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.


Buffet, noon to 2 p.m.

Carolina Crossroads

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


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

Crabtree Grill

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


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


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


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

Fearrington House

2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro


Prix fixe, noon to 3 p.m.


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


À la carte, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Grove Café

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


À la carte, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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


Prix fixe, seatings start at 5 p.m.

Il Palio

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


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


À la carte, noon to 8 p.m.


151 Tatum Drive, in the Hotel Indigo, Durham


À la carte, seatings start at 5 p.m.

Piney Point Grill

2515 Meridian Parkway, in the DoubleTree Suites hotel, Durham


À la carte, seatings start at 5 p.m.

Posta Tuscan Grille

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


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


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


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


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

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