Treat yourself and go out for a hassle-free meal this Christmas at one of these dining favorites in Phoenix and Scottsdale:
The dining room at Fogo de Chao, Scottsdale
Fogo de Chao
A meat lover’s haven, celebrate the season at this top-notch Brazilian steakhouse, where the menu is packed with 15 succulent cuts of carnivorous delights. The extensive salad bar is veggie friendly and the dessert buffet will delight all diets. Open 4:30-10 p.m. Saturday Dec.25.
Details: 6300 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-609-8866, fogodechao.com.
Bistro 24 at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix
Enjoy a Christmas Day buffet of chilled seafood table, truffle soup, salads and cheeses, lobster cake Benedict, leg of lamb, prime rib, French toast, turkey and an array of desserts. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $80 per person, $40 children 3-12, under 3 free.
Details: 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602-952-2424, ritzcarlton.com.
Compass Arizona Grill
The Hyatt Regency Phoenix’s Christmas Day buffet features a special menu of salads, assorted seafood, roasted eggplant bisque, carved-to-order ham and smoked prime rib, chorizo cornbread pudding, Parmesan rosemary potato gratin and a pastry table of sweets, including chocolate fondue. Adults $59, children 5-12 $25, under 5 free.
Details: 122 N. Second St., Phoenix. 602-252-1234, hyatt.com.
T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Christmas dinner is at its best at T. Cook’s with entrees including oven-roasted turkey or glazed ham from the fireplace, pan-roasted sole, grilled beef tenderloin, pan-roasted duck breast, slow-roasted lamb, seared Irish salmon and, for vegetarians, a roasted local farm vegetable pot pie. For dessert, choose from roasted banana and salted caramel tart, milk chocolate and pistachio semifreddo, dark chocolate espresso Napoleon, and sweet potato and toasted marshmallow torte. Adults $70, children 11 and under, 12, $25, and children 4 and under five free, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Details: 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602-840-3610, royalpalmshotel.com.