Whether here from out of town, working at the resort during the holidays, or you just don’t feel like cooking this year, there are plenty of options for dining out in Summit County. Although many restaurants will be closed for Christmas Day, we’ve compiled a list of some options for Summit County restaurants that are ready to bring out their holiday best.
Hearthstone; 130 S Ridge St.; (970) 453-1148
The Hearthstone Restaurant will be open throughout the holiday season; however they are already booked for New Year’s Eve.
Blue River Bistro; 305 N Main St, Breckenridge; (970) 453-6974
Blue River Bistro will be open with dinner specials on Christmas.
Briar Rose; 109 Lincoln Ave.; (970) 453-9948
If wild game is a little more your style, a must-hit location is the Briar Rose Chophouse. They’ll be open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Ember; 106 E Adams Ave.; (970) 547-9595
The cozy-yet-modern Ember will be open with specials on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Sevens; base of Peak 7
Sevens will be offering three-course prix fixe menu served all day starting at 11 a.m. Dinner will include an appetizer, main plate, which is an orange marsala braised Colorado lamb shank with sauce naturel and gremolata, Yukon gold and celeriac puree, garlic haricot vert and crimini mushrooms.
Blue Stag; 323 S. Main St.; (970) 453-2221
The Blue Stag Saloon will be open Christmas day with a special Christmas menu.
Mi Casa; 600 South Park Ave.; (970) 453-2071
Mi Casa will be open Christmas day from 3–9 p.m. with the regular menu.
Quandary Grille; 505 S Main St C1; (970) 547-5969
Quandary Grille will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a special holiday menu.
COPPER MOUNTAIN RESORT
All of the restaurants at Copper Mountain will be open on Christmas day. Morgan Whitehouse, spokesperson for Copper, said C.B. Grille in Center Village would be a great option for the day. “They serve incredible dinners with a full bar and wine list,” she said. “They’ve got a bunch of new winter menu items and use fresh local ingredients. We like to call it ‘inspired dining’ at Copper.”
Reservations for Keystone dining can be made by calling (800) 354-4386 or make a reservation through Open Table.
Bighorn Bistro & Bar
Bighorn will offer a Christmas Day buffet, featuring seasonal dishes, seafood bar and dessert bar.
Ski Tip Lodge
Ski Tip will offer a seasonal four-course dinner menu and service that continues to get rave reviews. Four-course menu is $75 per person. Reservations required. “It’s always a special evening at the award-winning Ski Tip Lodge, and guests can enjoy a seasonal four-course Christmas meal at one of Keystone’s most historic locations,” said Russ Carlton, spokesperson for Keystone Resort. “For a truly memorable evening, be sure to enjoy a specialty cocktail or appetizer by one of Ski Tip’s charming fireplaces.”
Keystone Ranch will offer a special Christmas menu at the 1930s homestead. Reservations required.
Der Fondue Chessel
Enjoy an authentic fondue experience atop Keystone’s North Peak mountain. It is a very cozy atmosphere with an element of adventure as you arrive by gondola. Reservations required.
Black Bear Grill
Black Bear will offer a traditional Christmas dinner.
Dinner Sleigh Ride
Experience Christmas dinner on sleigh drawn by Belgian draft horses to an authentic homestead for dinner and entertainment. Reservations required.
The highest AAA Four-Diamond™ dining experience in North America. Chefs create delicious contemporary cuisine with a Bavarian accent to complement this unique, secluded setting.
Bagalis; 320 E. Main St.; (970) 668-0601
Bagalis will be open for Christmas day with the regular menu.
Silverheels; 601 Main St.; (970) 668-0345
Silverheels will be open on Christmas with a holiday menu in addition to its traditional menu. The restaurant seats until 10 p.m.
Food Hedz; 842 Summit Blvd; (970) 668-2000
Dinner will be served Christmas day from 4–8 p.m. There will be a Christmas special along with the dinner menu.
Vinny’s; 310 Main St.; (970) 668-0340
Vinny’s will open at 4 p.m., offering multiple specials for the holidays. The pub will not be open these days for happy hour.
Red Mountain Grill; 703 E Anemone Trail; (970) 468-1010
Open from noon to 10 p.m. In addition to the full menu, there will happy hour and appetizers specials during football, as well as a traditional Christmas dinner all day, including roast turkey, roast Virginia ham, mashed potatoes, gravy and traditional fixings for $16.95.
Pug Ryan’s; 104 Village Place; (970) 468-2145
Pug Ryan’s will be open on Christmas Eve at 2 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. On Christmas Day, the brewery will be open at 4 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. There will be special lunch hours Dec. 26 through Jan. 3, open at 11:30 a.m.