Christmas Dinners in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Adam Haught

Christmas is a time for family, friends, presents and, of course, food! Scottsdale’s chefs are whipping up decadent Christmas dinners that are certain to leave you wanting more. So, don’t cook this year – gather with family and friends for socially distanced in-person dining or choose from an assortment of to-go options! Just be sure to call ahead for reservations as these holiday meals will book up quickly!


ADERO Scottsdale

CIELO, ADERO Scottsdale’s signature restaurant, will be offering a special three-course pre-fixe menu to celebrate the holidays. Highlights include a winter celeriac and leek soup, as well as main-course options like peppercorn-crusted roasted beef ribeye and porketta with sage and fennel, served with pan-roasted sweet squash, broccolini and blistered tomatoes. Save room for a slice of decadent mint brittle New York cheesecake for dessert.

When: Dec. 25, 2020
Price: $79 per person
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Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

Following a year like 2020, holidays at Andaz Scottsdale are focusing on what truly matters in life – safely spending time with the ones you love. Celebrate together over a magnificent prix fixe holiday menu that features delicacies like shrimp cocktail with Harissa cocktail sauce and lemon aioli, roasted duck breast with honey chipotle glaze, juicy desert-spiced filet, peppermint cheesecake fondue, and more!

When: Dec. 25, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Price: Starting at $65 per person
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The Capital Grille

Need a special gift for the grill guru on your list? The Capital Grille comes to the rescue with their limited-edition Holiday Butcher Boxes. The “Surf and Turf” box features four 10-ounce filets, two 3-ounce lobster tails and a bottle of Capital Grille’s signature steak sauce, while the “Porcini Bone-In Ribeye” box boasts four ribeye steaks, porcini rub, a bottle of EVOO and a bottle of aged balsamic vinegar. The steaks in these gourmet boxes are cut daily by the restaurant’s in-house butcher for optimal freshness. While you’re at it, grab a Capital Grill butcher box for yourself, then sit back and enjoy the beautiful Scottsdale weather while grilling with family and friends for the holiday!

When: Now – Dec. 30, 2020
Price: $170 
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Dominick’s Steakhouse

Looking for one of the best steaks in Scottsdale? Look no further! Dominick's Steakhouse offers a unique menu of juicy USA Prime-grade Steaks, perfect for your Christmas dinner. Located in Scottsdale Quarter, Dominick’s is a great option for the holidays that will satisfy everyone in the family – even vegetarians and pescatarians! For a more secluded and intimate dining experience, inquire about Dominick’s private dining rooms.

When: Dec. 24, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Price: A la carte pricing
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El Chorro

Celebrate Christmas at El Chorro, a longtime Scottsdale landmark. This year, there will be two options to fit your family’s needs. Enjoy a three-course plated dinner with entrée options like slow-roasted turkey, grilled filet mignon and Chilean sea bass, as well as your choice of starter and dessert. Prefer to dine at home? El Chorro also is offering a heat-and-serve option to-go that includes fire-roasted tomato soup, winter holiday salad, grilled filet mignon, seared ora king salmon, vegetable sides and assorted miniature pastries. And whether you dine in or carry out, your meal includes an order of El Chorro’s world-famous sticky buns.

When: Dec. 25, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price for Dine-in: $82++ per adult | $26++ for kids (5-12) | Free for kids under 5
Price for Heat-and-Serve: $120 (serves two)
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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Take home a bountiful holiday feast with the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ Christmas Takeaway Brunch Kit. The kit includes everything you need for a delicious, stress-free Christmas meal, from maple bourbon-glazed ham and whipped Yukon gold potatoes to a delicious caramel apple crostata for dessert. For a festive treat, add on the bourbon rosemary cider punch! 

When: Pre-order by Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. | Curbside pickup Dec. 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: $225 for the kit (serves 4) | $32 for the rosemary cider punch (serves 4) 
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Hotel Valley Ho

Enjoy a festive Christmas dinner at Zuzu, featuring a chef-attended starter buffet, as well as a selection of savory entrées and holiday-inspired desserts, including English toffee cheesecake and eggnog bread pudding. Beautifully prepared to-go meals also will be available, including individually portioned dinners and family-style meals. 

