Casual dining, buffets and upscale restaurants make up Reno Tahoe’s many holiday dining options. See which of the popular, award-winning Reno Tahoe restaurants open on Christmas Day, so you can plan a no-hassle dining experience and have more time to spend with loved ones.
Restaurants Open Christmas Day
From Christmas buffets to breakfast with Santa, Reno is truly a 24-hour town, making it the perfect place to experience the holidays with those closest to you.
Enjoy a festive dining event at the Grand Ballroom Gourmet Dinner, complete with carvery selections, mouth-watering sides and delectable desserts. If a champagne brunch is what you crave, look no further than Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille. A Christmas buffet will also be offered beginning at 11 a.m. Both Manhattan Deli and Purple Parrot will be serving three-course holiday dinners from 11 a.m to 10 p.m. Make reservations for a four-course prix-fixe holiday dinner at either Atlantis Steakhouse or Bistro Napa.
Savor traditional favorites with all the fixings at one of the Nugget’s restaurants. If you are looking for a way to ring in the holiday season, Rosie’s Café will be offering Breakfast with Santa a few days before the holiday. On Christmas Eve, enjoy holiday dining specials including a three-course meal starting at 5 p.m., and on Christmas Day enjoy the slow roasted prime rib or house-smoked ham all day starting at 11 a.m. Get your fill of holiday fare at the Rotisserie Buffet, complete with hot and cold selections, a carving station and a dessert station sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Visit The Steakhouse and decide between prime rib, king salmon or lamb t-bone. Finish off the night with a yule log, a true holiday staple.
Christmas dinner restaurants at Silver Legacy include Pearl Oyster Bar and Grill and Café Central where you can delight your senses with a three-course meal on Christmas day. Warm up with the pumpkin and butternut squash bisque before feasting on roasted turkey with all the fixings. If you are looking to get your fill of Christmas delights, make sure to check out the Silver Baron Christmas Day Buffet on Christmas Day.
Enjoy your holiday dinner at one of Grand Sierra Resort’s many restaurants. The Grand Buffet will be serving both Christmas brunch and Christmas dinner, with unique items and traditional favorites. Casual holiday dining is also available at the Grand Cafe, offering a special menu of ham, halibut or prime rib. Celebrate the season at Cantina, serving holiday fare with a Mexican twist, or try an Italian take on Christmas cuisine at Briscola. Reservations are available for a four-course holiday dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak, serving dinner from 3 to 9 p.m.
You’re sure to have an unforgettable holiday dining experience at award-winning Roxy. Their three-course Christmas dinner menu offers a choice between roasted Chilean sea bass or pan roasted breast of duck for your main course. Finish off your meal with eggnog gelato eclairs to keep you in the Christmas spirit. For Christmas dining with an Italian twist, try La Strada, serving up a four-course dining experience. For your “primi piatti” choose between an artichoke ravioli or risotto before moving on to your “secondi piatti” choice of roasted sea bass or breast of squab. For a more traditional feel, try Millies24 and indulge with the pecan glazed honey ham and a classic apple pie. If you crave a variety of both traditional and international flavors for your Christmas dinner, don’t miss The Buffet.
The setting of Lone Eagle Grille in Incline Village is enough to satisfy anyone’s Christmas wish list, and savoring the cuisine at their Christmas buffet is a must if you are planning to spend the day at Lake Tahoe. Enjoy carving stations, cheese display, seafood corner, a dessert action station and more. They even have a special Kid Corner with a special menu and cookie decorating.