Triangle restaurants open for Christmas Day dining

December 9, 2011 

Still recovering from the Thanksgiving cooking marathon? Relax. Let one of these restaurants do the cooking and cleaning for your Christmas Day meal. Reservations are essential, and the sooner the better. Tables are sure to fill up fast.

Bel Gusto

2800 Campus Walk Ave., in the Millennium Durham Hotel, Durham.

382-5024

bit.ly/q6cmEH

Buffet, noon to 2 p.m.

Carolina Crossroads

211 Pittsboro St., in The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill

918-2777

www.carolinainn.com

Buffet, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Crabtree Grill

4500 Marriott Drive, in the Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley, Raleigh

781-7000

bit.ly/7cHylm

Buffet, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fairview

3001 Cameron Blvd., in The Washington Duke Inn, Durham

493-6699

www.washingtondukeinn.com

Buffet, seatings at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Fearrington House

2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro

542-2121

www.fearringtonhouse.com

Prix fixe, noon to 3 p.m.

Flights

4100 Main at North Hills St., in the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, Raleigh

278-1478

www.flightsnorthhills.com

À la carte, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Grove Café

421 S. Salisbury St., in the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh

834-9900

www.sheraton.com/raleigh

À la carte, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Herons

100 Woodland Pond, in The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary

447-4200

www.theumstead.com

Prix fixe, seatings start at 5 p.m.

Il Palio

1505 East Franklin St., in the Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill

918-2545

www.sienahotel.com

Prix fixe, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Irregardless Café

901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh

833-8898

www.irregardless.com

À la carte, noon to 8 p.m.

Phi

151 Tatum Drive, in the Hotel Indigo, Durham

474-3000

bit.ly/tO4dFM

À la carte, seatings start at 5 p.m.

Piney Point Grill

2515 Meridian Parkway, in the DoubleTree Suites hotel, Durham

361-4660

bit.ly/uzWLEu

À la carte, seatings start at 5 p.m.

Posta Tuscan Grille

500 Fayetteville St., in the Marriott City Center, Raleigh

227-3370

www.postatuscangrille.com

Buffet, 7 a.m-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.

Shula's 347

1 Europa Drive, in the Sheraton Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill

969-2157

www.donshula.com

À la carte, 5 to 10 p.m. (note: serving the regular menu only)

Windows

311 W. Franklin St., in the Franklin Hotel, Chapel Hill

442-9000

www.franklinhotelnc.com

À la carte, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. (note: serving breakfast only).

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