T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was cooking, not even a mouse.
Not in the mood to cook on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? These restaurants have you covered. Here are a few of the best dining offerings around Palm Beach County. Prices are listed without the expected tax and tip.
The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant, in downtown West Palm is offering a special order-and-take Christmas dinner option. The prepared meal includes an Australian leg of lamb infused with garlic and olive oil, served with rice and a medley of roasted vegetables, muhammara, (a Middle Eastern red pepper and walnut spread) hummus, tahini, a Greek salad and baklawa for dessert. The dinner is for six to eight people. Cost is $220. All orders must be made by Dec. 20.
In addition to the special, Leila will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for dinner only from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
With sweeping ocean views, 3800 Ocean is serving a Christmas buffet on Christmas Day with seatings from noon to 8 p.m. The brunch will offer various hot and cold stations, plus holiday desserts. Cost is $85 per adult, $18 per child under 12.
Clematis Street’s prime French bistro will serve a three-course prix fixe menu Christmas (3 to 9 p.m.), at $72 per person, $25 for children. Main courses include beef bourguignon, local Mahi Mahi, slow-roasted duck and more.
West Palm’s most iconic steakhouse is serving a limited dinner on Christmas from 3 to 9 p.m. Guests will enjoy a special menu of seven specialties including classic escargot, prime cut steaks, shrimp scampi and rock lobster.
Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations will not be accepted.
The lively spot, in downtown West Palm, will host a fun ‘Naughty or Nice’ brunch on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their best Santa-themed attire. The menu includes brunch benedicts, avocado and crab toast.
Avocado Grill will also feature an al-a-carte dinner menu on Christmas from 1 to 9 p.m. Reservations are suggested.
Twenty Twenty Grille
This intimate restaurant is serving a special Christmas Eve prix fixe menu (5 to 10 p.m.), at $110 per person. On the tasting menu: three starters (think duck tacos), four entrées and dessert. A vegetarian menu is offered on request. Reservations are a must.
Chez L’ Epicier
This stylish Palm Beach spot is serving a prix fixe Christmas Eve dinner (5 to 10 p.m.) at $95 per person. Chef Laurent Godbout will kick off dinner with a mushroom cappuccino with cave-aged cheddar cracker and black pepper foam. That’s followed by a choice of two starters, a second course (smoked trout, fois gras), a choice of three entrées (land, sea and veggie options), and a choice of two desserts (Grand-Marnier candy apple, spiced crumble). Reservations are strongly suggested.
Bistro Ten Zero One
Bistro Ten Zero One, inside the West Palm Beach Marriott Hotel, is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas from 5 to 9 p.m. Guest will enjoy a bottomless glass of wine. Cost is $42. Menu highlights include butternut squash soup, herb-roasted prime rib, bourbon-glazed salmon and apple cobbler with peanut butter powder and vanilla ice cream.
Tanzy, on the bottom floor of the iPic Theater in Mizner Park, is serving a four-course prix fixe dinner Dec. 23 through Christmas. Cost is $58 per adult, $20 per child under 12. Menu includes roasted beet and citrus salad, herb-roasted prime rib and an apple tarte tartine. A vegetarian menu is also available. Reservations are suggested.
Oli’s Fashion Cuisine
On Christmas Eve and Christmas, Oli’s will serve brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., lunch through 4 p.m. and dinner through 10 p.m. Regular menu items are available plus a Christmas menu with specials such as butter-poach lobster ($39) and slow-roasted lamb chops ($42).
The Grille Fashion Cuisine
On Christmas Eve, The Grille Fashion Cuisine is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and serving brunch with bottomless mimosas 2 p.m. On Christmas Day, The Grille is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Regular menu items are available plus a Christmas menu with specials including 14-ounce charred prime ribeye ($43) and pan-seared sea bass ($41).
Don Chepo’s Taco Shop
The new taco shop near the Mall at Wellington Green will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner through 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The Garden’s shopping area is open during the holidays. Here is some information on restaurants:
The Cooper, Craft Kitchen and Bar is open on Christmas Eve from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and closed on Christmas Day.
Kabuki Sushi-Thai-Tapas is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Prosecco Café is open Christmas Eve from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Christmas Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spoto’s Oyster Bar will serve its usual lunch and dinner menus on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Christmas Day, the seafood restaurant is offering a limited dinner menu from 4 to 10 p.m.
Vic & Angelo’s is offering a Christmas Eve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner from 3 to 10:00 p.m. On Christmas, the Italian eatery will serve a limited menu from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.