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Top 12 Places to Eat Out on Christmas Day

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Holidays present all sorts of logistical dilemmas.

The last one you may want to deal with is cooking. Going out was once not an option on a holiday, but not anymore. Especially living in a city with plenty of out-of-town visitors means there is a good selection of restaurants serving on Christmas Day.

Here are a dozen places, in no particular order. Call now to make a reservation.

Be sure to add your choice to our list so we can put together a helpful resource for others.

1. Citron Restaurant, 415 S. Belardo Road, Palm Springs
Serving noon to 8 p.m. Set menu for $50 per person. Call (760) 318-3021.

2. Cliffhouse Grill & Bar, 72850 Highway 111, La Quinta
Serving 2- 8 p.m. Order from the menu. Call (760) 360-5991

3. Melvyn's Restaurant at The Ingleside Inn, 201 W. Ramon Road, Palm Springs
Serving noon to 10 p.m. Set menu for $45 per person. Call (760) 325-2323

4. The Hyatt Regency, 44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells
Serving 5-9 p.m. Buffet style dining. $39 for adults, $18.50 for children, ages 6-12, complimentary for children 5 years and younger. Call (760) 674-4165

5. Le Vallauris, 385 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs
Serving 5-10:30 p.m. Set menu for $69 per person plus tax and gratuity, $36 per child (up to age 12). Call (760) 325-5059

6. Wally's Desert Turtle, 71775 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage
Serving 4-10 p.m. Four-course menu for $78 per person. Call (760) 568-0713

7. The Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella
Cafe Capita is serving a buffet from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $19.95 per person. Call (760) 775-5566

8. Acqua Pazza Bistro at The River, 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage
Serving from 1-9 p.m. Three-course dinner. $34.99 per person, under 12 is $17.99. Call (760) 327-5858

9. Trio Restaurant, 707 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Serving from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Full menu with holiday specials. Call (760) 864-8746

10. Azul's Tapas Lounge, 369 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Serving 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Special Christmas Ham Dinner for $22.95 per person, $12.95 for kids under 12 followed by Bella's Christmas Show at 7:30 p.m. Call (760) 325-5533.

11. Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio
Serving 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fresh Grill Buffet, Bistro and POM. Prices and menus vary. Call (800) 827-2946.

12. Lulu California Bistro, 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Serving 1-10 p.m. Set menu for $34.99 per person plus tax and gratuity, $17.99 for children under age 12.

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