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Where to Go for Christmas Eve Dinner in Phoenix (& Beyond)

Posted on: December 10th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Are you more inclined to spend Christmas Eve toasting to the holidays or cooking and doing dishes? Foolish question, right? If you’re looking for a meal out, we’ve created a roundup of some of the top spots serving Christmas Eve dinner in Phoenix and outlying areas. (We even threw in some bonus out of town spots!) Whether you are looking for traditional fare, a feast of the fishes, or something in between; we’ve got you covered with an extra side of holiday cheer!

Christmas Eve Dinner in Phoenix

Brixton PubEnjoy Chfristmas Eve Dinner at Brixton Pub

On the Menu | Brixton Pub & Restaurant inside Radisson Hotel Phoenix North will be open for a Christmas Eve dinner for family, friends, and a festive feast. Christmas Eve dining is made easy at Brixton Pub with a garden salad, oven-baked ham with cherry compote, sauteed Brussels sprouts with shallots and bacon, garlic mashed potatoes, and chocolate flourless torte with raspberry coulis.
Time | From 5pm until 10pm
Cost | $21 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Reservations | Not required

Phoenix City Grille

On the Menu | Phoenix City Grille’s Executive Chef, Rory Hewitt, just announced his holiday specials for Christmas Eve. “Holidays are the perfect time to pull out all the stops and showcase so many of my favorites,” said Hewitt. “Using fresh, local ingredients (whenever possible), this year’s specials are sure to please meat and seafood lovers alike.” Christmas Eve specials include a delectable roasted prime rib with a guajillo chile jus, smoked onion rings, roasted garlic whipped potatoes and creamy horseradish.
Time | From 11am until 9pm
Cost | $31 per person, not including tax or gratuity
Reservations | Highly recommended

Rusconi’s Kitchen

On the Menu | Rusconi’s will host a special three course Christmas Eve dinner. You can choose from a roasted winter squash soup, lobster bisque, baby spinach salad, blue crab and shrimp cake, boneless beef short ribs, or Sonoran Caesar salad for your first course. Entrée options include a Red Bird Farms wood grilled chicken breast, roasted pork tenderloin, wood grilled aged Black Angus new your strip, smoked tomato crusted rack of lamb, Nixon Square Meyer lemon and agave glazed grilled spinach, or pan roasted wild sea bass and key west shrimp. For dessert, guests can pick from a banana and chocolate hazelnut empanada, grilled apple bread pudding, or dark chocolate crème brûlée.
Time | Beginning at 5pm
Cost | $55 per person, not including tax or gratuity
Reservations | Required

T.Cook’sEnjoy Christmas Eve DInner at T. Cook's

On the Menu | Leave the cooking to T. Cook’s, the renowned restaurant at Royal Palms Resort and Spa during the holidays and enjoy a buffet or a prix-fixe dinner prepared by Executive Chef Todd Allison. Prix-fixe menu by Executive Chef Todd Allison with your choice of three courses including main lobster bisque, Maple Leaf Farms duck confit tortellini, Glacier 51 sea bass, roasted all natural Diestel turkey breast, grilled venison loin, pan sauteed Main diver scallops, gingerbread cake and more.
Time | From 4:30pm until 9:30pm
Cost | $95 for adults, $29 for children 6-12
Reservations | Required

TexAZ GrillEnjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at TexAZ Grill

On the Menu | Give the family a chance to relax this holiday season, by skipping the meal prep and a messy kitchen because TEXAZ Grill is doing all the heavy lifting. Treat treat your family to a no-stress Christmas Eve dinner with the Cod Victoria entrée special. TEXAZ Grill’s Cod Victoria entrée comprises an 8-ounce North Atlantic cod fillet, baked with wine, lemon, garlic and butter, then topped with breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Guests will also be served a dinner salad and choice of potatoes with their meal.
Time | From 4pm until 10pm
Cost | $14 per entrée, not including tax or gratuity.
Reservations | Not required

Tomaso’s Italian RestaurantEnjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at Tomaso's

On the Menu| Celebrate Christmas Eve Italian-style with Tomaso’s signature Feast of the Seven Fishes including a variety of under the sea favorites like Swordfish Roulade with sauteed fresh swordfish rolled with lump crab ricotta and toasted pistachio in roasted tomato-almond pesto and the Petrale Sole, with a lemon caper sauce served with lobster ravioli. Guests can choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert to experience the prix-fixe menu.  
Time | From 12pm until 9pm
Cost | $75 per person, not including tax or gratuity
Reservations | Required

Christmas Eve Dinner in Scottsdale

The Hash KitchenEnjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at The Hash Kitchen

On the Menu| The Hash Kitchen’s brunch items are sure to make any morning merry and bright, menu items include: eggnog-infused doughnuts topped with eggnog glaze ($10), gingerbread pancakes made with cream cheese frosting, warm maple reduction, and crushed gingerbread cookies ($11), and a Christmas waffle made with waffle stuffing, hand carved turkey, smashed potatoes, gravy, and fried leeks ($14).
Time| From 7am until 3pm
Cost | Varies based on selections
Reservations | not required

LON’s at the Hermosa Inn

On the Menu| Enjoy a special 3-course menu at the iconic landmark restaurant. The menu will include sweet potato bisque, crispy dick confit, smoked prime rib, butternut squash risotto, dry-aged hericate pork chops, and a decadent eggnog cheesecake or chocolate peppermint mousse for dessert.
Time| From 4pm until 8pm
Cost | $75 for adults, $25 for guests ages 5 through 12
Reservations | Required

Tanzy Restaurant

On the Menu |
Time | From 4pm until 9pm
Cost | $55 per person (add on wine pairings for an additional $25), not including tax and gratuity. If you are an iPic Sapphire Member, the cost is $49 per person.
Reservations |

Christmas Eve Dinner in Carefree

Boulders’ Grill Kitchen & BarEnjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at The Boulders

On the Menu | The Boulders’ Grill Kitchen & Bar will be celebrating Christmas Eve with a festive, three-course menu for guests and locals alike. Guests are invited to enjoy specialty menu items like lobster bisque beef chateaubriand, seared diver scallops, a chocolate yule log and more.
Time | From 5pm until 9pm
Cost | $55 per person, not including tax or gratuity
Reservations | Required

Christmas Eve Dinner in Sedona

SaltRock Southwest KitchenEnjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at SaltRock Kitchen

On the Menu | SaltRock will be offering a family style prix-fixe menu prepared by Executive Chef Robert Hoffman with your choice of three courses including roasted pumpkin soup, fried calamari, roasted cod al pastor, apple cider roasted turkey breast, chorizo cornbread stuffing, potato hash, coconut cheesecake and more.
Time | From 5pm until 9pm
Cost | $65 per person, not including tax or gratuity.
Reservations | Required

Where will you be headed for Christmas Eve Dinner in Phoenix? Whether you will be visiting any one of these locatations, a family members home, or heating up your own kitchen I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season!

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© Taryn Jeffries 2016

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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