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Christmas Dining in Arizona

Whether you’re cozying up at home for Christmas dinner or looking for a luxurious (yet safe) night out this holiday season, these Arizona restaurants are dishing up a variety of options for eating, drinking and being merry this Christmas.

Be sure to make reservations if you’re planning to dine out and be mindful of order deadlines for take-home meals.

On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia hosts a four-course, prix-fixe menu featuring steak, seafood and house-made desserts from 2 to 8 p.m. Festive holiday music will complement the holiday dining experience.

On Christmas Day, guests will enjoy a festive four-course, prix-fixe dinner at elements. Entrée highlights include Duck l’Orange and porcini-dusted veal chop. Dinner will be served in two seatings, from 12 to 1:45 p.m. and from 2 to 8 p.m.

Memorable dining experiences at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will take place at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak to Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar and La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval. A socially distanced Christmas brunch will be available beginning at 1 p.m. Christmas Day. For
those who would prefer to enjoy their meal at home, a take-away family brunch kit is available. To book either on property or to-go meals, call 480.585.2694.

Hearth ’61 will be serving its seasonal menus along with decadent holiday specials. Enjoy brunch from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Prefer to savor holiday favorites at home? The festive takeout menu includes your choice of an individually plated turkey or short rib dinner, complete with plenty of festive sides. Visit mountainshadows.com to place your to-go order online by Dec. 23 at 5 p.m.

Skip the dishes on Christmas Day as T. Cook’s Executive Chef Lee Hillson and his team offer a prix-fixe holiday menu featuring a choice of holiday dishes including lemon arugula ravioli, honey-glazed ham, mustard rosemary-rubbed prime rib and other savory favorites.

LON’s at the Hermosa dishes up a tasty three-course prix-fixe dinner featuring seasonally inspired offerings and classic holiday favorites on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Entrees include prime rib, Tomahawk pork chop, Chilean sea bass and more.

Let The Americano be on kitchen duty this holiday season as the James Beard Award-winning Chef Scott Conant and his team deliver a festive three-course feast for Christmas Eve starting at 5 p.m.

Scottsdale’s Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen celebrates the season with holiday feasts on Christmas Day from 3 to 9 p.m. The festivities include three-course prix-fixe menus with special entrees being desert-spiced filet and pan-seared smoked halibut.

ZuZu’s Scottsdale Snowdown shake

Enjoy a festive meal at ZuZu this Christmas or place your order for a family-style meal to go. The dining room will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the featured holiday menu served starting at 11 a.m. Plus, sip the “Show Stopper” Shake: the Scottsdale Snowdown, a sugar cookie shake topped with a vanilla coconut snowball, pink Cadillac gummies, sugar cookie snowflakes, candy canes, lollipops, strawberry milk crumb, a flamingo Santa and edible snow. Celebrating at home? Enjoy a family-style meal featuring fully prepared sides, prime rib or ham that is ready for the oven, and dessert. Place your order by Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. For reservations and to-go orders, call 480.421.7997.

Match Market & Bar is getting in the holiday spirit with its dine-in Christmas dinner and Christmas dinner to-go menu. From noon to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day, there will be a delicious four-course dinner offered in the restaurant; the same meal will be offered to-go, as well. Pre-orders for to go meals must be received by noon Dec. 19; specific pick-up time on Christmas Day will be scheduled at time of order.

On Christmas Eve, Phoenix City Grille dishes up specials like surf and turf, lamb shank and Chula Seafood sea bass for the holiday. The restaurant also offers a traditional Christmas Eve feast to-go. Pre-orders must be received by 3 p.m. Dec. 18 and can be made by calling 602.510.7174.

Holiday revelers are invited to celebrate the season at Rusconi’s American Kitchen on Christmas Eve from 5 to 9 p.m. with a three-course meal. Highlights include beef tenderloin medallion, beef pot roast, brownie sundae and more.

Taphouse Kitchen in Scottsdale and Phoenix will host specials on Dec. 24: any breakfast item on the menu will be priced at $10, and with purchase, diners may purchase a Bloody Mary or mimosa for one cent. Plus, diners can enjoy the famous one and one quarter pound Alaskan Red King crab leg dinner for $45.99, miso Chilean seabass for $40 or smoked prime rib for $36.

Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse locations are firing up the smokers in celebration of a delicious to-go Christmas feast. Pre-orders must be received by Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. Pick-ups for pre-orders take place between 2 and 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

On Christmas Eve, Sedona’s Cowboy Club is cooking up lamb shank and chocolate-pecan bread pudding in honor of the holiday.

Spice up your holidays at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa this Christmas with Southwestern cuisine from Rita’s Cantina & Bar with a three-course prix-fixe menu from 3 to 8 p.m. Plus, Lincoln’s Steakhouse will be hosting Rita’s Cantina a la carte dinner on Christmas Day from 5 to 9 p.m.

