Not sure how you’re going to pull off a holiday meal? Leave the cooking to the pros. Here are the best Atlanta restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas; reservations are strongly encouraged. Or pick up some takeout to host the meal at home, without the stress of cooking.
Enjoy a festive Christmas Brunch at Lanier Islands with shrimp and grits, pecan battered French toast, turkey reast, omelets, pumpkin cheesecake, yule log dessert and more. Dec. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
On Christmas Eve, head to Milton’s for their regular dinner menu and specials from Chef Derek for a festive dining experience. Dec. 24, 4-9 p.m.
Celebrate with a prime rib special with truffle madera sauce and the full menu. Christmas Eve and Christmas. You can also order items for delivery or takeout.
Drop by for a five-course Christmas dinner with the Chef’s Amuse Bouche, an appetizer, an entrée, peach sorbet and a dessert. For an appetizer, choose from butternut squash bisque, lamb, salad or crab cakes. Entrees include chicken, NY strip, salmon, short ribs and acorn squash. For dessert, enjoy Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee, Pineapple Carrot Cake, Chocolate Fudge Cake or Fresh Berries. Dec. 25 from noon-8 p.m.
Via delivery, grab holiday cookie dough flavors Gingerbread Cookie, S’mores, Hot Cocoa and Peppermint, along with festive cookies.
For Hanukkah, order Challah, Chocolate Rugelach or Chocolate Babka breads, beef brisket, salmon, latkes, matzo ball soup and sides. Order by Dec. 8 for pick up on Dec. 10-11.
Pick up a Christmas Eve dinner to serve four with rib roast, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, cranberry sauce, Yorkshire pudding and panettone. Available to order Dec. 14-24; pick up on Dec. 24 from noon-5 p.m. Order a New Year’s Eve meal with ribeye, lobster tail, truffle butter, manchego creamed spinach, mac and cheese and more. Ordering live on Dec. 14; pick up on Dec. 31.
The Inman Park Middle Eastern restaurant is accepting pre-orders for a holiday special for 10 people. Get a spiced leg of lamb, fresh taftoon bread, torshi (pickled vegetables), sabzi polo with tahdig, zhough, dill labneh and a sabzi plate with mint, tarragon, feta, radish and walnuts.
Dinner packages are delivered right to your door with Dinner A’Fare. Get Italian sirloin croquettes, chicken and potato gratine, Texas steak, pork tenderloin, prime rib, turkey roast, broccoli and cheddar bake, bread pudding bars and more.
Their Hanukkah dinner serves four and include beef brisket, rosemary potatoes, roasted carrots and cherry chocolate bread pudding. Pick up from Dec. 9-18. Grab a Christmas Eve dinner of roasted lamb shoulder, rosemary potatoes, haricot verts and cherry chocolate challah pudding to serve four guests. Orders will be live on Dec. 14; pick up from Dec. 21-24.
Pick up holiday meals that serve anywhere from 3-10 people. Meals include ham, potatoes, green beans, butternut squash, cranberry relish and rolls. Or pick up just the meat and sides, such as turkey, honey ham, potatoes, green beans, yule log, apple pie and more. Pick up Dec. 21-24.
Pre-order a Home for the Holidays meal with ham, brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes with gravy, dinner rolls and dessert. Pick up on Dec. 12.
Treat 4-8 guests to brunch with bagels, egg and potato omelet, bacon and French toast bread pudding. Or grab dinner with roasted pork, salmon, kale soup, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes and cookie dough. Pick up or have it delivered on Dec. 23.
Grab to-go take and bake meals from a Southern-themed a la carte menu with salads, Christmas-inspired mains, sides, snacks and desserts. Ordering goes live on Dec. 7 at Buckhead, Midtown and Vinings locations.
Order capon chicken, rib roast, prime tenderloin, duck, salmon, gravy, potato puree, dressing, green beans, Bouche de noel and more for an a la carte Christmas. Pick up an Ice Your Own Cookie Kit for six shortbread cookies, icings and sprinkles to decorate. Pick up on Dec. 24. The New Year’s Day to-go box serves 4-6 people with ham, gravy, cornbread and collard greens. Order by Dec. 30 for pick up on Dec. 31.