Take a break this year from the chores. How about skip making dinner, skip doing the dishes, and head out to an amazing restaurant, instead? It’s the perfect Christmas gift – for yourself. Here are a few restaurants in the area that are open on Christmas Day.
T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Tasteful, elegant, and totally indulgent, this restaurant is famous for its patio dining, high-vaulted ceilings, cozy fireplaces, and views of Camelback Mountain. Their menu highlights Mediterranean flavors and classic entrees with Italian, Greek, and Spanish roots. As of this writing, they haven’t yet confirmed their Christmas Day menu, but with dishes like beef tenderloin, lobster, cheese ravioli, and rigatoni, it’s a given that this four-course dinner will be the ultimate indulgence.
You’ll find that many locals flock to this Paradise Valley restaurant on holidays, having established it as a beloved family tradition. El Chorro opened its doors in 1934 and since then, has made a name for itself in the Phoenix area, thanks to its impeccable ambiance, stunning views, and delicious food. (Their sticky buns are famous.) Patrons rave about their holiday menus, so don’t miss this one. Make your reservation as soon as possible!
You can’t beat one of the best steakhouses in the region for a Christmas Day meal. And make sure you wear something with an expandable waistline because this meal will fill you up. You can choose between roasted free range turkey breast and roasted prime rib, with classic holiday sides like mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and green beans. Lock in your reservation today so you can kick back and relax on Christmas Day.
Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen & Bar
Enjoy a relaxed, yet modern and classy vibe at this downtown Scottsdale restaurant. They’re best known for their great wine, delicious food, and stellar service – but they also make a great holiday meal experience. This year, they’re serving a three-course extravaganza with dishes like Mozzarella Caprese, Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Chicken Parmigiana, Zin Braised Short Ribs, Tiramisu, and Salted Caramel Cheesecake. Don’t miss this one!
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