If you’re still recovering from the food preparation and cleanup at Thanksgiving and don’t want to cook a big holiday meal on Christmas Day, we’ve curated a list of popular North Central Phoenix restaurants that will be open and offer brunch buffet and prix-fixe options, as well as dinner to-go.
Friendly reminder, with the popularity of these holiday reservations, we recommend calling in advance to ensure your preferred restaurant and time are available.
Artizen, Crafted American Kitchen & Bar
Head to The Camby this Christmas for a holiday brunch or a three-course dinner – both packed full of flavorful selections including a smoked-salmon tower with lemon cream cheese, Arizona-sourced tomatoes, shaved onion, watercress, and bagel chips; a prime rib roast with horseradish potato puree, béarnaise, and charred broccolini; and a fig and orange-glazed ham with roasted baby carrots, smashed fingerling potatoes, and kumquat jam. Head over to the charcuterie display for an assortment of domestically procured cheeses and assorted dried fruits, or the chilled seafood display featuring poached gulf shrimp, snow crab claws and marinated mussels from the sea.
Details: Brunch 11am-3pm | $84 for adults and $29 for guests 12 and under
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 602.522.6655
The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s
Stay close to home this Christmas and enjoy a delicious home cooked meal, without the cooking. The Market offers an amazing meal to-go that includes your choice of lasagna Bolognese or a baked vegetable lasagna, Caesar salad, focaccia and tiramisu for dessert. Go all out and add on popular items like Italian sweet sausages or meatballs, parmesan crusted chicken, broccolini and more.
Details: $219.99 for a whole-pan dinner or $159.99 for half-pan dinner
Pre-order required by calling 602.626.5050
Chompie’s Chrismukkah Celebration
Two holidays. One amazing meal. Chompie’s is proud to serve your family a mouth-watering Chrismukkah meal with all the trimmings. Available to dine in at all five of their conveniently located restaurants around the Valley, their Chrismukkah meal offers the Valley’s most reasonable prices for a feast that’s sure to fill the whole family. Begin your feast with Challah knot rolls and a pickle tray. You’ll then get a choice of soup (chicken matzo ball, split pea, mushroom barley) or a dinner salad. Entrée options include white meat turkey breast with all the trimmings, brisket of beef with homemade gravy, stuffed cabbage rolls or a filet of salmon with dill butter. Don’t forget the sides which includes your choice of two from creamy mashed potatoes, potato pancakes with applesauce, home style green beans or glazed carrots. Be sure to save room for dessert! Everyone gets Lovey’s festive holiday dessert.
Details: $22.99 for adults and $10.49 for diners ten and under
Reservations recommended by calling the Chompies near you.
Wright’s at the Biltmore offers an elegant four-course dining experience available from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 1 to 8:30 p.m. on Christmas Day. Frank & Albert’s will offer a Christmas Eve enhanced breakfast buffet and prix fixe dinner. The breakfast buffet will be available from 7 to 11 a.m.; the Christmas Eve dinner will be available from 5 p.m. to close. On Christmas Day, the dining extravaganza will begin with a breakfast buffet from 7 to 11 a.m., followed by a lunch and dinner buffet from 1 to 9 p.m. All menus are available on their website at www.arizonabiltmore.com
We don’t know about you, but our mouths are officially watering just thinking about all of these amazing options. Where will you celebrate this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below.