Dine In:
When: December 25, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Price: A la carte pricing from $56 – $79 | $22 for kids 12 and under
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To Go:
When: Pre-order by Dec. 21 at 5:00 p.m. for pick up Dec. 24 or Dec 25, 2020. 
Price: Starting at $69
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JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Scottsdale’s legendary Camelback Inn offers you two delicious options for Christmas dinner. Enjoy romantically lit al fresco dining at Rita’s Cantina & Bar which offers an elegant three-course, pre-fixe menu. Choose from options such as roasted cauliflower and parsnip bisque, baby kale and watercress salad, sherry orange glazed ham, slow-roasted Cornish hen, seasonal butternut squash ham and vanilla cheesecake with white chocolate peppermint snow.

Also on Christmas Day, Lincoln Steakhouse will host an a la carte dinner from its sister restaurant, Rita’s Cantina. Menu choices include guajillo glazed salmon and lobster, prime flat iron carne asada steak frites and Rita’s signature chicken enchilada roja. For dessert, don’t pass up the Baked Arizona (prickly pear semifreddo, saguaro cactus seed cake and charred meringue).

Either dining option at Camelback Inn will be a festive addition to your Christmas celebration!

Rita’s Cantina & Bar:
When: Dec. 25, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. –  8:00 p.m.
Price: $85 per person
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Lincoln’s Steakhouse:
When: Dec. 25, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Price: A la carte pricing
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Leave the cooking and cleaning to the Queen's serfs and wenches this holiday season! Step into our fully decorated 11th Century castle and enjoy a four-course feast as you witness a spectacular live performance of Medieval tournament games, authentic jousting and exciting sword fights. Your noble feast includes garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, buttered sweet corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages. You may also order from Arizona's longest full-service bar before, during and after the show.

When: Dec. 17 – 25, 2020 | Times vary
Price: $45.95 for Adults | $35.95 for Children 12 & under 
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Mountain Shadows

Christmas Day dining at Mountain Shadows is sure to put you in a festive mood! Hearth ’61’s brunch will be embellished with holiday delights and will be served beginning at 7:00 a.m. Christmas dinner will be served beginning at 5:00 p.m. and will include specialties like lobster bisque and prime rib. Dinner to-go from Hearth ‘61 includes two separate meal options: Choose from slow-roasted turkey or braised beef short rib, both of which include all the traditional sides. Add on a delicious coconut cream pie or butterscotch pecan pie. 

Dine In:
When: Dec. 25, 2020 | Brunch: 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Price: A la carte pricing
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To Go:
When: Pre-order by Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. for pick up Dec. 25, 2020 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Price: $60 – $65 per person for adults | $25-$29 for children 12 & under | $31 – $40 for pies
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Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

This year enjoy a choice of Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dining options at Prado. Each day offers an incredible four-course menu with entrées like scallops with caviar and butter-aged prime tenderloin. Save room for dessert as there are several options to choose from, including a cranberry and pear crisp. Prado also will feature a special “Sugar & Spice” menu for the holiday season. Check out the fabulous Spanish-inspired goodies like the Chocolate Crema Catalana.

Christmas Eve/Day Dinner:
When: Dec. 24 & 25, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Price: $99 per adult | Free for kids 5 & Under
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Royal Palms Resort & Spa

It’s that time of year – time to eat, drink and be merry! Celebrate the season at T. Cook’s with a memorable Christmas dinner featuring exclusive entrées like mustard- and rosemary-rubbed prime rib and pan-seared Glacier 51 seabass. Whether you’re spending the holidays with family, friends or a combination of both, there is plenty to share this season at Royal Palms.

When: Dec. 25, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Price: $95++ per person
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Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Christmas dinner at elements will feature a festive, four-course prix-fixe menu. Entrée highlights include Duck l’Orange with savory wild rice and a roasted vegetable risotto with spiced pumpkin seeds. Of course, it wouldn’t be a four-course meal without dessert. This year’s delights include apple almond tarte, caramelized white chocolate crème brulée and spiced pear upside-down cake. 

When: Dec. 25, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Price: $105 for the first seating | $125 for the second seating | $45 for kids 12 and under
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To plan your Scottsdale holiday getaway, click here!