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What restaurants are open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve?

Talia Asked:
Where are the listings of Christmas Eve/Christmas Day buffets in Columbus that I can take my out of town guests to?

Jackie Asked:
Can you find out if any restaurants are open on Christmas Day?

We Found:
Located in the December 11th issue of the Columbus Dispatch Weekender, a list of restaurants open for the holidays:


Beef O’ Brady’s
797 HILL RD. N., PICKERINGTON (614-837-1958,
Tickets are available at the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce, 13 W. Columbus St., and other Pickerington-area locations.

HOURS 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE buffet, including wings, club wraps, shrimp cocktail, chicken fingers, pulled-pork sandwich, chile con queso and tortillas, fresh fruit, vegetables, midnight champagne toast; full cash bar available; disc jockey; hats, tiaras and noisemakers ($35)


Cafe Shish Kebab
1450 BETHEL CENTER (614-273-4444,
HOURS 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE appetizers, whole grilled sea bass, kulbasti (lamb), chicken Topkapi, glass of red or white wine ($45 to $55); a belly dancer will perform all evening.


Chi Thai Restaurant
5577 N. Hamilton Rd. (614-471-8988,
HOURS noon to 9 p.m. Christmas Day; 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve; 4:30 to 9 p.m. New Year’s Day

FARE half roasted duck Cantonese style with choice of steamed, fried or brown rice ($14.95); beef ho fun (sliced flank steak stir-fried with rice noodles, bean sprouts and onions, $12.95); litchi martini ($6.95)

RESERVATIONS recommended

Conference Center at Northpointe
Luxury guest accommodations; the band Controversy will perform.

HOURS 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE dinner buffet, including apple-and-pomegranate salad and NorthPointe salad (baby spinach and romaine lettuce with toasted almonds, strawberries, blue cheese and homemade berry vinaigrette); prime rib of beef; oven-roasted chicken breast with kumquat, clementine and serrano chilies; white-bean pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese; white-chocolate raspberry cheesecake, chocolate decadence cake, champagne cheesecake and parisienne melon salad with seasonal berries. Mimosa brunch New Year’s Day ($349 a couple)

RESERVATIONS required; payment due at time of reservation

Crazy Charlie’s Bar & Grill

HOURS dinner served 7 to 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE calamari roll; spinach artichoke dip; house salad; choice of filet mignon, Norwegian Atlantic salmon or chicken Marsala; redskin mashed potatoes, brandy-glazed carrots; New York-style cheesecake with fresh raspberries and raspberry syrup; champagne toast; evening snacks ($80)

RESERVATIONS required; payment due at time of reservation

Crowne Plaza Columbus North
6500 DOUBLETREE AVE. (614-792-3135)
Party-only package ($129, or $229 a couple) includes dinner, limited open bar, hats, noisemakers and champagne toast. Overnight package ($196, or $296 a couple) includes overnight accommodations, dinner, limited open bar, hats, noisemakers, champagne toast and hot breakfast buffet

HOURS New Year’s Eve: ballroom opens at 7 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., entertainment and dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; New Year’s Day: breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FARE dinner including roasted prime rib of beef or grilled chicken, mixed field greens salad, baked potato, green-bean medley, cheesecake; breakfast buffet including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, O’Brien potatoes, biscuits and gravy, pastries, bagels with cream cheese and jellies, fresh seasonal sliced fruit


Deer Creek Resort and Conference Center
22300 State Park Road 20, Mount Sterling (1-866-292-9391; for dinner reservations: 740-869-2020, Ext. 3005, www.visitdeer
One-night stay for two plus children ($195 including dinner). Children can attend a children’s party, or the family can dine together at the youth party.

