Ask George: Are there any local restaurants open on Christmas Day, either early or late?

Ask George: Are there any local restaurants open on Christmas Day, either early or late? Barry W., St. LouisThis likely stemmed from a question last month regarding Thanksgiving, but regardless, there is a pattern to which restaurants remain open on holidays.In general, restaurants located in hotels and casinos, as well as some ethnic restaurants and select national chains, tend to stay open. Few independent restaurants elect to remain open on Christmas Day. Keep in mind that business is brisk at places that stay open on holidays (and I recently made a case that more of them should be), so make reservations quickly since many of the venues below have limited seating currently available. (And if I forgot someplace worthy, feel free to add it in the comments below.)Casinos:Ameristar Casino: Bugattis Steakhouse is open from 5 PM to 10 PM; Landmark Buffet from 10 AM to 9 PM ($23.99)
Casino Queen: Prime Steakhouse open 5 PM to 10 PM; Market Street Buffet from 11 AM to 6 PM ($17.95)
Hollywood Casino: Final Cut Steakhouse is open from 5 PM to 10 PM; Eat Up Buffet from 11 AM to 9 PM ($34.99, includes snow crab legs all day)
Lumiere Place: Ozzies Sports Bar & Grill is open from 4 PM to 1 AM; The Kitchen Buffet & Bistro from 4 PM to 11 PM ($34.99)
River City Casino: 1904 Steakhouse is open 5 PM to 9 PM; The Great Food Exposition buffet from 11 AM to 3 PM ($27.95)
Chain Restaurants:Hotels:Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch (whew!): Open 11 AM to 1 AM
Caf Eau at The Chase Hotel: Open 6 AM to 11 AM for breakfast, 11 AM to 4 PM for lunch, and 4 PM to 12 AM for dinner
Cielo at the Four Seasons St. Louis: Brunch from 10:30 AM to 4 PM ($85 pp, less for kids); prix fixe dinner from 6 PM to 11 PM ($80 pp, less for kids).
Clark Street Grill at The Westin: Open 6 AM to 11 PM
Eclipse at The Moonrise Hotel: Open 11 AM to 8 PM, serving a three-course prix fixe menu ($50 pp, less for kids)
Fox & Hounds at The Cheshire: Open 3 PM to 1 AM
Provinces Grille at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac: Open for three brunch seatings: 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM ($34.95 pp, less for kids)
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis: Christmas Brunch in The Restaurant from 9 AM to 3 PM ($89 pp, less for kids); prix fixe dinner in The Grill ($99 pp, less for kids)
The Station Grille at Union Station Hotel: Open 5 PM to 10 PM (Dont miss the 3D light show in the Grand Hall Lounge.)
Independent Restaurants:Blueberry Hill: Kitchen open from 6 PM to 12 AM, serving a limited menu
LuLu Seafood & Dim Sum: Open regular hours, 10:30 AM to 10 PM
Peacock Loop Diner: Open 24 hours, every day of the year
Pi Pizzeria (Loop location only): Open 1 PM to 9 PM. (Pre-Pageant pizza, anyone?)
Uncle Bills Pancake & Dinner House: Kingshighway location open 7 AM to 3 PM; West County from 6 AM to 2 PM
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