning South Course and the charming Duck Pond. The cost is $70 per person. For reservations, contact 480.488.9009.
Cress on Oak Creek
Savor the season with a four-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Franck Desplechin at Cress on Oak Creek at L’Auberge de Sedona. Menu highlights include the roasted butternut squash veloute, seared Hudson Valley foie gras and Meyer lemon pepper seasoned Alaskan halibut. Complete the meal with Executive Pastry Chef Morgan Gurney’s toasted shortbread biscuit mouse and buckwheat chocolate cake, aptly named the forest floor. The tasting menu is priced at $145 per person, $195 with wine pairings. For reservations, visit lauberge.com.
On Christmas Day, guests will enjoy a festive four-course, prix-fixe dinner with a side of breathtaking mountain views at elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. Entrée highlights include Roasted Free-Range Guinea Hen, Atlantic Swordfish and Bacon Wrapped Filet of Beef. Dinner is served from 12pm to 8pm and priced at $115 per person, plus tax and gratuity. It is $35 for children ages six to 12, and complimentary for those ages five and younger. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480.948.2100.
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho will serve a Christmas Dinner from 4pm to 9pm on Christmas Day and celebrate the holiday with a special starter buffet, followed by your choice of entrée ranging from Maple Leaf Farm Duck Breast to Slow Braised Pork Osso Buco, and festively finished with a delicious dessert buffet featuring everything from pecan chocolate pie to a peppermint mocha swiss roll. The dinner is priced at $56-$79 per person depending on entrée selection, or $22 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required and can be made at 480.421.7997.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
This year Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix is commemorating all things merry and bright with holiday meals both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe menu at T. Cook’s. Seatings start at 4:30pm with the last seating at 9pm. On Christmas Day, enjoy a three-course prix-fixe dinner at T. Cook’s beginning at 11am with the last seating at 8pm. The cost is $95 per person, $38 for children ages 6-12 years old. Children five and under are free. For reservations, call 602.808.0766.