11 Metro Phoenix Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
T. Cook's (Facebook) Begin your holiday dining experience with succulent duck confit.
If you're already up to your ears with holiday stress from gift shopping, you can forget about planning an elaborate feast for your friends and family. Make reservations at one of the Valley's finest restaurants to enjoy a Christmas dinner with lots of love and laughter -- and less of hearing your relatives nitpick and bicker in the kitchen.
There will be a three-course menu available on Christmas Eve (5 to 10 pm) and Christmas Day (10:30 am to 9 pm). Diners can choose dishes like crispy duck confit with hazelnuts, chestnut agnolotti with Dungeness crab and persimmon, grilled filet mignon with tomato-cabernet reduction, and Loch Duart salmon with pistachio vinaigrette. The prix-fixe dinner is $80, and wine pairings are available for an additional cost. T. Cook's will also serve a Christmas buffet for $65 per adult, $20 per child ages 6 to 12; kids 5 and under eat free. Reservations required, and 48-hour notice must be given for cancellations. Call 602-808-0766.
If you want to pamper yourself on Christmas without breaking the bank, book a table for Province by calling 602-429-3600. For only $29 per person, the three-course Christmas dinner includes roasted beet salad with bleu cheese and candied pepitas, prime rib with fingerling potatoes, and gingerbread pound cake with ice cream and buttered rum sauce. Dinner will be served from 4 to 10 pm on Christmas Day.
Executive Chef Beau MacMillan, who bested Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America, has crafted a special four-course dinner to be served from 12 to 9 pm on Christmas Day. Menu choices include wild mushroom and truffle soup with spot prawn ravioli, miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, charred zucchini and coconut lobster broth, and smoked garlic-glazed pork tenderloin with sweet potatoes and bacon-braised cabbage. Diners can look forward to desserts like brandied eggnog bread pudding and mini pumpkin pies with Chantilly cream. Reservations required; call 480-607-2300.
Enjoy flavors of Arizona with a four-course holiday dinner featuring lobster bisque with corn emulsion and cilantro, chili-dusted beet salad with candied pecan vinaigrette, roasted free range turkey with wild sage giblet gravy and tequila cranberry relish, green chili cornbread stuffing, grilled black angus filet with sweet red pepper emulsion, and chocolate mascarpone Yule log with Kahlua crème Anglaise and walnut ice cream. Christmas dinner is served from 4 to 8 pm and costs $75 per person. Ages 5 to 12 dine for $29 each, and children under 5 eat free. Book a table by calling 480-488-7317.
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