HOURS dinner served from 5 to 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve, adult party, 9 p.m. to midnight New Year’s Eve; family youth party, 8:30 to 11:45 p.m.; children’s party, 7 p.m. to midnight

FARE crawfish bisque, Creole spinach salad, tossed ranch salad, barbecue shrimp with cheddar grits, golden barbecue pork sliders, balsamic-glazed salmon, cured pork-loin chops, bayou chicken, dry-rubbed flat-iron steak, creme brulee, flourless chocolate cake. A toast will feature champagne for adults and sparkling cider for youths. Children’s fare includes hamburgers, macaroni and cheese and pizza ($6.95 to $10.95)


Doc Henderson’s Restaurant
HOURS 5 to 10 p.m. (last seating) New Year’s Eve

FARE including lobster bisque ($4); mini beef Wellington with cabernet demi-glace ($12); panko-fried calamari with Thai curry mayonnaise dipping sauce ($9); pancetta batter-fried shrimp ($10); open-faced Dijon-shrimp-and-lobster sandwich ($11); bibb lettuce and radicchio tossed in champagne-raspberry vinaigrette topped with warm shredded duck confit and goat cheese ($10); filet of beef tenderloin with hollandaise, lobster risotto and asparagus ($33); salmon Wellington with pinot-noir butter sauce ($22); bacon-wrapped fried oysters on potatoes and creamed spinach with tomato and onion with Pernod aioli ($20); chicken strudel in phyllo ($21); crab-stuffed rainbow trout ($22); rack of lamb with cherry zinfandel demi-glace, horseradish and whole-grain mustard au gratin potatoes ($30); coq au vin ($18); grilled rib-eye with mushroom ragout, cabernet demi-glace and white truffle au gratin potatoes ($29). Children’s menu ($5 to $10) and vegetarian options available.

RESERVATIONS required; credit card needed to hold the reservation

King Gyros Greek Restaurant
400 S. HAMILTON RD., WHITEHALL (614-866-9008, www.king
HOURS 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE 9-ounce chargrilled lamb chops on saffron rice with mixed vegetables and lemon-dill sauce, choice of soup, sharing an appetizer of grape leaves with feta and olives, gourmet baklava ($38.95 a couple); takeout available.

RESERVATIONS call three hours in advance

169 E. BECK ST. (614-228-4343,
HOURS 5 to 10:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE including house salad, warm goat-cheese salad, classic Caesar salad, crisp iceberg salad, jumbo lump crab cake, calamari and shrimp or lobster risotto, duck, veal Parmesan, grilled swordfish, oven-roasted organic salmon, lobster bouillabaisse, mushroom Wellington, filet mignon or tournedos of beef, bananas Foster, carrot cake, New York deli cheesecake, white and dark chocolate mousse or triple chocolate cake ($54.95)

RESERVATIONS required; credit card needed to hold a reservation

3499 MARKET ST., POWELL (740-881-4600, WWW.LUCECAFE.COM)
HOURS 5 to 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE four-course menu featuring surf and turf ($55, or $75 with wine pairing). Complimentary glass of champagne for each guest.

RESERVATIONS recommended

Magic Mountain Fun Centers
The evening offers dinner, games, attractions, party favors, hats, noisemakers, prizes, family challenges and music.

HOURS 5 to 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve; three serving times for dinner.

FARE pizza buffet, salad bar, gourmet and regular pizzas, soft drinks, “apple pie” and “strawberry jam” pizza desserts ($19.95 for age 3 and older, children 2 and younger free)


Milano’s Italian Restaurant & Pub
6916 E. Broad St. (614-861-1277,
HOURS 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE 16-ounce prime rib ($16.95) plus regular menu


Olde Summit Towne Restaurant
14163 BROAD ST. S.W., PATASKALA (740-927-8950)
HOURS 5 to 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE buffet including prime rib, spareribs and sauerkraut, scallop oysters, butter herb chicken, salad bar, potato, vegetable, rolls and dessert ($18.95, or $6.50 for children 12 and younger)


793 N. High St. (614-298-1601,
HOURS 5 to 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE including amuse-bouche (white-asparagus custard, short rib and marrow ragout); Maryland crab and Atlantic salmon terrine or shaved serano ham, peppercorn-crusted rib-eye or sea scallops a la plancha; Beemster Gouda; vanilla creme brulee with raspberry gelee, crystallized pistachios or soft chocolate with espresso crunch sorbet, chocolate oil; “marshmallows” ($100, $185 with wine)

