12 Christmas Dining Options in Metro Phoenix

12 Christmas Dining Options in Metro Phoenix
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Don't feel like cooking Christmas dinner this year? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Here are some of the top Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner specials at restaurants around the Valley.

See also: 10 Places to Order Holiday Pies in Metro Phoenix

Province Price: $35 for adults, $12 for kids If you're looking for Christmas dinner in downtown Phoenix, head over to the Westin to try Province's three-course meal. The locally sourced dishes, including holiday favorites like butternut squash, prime rib, and pumpkin bread pudding, come with one glass of wine or draft beer. The dinner will be available from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Christmas Day, and reservations are required.

Taggia Price: Varies by plate What better way to celebrate Christmas the Italian way than with the Feast of the Seven Fishes at Taggia? With everything from scallops and fennel chowder to grilled lobster, you'll have your choice of seafood off of the italian menu. Prices range from $9 to $28 per dish, and there are two Christmas-themed cocktails available as well. Taggia will be serving from the menu beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 11:00 a.m. on Christmas Day.

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Different Pointe of View Price: $59.95 for adults, $29.95 for kids Pointe in Tyme Price: $47.95 for adults, $38.95 for seniors, $19.95 for kids There's only one thing better than a hotel with a giant Christmas buffet. A hotel with two giant Christmas buffets. The first buffet (Different Pointe of View) runs from noon until 7 p.m. on Christmas Day, and contains classic fancy buffet fare such as crab claws, prime rib, and lobster bisque, as well as several other entrees and sides, and requires reservations. The second buffet (Pointe in Tyme) will run from noon until 6 p.m. on Christmas Day and is a smaller buffet with dishes like lamb chops, glazed ham and chicken tortilla soup.

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Hole-in-the-Wall Price: $39 for adults, $35 for seniors, $19 for kids Rico's American Grill Price: $49 for adults, $24 for kids In case you're not looking for a hotel buffet, the BBQ-themed Hole-in-the-Wall is offering a family-style dinner on Christmas Day from noon until 10 p.m. The dinner includes unlimited salad, cornbread and muffins, three sides, dessert, and your choice of a platter of turkey, ham or brisket. Rico's American Grill will be offering a buffet from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Christmas Day featuring delicacies such as pork belly, tri-tip, lemon-herb salmon, and jalapeno-glazed carrots.

Elements at Sanctuary Price: $90 per person The four-course meal created by Beau MacMillan will be served from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Christmas Day. The menu will include a wide variety of dishes, including escargot "pot pie," roasted parsnip soup, and moroccan spice lamb, as well as desserts such as chocolate hazelnut roulade and vanilla semifreddo. Reservations are required.

ZuZu Price: Varies by plate From 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Christmas Day, the folks at ZuZu will be serving up their special Christmas menu, featuring everything from green corn tamales to lobster bisque and prime rib. There will also be special desserts, such as pumpkin cheesecake, and a special version of Zuzu's mac 'n' cheese with ham in it just for the kids.

 

District American Kitchen & Wine Bar will be decked out in holiday decor this Christmas.
District American Kitchen & Wine Bar will be decked out in holiday decor this Christmas.
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Rusconi's American Kitchen Price: $50 per person Rusconi's is only serving Christmas Eve dinner this year, but the number of options available for the three-course meal should mean that no one who eats there will go into Christmas without eating something they enjoy. Appetizer highlights include a boneless beef short rib and roasted chestnut soup. Everything from ribeye and lamb to salmon and sea bass provide variety for the entrees, and choices like a banana and chocolate hazelnut empanada and winter bread pudding populate the dessert list.

SWB Price: $75 for adults, $37.50 for kids For an all-day buffet feast, Scottsdale's SWB has got you covered. From 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., the buffet will include breakfast, lunch and dinner, including everything from omelets to crab legs and prime rib. There will be a wide variety of desserts, including tiramisu and chocolate-covered strawberries. A separate dinner menu will also be available from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar Price: $34 for adults, $17 for kids, $16 for wine pairing Reservations are definitely required for this Christmas Day three-course feast. With dishes such as sweet potato bisque, tomahawk ribeye, and spiced Tenderbelly ham, this promises to be one of the more interesting Christmas dinners available. For desserts, you can have a salter caramel and hazelnut truffle tart, which seems perfect to go with some of their paired wines.

J&G Steakhouse Price: $56 per person Looking to eat filet mignon on Christmas Day? Look no further. If you're not into filet, you can also get lamb chops or salmon for your entree, and that's after you get your choice of appetizer (including the option of bacon-wrapped shrimp). Let's not forget that the three-course meal still finishes off with your choice of dessert, where you can get holiday favorites like apple crumble or a red velvet sundae.

Phoenix City Grille Price: Varies by plate Another option available on Christmas Eve is Phoenix City Grille's special holiday menu, which features holiday classics such as prime rib and seared sea bass. If you can't decide between steak and seafood, they'll handle that with a surf-n-turf option, which includes a tenderloin filet and a grilled shrimp skewer. Dinner runs until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

The Wigwam Buffet Price: $45 for adults, $20 for kids Litchfield's Price: $48 per person If you're in the mood for a classic Christmas Day buffet, you can head over to the Wigwam between noon and 4 p.m. for their buffet, which includes agave glazed ham, prime rib and much more. For a family-style affair, Litchfield's is offering a three-course meal from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Christmas Day, including Christmas classics such as butternut squash soup, roasted suckling pig, and broiled natural goose breast.

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