If you’d rather focus on spending quality time with your family, friends and loved ones this holiday season than cooking the perfect meal, this list is for you. We’ve put a list together of restaurants in the greater Seattle area that are offering festive holiday menus this week. Be sure to make reservations!

Salty’s at Redondo in Des Moines

Taste the magic at Salty’s Holiday Sunday Brunch. The whole family will enjoy festive décor and photo opportunities with Santa.  The myriad of choices in the buffet includes everything from all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, fresh local oysters and Pacific Northwest salmon to hand-carved roasts, seasonal salads and homemade pastries.  In addition, the restaurant features stunning views of Puget Sound, Maury Island and the Olympic Mountains.

*Price: $38.99

Barking Frog at Willows Lodge in Woodinville

Located in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, Barking Frog’s Executive Chef Bobby Moore is celebrating holiday flavors with his special Christmas menu. Choose from a wide array of selections including buttermilk fried quail, steak tartare, oven roasted black cod, grilled Snake River Farms pork chop, Anderson Ranch rack of lamb, and more. Reservations are available from 5-9 p.m. on December 24 and from 4-9 p.m. on December 25, 2011. For additional information or to view the complete menu, please visit www.willowslodge.com.

BOKA KITCHEN + BAR in downtown Seattle

BOKA’s Executive Chef Angie Roberts has prepared a special Christmas menu featuring items like pork belly with salted caramel roasted chestnuts and barrel aged cider gastrique; sea scallops with braised cabbage, fingerling potatoes and country ham; and chocolate Yule log for dessert. Reservations are available from 5-10 p.m. on December 24 and from 12-8 p.m. on December 25, 2011. The restaurant’s regular dinner menu will also be available. For additional information or to view the complete menu, please visit www.bokaseattle.com.  

Hunt Club at downtown Seattle’s historic Sorrento Hotel

Hunt Club’s Executive Chef Ivan Szilak has prepared a special three course holiday menu featuring items like yam and sweet onion soup, butter poached prawns, prime rib and almond cherry pie. Reservations are available from 2-9 p.m. on December 24 and from 12-8 p.m. on December 25, 2011. On Christmas Eve, the Fireside Room will feature holiday music by local artist Kristin Chambers from 7:30-10:30 p.m. For additional information or to view the complete menu, please visit www.hotelsorrento.com.  

Additional Seattle Southside restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

Happy Holidays!