DRISKILL HOTEL offers its usual lavish mezzanine brunch with seatings from 11am to 4pm. Downstairs, the 1886 Cafe will be open all day, serving brunch until 2:30pm. Mezzanine brunch: $62 per person, $31 for children under 12, free for children 6 and under. 604 Brazos, 391-7121 for reservations.
TRIO AT THE FOUR SEASONS offers a special holiday buffet from 11am to 8:30pm in Trio and from 11am to 6:00pm in the Four Seasons ballroom, Champagne included. Trio seating: $75 for adults, $20 for children ages 6-11. Ballroom seating: $68 for adults, $20 for children ages 6-11. 98 San Jacinto, 685-8300.
INTERCONTINENTAL STEPHEN F. AUSTIN Enjoy a brunch in the Cafe Julienne from 11am to 2:30pm. 701 Congress, 721-2008 for reservations.
RENAISSANCE HOTEL Banderas – A Texas Bistro will have a few extra specials on the à la carte menu from 11am to 2pm, as well as the usual breakfast menu starting at 6am and a dinner service from 5 to 10pm. 9721 Arboretum Blvd., 343-2626 for reservations.
HYATT REGENCY AUSTIN You'll find a Christmas buffet in the Southwest Bistro where you can count on flowing mimosas from 11:30am to 4pm. $54 for adults, $27 for children ages 5-12, free for children under 5. 208 Barton Springs Rd., 480-2035 for reservations.
KOBE JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE See your holiday repast prepared tableside here, with a full dinner menu available from 11am to 9pm. 13492 Hwy. 183 N. #380, 288-7333.
CHINATOWN Catch the dim sum cart as it glides by like Santa's sleigh full of surprises from 11am to 2:30pm. 3407 Greystone, 343-9307.
DIN HO CHINESE BBQ will be open for what some say is the best roast duck in town, in addition to the usual favorites. 10am-10pm. 8557 Research #116, 832-8788.
DRAGON GATE BY PHOENIX This meticulous sushi spot will be open from 5 to 10:30pm on Christmas Day. 3801 Capital of TX Hwy. N. Ste. J-180, 732-7278.
SHANGHAI CHINESE RESTAURANT will be pushing the dim sum cart your way from 11am to 2pm. 6718 Middle Fiskville, 458-8088.
FIRST CHINESE B-B-Q always serves up their generous Cantonese-style specialties on holidays. 11am-9:30pm. 10901 N. Lamar #401, 835-8889.
HUNAN LION Put some spice in your holiday with the Firecracker Prawns. 10:30am-10pm. 4006 S. Lamar #1000, 447-3388.
PEONY ASIAN CUISINE Regulars and newcomers alike will be glad to have this rich miso soup on a cold holiday. 5308 Balcones, 459-3341.
TC NOODLE HOUSE has you covered for lunch with their regular menu between 10:30am and 3pm. 10901 N. Lamar Ste. B-203, 873-8235.
T&S CHINESE RESTAURANT invites you to celebrate with dim sum service from 11am to 2:30pm. 10014 N. Lamar, 339-8434.
SUSHI JAPON is open on Christmas from 11:30am to 11pm. 6801 N. I-35, 323-6663.
KOREAN GRILL will be serving your nontraditional Asian favorites from 11am to 5pm. 10901 N. Lamar, 339-0234.
CHINA CAFE will offer a menu full of Cantonese treats from 5 to 10pm. 13729 Research #695, 331-7747.
FORTUNE CHINESE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT makes a drive up north worth it for what some say is the best dim sum service in town. 10901 N. Lamar Ste. A1-501, 490-1426.
LE SOLEIL will have its 200-item menu in front of you in a heartbeat from 10am to 10pm on Christmas Day. 9616 N. Lamar #156, 821-0396.
GREEN PASTURES RESTAURANT is already fully booked for this annual Christmas Day brunch; waitlist spots are still available. 11am-2pm. $60 for adults, $30 for children ages 5-12. 811 W. Live Oak, 444-4747.
THREADGILL'S It's first come, first served for a limited menu at both locations from 10:30am to 9:30pm. 6416 N. Lamar, 451-5440; 301 W. Riverside, 472-9304.
KATZ'S DELI & BAR You know that Katz's never closes, so hit it up on Christmas for roast turkey breast, giblet gravy, and all the trimmings. $16.95 for adults, $6.95 for children. 618 W. Sixth, 472-2037.
CARMELO'S offers an enormous buffet of Italian specialties for $34.95 per person. 11am-3pm. 504 E. Fifth, 477-7497.
MANNY'S UPTOWN KITCHEN will serve the entire menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on Christmas Day for the ninth consecutive year. 9503 Research #650, 794-0088.
CHARLIE'S AUSTIN serves up its 28th free Christmas Day dinner with a two-drink minimum. 1301 Lavaca, 474-6481.
FOGO DE CHAO has a Brazilian feast waiting for you and yours from 4:30 to 10pm. 309 E. Third, 472-0220.
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