Christmas Dinner Destinations: Restaurants open for holiday dining

If you’d rather focus on spending time with your family and friends and unwrapping presents, let someone else cook your Christmas goose. Or ham, or turkey, or Brazilian steak. Here are a few of the restaurants serving up a Christmas Day meal. Find more at or check with your favorite restaurant. Reservations are recommended.

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
The Buckhead restaurant will be offering a grand Christmas Buffet 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3315 Peachtree Road. Information:

Legal Sea Foods
Trade in that turkey and ham for a lobster and shrimp feast on Christmas Day in Downtown. 275 Baker St. Information:

The Melting Pot
If it’s fondue you seek then check out The Melting Pot on Christmas Eve and Day (open from 4 to 9 p.m.) as the staff serves up seasonally-inspired fondues in addition to its regular menu. 754 Peachtree St. Information:

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Both locations are open Christmas Day serving up their classic sizzling steaks. 267 Marietta St. in Downtown and 3285 Peachtree Road in Buckhead. Information:

Fogo de Chao
The Buckhead restaurant will be open for its Churrasco Holiday Feast including a variety of vintage wines. Information:

The Highlander
Belly up to the bar or grab a table for a “full Christmas spread.” 931 Monroe Drive in the Midtown Promenade. Information:

The Café & Bar at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta
There will be an elegant, fireside Champagne brunch or four-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings on Christmas Day. 3376 Peachtree Road. Information.

Christmas Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 25. 361 17th St.

A family style menu will be served at ROOM at TWELVE Centennial Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 400 West Peachtree St.



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