RESERVATIONS required; credit card needed to hold a reservation; 50 percent charge for cancellation within 24 hours of seating

Shaw’s Restaurant & Inn
123 N. Broad St., Lancaster (1-800-654-2477, 740-654-1842,
HOURS 5 to 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE shrimp cocktail ($10), lobster bisque ($4) or Shaw’s winter salad ($4.95); pan-seared duck breast with dried-cherry port sauce ($28), chicken cordon bleu ($26), lobster-topped sole ($28), stuffed pork tenderloin ($26), grilled apple-wood-smoked pork chop with mustard sauce ($26), roast prime rib of beef ($27), filet mignon ($30) or surf and turf ($50); green beans, mashed potatoes, french fries or side salad ($2.50); warm apple-almond crepe stack torte, milk-chocolate cappuccino creme brulee or strawberry trifle martini ($5.95). Children’s entrees available ($6 to $8).

RESERVATIONS recommended

Short Story Brasserie
923 River Rd., Granville (740-587-0281, www.theshort
HOURS 5 to 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE amuse-bouche; cream of porcini mushroom soup or frisee salad with balsamic vinaigrette, pecans and blue cheese; seared sea scallop on butternut squash ravioli, smoked bacon cream or fricassee of rabbit with winter vegetables; roast eye of rib steak, sauce bordelaise or Boursin cheese-and-herb-stuffed breast of chicken or sauteed salmon filet on a saffron-mussel cream sauce; chocolate-truffle tart with orange caramel sauce or Grand Marnier creme brulee or New York-style cheesecake with brandied cherries ($75, $100 with wine parings)

RESERVATIONS required; credit card needed to hold a reservation; 50 percent charge for cancellation within 48 hours of seating

Vittoria Ristorante & Bar
HOURS 5 to 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve

FARE jumbo shrimp cocktail ($12.50), crab cakes with garlic aioli ($11.50), antipasto ($10) or calamari friti ($8); wedding soup ($4.50), harvest salad ($6.50), Caesar salad ($6.50) or gorgonzola wedge ($6.50); surf and turf ($35), 22-ounce porterhouse ($29), veal Sorentina with lump crab ($29), prosciutto-wrapped sea scallops ($26), veal piccata or Marsala ($24), chicken piccata or Marsala ($21), pork chops with Barolo wine reduction ($25), Chilean sea bass with broiled pistachios ($26), bracioli ($23), shrimp scampi aglio ($25) or ravioli Alicia ($16); dessert menu available ($4.50 to $6)

RESERVATIONS recommended

Z Cucina Ristorante & Bar
1368 Grandview Ave. (614-486-9200,
HOURS 5 p.m. to midnight New Year’s Eve

FARE antipasti plate ($16, serves 2); shrimp-and-pepper bisque with sherry and thyme crema ($6); cherry-wood-smoked trout with a lentil and arugula salad with orange-and-horseradish vinaigrette ($8); pan-seared lump crab cakes with radicchio and portobello salad and garlic aioli ($28); vegetarian wild mushroom and spinach manicotti ($18); pan-seared scallops with sun-dried tomato risotto and a petite herb and pancetta salad with truffle oil ($28); veal osso buco with celeriac mousseline and matignon vegetables ($29); butter-poached lobster tail and grilled New Zealand lamb with rosti potatoes and garlic-roasted rapini ($34); grilled 6-ounce beef tenderloin with potato risotto and roast brussels sprouts with Chianti veal jus and crispy onions ($30); champagne toast at midnight.

RESERVATIONS recommended
Posted by on 12/17 at 10:25 AM
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This list only has one Christmas Day listing!  If you like Indian food, Amul India (Sawmill/ north of 270) will be open.  I’m calling other places and will update if I find anything else.

Posted by beaker  on  12/23  at  12:05 PM
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