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Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Atlanta

Feast on roast beef, turkey, French toast, and Belgian waffles

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Christmas falls on a Monday this year which means many restaurants are closed. However, there are a few options for dining out for those who don’t celebrate the holiday or are simply looking to avoid the stress of cooking a big meal at home. Here are the Atlanta restaurants, mapped north-to-south, serving up holiday cheer on Christmas Day.

This map will be updated as more options become available.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

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3376 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 995-7500
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A holiday brunch buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Day and includes stations of chilled seafood, salads, charcuterie and cheese, roast turkey, and desserts. $80 per person. $35 for children 6 to 12 years old.

A prix fix menu will be available for dinner at The Cafe & Bar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes wild mushroom soup, beef tenderloin with roasted chestnuts, and a chocolate holiday roll. $95 per person.

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2. Southern Art and Bourbon Bar by Chef Art Smith

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3315 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 946-9070
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A buffet brunch will be served on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes an omelet station, Belgian waffles, ham bar, charcuterie, fruit and cheese selections, and a DIY hot cocoa station. $89 per person. $45 for children 5 to 10 years old.

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3. Red Pepper Taquería

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2149 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 325-8151
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Not in the mood for more turkey and dressing? Both Red Pepper Taqueria Atlanta locations will be open regular hours on Christmas Day for tacos, queso, and margaritas. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Red Pepper Taqueria

4. Nakato Japanese Restaurant

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1776 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 873-6582
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Atlanta’s oldest Japanese restaurant will be open for regular dining hours on Christmas Day. Located on Cheshire Bridge Road, Nakato offers traditional sushi as well as teppanyaki dishes and hibachi-style dining. Open 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Nakato Japanese restaurant sign lit up in the dark in Atlanta Andrew C/Yelp

5. Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

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1745 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
(678) 539-6181
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The trendy Thai restaurant located on Peachtree Street across from the Amtrak station will be open regular hours from 5:30 p.m to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day.

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6. Allora

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361 17th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 961-7370
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Celebrate Christmas Day with an Italian-style brunch at Allora located in TWELVE Hotel in Midtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The a la carte menu includes a selection of soups and salads, omelettes, pizza, and pasta. The restaurant will be open until 10 p.m. on Christmas Day

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Allora/Caren West PR

7. Einstein's

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1077 Juniper St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 876-7925
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Christmas Day dining is an all-day affair at this Midtown staple. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., enjoy a three-course dinner of salad or fried green tomatoes, a choice of ham, lobster risotto, or vegetarian linguine, and dessert. $45 per person.

8. Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

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794 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 876-7249
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Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland will be offering its annual Christmas dinner starting 6 p.m. The menu includes Big Green Egg smoked turkey, sage stuffing, braised pork shoulder, roast vegetables, green bean casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato biscuits, pecan pie, and eggnog cheesecake. $30 for adults. $18 for young adults. $10 for children 10 and under.

Atkins Park Tavern

9. Livingston

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659 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 897-5000
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Enjoy a Christmas brunch buffet at the Livingston in the Georgian Terrace hotel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dishes include peach French toast, biscuits and gravy, and French-style green beans with crispy onions to name just a few items on the holiday menu. $25 per person. $12.50 for children 12 and under. Children under 3 eat free. A portion of the proceeds go to Give Kids the World.

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10. Room At Twelve

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400 W Peachtree St NW #12
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 418-1250
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Located Downtown just off of Centennial Park, Room at Twelve will be serving its annual family-style Christmas menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s dishes include thyme roasted prime ribs, pomegranate glazed ham, mac and cheese, and dark chocolate ganache tarts. $45 per person. $19.50 per child. Children under 5 eat free.

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11. Hampton + Hudson

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299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 948-2123
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The “A Christmas Story”-inspired Chinese dinner is back again this year. Starting at 6 p.m. on Christmas night, Hampton & Hudson will be serving up a special Chinese menu while football and the classic Christmas movie play on the TVs.

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12. Hudson Grille Downtown

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120 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 221-0102
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All Hudson Grille locations across metro Atlanta will be offering a multi-course dinner from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Christmas Day that includes smoked ham, roast turkey, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, salad, and dessert. $24.95 per person. $7.95 children 10 and under.

