A quick roundup of Columbus restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day 2011, organized by category.
A quick roundup of Columbus restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day 2011, organized by category. This list is not exhaustive (if you know of any additions, email 'em to email@example.com), and we also recommend you call ahead before heading out to eat. many of these restaurants tend to book up completely well before Christmas.
BETTY'S FAMILY OF RESTAURANTS
Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails, 73 E. Gay St., will be open 4-10 p.m. Christmas Day. Christmas Pot Roast Sandwich sounds pretty awesome, actually.
The Jury Room, 22 E. Mound St., will be open 6 p.m. to midnight Christmas Day
Surly Girl Saloon, 1126 N. High St., will be open 6 p.m. to midnight Christmas Day with a limited menu
The Clarmont, 684 S. High St., is open noon to 6:30 p.m. Christmas Day serving a special menu (honey-glazed double pork chops, mushroom-risotto stuffed chicken, bacon-wrapped salmon and Muscovy duck breast with lingonberry sauce. Reservations required.
McCormick & Schmick's, 3965 New Bond St., is open 12-8 p.m. on Christmas Day
Smith & Wollensky, 4145 The Strand West, will be open noon to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. A special holiday menu includes Chateaubriand For Two ($92), with a traditional sliced filet mignon, roasted fingerling potatoes, baby carrots, haricot vert and a foie gras creamed mushroom sauce.
Ruth's Chris Steak House, 7550 High Cross Blvd., will be open 5-9 p.m. Christmas Day
The River Club at Confluence Park will be serving a buffet featuring prime rib and ham, filet and lobster tail and much more, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Christmas Day. Reservations required.
Bar 41, the bar area of Latitude 41 at the Renaissance, 50 N. Third St., will be open 12-8 p.m. Christmas Day with a limited menu
High Street Grill, 310 S. High St., will be open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Christmas Day, and the Westin's Thurber's Bar serves until 11 p.m.
China Dynasty, 1689 W. Lane Ave., will be serving a Christmas Day Chinese Buffet from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Christmas Day
China Dynasty, 1930 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Christmas Day
Peking Dynasty, 1773 W. Fifth Ave., will be open 4-10 p.m. Christmas Day
Peking Dynasty, 2210 E. Livingston Ave., is open 5-10 p.m. Christmas Day
PASTRIES & BAGELS
Pattycake Bakery, 3009 N. High St., is a great place to pick up last-second holiday gifts. They'll be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Day
Block's Bagels, 3415 E. Broad, will be open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Day