As always, Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide is compiling lists for holiday dining, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Follow the links to each page to find what the restaurants are offering.
In most cases, we’ve included only those restaurants serving special menus on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve because many restaurants are open those days anyway.
For Christmas Day, however, we’re listing any restaurant that has indicated it will be open on Dec. 25 whether it is serving a special menu or not. Some folks are just looking for a meal that day, and we’re happy to provide the service.
For others, a meal at a restaurant is an attractive option to entertaining family in their homes. So it’s especially nice that some restaurants and their staffs give up their holiday to serve others. If you dine out on the 25th, remember that most restaurants will be busy and you may have to wait a little longer for a table and for food to be served. Be kind – Santa starts making next year’s naughty/nice list right away.
For Christmas Day, you’ll find such delicious options as Raglan Road, Big Fin Seafood Kitchen, Tapa Toro, Taverna Opa, American Kitchen & Bar and others. Check them out then make your reservation early.