Maple & Ash Lobster Thermidor

On Christmas Day, dine in at Maple & Ash and enjoy the Lobster Thermidor special on Christmas Eve from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and Christmas Day from 4 to 9 p.m.

The LOLA will be open on Christmas Eve for brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy yours in person or pick up LOLA’s Brunch in Bed (delivery available within 10 miles). Brunch deal includes the LOLA Holiday Pancake Board or choice of two entrees and a bottle of Champagne for $35.

ADERO Scottsdale offers a variety of ways to dine this Christmas. Enjoy a four-course Christmas Eve dinner from the comfort of your home with CIELO’s Christmas Eve to-go menu. Or on Christmas, CIELO will be offering a special three-course menu with porketta, New York cheesecake and more.

Aioli Gourmet Burgers is offering Christmas dinner take-home meals (with crusted prime rib and honey-glazed ham, with sides) for two or four, plus a la carte sides. To place your order, email [email protected]. All orders must be submitted by 3 p.m. on Dec. 17 for pick-up or delivery on Dec. 23. 

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is offering its holiday-inspired seasonal menu with delicious comforts like chicken alla vodka pizza, spinach pecan salad, decadent cheesecakes and festive cocktails.  

The Boulders continues its tradition of celebrating Christmas with holiday décor and three-course culinary celebrations. Dinner will be served inside or in the newly expanded outdoor terrace overlooking the green fairways from noon to 7 p.m. on Christmas Day.

After a morning of opening presents, leave the cooking to Blue Hound and enjoy a delicious prix-fixe menu of traditional Christmas classics with a modern twist on Christmas Eve and Day from noon to 5 p.m. A five-course feast will be available, in addition to the regular holiday menu.

Miracle Mile has created some special menu items for families to celebrate the holidays in the most convenient way possible. The Complete Family Meals serve six, while there is also a variety of holiday favorites (like pastrami and mac and cheese) and desserts available for purchase. Order by Dec. 22 for Dec. 24 pick-up.

Barrio Queen tamales

Barrio Queen has launched a lineup of tamales including green chile pork, red chile chicken and vegetarian, served with either green tomatillo sauce or red enchilada sauce. At Barrio Queen, the tamales are available by the half dozen ($17) or full dozen ($30), cooked or frozen, and 24-hour advance notice is required for all orders. Orders can be placed in-store or through Barrio Queen’s online order form.

Kaleidoscope Juice is putting a festive twist on health food with its two new holiday menu items: the gingerbread cookie smoothie with coconut whipped cream and crumbled vegan almond butter chocolate chip cookies, and the peppermint matcha with ceremonial-grade matcha, peppermint essential oil, maitake mushroom, house-made almond milk and organic maple topped with coconut whipped cream and vegan marshmallows.

Feel the holiday magic at L’Auberge de Sedona‘s Cress on Oak Creek. Indulge in a special breakfast or brunch from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. or an all-day menu from noon to 9:30 p.m. Also on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, delight in a traditional five-course dinner menu with culinary influences of Southern Europe, helmed by Executive Chef Franck Desplechin.

Jalapeño Inferno, with two locations in North Scottsdale and one in Peoria, is featuring tamales to go in two varieties: sweet green corn and red chile beef tamale. $38 per dozen, and with every dozen/order, guests receive six tamales free. Tamales are available for pick-up anytime at the restaurant’s three locations through Dec. 31.

From gingerbread houses to yule logs to cookie platters, Chompie’s locations Valleywide are rolling out a scrumptious selection of goodies for sharing and gifting this Christmas. There is also a variety of deli platters and festive holiday dinners available for Chanukah and Christmas. For pick-up, orders must be received by Dec. 18.

The Sicilian Baker’s eggnog cannoli

The Sicilian Baker is spreading holiday cheer with a new festive flavor: eggnog. The bakery, grab-and-go market and cannoli bar features a dozen cannoli cream flavors, and the eggnog cannoli cream is available until Dec. 31.

Stratta Kitchen offers a traditional American Christmas dinner to-go, available for pick-up on Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline to order is Dec. 17. Dishes include maple-glazed ham, roasted butternut squash casserole, rum cakes and other festive eats.

Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian Christmas Eve tradition, is going to be celebrated at Tomaso’s, along with a selection of a la carte dishes. Reservations and pre-orders are encouraged, especially on Christmas Eve, when holiday hours are 3 to 10 p.m.

Stonegrill Restaurant at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa will be serving an assortment of holiday dining options, including a prime rib special on Christmas Eve and a three-course prix-fixe menu on Christmas, from 4 to 9 p.m. (There’s a kid’s menu, too!)

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