Tastes of the Season: 10 Holiday Dining and Drinking Deals for Christmas

In just a few days, families across the Valley will be celebrating Christmas. Whether it’s a festive Christmas Eve meal, a later brunch on December 26, or a Christmas dinner that you ordered via take-out, Phoenix restaurants have you covered. Sit back, relax, and leave the cooking to capable hands. Check out these Christmas dining and drink deals from 10 Phoenix restaurants:

STK Steakhouse

7134 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale

Leave all the fuss behind of cooking and cleaning during Christmas and let STK Steakhouse take care of the fine dining. Highlights include roasted prime rib with potatoes, green beans, port wine shallots, and black truffle madera sauce for $75. This special is available for dine-in or take-out from Friday, December 24 to Sunday, December 26. If you choose to dine in the restaurant on Christmas Day, you’ll enjoy an all-day dinner menu. Three brunch specials include smoked pork belly Benedict, hot chicken and waffles, and lobster and eggs Benedict. Reservations are recommended by calling 480-581-5171.

Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits

11 East Seventh Street, Tempe

From noon to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day, Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits will serve a three-course prix fixe menu. The menu will showcase Maine lobster bisque, Latin spiced lamb with goat cheese, whipped potato or brown butter, and pecan-crusted Chilean sea bass. Dessert includes chocolate peppermint torte with goat cheese with candied pistachios. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local police and fire stations. To make reservations, call 480-968-8885.

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Gingerbread-filled cannoli and other desserts are available at The Sicilian Baker.

The Sicilian Baker

The Sicilian Baker

Multiple Locations

Enjoy a special dessert for your Christmas celebration, like the ones on menu at The Sicilian Baker. The assorted holiday cookie box is $17, the seasonal gingerbread cannoli is $12, and the struffoli wreath is $18. The holiday desserts can be ordered through Wednesday, December 23, and picked up on Christmas Eve.

Gabriella’s Contemporary American Cuisine

10155 East Vía Linda, Suite H134, Scottsdale

Guests can indulge in a holiday Christmas Eve feast at Gabriella’s Contemporary American Cuisine in the restaurant or take the meal to go. The menu has French onion soup, mixed greens, baked potato, creamed spinach, and a choice of prime rib, maple-glazed salmon, or artichoke wild mushroom risotto. Seatings take place from 2 to 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The cost is $60 per adult and $18 per child. If you’d like to take the meal home, it is $225 and can be picked up after 1 p.m. on Friday, December 24. For more information, call the restaurant at 480-534-7625.

Z’ Tejas

Multiple Locations

Eggnog is a perfect way to ring in the Christmas season. Z’Tejas is serving its mi abuelita eggnog recipe made with spices and rum through New Year’s Eve for $9. Pair this special drink with brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse

7212 Ho Hum Drive, Carefree

At  Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse, guests can enjoy a three-course Christmas Eve menu. Choose from $11 (a la carte price) appetizers including Keeler’s chopped salad, classic Caesar salad, French onion soup, or winter squash bisque, followed by entrees like slow-roasted prime rib, rack of lamb, and Chilean sea bass for $45. Desserts include peach pie or chocolate peanut butter cake for $12 each. The complete prix-fixe menu is $65 per person. Seating occurs from 4 to 8 p.m., and reservations can be made by calling 602-374-4784.

Mora Italian

5651 North Seventh Street

Let Mora Italian take care of your Christmas Eve needs. From 5 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve, the menu includes a choice of roasted oysters or short ribs, followed by pork shoulder, tagliata di Manzo, or sea trout. Dessert is a choice of pistachio tartufo or chocolate budino. The price is $95 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 602-795-9943.

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Let Mora Italian take care of your Christmas Eve food needs.

Mora Italian

Renata’s Hearth

2400 East Missouri Avenue

Renata’s Hearth is serving a family-style prix fixe menu on Christmas Eve. The menu includes smoked chicken tamales, marinated turkey, quinoa, yuca mash, chocolate mousse cake, and other items. The cost is $190 per person. To make a reservation, call the restaurant at 602-954-2507.

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

6114 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

The Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen brunch menu is offered on Saturday, December 25, from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 25. The menu features an energy bowl and brown butter brioche cinnamon rolls. Chef Dushyant Singh is showcasing two specials: pan-seared duck breast or a 20-ounce bone-in ribeye for those who want dinner. For dessert, leave room for a Yule log with hazelnut mousse, dark chocolate espresso, truffle kisses, and toasted marshmallows. To reserve your seat, call the restaurant at 480-214-4622.

The Sicilian Butcher

Multiple Locations

For $12, The Sicilian Butcher will be showcasing its holiday drink, the Italiano cocktail, a mixture of classic bourbon with amaro, amaretto, and orange bitters fined with a glass smoked over white oak. Pair the drink with the food menu, including eggplant, chicken parmigiana, or crafted meatballs with spaghetti.