Gallery Restaurant - Turkey - Photo courtesy of The Ballantyne
Our family’s Christmas dinner tradition has changed throughout the years. There were the themed years with homemade Irish, Italian or Mexican foods on the menu. When our boys were small, and we were exhausted, Christmas dinner featured Stouffer’s frozen lasagna. The era of Chinese take-out was an easy transition; I convinced my family that food in small containers was fancy.
It’s mid-December and I don’t have a plan for this year. A Christmas dinner at an area restaurant may be our family’s next new tradition.
Here are 17 restaurants open on Christmas Day in Charlotte:
303 S. Church St.
Christmas Breakfast: 8 – 11 a.m.
Christmas Dinner: 12 – 7 p.m.
The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel
235 N. Tryon St.
Two seatings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Special prix fixe menu.
The Blue Taj Cuisine of India
14815 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 170.
Regular dinner menu.
BLT Steak at the Ritz Carlton of Charlotte
201 E. Trade St.
Pre-fixe and holiday menu.
Buca di Beppo
10915 Carolina Place Pkwy., Pineville 28134
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
139 S. Tryon St.
Regular menu with extended hours.
311 East Blvd.
Reservations for larger parties: 704-333-0063 (or Open Table).
Gallery Restaurant at The Ballantyne
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.
Holiday brunch menu and prix fixe dinner menu.
JP Charlotte in The Westin Charlotte
601 S. College St., Charlotte 28202
Holiday brunch menu.
Reservations: 704-335-2064 (or Open Table).
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood
SouthPark Location – 4335 Barclay Downs Dr.
Uptown Location – 200 S. Tryon St.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
227 W. Trade St.
Reservations: 704-333-2602 (or Open Table).
507 E. 36th St.
Boudreaux’s Louisiana Kitchen regular menu.
Sky Asian Bistro
9925 Leitner Dr., Pineville 28134
Regular and unlimited sushi and slider menu.
Reservations for parties over 10 people: 980-237-6072.
4544 South Blvd.
Reservations for large parties: 704-522-6522.
100 W. Trade St.
Three seatings at 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Special four-course menu.
204 North Kitchen & Cocktails
204 N. Tryon St.
Reservations: 704-333-3747 (or Open Table).