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PBC Christmas Dining Options

Have a merry, merry, and dine out with your friends and family on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Here are ideas in Palm Beach County for brunch, lunch or dinner.

The newly redone Café Boulud at the Brazilian Court Hotel (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, 561/655-6060) is chic and always a great place to eat. Try the Christmas Eve prix-fixe ($125 per adult, $45 for children) from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Then there’s brunch on Christmas Day ($65 per adult) from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner on Christmas Day ($105 per adult, $45 for children).

Oh-la-la! The elegant-yet-comfy French bistro, Pistache (pictured) in downtown West Palm Beach (101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561/833-5090) will have a three-course, prix-fixe menu on Christmas Day. The menu will include choices such as moules “mariniere,” scallops, filet au poivre and dessert. The cost is $59 per person, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Try breakfast on Christmas day at the Waterstone Resort & Marina (999 E Camino Real, 561/368-9500) from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. The cost is $25 per adult and $12.50 for children. More holiday dining continues with a prix-fixe menu at Boca Landing, for $65 per adult and $20 per child from 1 p.m to 9 p.m. The menu includes “coastal flavors with a seasonal twist,” such as squid and octopus salad and wild-crusted Dover sole, and you’ll get a wine pairing for an additional $20 per person.

Prime rib (pictured) is one of the centerpieces at Tanzy Boca Raton (301 Plaza Real, 561/922-6699) on Christmas Day on the prix-fixe menu with winter squash soup and dessert. The three-course meal is $49 for adults and $22 for children 12 and younger.

Want to eat by the water? Then Hudson Delray (900 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561/303-1343) fits that bill with its three-course prix-fixe meal on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The menu includes gnocchi, blue crab bisque, mahi mahi, duck breast and more. The cost is $40 per adult, and a children’s menu is available. Christmas Eve hours: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Christmas Day hours: Noon to 8 p.m.

Go for a four-course prix-fixe meal on Christmas Eve at The Little Chalet (485 S. Federal Highway, 561/325-8000) with a cheese fondue, then a filet mignon or chicken, ham or salmon, and finally, the dessert fondue. Open at 5 p.m.

A Christmas Day buffet will be the star at Ironwood Steak & Seafood (400 Ave. of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, 561/627-4852), with duck breast, pork loin, prime rib, turkey, shrimp, oysters, salmon and more. The cost is $78 per adult and $30 for children 6-12.

A la carte: Start the Christmas noshing early at Bistro Ten Zero One (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 305/929-3463) with a “Meet the Chef” introducing Executive Chef Christian Quinones, on Dec. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $45 per person and includes drinks, salad, soup, main entrée, sides and dessert.

Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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