Whatever winter holiday you choose to celebrate, eating out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day requires some planning — and, in almost all cases, reservations.
These restaurants will be open for the holiday, serving special menus or their regular fare; some offer prepared food for pick-up. Reservations are going fast, and availability is subject to change.
Arlo Restaurant • 271 N. Center St., Salt Lake City; 385-266-8845 or arlorestaurant.com • Arlo is accepting pre-orders for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners for pick-up on Dec. 24 between 1 and 2 p.m. Each dinner serves 4 to 6 people, and costs $225. You can place your order online. Arlo is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Disco Pizza • 2417 W. High Mountain Rd, Park City; 435-800-1990 or pendry.com/park-city/disco-pizza • Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 20, they will offer special holiday-themed beers, cocktails and small bites. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, they’ll serve Italian family-style dinners, with no reservations required.
The Eating Establishment • 317 Main St., Park City; 435-649-8284 or theeatingestablishment.net • The restaurant will offer its regular menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; reservations are still available, and can be booked online.
Franck’s • 6263 S. Holladay Blvd, Holladay; 801-274-6264 or francksfood.com • The restaurant is booked for Christmas Eve, but does have a very short waitlist to which you can add yourself. It will serve a prix fixe meal from 3:30-8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, at $125 per adult and $60 for children.
Flanagan’s on Main • 438 Main St, Park City; 435-649-8600 or flanagansonmain.com • The restaurant will be open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving a fixed meal with clam chowder, pear-vinaigrette salad, grilled lamb chops or scallops, and strawberry bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. Cost is $70 per person.
Grub Steak • 2093 Sidewinder Dr., Park City; 435-649-8060 or grubsteakparkcity.com • Grub Steak will be open on Christmas Eve during its regular hours, 5-9 p.m. The regular menu will be available, as well as a special Christmas menu, which was still in planning at press time, and will cost between $58-$75. Reservations are recommended. Book online for smaller groups of four or less; call for larger groups.
Hearth and Hill • 1153 Center Dr., Park City; 435-200-8840 or hearth-hill.com • Hearth and Hill is serving its regular menu on Christmas Eve, and still has reservations available for smaller parties earlier in the evening (before 7 p.m.). Call to make a reservation.
Hub and Spoke Diner • 1291 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City; 801-487-0698 or hubandspokediner.com • Hub and Spoke Diner will serve its regular menu on Christmas Eve, during its regular hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hyatt Regency • 170 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City; 801-596-1234 or hyatt.com • Two options here:
• Mar | Muntanya is open on Christmas Eve, serving a “Roast Beast Feast,” with sides for $75. Their regular Spanish-inspired small plates and tapas will also be available. Make reservations on Tock at https://www.exploretock.com/mar-muntanya-salt-lake-city.
• The Salt Republic will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve, serving dishes off its a la carte menu. On Christmas Day, it will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., serving a buffet with hot smoked salmon, chilled oysters, made-to-order omelets, French toast, ham, ribeye and more. Cost is $65, $35 kids 12 and under. Make reservations online at https://www.exploretock.com/the-salt-republic-salt-lake-city.
Italian Graffiti • 156 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City; (385) 281-8373 or italiangraffiti.com • The restaurant in The Gateway will offer a three-course prix fixe holiday dinner on Christmas Eve for $105. The meal starts with antipasti, followed by fresh pasta and a choice of salmon or steak. Call to make a reservation.
Kita • 2417 W High Mountain Rd., Park City; 435-513-7213 or pendry.com/park-city/kita • Open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the restaurant will serve a special Japanese-inspired, three-course menu that includes rosemary-pistachio lamb, butternut bisque and hot chocolate entremet.
La Caille • 9565 S. Wasatch Blvd., Sandy; 801-942-1751 or www.lacaille.com • On Christmas Eve, they will serve a five-course menu with a choice of entree, including prime rib, duck breast, sea bass, lamb or vegetarian ravioli. Reservations were full at press time; call to be added to the waitlist.
Little America Hotel • 500 S. Main St., Salt Lake City; 801-596-5700 or saltlake.littleamerica.com • Both The Coffee Shop and Lucky H Bar & Grille will be open during regular business hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with holiday menus that are still in the planning phase. Reservations are not accepted; service is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Laurel Brasserie & Bar • 555 S. Main St, Salt Lake City; 801-258-6708 or laurelslc.com • Laurel will be open during its normal business hours on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving the regular menu. The Christmas buffet is sold out, but the New Year’s Eve buffet still has some spots left, with a cost of $19-$38. Reservations can be made by calling the main number or by booking online.
Log Haven • 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City; 801-272-8255 or log-haven.com • A very limited number of reservations are available for smaller parties earlier in the evening on Christmas Day; they are open from 4 to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. They will be serving their regular menu.
No Name Saloon • 447 Main St., Park City; 435-649-6667 or nonamesaloon.com • No Name Saloon will offer its regular menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They are open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. No reservations, and all patrons must be 21 or older.
Oasis Cafe • 151 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-322-0404 or oasiscafeslc.com • There won’t be any special holiday menu items, but their regular menu will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Powder at Waldorf Astoria Park City • 2100 Frostwood Dr., Park City; 435-647-5566 or hilton.com • Powder’s holiday menu includes a sushi station, seasonal soups and salads, local charcuterie, oysters, turkey, salmon, cauliflower steaks and sides including mashed potatoes, candied yams, Brussels sprouts and baby carrots. Desserts include pies, olive oil cake and budino. $169, $89 for kids 12 and under, kids 4 and under free.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill • 102 E. Winchester St., Murray; 801-293-9003 or macaronigrill.com • The restaurant near Fashion Place will serve its regular Italian menu during regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; you can also place an order for take-out or delivery. Reservations are available by phone or online.
Stein Eriksen Lodge • 7700 Stein Way, Park City; 435-649-3700 or steinlodge.com • The Glitretind will be open on Christmas Eve from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., serving a prix fixe menu for $225, $50 for kids 12 and under. On Christmas Day, the restaurant will serve its traditional holiday buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. The menu includes turkey, short ribs, ham, squash-fennel salad, seafood ceviche, and desserts. The cost is $175 for adults and $50 for kids under 12. Troll Hallen will be open both days, serving its regular menu. Reservations are required.
Thai Garden Bistro • 868 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City; 801-355-8899 or thaigardenslc.com • The restaurant will serve its regular menu from noon to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. Reservations can be made by phone.
Veneto • 370 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City; 801-359-0708 or venetoslc.com • The restaurant will serve a special menu on Christmas Eve, including wine pairings. It will also serve its regular menu. Reservations can be made online.
Vessel Kitchen • Locations in Salt Lake City, Park City, Sandy and Midvale or vesselkitchen.com • Premade holiday meals can be ordered and picked up from all Vessel locations. This year’s menu includes a meal for four that includes ham and several sides for $145; a la carte items are also available. Place your order before 9 p.m. on Dec. 22; the restaurants are open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and closed on Christmas Day.
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