10 places to dine on Christmas Day in Atlanta

Eat, drink and be merry without cooking.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas Day dinner with family and friends at the following 10 restaurants. Menus items will be available on Sunday, Dec. 25. (Alternately, check out this list for restaurants offering dinner on Christmas Eve.)

Southern Art : Is there anything better than an all-you-can-eat brunch on Christmas Day? Yes, only because guests will be in festive spirit as they dine with family and friends. The brunch menu will consist of a ham, charcuterie and cheese station; seafood station; soups and salads; carving and entrée stations inclusive of roasted turkey, bacon-wrapped tenderloin and herb-crusted salmon; an omelet station; and a dessert station with pecan tarts, red velvet cupcakes and more. This holiday feast will be avaialbe from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost will be $79 for adults and $40 for children 5 – 10 years old.

3315 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-946-9070. southernart.com .

Hampton + Hudson : 'Tis the season to enjoy holiday cocktails and seasonal bites, so owners Billy and Jenn Streck will host a special pop-up Chinese menu from H+H's Bo'Ling Chop Suey Palace. In addition to screening the holiday classic movie, "A Christmas Story," football fans can watch games on big screen TVs. Drink specials will include sake, hot toddies and more.

299 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-948-2123, hamptonandhudson.com .

Einstein's :  A three-course meal featuring lobster risotto, baked turkey with sides, filet mignon plus a bevy of desserts will be offered at this popular Midtown restaurant beginning at 4 p.m. The cost per person will be $45.

1077 Juniper St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-7925, einsteinsatlanta.com .

Morton’s The Steakhouse : This steakhouse will offer its regular menu of prime wet-aged steaks as well as a special steak and lobster tail combination for $55. Dining hours will be 4-9 p.m.

303 Peachtree Center Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-577-4366, mortons.com

The St. Regis Atlanta : During this inaugural brunch, a special menu prepared by chef Joseph Trevino will include an eggs Benedict station; waffle and crepe station; sushi station; seafood display with Alaskan king crab legs and mussels; caviar with traditional accompaniments; carvery station with organic turkey, ham and pastry wrapped beef wellington; and a dessert station. A musical performance by the Joe Grandsen six-piece band plus entertainers such as silk aerialists, sugar plum fairy ballerinas and toy soldier stilt walkers will round out the festivities. The buffet will have seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Seating for the former will be priced at $155 per adult (alcohol cannot be served till 12:30 p.m. on Sundays in Georgia), and the 2 p.m. seating will be $185 per adult.  The 2 p.m. seating will also feature a full bar and champagne bar. Pricing is $75 for children 8 - 12 years old and $59 for those four to seven years old.  Children three and under dine at no charge.

88 West Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-563-7799, stregisatlanta.com .

Cypress Street Pint and Plate : This neighborhood spot will be great for people looking for a low-key celebration. Guests will be able to cozy up next to the fire pit while imbibing on holiday cocktails and a limited menu from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

817 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-815-9243, www.cypressbar.com .

Hudson Grille : This chain restaurant with several metro Atlanta locations including Midtown, Kennesaw, Tucker and Alpharetta, will be offering a special menu which includes a choice of brown sugar-glazed smoked ham mashed potatoes, mac and cheese plus an array of desserts. A seat at table will be $19.95 for adults and $7.95 for children 10 years old and younger.

Hudson Grille, various locations .

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta : Kick off Christmas with a merry and bright brunch with a variety of food stations and culinary presentations from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost will be $95 per adult, $39 per children 5 – 12 years old.

181 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-659-0400, ritzcarlton.com .

The Oceanaire Seafood Room : The regular seafood menu will be available 2-8 p.m.

1100 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-475-2277, theoceanaire.com .

The Highlander : This Midtown pub, which was featured on Guy Fieri’s show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” will offer a holiday dinner for adults priced at $19.95

931 Monroe Dr. N.E., Atlanta. 404-872-0060, thehighlanderatlanta.com .

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