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Where to Dine on Christmas Day 2018

In need of last-minute dinner plans on Christmas Day? Don’t worry. We’ve compiled a guide of some of Orlando’s top restaurants that will be open this Christmas.

Where to Dine on Christmas Day 2018

Canvas Restaurant & Market
13615 Sachs Ave.
Orlando, FL 32827
In addition to the regular menu, Christmas Day specials include Chilean Sea Bass with roasted fennel and herb puree ($40) and a 28-ounce Porterhouse Steak with confit mushrooms, cippolini onions and roasted garlic ($60).
For reservations, call 407-313-7800

Chroma Modern Kitchen + Bar
6967 Lake Nona Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827
Christmas menu specials such as Roasted Duck Breast and Confit Duck Leg with cherries, parsnip mousse, bourbon and crispy parsnips ($27) and N.Y. Strip with grana pandano, roasted red potatoes, charred trumpet mushrooms and demi-glace ($39) will accompany Chroma’s regular menu on Christmas Day.
For reservations, call 407-955-4340

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
9150 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
Have a merry surf and turf Christmas. The Christmas Day menu includes a selection of Del Frisco’s favorites, including Del’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, lobster bisque, broiled lobster tail carved tableside, and a variety of steaks and side dishes.
Make a reservation online or call 407-351-5074

Garden Grove
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
$48.99 adults, $26.99 children ages 3-9 and free for children under 3
A Christmas Day buffet includes smoked ham, caramelized fennel & apple chutney, herb roasted NY strip roast, rotisserie chicken, potato silk, chicken gravy, 36-hour short rib, charred Napa cabbage, red wine sauce, potato gnocchi, porchetta, braised kale, roasted garlic sauce, seared grouper, bean ragout, sweet basil cream sauce, wild mushroom risotto, and penne alfredo, chicken nuggets and tater tots for children.
For reservations, call 407-934-1618

Rosen Centre
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9840 International Dr.
Orlanod, FL 32819
$47.95 adults, $18.95 children ages 4-12, free for children 3 and under
This decadent holiday buffet includes soups, salads, an antipasto display, crab claws, spiced shrimp bowl, sushi, a pasta bar, a carving station with pineapple rum glazed ham and roast beef, an omelet and waffle station as well as a classic holiday spread of roasted turkey, traditional cornbread dressing, candied sweet yam, mashed potatoes and broccoli au gratin. Includes complimentary champagne and mimosas and free valet parking.
For reservations, call 407-996-9840

Rosen Plaza
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
9700 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
$45.95 adults, $18.95 children ages 4-11, free for children under 4
Celebrate the season with a holiday buffet that includes traditional roast turkey and prime rib, fresh seafood such as shrimp and oysters and a selection of classic desserts like Christmas yule logs and cookies. Complimentary champagne or wine with meal. Complimentary parking.
For reservations, call 407-326-2614

Rosen Shingle Creek
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
$69.95 adults, $29.95 children ages 4-11 and free for children 3 and under (plus sales tax and gratuity)
The Christmas Brunch at Café Osceola menu includes a selection of soups and salads, seafood cioppino shooters, beef carpaccio, a seafood station, a dim sum station, a sushi station, a carving station with pepper herb crusted prime rib, traditional roast turkey and sides, as well as entrees like Saffron Risotto Cakes, Rigatoni Bolognese, Veal Stew and House-Made Porchetta. A kids station includes favorites like chicken tenders and macaroni and cheese. A huge variety of desserts rounds out the meal. The price includes unlimited champagne and mimosas for adults as well as complimentary valet parking.
For reservations, call 866-996-6338

Roy’s
$59.95 per person
7760 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
Enjoy a classic Christmas dinner with a choice of Caesar Salad or Lobster Bisque to start, slow-roasted Chateaubriand with brussels sprouts, Vadouvan carrots, asparagus, red bliss potatoes and wild mushroom port wine pan sauce for the main dish and a choice of Chocolate Torte or Cinnamon Brioche Bread Pudding for dessert. Additionally, a classic prix-fixe dinner is available with a larger selection of appetizers, including sushi and lobster pot stickers, entrees that include favorites like Roy’s Original Hawaiian Blackened Island Ahi, Tender Braised Short Ribs of Beef and Grilled Filet Mignon, and three dessert options.
For reservations, call 407-352-4844

Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Parkway
Orlando, FL 32819
$59 adults, $25 children 12 and under
The restaurant’s holiday dinner buffet includes a selection of charcuterie and composed salads, chilled local shrimp, oysters on the half shell, split crab legs, small plates like shrimp and grits and roasted pork belly, lobster bisque, a carving station with prime rib, maple bourbon roasted ham, and a variety of sauces and sides, a crepe station and a dessert display.
For reservations, call 407-313-8625

Todd English’s bluezoo
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
In addition to its full menu, the restaurant will serve a Christmas Day Special ($42 per person) that includes a bone-in veal chop, chateau potatoes, brown butter carrots and radish, winter truffle, natural jus.
For reservations, call 407-934-1111

Tony Roma’s
12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
8560 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
$29 adults, $16 children
Enjoy a choice of starter house salad or classic potato soup and an entrée of 12-ounce slow-smoked prime rib with red skinned mashed potatoes and a fresh vegetable. You can add a half rack of ribs for an additional $9. Wine pairings and desserts are also available.

Urban Tide
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
$60 per person plus tax and gratuity
This Christmas, gather the family for a surf-and-turf dinner. Starters include your choice of Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cakes with lobster cream and rainbow and asparagus crudité or Citrus & Tomatoes with fresh mozzarella, aged balsamic and basil & honey vinaigrette. For your entrée, choose between Roasted Prime Rib with aged cheddar au gratin, grilled asparagus and horseradish crème fraiche or Florida Grouper with turmeric creamed sweet corn, blistered shishito peppers and pickled habanero salsa. The meal ends with Spiced Ginger Roulade with cranberry jam and vanilla-infused Chantilly.
For reservations, call 407-345-4565

Wine Bar George
Disney Springs
1610 E. Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Enjoy a special prime rib dinner with potatoes au gratin and grilled asparagus for $38 per person as well as a new chocolate pie for dessert. Additionally, the wine list includes more than 140 wines by the glass, bottle and ounce.
Make a reservation online or call 407-490-1800

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Lyndsay Fogarty Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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