Best Places for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining

Planning where to eat on Christmas Day in Orlando?  On a holiday, dinner out can be the best gift of all. Local hotels and resorts are always good bets for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining, and many restaurants are planning lavish menus as well.

Here is a sampling of what’s on the menu Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. Prices do not include tax and tip.

The Boheme – Grand Bohemian Hotel – OrlandoChoose either our Grand Buffet 10a-3p; $69 per person, $30 for Children or Dinner in The Boheme Restaurant; Four course sampler menu 4pm – 8pm.

Buca di Beppo – Florida MallCelebrate Christmas and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine with family & friends at Buca! Open at 11am on Christmas Day, so make your reservation today!

Chez Vincent & Hannibal’s – on the SquarePlease join us for Christmas Dinner. We will offer our dinner menu along with any specials.

Kasa Restaurant & BarLeave – the work to us! Christmas dinner will be served at KASA from 5-10PM; enjoy a Chef’s special menu or our regular dinner menu as well!

Rosen Center Christmas Holiday Buffet – with everything from baked ham, tender turkey and fresh seafood to everyone’s favorite holiday desserts, Rosen Centre’s Holiday Buffet gives you the chance to experience the most wonderful time of the year surrounded by those you love. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rosen Plaza Christmas Buffet – Join us for a traditional Christmas family buffet with all the trimmings from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Rosen Shingle Creek in Café Osceola – Savor a joyful spread of over 44 dishes including holiday favorites, chef-manned carving stations, unlimited champagne mimosas, decadent desserts and more, Christmas Day, 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar – Open Christmas Eve – Put a little paradise in your Huladays!

Trevi’s – Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate – Buffet 12pm to 7pm. Featuring carved to order Ham and Prime Rib, Traditional Sides, Chilled Seafood and House-made Holiday Desserts.

Emeril’s Orlando, CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort – 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando; 407-224-2424 or emerilsrestaurants.com: Open noon-9 p.m. Dec. 25 with a la carte holiday menu in addition to the regular menu.

Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse, Hyatt Regency Orlando – 9801 International Drive, Orlando; 407-345-4570 or orlando.regency.hyatt .com Christmas brunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m. .

Norman’s, Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes – 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando; 407-393-4333: From 5-9 p.m. the Christmas Eve menu will include poached pear salad, Thai-marinated seared tuna, Atlantic pompano, Seely’s Ark chicken, rack of lamb, sides and desserts.

Ravello, Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World Resort – 10100 Dream Tree Blvd., Orlando; 407-313-6161 or fourseasons.com: On Christmas Eve from 5:30 p.m. there will be a five-course, pre fixe dinner. The 2-9 p.m. Christmas Day brunch will include salmon, crab cakes, pork loin, lobster Benedict and desserts.

The Tropicale, Caribe Royale – 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando; 407-238-8020: The resort is offering a 2-8 p.m. Christmas Day buffet with smoked meats and a seafood station, entrees (black pepper herb-crusted New York strip, sugar reef jerk chicken), and traditional sides and accompaniments.

Mission Inn Resort & Club, La Hacienda in the main inn and Nicker’s at the golf clubhouse – 10400 County Road 48, Howey-In-The-Hills; 1-800-874-9053, 352-324-3930 or missioninnresort.com: Both 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m. buffets will include salads, soups, antipasto, seafood bar, breakfast fare, carving stations, desserts, sparkling wine and live music.

These restaurants are guaranteed to satisfy your family’s holiday hunger. Check out our holiday events in Orlando for even more holiday season fun.

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