Mouthful

Triangle restaurants serving Christmas dinner

Do what many people do on Christmas: dine at a Chinese restaurant.
Do what many people do on Christmas: dine at a Chinese restaurant. TRAVIS LONG - tlong@newsobserver

Still recovering from the Thanksgiving cooking marathon? Relax. Let one of these restaurants do the cooking and cleaning for your Christmas Day meal. By popular request, we’re also including a select list of Chinese restaurants open on Christmas Day.

Reservations are essential in most cases – the sooner the better.

Traditional

201 Restaurant

201 Foster St., in the Durham Marriott City Center, Durham, 919-768-6000, marriott.com

Menu: Serving the regular menu, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10 p.m.

Bel Gusto

2800 Campus Walk Ave., in the Millennium Hotel, Durham, 919-383-8575, millenniumhotels.com

Menu: Buffet, noon-2 p.m.

Bistro & Bar

4700 Creedmoor Road, in the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Crabtree, Raleigh, 919-881-0000, raleighcrabtree.embassysuites.com

Menu: Serving the regular menu and a holiday special, noon-8 p.m.

Bluestone Grille

3800 Hillsborough Road, in the Durham Hilton, Durham, 919-383-8033, www3.hilton.com

Menu: Serving the regular menu, 7 a.m-11 p.m.

The Borough

317 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, 919-832-8433, theboroughraleigh.com

Menu: Serving the regular menu and a special holiday meal, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

Carolina 1663

One Europa Drive, in the Sheraton Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, 919-969-2157, sheratonchapelhill.com/carolina-1663

Menu: Serving the regular menu, 4-9 p.m.

Cedar Fork Bistro

151 Tatum Drive, in the Hotel Indigo, Durham, 919-474-3000, ihg.com

Menu: Serving the regular menu, tentative plans for a special holiday offering, 5 p.m.-midnight.

The Corner Tavern & Grill

1301 N.W. Maynard Road, Cary, 919-460-0088, cornertaverncary.com

Menu: Serving the regular menu, tentative plans for a special holiday offering, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Crossroads Chapel Hill

211 Pittsboro St., in The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, 800-962-8519, carolinainn.com

Menu: Brunch buffet, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fearrington House

2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, 919-542-2121, fearringtonhouse.com

Menu: Prix fixe, noon-3 p.m.

Flights

4100 Main at North Hills St., in the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, Raleigh, 919-571-8773, flightsnorthhills.com

Menu: Buffet, 1-7 p.m.

Herons

100 Woodland Pond Drive, in The Umstead Hotel, Cary, 919-447-4200, theumstead.com

Menu: Prix fixe, seatings start at 5:30 p.m., last seating at 9:30 p.m.

Il Palio

1505 E. Franklin St., in the Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill, 919-918-2545, ilpalio.com

Menu: Prix fixe, noon-7:30 p.m.

Irregardless Café

901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, 919-833-8898, irregardless.com

Menu: Serving a special holiday menu, noon-9 p.m.

Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar

420 Fayetteville St., in the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, 919-256-1451, jimmyvsraleigh.com

Menu: Serving the regular menu 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m, special holiday menu 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

McCormick & Schmick’s

4325 Glenwood Ave., at Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, 919-881-7848, mccormickandschmicks.com

Menu: Serving the regular menu, tentative plans for a holiday prime rib dinner, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Mesa Latin Kitchen

2701 Hillsborough Road, Durham, 919-973-2717, mesalatinkitchen.com

Menu: Serving the regular menu and special holiday offering, 5-10 p.m.

Plates Kitchen

301-100 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 919-828-0018, plateskitchen.com

Menu: Special holiday menu, noon-7:30 p.m.

Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen

500 Fayetteville St., in the Marriott City Center, Raleigh, 919-227-3370, ryeraleigh.com

Menu: Family style, noon-7 p.m.

Talulla’s

456 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 919-933-1177, talullas.com

Menu: Serving the regular menu and daily specials, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Village Draft House

428 Daniels St., in Cameron Village, Raleigh, 919-833-1373, villagedrafthouse.com

Menu: Serving a limited menu, 6 p.m.-midnight.

Washington Duke Inn

3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham, 919-493-6699, washingtondukeinn.com/Dining/dining.asp

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

Chinese

Banana Leaf

1026 Ryan Road, Cary, 919-468-9958, bananaleafcary.com

Menu: Open 11 a.m-10 p.m.

C & T Wok

130 Morrisville Square Way, Morrisville, 919-467-8860, ctwokrestaurant.com

Menu: Open 11 a.m-2:30 p.m., 4:30-10 p.m.

China Palace

5210 Garrett Road, Durham, 919-493-3088, mychinapalace.com

Menu: Open 11 a.m-2:30 p.m., 4:30-10 p.m.

Goji Bistro

100 Maynard Crossing Court, Cary, 919-466-8888, gojibistro.us

Menu: Open 4-10 p.m.

Gourmet Kingdom

301 E. Main St., Carrboro, 919-932-7222, thegourmetkingdom.com

Menu: Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30-10 p.m.

Happy China

2505 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, 919-237-2021, happychinasushi.com

Menu: Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Neo-Asia

6602-1 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, 919-783-8383, neo-china.com

Menu: Open 4:30-10 p.m.

Neo-China

4015 University Drive, Durham, 919-489-2828, neochinarestaurant.com

Menu: Open 4:30-10 p.m.

Red Lotus

239 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, 919-968-7778 , redlotusch.com

Menu: Open 4-9:30 p.m.

Super Wok

1401-L SE Maynard Road, Cary, 919-388-8338, superwok.wikidot.com

Menu: Open 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

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