Compiled by Madison Fisler Lewis
Dec. 23, 2014. Christmas Eve is tomorrow, believe it or not, and that means time has run short for holiday meal planning. If you still don’t know what to put on the table for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, don’t worry. Restaurants around the area are hosting dinners, lunches, brunches and buffets to help take the stress out of the holidays for you and your family. There is still time to make last minute reservations, so if you would rather someone else take care of the cooking and the dishes this year, ho-ho-hop to it!
Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort
Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock will host dining options for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve will feature regular dinner service from 4-8 p.m. On Christmas Day, Timberlake’s will host a Christmas Day Buffet with seatings from 3-7 p.m. This event is currently sold out, but for those wishing to cancel their reservations, please call 828-295-5505.
The Chestnut Grille at the Green Park Inn
The Chestnut Grille at the Green Park Inn will feature Christmas Eve Dinner on Wednesday with the regular menu served from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
On Christmas Day, The Chestnut Grille will feature a Christmas Day Brunch from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Items on the menu include prime rib, made to order omelets, salmon, spiral ham, fried chicken breast and more. The cost for the Christmas Day Brunch is $39.95 per person. Reservations are requested for all holiday events as seating is limited. For reservations, please call 828-414-9230.
The Table at Crestwood Inn
Though The Table at Crestwood will not serve Christmas Eve or Christmas Day meals, The Dawg Star Bar at Crestwood Inn will open at noon on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information, call 828-963-6646.
Sorrento’s Italian Bistro
While Sorrento’s Italian Bistro will not be serving Christmas Eve or Christmas Day meals, on Tuesday, Dec. 23, the restaurant will host a Christmas Jazz Night and Dinner with Shane Chalke at the Banner Elk Sushi Club. Cocktail hour will be held starting at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. For reservations, please call 828-898-5214.