Where to eat a meal on Christmas Day

CorrespondentDecember 4, 2012 

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.

Bel Gusto

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

919-383-8575

http://nando.com/8i

Buffet, noon-2 p.m.

The Borough

317 W. Morgan St., Raleigh

919-832-8433

theboroughraleigh.com

À la carte, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. (regular menu and specials)

Carolina Crossroads

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

919-918-2735

carolinainn.com

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

Cedar Fork Bistro

151 Tatum Drive, in the Hotel Indigo, Durham

919- 474-3000

http://nando.com/8j

Buffet, noon-midnight.

Crabtree Grill

4500 Marriott Dr., in the Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley, Raleigh

919- 781-7000

http://nando.com/8k

Buffet, 4-8 p.m.

Fairview

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

919- 490-0999

washingtondukeinn.com

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

Fearrington House

2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro

919- 542-2121

fearringtonhouse.com

Prix fixe, noon-3 p.m.

Flights

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

919- 278-1478

flightsnorthhills.com

À la carte, 4-9 p.m.

The Gallery

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

919-834-9900

sheraton.com/raleigh

À la carte, 7-11 a.m (breakfast), noon-10 p.m. (limited menu)

Herons

100 Woodland Pond Drive, in The Umstead Hotel, Cary

919-447-4200

theumstead.com

Prix fixe, seatings start at 5:30 p.m.

Il Palio

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

919- 929-4000

sienahotel.com

Prix fixe, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m.

Irregardless Café

901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh

919- 833-8898

irregardless.com

À la carte, noon-9 p.m.

McCormick & Schmick’s

4325 Glenwood Ave., at Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh

919-881-7848

mccormickandschmicks.com

À la carte, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (serving the regular menu).

Paparazzi

8450-B100 Honeycutt Road, in Lafayette Village, Raleigh

919- 890-0142

paparazziraleigh.com

Buffet, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Piney Point Grill

2515 Meridian Pkwy., in the DoubleTree Suites, Durham

919- 361-4660

http://nando.com/8l

Prix fixe, 2-8 p. m.

Posta Tuscan Grille

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

919- 227-3370

postatuscangrille.com

Buffet, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; à la carte, 5-10 p.m.

Shula’s 347

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

919- 969-2157

donshula.com

À la carte, 5-10 p.m. (serving the regular menu).

Windows

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

919- 442-9000

franklinhotelnc.com

À la carte, 7-11 a.m. (serving breakfast only).

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