This Christmas, savor the season with a delicious holiday meal from one of our favorite Orlando restaurants. Take your feast to-go for a stress-free Christmas dinner at home, or enjoy a specialty Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at restaurants throughout the city. The merriest time of year is here, so make it tasty!
Whether you’re hosting the big meal or dining out in style, here are some of our favorite picks for Christmas dinner in 2023.
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Relax at home and savor the season while kicking your feet up.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Let 4 Rivers take care of your holiday feast with a variety of delicious smoked meats, sides, and desserts available for pickup on Christmas Eve.
Go traditional with a whole or half smoked turkey or boneless ham, or opt for 4 Rivers signature angus brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis ribs, smoked chicken, or vegan burnt ends. Smoked salmon, prime rib, and bone-in leg of lamb are also on offer. Sides are available a la carte ($10.79/quart, feeds 4-6 people) or bundled in the Fixins Package (6 sides for $65.99). End your meal on a sweet note with a 9 inch pie ($29.99) or 6 inch cake ($27.99).
Holiday orders must be placed by midnight on December 20, for pickup on December 24.
Cost: Pricing is a la carte. See the full menu and order online here.
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VINIA Wine & Kitchen
444 W New England Ave #119
Winter Park, FL 32789
Savor an elevated dining experience at “Fabio’s Table,” an intimate five-course dinner and wine pairing experience at VINIA. December’s theme “European Holiday Traditions at VINIA,” is inspired by holiday celebrations in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Brazil. Come in on Christmas Eve and enjoy private tables, wine tasting notes and personal anecdotes from VINIA owner Fabio Perricelli.
Celebrate the season in style with sumptuous dining, delectable wine pairings, and special surprises throughout the night. Plant based menu option available. You can reserve online via Tock.
VINIA will be closed on Christmas Day.
Cost: $100 per person, plus $50 for optional wine pairing upgrade. Seatings are available at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm on December 24, 2023.
9101 International Drive #2240
Orlando, FL 32819
Head to Taverna Opa on Christmas Eve for an authentic Greek holiday feast. Parties of four or more can share a three-course family style meal featuring favorite dishes like hummus, spanakopita, keftedes, kebobs, and more. The full menu will also be available. Plus, enjoy traditional belly dancing entertainment beginning at 7:00pm. Taverna Opa will be closed on Christmas Day.
Cost: $39/person. Reserve through OpenTable or call 407-351-8660 for reservations.
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Christmas Day Brunch Buffet will be lavishly spread at The Celeste’s on-site restaurant, Aurora, from 11 AM until 5 PM. The smorgasbord comes courtesy of Aurora’s executive chef, Mike Trudnak.
The buffet’s chef-curated display stations are going to include a Nuts-&-Cheese Platter; a Fresh Market Display of Grilled Vegetables complete with baguettes, naan bread, and more; and a very Florida-friendly Tropical Fruit Display featuring mangoes, oranges, papayas, melons, dragonfruit, and others.
There’ll be hearty New England Seafood Chowder and Butternut Squash Soup to tempt you, plus a create-your-own-salad bar for a completely customized roughage course.
Eggs Benedict, Belgian Waffles, and Quiche Lorraine will compete for your attention among the breakfast offerings. Over at the seafood bar, meanwhile, you’ll find chilled oysters, clams and blue mussels, smoked salmon, peel-and-eat shrimp, and more. Parmesan-Roasted Chicken and Pan-Seared Salmon are the star entrees.
Reservations are required for Aurora’s Christmas Day Brunch Buffet, so don’t delay: Secure your spot by calling 689-205-0100 or emailing email@example.com
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Feature image credit: 4 Rivers Smokehouse