Where to dine on Christmas in the Triangle?

Flights, located in the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in North Hills, will serve a Prix fixe menu from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Flights, located in the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in North Hills, will serve a Prix fixe menu from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

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


Buffet, noon to 2 p.m.

The Borough

317 W. Morgan St., Raleigh


À la carte, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (regular menu and special holiday menu)

Carolina 1663

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

919- 969-2157

Serving the regular menu, 4 p.m to p.m.

Carolina Crossroads

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


Brunch buffet, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cedar Fork Bistro

151 Tatum Drive, in the Hotel Indigo, Durham

919- 474-3000

Serving the regular menu, 5 p.m. to midnight.

Crabtree Grill

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

919- 781-7000

Buffet, 4 to 8 p.m.

Fearrington House

2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro

919- 542-2121

Prix fixe, noon to 3 p.m.


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

919- 278-1478

Prix fixe, 1 to 8 p.m.


100 Woodland Pond Drive, in The Umstead Hotel, Cary

919- 447-4000

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

Il Palio

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

919- 929-4000

Prix fixe, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.

Irregardless Café

901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh

919- 833-8898

À la carte, noon to 8 p.m.

Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar

420 Fayetteville St., in the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh

919- 256-1451

Serving the regular menu, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

McCormick & Schmick’s

4325 Glenwood Ave., at Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh


Serving the regular menu, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


8450-B100 Honeycutt Road, in Lafayette Village, Raleigh

919- 890-0142

Brunch buffet, 10:30 a.m to 3 p.m.

Posta Tuscan Grille

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

919- 227-3370

Buffet, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; à la carte menu, 4 to 10 p.m., served in the bar.

Washington Duke Inn

3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham

919- 490-0999

Buffet, seatings at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the President’s Ballroom.


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

919- 442-9000

À la carte, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. (serving breakfast only).