If your visions of sugar plums are starting to look more like short ribs and eggnog martinis, these Valley resorts, restaurants and caterers have you covered this holiday season. From Christmas brunch to spreads for your Hanukkah celebration to Feasts of the Seven Fishes, reserve your spot or place for your order for holiday dining in Phoenix.
From 5 to 9 p.m. on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Prado dishes up a decadent four-course, prix-fixe menu in honor of the holiday. Entree options include bone-in ribeye and crispy duck, as well as a variety of tempting starters and desserts. Guests enjoying holiday dining at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia will also be delighted by live music. Christmas Day brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where diners will find a laidback atmosphere to soaking in the season with loved ones.
Guests of FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and locals are invited to celebrate the season at Match Market & Bar on Dec. 25 with a special four-course Christmas dinner. With two seating times, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., courses include slow wood fire-roasted lamb shank and Santa’s “Milk & Cookies” mini cake.
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is set to host Brunch with Santa at Carcara on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests and locals can enjoy photos with Santa, cookie decorating, food and cocktails (including special-edition holiday sips!) and festive merriment for diners of all ages.
Terra Tempe at The Westin Tempe dishes up a holiday menu that will be available for dine-in guests and feature traditional Terra Tempe favorites with a festive twist, like Terra’s Holiday Hot Stone with Westholme Wagyu Beef, micro salad, cherry vinaigrette, cranberry pistachio biscotti and tart cherry gelee, and Latin-spiced Colorado lamb with goat cheese whipped potato, roasted baby carrots and cherry demi. Seatings are available from 1 to 8 p.m.
Hotel Valley Ho’s family-style to-go meal features an herb- and garlic butter-rubbed prime rib that is ready for the oven, alongside festive sides. Place your order by Dec. 19 at 10 p.m. for pick-up Dec. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. or Dec. 25 from 8 am. to 3 p.m. For dine-in options, starting at 6 a.m. at the SoHo ballroom (and ending at 11 a.m.), enjoy the hotel’s Christmas brunch buffet of classic American a.m. eats as well as a chef-attended omelet station. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day, ZuZu hosts a decadent holiday feast with festive options and a chef-attended starter buffet. Available all month long (except Christmas Day), the Let It Snow “Show Stopper” Shake at ZuZu features a hot cocoa-flavored milkshake topped with a snowman chocolate cream puff, candy cane milk crumb, gingerbread man cookie, chocolate tree cupcake, mini marshmallow, red and green sugar, and whipped cream. A dollar from each shake sold in December will go to Ballet Arizona.
Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows will offer up a prix-fixe Christmas dinner from noon to 8 p.m. Diners will have six choices of starters, six choices of entrees (like braised short ribs, pan-seared Chilean sea bass and prime rib) and three choices of desserts. There will also be a breakfast buffet available from 9 a.m. to noon with an omelet station, scrambled eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, oatmeal, fresh fruit and breakfast bakeries.
T. Cook’s will be offering a three-course prix-fixe dinner with both classic favorites and non-traditional plates on Christmas Day from 1 to 8 p.m. Entree options include seared duck breast, drizzled with a panela glaze and served alongside Brussels sprouts and cranberry chutney, and rigatoni served with mushroom ragout and haricot vert. Over in Royal Palms’ newly renovated ballroom, a Holiday Banquet Buffet is welcoming all to feast on breakfast staples and holiday faves from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Make reservations for the buffet using this link.)
For the winter season, Mora Italian is offering a festive lineup of holiday-friendly libations and flavor-packed dishes. Tasting tipples include Smoke & Moras (with apple-cinnamon shrub and maple syrup) and the whiskey sour-inspired Toast to Butter Days. Additionally, guests can also enjoy the tastes of harvest season through a series of new dishes, including the panzanella with arugula, kale, radicchio, pickled mushrooms, winter vegetables, stracciatella and shallot vinaigrette; harissa-spiced salmon plated over vegetable ragu and garnished with preserved lemon labneh and cucumber-fennel salad; and more.
Rusconi’s American Kitchen has announced its exclusive Christmas Eve dinner menu, serving at 5 p.m. Available on Saturday, Dec. 24, the three-course prix-fixe menu includes options like lobster bisque, duck breast, rack of lamb, sea bass and a variety of other season-friendly dishes.
The Sicilian Baker in Paradise Valley/North Phoenix, Chandler and Peoria is whipping up specialty holiday desserts for this season’s celebrations. Options like gingerbread lobster tails, cuccidati cookies and white chocolate-peppermint cannoli filling are available until Dec. 31.
On Saturday, Dec. 24, guests of Phoenix City Grille can enjoy Christmas Eve specials including New England clam chowder, Surf and Turf with wood-grilled beef tenderloin and shrimp, and crab-crusted Bluenose bass.
From Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, The Italian Daughter in Scottsdale will be serving the Feast of the Seven Fishes, with a variety of delicious starters and entrees for gathering with family and friends. The Italian Daughter will be closed on Christmas Day.
Get in the holiday spirit with Tomaso’s exclusive holiday menu. Indulge in fresh spaghetti with scallops and shrimp or the seafood medley cioppino, if you’re a seafood lover. Or dig into the decadent veal scaloppine. Enjoy the holiday menu on Christmas Eve from 3 to 9 p.m. or Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, in Scottsdale and Chandler, will be offering a “Celebrate! Holiday Menu” for a limited-time only. This special menu will feature both entrée and cocktail specials, available through Jan. 1. Indulge in Bangkok duck, almond-crusted tenderloin, cranberry margarita, eggnog martini and much more.
Weft & Warp’s Christmas brunch guests can expect gourmet options like raw oysters and Baja ceviche, classic brunch dishes and holiday specials, available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The restaurant will also serve breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. (last reservation is 10:15 a.m.) and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on the holiday.
