Here are restaurants in Greater Phoenix that are open on Christmas Day. Some serve a buffet brunch, some serve dinner, and some serve both! I'll be updating this Christmas Dinner listing throughout December, so check back often.
Unless otherwise specifically mentioned, prices mentioned don't include beverages, tax or tip, and may not include dessert. All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.
$80 per person, $40 per child (ages 3-12)
Rejoice in grand spirit at bistro 24 with a holiday buffet of house-made breads, must-have seafood, specialty meats and carving stations, yummy treats and more. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$39 per adult and $15 for children under 12
A Christmas dinner buffet featuring free range chicken with marsala demi-glace, grilled Atlantic salmon with key lime beurre blanc, freshly carved herb dusted prime rib and ginger-agave glazed ham and a pasta station featuring cavatelli and pappardelle. Desserts include sweet potato pie, cranberry walnut tart, salted caramel bread pudding and white chocolate peppermint mousse. Offered from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$12.99 per person
Choose a starter, entrée and dessert. Choices include Traditional Roast Turkey with Gravy, Honey Glazed Ham and more. Serving from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Pricing a la carte
Open on Christmas day from noon to 8 p.m. Choose from an extensive wine, beer and spirits list, in addition to some specialty themed holiday cocktails, such as the VeeV a la Holiday, Mistletoe, and Apple Pie Margarita. For those looking to grab a bite to eat, a limited lunch menu of sandwiches, salads, and Mexican dishes, plus dinner entrees will be served until 3 p.m. The complete dinner menu will be offered from 3 p.m. to close.
Pricing à la carte
Chompie's, Arizona’s New York Deli is cooking up everybody’s favorite holiday foods including oven-roasted turkey, home-made holiday cookies and cakes and mini pastries. Sugar-free and gluten-friendly desserts are available as well.
Adults $59; Children 5-12, $25
A Christmas Dinner Buffet. Featuring Hickory Smoked Pork Loin and Smoked Prime Rib on the carving stations, Grilled Salmon, Cocktail Shrimp and Snow Crab Claws, salads, soups, breads, accompaniments and Pastry Shoppe delights. Served noon to 7 p.m. Reservations required.
$29 for adults, $15 for kids 12 years old and younger, $15 for the wine pairing.
A three-course meal and wine pairing. First course is a brussels sprout salad that pairs wonderfully with Gloria Ferrer Chardonnay or Erath Pinot Noir. Second course includes your choice of: clove-spiced Christmas ham with pineapple, mapleglazed salmon, or prime rib. This course is accompanied by Yukon smashed potatoes and country gravy, cranberry onions, orange-scented green beans, and dill pull-apart rolls. Pair this main entrée with 14 Hands Merlot or Groth Sauvignon Blanc. Third course features a decedent chocolate caramel Yule log with brown butter candy kettle corn and eggnog, and completes a well-rounded meal when paired with Fonseca, a 10-year-old tawny port. Complimentary three-hour self-parking validation is available. Served 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
$45++ per person
Holiday Chef’s Tasting Menu served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Guacamole or Chilango; Calabaza Soup, Pork Tamale, or Chicken Tacos; Pavo ala Yucateca served with Ejotes and Papas y Chorizo; Los Frios. Includes one Horchatta with chocolate and cinnamon infused tequila.
Pricing depends on entree selected, $24 for children under 12
The special three-course Christmas menu offer guests a choice of the restaurant’s festive classics like herb roasted beef tenderloin, organic turkey and pan seared Scottish salmon. Handcrafted breads with butter, relish tray, chili pecans, dried fruit, and El Chorro’s famous sticky buns are served to complement each menu.