Celebrate Christmas by Dining Out
By Ohio.org Staff

Celebrate Christmas by Dining Out

Enjoy the holiday without the stress of cooking at these Ohio restaurants.

The Yuletide season, while festive, cheerful and exciting, can also be tiring. Finding the perfect present for your loved ones, fighting through the crowds of shoppers at the mall and bundling up in multiple layers every time you leave the house is exhausting. Instead of preparing a Christmas dinner feast and adding another thing to stress over this December, head to one of these restaurants for a hassle-free and delicious holiday meal.

Christmas Day Brunch at Orchids at Palm Court in Cincinnati

Orchids at Palm Court, Ohio’s only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant, exudes cheer during the holidays with Christmas trees, holly, strings of lights, a gingerbread display and more adorning the main dining room. Spend time with your loved ones and eat to your heart’s desire at Orchid’s Christmas Day Brunch. For more holiday cheer, check out Orchid’s Dickens Brunches, offered every Saturday from December 1 to December 22.

Christmas Eve Dinner: 5 – 9 PM
Christmas Brunch: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
For reservations, call (513) 564-6465

The Lodge at Geneva-On-The-Lake in Geneva

After enjoying the breathtaking views of Lake Erie, enjoy a candlelight dinner at The Lodge at Geneva-On-the-Lake. Featuring live music from Valerie Marini and dishes like honey glazed ham, three cheese ravioli and baked trout, you are promised to have a magical Christmas evening.

Christmas Day Buffet Candlelight Dinner: 4 PM – 8 PM
For reservations, call (440) 466-7100

100th Bomb Group Restaurant in Cleveland

The holidays are the busiest times for airports, so you’ll be sure to a show at 100th Bomb Group in Cleveland, located next to the runways of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Enjoy a Christmas Day buffet featuring holiday ham and fantastic views of the airplanes soaring in and out of the sky.

Christmas Day Champagne Buffet: 10 AM – 3:30 PM
For reservations, call (216) 267-1010

Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland

The Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland prides itself on being open 364 days of the year, and Christmas Day is no exception. Stray away from the traditional Christmas fare and dine on chicken sandwiches and burgers will sipping on special holiday ales, like Festivus and BBA Feats of Strength.

Christmas Day Hours: 8 PM – 2 AM
For reservations, call (216) 621-4000

Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Cincinnati

Gather around the table and let the staff at Ruth’s Chris take care of the rest this Christmas. After a long morning huddled around the tree opening presents, sit back and relax while feasting on the restaurant’s specialty cuts and delicacies.

Christmas Eve: 2 – 9 PM
Christmas Day: 12 PM – 8 PM
For reservations, call (513) 381-0491


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The Boat House in Columbus

Uniquely situated on the banks of the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers, The Boat House boasts both magnificent views of Columbus’ rivers and skyline as well as delicious cuisine. Celebrate Christmas Day with bubbles and holiday cheer at their Christmas Day Champagne Brunch.

Christmas Day Champagne Brunch: 10 AM – 3 PM
For reservations, call (614) 469-0000

The Keep in Columbus

You’ll feel like a little kid waking up on Christmas morning when walking into the Christmas Day Buffet at The Keep in Columbus. Located inside the historic Leveque Tower, The Keep offers an unforgettable dining experience. Choose from poached shrimp and prime rib of beef for your entree and beignets and fig rice pudding for dessert (or treat yourself to it all)!

Christmas Day Buffet: 11 AM – 6 PM
For reservations, call (614) 745-0322

Brim House at Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

If you prefer to spend Christmas morning cozied up in the comfort of your own home, enjoy the Christmas themed Twelvetide dinner at the Brim House at Renaissance Toledo on December 12 instead. The restaurant will be hosting a 12-course dinner with every meal or wine pairing based on an element from the Twelve Days of Christmas. If you’re interested, leap like a lord to buy your tickets as there are only 26 seats available.

Twelvetide Dinner: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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