Local Restaurants Open Christmas Day

December 18th, 2013 by

You could be eating this on Christmas day if you go to the Mitchell's Fish market!

Sometimes it is nice to go out when the family is all together on Christmas day. Of course, your options are quite slim, slimmer than on Thanksgiving in fact! Some restaurants choose to stay open though, offering a small variety of options to local families. Here is a list of restaurants here in Cincinnati that we are aware of that are open of Christmas day:

Mitchell’s Fish Market – With locations in both Newport and West Chester, Mitchell’s Fish Market is going to be open from noon-10 p.m.. It will be serving its delicious regular menu items as well as special steaks and shrimp skewers. If you are a family of fish lovers, this is the place to go!

The Restaurants at the Palm Court – They are again offering a brunch from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Boy does it sound tasty, including snow crab legs, shrimp, turkey, prime rib, ham, and a wide array of side dishes and desserts. Kids under 4 pay nothing (as if they would be the ones paying anyways!), but adults pay upwards of $40.

Red Roost Tavern – Here is a new restaurant that is W. 5th Street in Downtown at the Hyatt Regency. Emphasizing local products, it is serving a buffet from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with prime rib, turkey, ham, smoked salmon, pumpkin ravioli, salads (pear and goat cheese), and a ton of delicious desserts and sides. Frankly that pumpkin ravioli sounds pretty delicious right now… even for breakfast. Adults pay $49.95, but only have to pay the equivalent of their children’s age (as long as they’re under 12, if they are a little over that, dress them up like little kids!)

La Petite France – For fine French cuisine, head over to Le Petite France from noon-6 p.m. A three-course meal is only $39.95, and they offer a special menu for the little squirts ages 5-12. In includes escargot, smoked salmon, roast duck, filet, tarte tatin, creme brûlée, and much more!

Other places to check out:

Ruth’s Chris is open with its regular menu from 2-9 p.m.

McCormick and Schmick’s will be open with a lunch menu from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Regular menu and chefs’ specials.

The Blue Gibbon Chinese restaurant is open 4-10 p.m.

Buca di Beppo in Rookwood Commons open 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Benihana is open from 11:30 a.m3 p.m. and 5.-9:30 p.m.

You can also expect that the major chains will be open (IHOP, Denny’s etc.). Happy holiday dining, folks!