If 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 Brazilian steak. 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.

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
The Buckhead restaurant will be offering a grand Christmas Buffet 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3315 Peachtree Road. Information: southernart.com

Legal Sea Foods
Trade in that turkey and ham for a lobster and shrimp feast on Christmas Day in Downtown. 275 Baker St. Information: 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. Information: meltingpot.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. Information: ruthschris.net

Fogo de Chao
The Buckhead restaurant will be open for its Churrasco Holiday Feast including a variety of vintage wines. Information: fogodechao.com

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

The Café & Bar at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta
There will be an elegant, fireside Champagne brunch or four-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings on Christmas Day. 3376 Peachtree Road. Information. mandarinoriental.com/atlanta

Christmas Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 25. 361 17th St. alloraatl.com

A family style menu will be served at ROOM at TWELVE Centennial Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 400 West Peachtree St. roomattwelve.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.