Picture this: it’s Christmas morning, Santa has come and gone, the gifts have been opened and it’s time to relax. Gathering around the table to celebrate with a delicious meal is on the agenda, but for some of us, cooking said meal is the last thing on the to-do list.  For those who wish to leave the cooking to the professionals this holiday, reserve a table at one of these Charlotte restaurants open on Christmas Day:

303 S Church St. | 704.445.2540

For a special Christmas Day breakfast (8 – 11 a.m.) and dinner (noon – 7 p.m.), Angeline’s will be offering its fabulous seasonal menu in addition to these holiday specials:

  • Lobster Rigati: Butter Poached Lobster, Smoked Fontina Fonduta, Broccolini, Gruyere/Focaccia Crust
  • Arancini: White Truffle, Wild Mushroom, Pesto Aioli, Pickled Peppers
  • Whole Salt Baked Snapper (served table-side): Confit Fingerlings, Celery Root, Roasted Fennel, Baby Carrots, Preserved Lemon Coulis
  • Duck Cassoulet: Duck Confit, Duck Sausage, Braised Cannelini Beans, Collard Greens, Shaved Truffle
  • Cranberry-Walnut Bread Pudding: Vanilla Bean Crème Anglais, Cinnamon Gelato
  • Italian Trifle: Sponge Cake, Marsala Syrup, Fresh Berries, Pastry Cream

JP Charlotte
601 S College St. | 704.375.2600

JP Charlotte’s culinary team will serve an assortment of specialty dishes at their Christmas Day brunch. Choices include chef-inspired omelets, a seafood and curing bar, a grits station, brick oven pizzas, prime rib, rosemary-rubbed leg of lamb, children’s options and a sweets display. $64 per person, $24 for children 6 – 12 and complimentary for those under five. Call 704.335.2064 or book online.

BLT Steak
110 N College St. | 704.972.4380

This Uptown hotspot will offer a three-course Christmas Blackboard menu for $65 per person from 5 – 10 p.m. View the full menu here.

The Asbury
235 N Tryon St. | 704.342.1193

Uptown, The Asbury will serve a three-course dinner with seatings at 4 and 6 p.m. $55 per adult, $25 for those ages 6 – 10 and complimentary for those under five. Preview the menu here. Book online via OpenTable.

The Ballantyne Hotel
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway | 704.248.4100

The Ballantyne will offer a special Christmas Day brunch complete with an elaborate assortment of salads, cheese and seafood displays, omelet and carving stations and desserts. The festive atmosphere includes live holiday music. $95 per person, $40 for children 5-12 and complimentary for those under four. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your table.

204 North
204 N Tryon St. | 704.333.3747

Enjoy a festive a la carte menu from 4 p.m. – close at Uptown’s 204 North Kitchen and Cocktails. Preview the full menu here.

The Palm Restaurant
6705 Phillips Place Court | 704.552.7256

The Palm will be open for your Christmas Day celebrations from 5 – 9 p.m. Book your table here.

Del Frisco’s
4725 Piedmont Row Dr. | 704.552.5502

Del Frisco’s will serve holiday favorites like Prime Rib, Dry-Aged Steak and Wagyu Tasting from a limited menu of steaks and signature favorites from 3 – 8 p.m. Reserve your table online here.