Open for Christmas 2011

Restaurants open for Christmas in Sonoma County

Here you go…

China Room  (500 Mission Blvd., Santa Rosa, 707.539.5570) Open Christmas Day, 11:30am to 2:45pm, 4:45pm to 9:30pm

Fu Zhou Super Buffet, 450 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, open 11am to 8pm

Adel’s Restaurant, 456 College Ave., Santa Rosa, 6am to midnight

Brasserie: Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Dinner specials include butternut squash and pear soup, Drakes Bay oysters, Maine lobster saffron risotto, roasted chicken with sourdough stuffing, prime rib. Breakfast 6:30am to 11am; noon to 8pm. 170 Railroad Street  Santa Rosa, 636-7388.

Cafe Europe: Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Dec. 24: Pork Schnitzel, filet mignon, chicken Cordn blue, roasted duck. Christmas Day prix fixe ($38, $43) with creme of asparagus soup, prime rib, osso bucco, baked lobster, wild boar ragout and more. 104 Calistoga Rd  Santa Rosa, 538-5255.

Fresh By Lisa Hemenway: Complete Christmas Dinner to go (order in advance) at

Spoonbar at the h2hotel: Craft your own menu, 3 courses for $59 from 3pm to 8pm. Menu includes Dungeness crab, honey-glazed ham, prime rib, roasted duck breast, eggnog panna cotta.  219 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, 433-7222.

Madrona Manor Inn & Restaurant, 1001 Westside Rd., Healdsburg, (707)433-4231,
Two weeks of Dickens Dinner celebrations culminate on Christmas Day, with seatings at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Chef Jesse Mallgren’s holiday menus feature such dishes as seared foie gras with quince compote, lobster-inspired Shepherd’s Pie, Dungeness crab with Green Goddess dressing, beef Wellington and Christmas pudding. The five-course menu is $125 per person (all ages). Dickens carolers entertain throughout the meal. Reservations Required.
Sante at Sonoma Mission Inn, 100 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma, (707)938-9000,

Sante’s Christmas Grand Buffet, a true groaning board, is offered from 2 to 8 p.m. Highlights include charcuterie, salumi, antipasti, artisan cheeses, smoked and cured fish, caviar, salads, sweetbreads with black truffles, glazed ham, Coq au Vin, carving stations of Niman Ranch prime rib and roasted goose, artichoke raviolis with preserved lemon cream sauce, breads from a wood-fired oven and more than a dozen desserts, including English toffee and chocolate bread pudding and Buche de Noel. Cost is $95 for adults and $47.50 for kids aged 5 to 12; children 4 years old and younger are complimentary. Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included.