Dining out on Christmas?

Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas in Palm Beach County

The Breakers

Palm Beach’s most elaborate brunch gets the holiday treatment on Christmas day. Head to The Circle room at The Breakers between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for the most over-the-top brunch of them all. The delicacies you’ve come to expect at this spectacular brunch, such as the raw bar with stone crab, jumbo shrimp, Alaskan king crab legs and the caviar station, will be taken to the next level, and a seemingly endless amount of holiday desserts will tempt your sweet tooth. $160, $60 for children aged 11 and younger

Café Boulud

Chef Daniel Boulud’s iconic Palm Beach restaurant will spread tidings of holiday cheer on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Indulge in a three-course prix-fixe menu on Christmas Eve for $135, that includes options to supplement with stone crab claws, shigoku oysters from Washington, and caviar. Brunch takes a decadent turn with a three-course prix-fixe menu for $65 that features a pistachio parfait, lemon ricotta pancakes, and a crab cake benedict, or a supplement of scrambled eggs topped with white truffles from Alba. The Christmas evening menu, also for $135, highlights Café Boulud favorites like foie gras au torchon, duck à l’orange, and bûche de Noël for dessert.

Vic & Angelo’s

The Palm Beach Gardens location of this beloved Italian resto will host its famous holiday buffet on Christmas day from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Diners can expect a decadent spread that includes a carving station with honey-baked ham, beef tenderloin with marsala mushroom gravy, and roast turkey breast, a raw bar with snow crab legs, a selection of signature dishes, a coal oven pizza bar, a holiday dessert bar with Italian treats, a chocolate fountain, a cappuccino bar, and a gelato cart. $55, $17 for those aged 12 and younger

3800 Ocean

The beachfront restaurant at the Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa will host both a Christmas brunch buffet and an à la carte dinner. From 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., guests can indulge in a feast of sea salt and herb prime ribeye, rosemary-roasted leg of lamb, and slow roasted turkey, as well as a raw bar, ceviche bar, and a display of holiday desserts by executive pastry chef Kursten Restivo. The brunch will cost $75 and $30 for children aged 12 and younger. For dinner, executive chef James King will treat diners to festive fare, such as pistachio-crusted Austrian lamb rack, butternut squash ravioli, island-spiced swordfish, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dinnertime desserts, like gingerbread crème brûlée, chocolate yule log, and peppermint white chocolate cheesecake, will get diners in the holiday spirit.


Celebrate la fête de Noël French style from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Christmas day at Pistache. The West Palm Beach mainstay will offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner with traditional dishes like onion soup with Gruyère cheese, escargot, and beef bourguignon, as well as South Florida favorites with French twist, such as Mediterranean branzino with saffron couscous, and tart au citron with a blueberry compote, vanilla cream, and candied preserved lemon. $75, $25 for children

Avocado Grill

Both the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens locations of this “Floribbean” eatery will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Christmas dinner. Guests will be able to order off the regular menu, and chef Julien Gremaud will also offer a few festive specials including jumbo lump crab with orange and tarragon, lobster risotto, beef short rib, and black grouper with coconut purée, spinach, and a passion fruit broth.
“We all love cooking and eating traditional holiday dishes, but unfortunately, overindulgence is not always the best gift. I love watching my guests satisfy their holiday cravings with plenty of traditional, healthy and even vegetarian options created with locally-sourced, fresh Florida produce,” says Gremaud.

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