Christmas Day is a day for at-home cooking and spending time with family. Let Christmas Eve be a time for enjoying what our city has to offer with relaxation and fine dining at one of these top Valley restaurants…
Head to The Boulders Resort & Spa for a delicious and decadent four-course meal featuring foie gras-stuffed quail with pumpkin souffle and corn cilantro relish, roasted free-range turkey with traditional garnishes and cornbread chestnut stuffing, pan-seared black bass with seasonal mushrooms and melted spinach or Cedar River farms beef tenderloin with crispy shallots. Reservations are required.
34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive
Carefree, AZ, 85377
Lon’s at the Hermosa
Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn promises to treat the palette with a tasty three-course menu including roast chicken, monk fish, Colorado lamb loin or pork tenderloin. Have Christmas Eve dinner plans? Enjoy Lon’s brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dinner is served from 4 to 8 p.m.
5532 N. Palo Cristi Road
Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253
The new Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix is shaking things up this Christmas Eve with a four-course holiday dinner. Guests will begin their feast with white bean and pork belly chowder. The rest of the meal features duck confit, a selection that includes prime rib and roasted turkey and pies like pumpkin, apple or cherry. Reservations required.
2401 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Hotel Valley Ho’s Café ZuZu never ceases to stay festive. This year, guests are invited to stop in for a Christmas Eve breakfast, lunch of dinner. Breakfast includes huevos rancheros, lunch features butternut squash and goat cheese ravioli, and for dinner enjoy crispy pork belly or roasted loin. But save room for dessert because Café ZuZu will be dishing out an egg nog milkshake with chocolate flourless truffle cake and peppermint ice cream! Regular menu is also available.
6850 E. Main St.
Scottsdale, AZ, 8525
For a five-star, high class Christmas Eve meal, book a table at Scottsdale’s Estate House because their fixed three-course menu is to die for. It features a grilled jumbo shrimp cocktail, butternut squash soup, sage mustard crusted rack of lamb and gingerbread-coated turkey breast roulade. Roasted apple bread pudding is for dessert! Reservations required.
7134 E. Stetson Drive, Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251