-v0USyg1-UVyQ1_26GaHEwkOc2J-ffYj_VejRXzfYLIIf you’d rather focus on spending time with your family and friends and unwrapping presents, let someone else cook your Christmas goose. Or ham, or turkey, or tofurkey. Here are a few of the restaurants serving up a Christmas Day meal. Find more at OpenTable.com or check with your favorite restaurant. Reservations are recommended.

Midtown’s LGBT-friendly restaurant will be open on Christmas Day for dinner and merriment. einsteinsatlanta.com

Legal Sea Foods
Trade in that turkey and ham for a lobster and shrimp feast on Christmas Day in Downtown. 275 Baker St. legalseafoods.com

The Melting Pot
If it’s fondue you seek then check out The Melting Pot on Christmas Eve and Day (open from 4 to 9 p.m.) as the staff serves up seasonally-inspired fondues in addition to its regular menu. 754 Peachtree St. meltingpot.com

Poor Calvin’s
Try some Thai fusion for your Christmas dinner. 510 Piedmont Ave. poorcalvins.com

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Both locations are open Christmas Day serving up their classic sizzling steaks. 267 Marietta St. in Downtown and 3285 Peachtree Road in Buckhead. ruthschris.net

McCormick & Schmick’s
Enjoy fresh seafood and seasonal cocktails at CNN Center in Downtown, 190 Marietta St. mccormickandschmicks.com

Fogo de Chao
The Buckhead restaurant will be open from noon to 9 p.m. for its Churrasco Holiday Feast including Brazilian favorite Picanha and a variety of vintage wines for $51.95 per guest. fogodechao.com

If some cafeteria comfort food is more your style, some Piccadilly restaurants around the metro will be open on Christmas Day from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., including the one at 2226 N. Druid Hills Road. piccadilly.com

The Highlander
Belly up to the bar or grab a table for a “full Christmas spread.” 931 Monroe Drive in the Midtown Promenade. thehighlanderatlanta.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.