Not everyone shares a home-cooked meal around the dining room table during the Christmas season. Some families are opting to let the cooking and cleaning go to the men and women that do it best – this way, they can focus on what is really important, spending time together talking, reminiscing and just having a great time without the hassle! If you are thinking that this might be a great way to celebrate with your family, here are some of the top spots to eat, drink and be merry this season:

Christmas celebrants in Flushing NY can dine at this highly celebrated Asian restaurant, a source of Neo-Asian best. Featuring spicy cocktails with nice Asian twists and an extensive wine selection, diners are surrounded by mesmerizing lighting revealing commissioned art pieces and artifacts from both historic and contemporary Chinese origins. Ultra comfy chic white leather chairs amid this soft spoken elegance provides the ideal aesthetic to complement their delicious fare.

Founding Fathers
Located in Rockville MD, and precisely Montgomery County–from whence its name has unofficially become, MoCo’s Founding Farmers is truly a top eating spot in the U.S. It features a menu built upon dedication to serving seasonal and fresh farmhouse fare favorites along with many Neo-American and traditional American dishes. The urban farmhouse setting will bring an aura of historical Christmas celebrations to diners. Its upscale casual ambiance welcomes a wide variety of casually nice attire.

Decanter at St. Regis
Christmas Day in D.C. offers many dining opportunities, but none that can top the lineup prepared for December 25. With an eclectic menu array that features the finest in French, American and North African fare, diners enjoy the lush environment of the newly restored St. Regis, with its landmarked ceiling and beautifully commingling of textures and subtle charm from a statement panorama of black, silver, brown and cream hues, elegantly touched with gold accents. The menu offerings are created from the freshest seasonal ingredients from top local suppliers.

Hot Tin Roof
Sand and sun lovers can celebrate Christmas in beachy style here, enjoying the world-class dining that Ocean Key Resort and Spa’s Hot Tin Roof is known for and lauded. There’s no better place to enjoy dining, with the natural ambiance of its spectacular sunset overlooking the Sunset Pier. Beloved author Tennessee Williams, a frequent visitor actually included the name of this restaurant in one of his most celebrated plays, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Christmas dinner fare will include a delicious mix of seafood and land fare, prepared in the Hot Tin Roof’s style of “conch-fusion,” describing a scrumptious melange of tastes and aromas.

The Bombay Club Martini Bar and Restaurant
Anyone fortunate enough to be in New Orleans for Christmas will not want to miss out on Christmas dinner this year, perfected by Louisiana native Chef Nathan Richard’s artistry in sensational flavor experimentation. With a unique culinary take merged with a tantalizing Cajun twist, grits will accompany bangers, and your Scotch Eggs will be served with Boudin (French blood sausage,) and collards. There’ll be plenty of wonderful cocktails and bar snacks on hand, and sensational live music, with the emergence of evening.

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