Hudson Grille Downtown

1. Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

3376 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Mandarin Oriental Hotel/Facebook

A holiday brunch buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Day and includes stations of chilled seafood, salads, charcuterie and cheese, roast turkey, and desserts. $80 per person. $35 for children 6 to 12 years old.

A prix fix menu will be available for dinner at The Cafe & Bar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes wild mushroom soup, beef tenderloin with roasted chestnuts, and a chocolate holiday roll. $95 per person.

3376 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

2. Southern Art and Bourbon Bar by Chef Art Smith

3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Southern Art and Bourbon Bar/Facebook

A buffet brunch will be served on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes an omelet station, Belgian waffles, ham bar, charcuterie, fruit and cheese selections, and a DIY hot cocoa station. $89 per person. $45 for children 5 to 10 years old.

3315 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

3. Red Pepper Taquería

2149 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
Red Pepper Taqueria

Not in the mood for more turkey and dressing? Both Red Pepper Taqueria Atlanta locations will be open regular hours on Christmas Day for tacos, queso, and margaritas. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

2149 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329

4. Nakato Japanese Restaurant

1776 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
The Nakato Japanese restaurant sign lit up in the dark in Atlanta Andrew C/Yelp

Atlanta’s oldest Japanese restaurant will be open for regular dining hours on Christmas Day. Located on Cheshire Bridge Road, Nakato offers traditional sushi as well as teppanyaki dishes and hibachi-style dining. Open 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

1776 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

5. Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

1745 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309
Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft/Facebook

The trendy Thai restaurant located on Peachtree Street across from the Amtrak station will be open regular hours from 5:30 p.m to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day.

1745 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309

6. Allora

361 17th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
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Allora/Caren West PR

Celebrate Christmas Day with an Italian-style brunch at Allora located in TWELVE Hotel in Midtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The a la carte menu includes a selection of soups and salads, omelettes, pizza, and pasta. The restaurant will be open until 10 p.m. on Christmas Day

361 17th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30363

7. Einstein's

1077 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Christmas Day dining is an all-day affair at this Midtown staple. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., enjoy a three-course dinner of salad or fried green tomatoes, a choice of ham, lobster risotto, or vegetarian linguine, and dessert. $45 per person.

1077 Juniper St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

794 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
Atkins Park Tavern

Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland will be offering its annual Christmas dinner starting 6 p.m. The menu includes Big Green Egg smoked turkey, sage stuffing, braised pork shoulder, roast vegetables, green bean casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato biscuits, pecan pie, and eggnog cheesecake. $30 for adults. $18 for young adults. $10 for children 10 and under.

794 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

9. Livingston

659 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Livingston Restaurant + Bar Livingston Restaurant + Bar/Facebook

Enjoy a Christmas brunch buffet at the Livingston in the Georgian Terrace hotel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dishes include peach French toast, biscuits and gravy, and French-style green beans with crispy onions to name just a few items on the holiday menu. $25 per person. $12.50 for children 12 and under. Children under 3 eat free. A portion of the proceeds go to Give Kids the World.

659 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

10. Room At Twelve

400 W Peachtree St NW #12, Atlanta, GA 30308
Room at Twelve/Caren West PR

Located Downtown just off of Centennial Park, Room at Twelve will be serving its annual family-style Christmas menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s dishes include thyme roasted prime ribs, pomegranate glazed ham, mac and cheese, and dark chocolate ganache tarts. $45 per person. $19.50 per child. Children under 5 eat free.

400 W Peachtree St NW #12
Atlanta, GA 30308

11. Hampton + Hudson

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307
Hampton & Hudson Tomas Espinoza

The “A Christmas Story”-inspired Chinese dinner is back again this year. Starting at 6 p.m. on Christmas night, Hampton & Hudson will be serving up a special Chinese menu while football and the classic Christmas movie play on the TVs.

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

12. Hudson Grille Downtown

120 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Hudson Grille Downtown

All Hudson Grille locations across metro Atlanta will be offering a multi-course dinner from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Christmas Day that includes smoked ham, roast turkey, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, salad, and dessert. $24.95 per person. $7.95 children 10 and under.

120 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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