If you’re looking to dine out at a restaurant on Christmas Day, there are some good choices.

Some are breakfast- or dinner-only, and have abbreviated hours; so call for more information. There are a couple of first come, first served options; but for most listings, reservations are highlyencouraged.

Alexander’s Bar and Grill

31 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, 317-635-2000, sheratonindianapoliscitycentre.com

The Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre grill is typically open from early afternoon until late evening.

Amber Indian Restaurant 

Shrimp Vindaloo (cq) (left) and Chicken Tikka Masala (cq) from Amber Indian Restaurant, 12510 N. Meridian St., Carmel

5929 82nd St., Indianapolis, 317-578-4400

12150 N. Meridian St., Carmel, 317-580-0828


Visit one of these locations for a lunch buffet or dinner.

Circle Café

31 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, 317-635-2000, sheratonindianapoliscitycentre.com

This breakfast restaurant at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre hotel features a buffet ($16) and offers views of Monument Circle.

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You’re familiar. We’re sure.

Fat Rooster

1 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, 317-616-6160, hyatt.com

Build your own omelet ($20) or dine on brioche French toast made with a sweet cream-vanilla-cinnamon batter ($17.50) for breakfast, or opt for shrimp tacos ($15), flatbreads ($11-$12) or a seared salmon fillet ($33) for lunch at this Hyatt Regency Indianapolis diner that sources food locally.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

117 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317-638-4000, fogodechao.com

Dinner at this churrascaria is $57.95 per person.

Harmony Steak House

Steak being cooked medium, on one of the grills at Harmony Steakhouse, Whitestown, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Open on Christmas Day, the newly opened project is one of six owned by Ren Yang, who has worked in restaurants for the past 20 years.

6421 Mills Dr., Whitestown, 317-769-6666, harmonysteakhouse.com 

The restaurant, celebrating its first anniversary, is serving from its full menu of apps, ramen, sushi and hibachi entrees. Call to make reservations.

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Level One

1 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, 317-632-1234, hyatt.com

Have martinis and apps at either the bar or the lounge-area seating.

McCormick & Schmick’s 

110 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, 317-631-9500, mccormickandschmicks.com

In addition to its regular dinner menu, McCormick & Schmick’s will be serving a special fixed-price holiday menu. 

P.F. Chang’s

P.F. Chang's has 211 P.F. Chang's locations in the USA and 192 Pei Wei Asian Diner restaurants.

8601 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, 317-815-8773, pfchangs.com

Sit down to Asian and Chinese food and cocktails.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Cheesecake from Ruth's Chris Steak House.

45 S. Illinois St., Indianapolis, 317- 633-1313

2727 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, 317-844-1155


Regular and holiday menus are available. Bartop seating is first come, first served.

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Sullivan’s Steakhouse

3316 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, 317-580-1280, sullivanssteakhouse.com

The regular menu will be offered.

TGI Fridays

3502 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, 317-846-8243, TGIFridays.com

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

The Capital Grille

40 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317-423-8790, thecapitalgrille.com