Christmas Day Dinner in Orlando 2016
Looking for a great place to eat out for Christmas Day dinner in Orlando?
Buca di Beppo, 1351 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland (407-622-7663); and 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando (407-859-7844); bucadibeppo.com: From 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Christmas Eve and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Christmas Day, regular menu plus holiday specials will be served.
Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse, Waldorf Astoria, 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando; 407-597-5500; waldorfastoriaorlando.com: On Christmas Day enjoy a tasting menu that includes artichoke bisque, lobster salad Napoleon and chateaubriand.
Caribe Royale, 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, 407-238-8000, http://www.cariberoyale.com/dining/HolidaysAtTheCaribeRoyale/ : Caribe Royale is offering a Christmas Day buffet in the Tropicale. Menu items include: Old World Smoked Meats and Seafood Station (Duck, Turkey, Chicken, Italian Style Sausage, Salmon, Mahi, White Fish, New Zealand Green Mussels and more), Cold Station featuring Shrimp Cocktail, Sauce Remoulade and Mignonette and a large selection of freshly made composed salads, Entrees featuring Black Pepper Herb Crusted New York Strip Carved to Order Sugar Reef Jerk Breast of Chicken and other traditional sides and accompaniments. Finish your meal with the dessert station.
Reservations Recommended; 407.238.8020
Columbia, 649 Front St., Celebration; 407-566-1505; columbiarestaurant.com: Open for lunch and dinner 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with regular menu and holiday specials.
Harvest Bistro, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando; 407-597-3600; hiltonbonnetcreek.com/holiday: Christmas Day buffet 4-10 p.m. includes pan-seared herb salmon, turkey with cranberry sauce and brown-sugar glazed ham.
Islands Dining Room, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Orlando, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando; 407-503-3463; loewshotels.com/Royal-Pacific-Resort: From 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Christmas Day buffet will offer juniper berry roasted turkey, Palmetto Creek ham and stuffed quail. Entertainment will feature visits from Santa, a face painter, balloonist, islands musicians and hula dancers.
The Kitchen, Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando, 5800 Universal Blvd., Orlando; 407-503-3463; hardrockhotelorlando.com: Christmas Day dinner buffet from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. includes sirlon, roasted spice-rubbed leg of lamb, maple-cinnamon glazed country ham, sage butter-basted turkey and kid-friendly items.
Oscars, Waldorf Astoria, 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando; 407-597-5500; waldorfastoriaorlando.com: On Christmas Eve and Christmas, Oscar’s will feature a holiday family buffet from 5pm-10pm. This special feast will include classic holiday fare, new Waldorf Astoria traditions, and a special dessert finale.
Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando; 407-996-2385; rosencentre.com: A Christmas Day champagne and mimosa buffet served from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rosen Plaza, Grand Ballroom, 9700 International Drive, Orlando; 407-996-0256; rosenplaza.com: Christmas Day holiday buffet from noon-5 p.m. includes roast turkey, bronzed Salmon over rose sauce, cranberry-butternut risotto and roasted shallot-green apple stuffing.
Trattoria del Porto, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal Orlando, 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando; 407-503-3463; loewshotels.com/Portofino-Bay-Hotel: Christmas Day champagne buffet from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. featuring rosemary rubbed citrus turkey, herb-crusted strip loin of beef, pineapple rum-glazed ham and chilled seafood. Entertainment will include Universal Orlando characters, strolling musician, face painter, balloonist and a children’s holiday craft and activity table.