Dad’s Modern Cocktails & Eatery guests can enjoy a traditional holiday meal featuring prime rib, garlic au jus, mashed potatoes and sauteed broccoli, peppers and onions–and wash it down with a Merry Berry Sour cocktail. Specials are available Sunday, Dec. 18, through Friday, Dec. 23. Dad’s will be closed on Christmas Eve and Day.
There are a variety of delicious ways to dine on Christmas Day at Enchantment Resort in Sedona. Resort guests and locals can enjoy a buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Meeting Village. Resort guests can indulge in a prix-fixe feast from 5 to 9 p.m. at Che Ah Chi and a holiday feature from 3:30 to 9 p.m. at Tii Gavo. Plus, there are a variety of festive happenings at the resort all season long, from holiday cooking classes to seasonal stargazing to storytime with Mrs. Claus.
Ember, Ahnala and WKP Sports & Entertainment are all offering special Christmas Eve and Day menus at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort. The Ember prix-fixe menu, in particular, is available from 3 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, with main course options like herb-crusted rack of lamb and pan-seared pink snapper.
On Dec. 24, Talavera and Proof at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North will feature festive holiday specials to help guests and local visitors get in the spirit. On Christmas Day, indulge in a divine Christmas brunch in Talavera, offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CIELO at ADERO Scottsdale Resort
CIELO will offer two prix-fixe, four-course feasts on Christmas Eve (available from 5 to 10 p.m.) and Christmas Day (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.). Menu highlights include a bone-in filet, 25-day dry-aged New York strip steak and more, with an optional wine pairing.
“Die Hard” fans are invited to enjoy a four-course themed dinner on Dec. 17 the Gallery Space at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. The space will be transformed into the 30th floor of Nakatomi Plaza for the ultimate Christmas feast, which includes a Yippee Kai Yay MotherClucker Salad and The German Twins entree of schnitzel. Click here for tickets.
On Christmas Eve, Cala at Senna House in Scottsdale dishes up a pan-roasted filet mignon special, as well as a festive starter and dessert. Then, on Christmas Day, diners can savor a seasonally inspired brunch and dinner with vodka-cured salmon or baralo-braised short ribs.
Miracle Mile Deli in Phoenix is now accepting orders for its family meals and individual entrees. The Hanukkah Dinner Delight, for instance, serves six and features three pounds of brisket of beef, potato latkes, applesauce, sour cream, homemade matzoh ball soup, baked macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, fresh challah kaiser rolls and one whole pie of your choice. Miracle Mile is closed on Sunday, so for the first night of Hanukkah, orders will need to be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
EAT by Stacey Weber is offering a duo of special holiday menus. The ready-to-serve, family-sized holiday menus (Traditional Holiday and Southwest) feed four and includes all the spices and staples of the season. EAT also offers items that are gluten-free and dairy-free. Pre-orders will be available through Wednesday, Dec. 21, until noon, and will be ready for pick up on Saturday, Dec. 24, until 2 p.m. EAT’s regular order-ahead menu is also available.
Chompie’s is making it easy to feast in style at home with its Hanukkah and Christmas catering menus. A variety of packages are available, starting at serving eight people and up to 15. A 24-hour advance pre-order is required for any order; a 72-hour advance pre-order is requested for whole turkeys and other large catering orders. There are four Valley locations.
The Sicilian Butcher is offering 10 percent off of holiday catering orders. Opt for a bruschetta box or group-sized pasta dishes for your holiday event. This offer will be valid until Dec. 18. Sicilian Butcher is open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and is closed on Christmas Day.
Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse offers a Christmas to-go menu with smoked meats, available by the pound, salads and sides (think baked beans, mac and cheese and more) all up for order. Guests can now pre-order selections through Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. Orders can be picked up at Liberty Station’s respective Scottsdale location on Christmas Eve between 1 and 5 p.m.
Executive Chef Conor Favre of Ironwood American Kitchen whips up a hand-crafted dinner for the holiday table, available for curbside pickup at the resort and serving four. In addition to delicious sides and salads, the meal features braised short rib and jus and a delectable black forest yule log for dessert. Complete your meal with an add-on beverage offering of bourbon-rosemary cider. Reservations close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 20; pickup at Palomino Ballroom entrance on Dec. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Macayo’s locations Valley-wide are getting into the festive spirit with cocktail and dessert specials available through Dec. 24, including cinnamon apple tamales and pumpkin flan. Plus, while Macayo’s is famous for its delicious tamales, this year, they are helping guests make their own! Macayo’s Tamalada events take place Dec. 10 in Glendale and Dec. 17 in Scottsdale. Tickets are $40 per person; groups are minimum of four and limited to 32 guests per class. Class includes a pitcher of Macayo’s margaritas per group and lunch. During the class, tamales will be cooked onsite and finished for class participants to take home.
Guests can pre-order a dozen tamales for $40 from Salt & Lime in Scottsdale and choose from green chili pork, Mexico red sauce with pollo, and queso fresco with sauteed onions, jalapenos and tomatoes. Holiday tamales will be ready for pick up on Dec. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Diego Pops’ holiday tamales are available for dine-in or packaged up to-go through December. The dine-in tamale plate includes two tamales topped with black beans, corn queso, pickled onion, Fresno pepper and cabbage, served with a side of rice and beans of your choice. Or take the flavors of Diego Pops home, and pick up a dozen with your choice of red or green chili chicken. Take-out tamales include rice and beans.
Through Dec. 23, guests of Jalapeño Inferno who pre-order a dozen tamales can also receive six tamales for free. Guests can choose between Jalapeño Inferno’s sweet green corn tamales and spicy red chili pork tamales.