The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The spirit of Christmas is best found being surrounded by loved ones. And with some food. Whether you decide to dine out or bring food home, Los Angeles’ best restaurants are offering reservations and takeout for special meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. See where to feast below.
Although Angelini Osteria will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25, it will have large trays and platters of its signature dishes so you can have one of L.A.’s finest Italian feasts right at home. Pre-orders can be picked up on Dec. 23.
Website/ 705 W 9th St 90015
Opt for elevated Indian cuisine in downtown L.A. On Christmas Eve, it will host brunch from 11: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The afternoon is $45 per person for access to its curated food stations, live music and more.
Website/ 9500 Wilshire Blvd 90212
The Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel restaurant will have Christmas Eve brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The a la carte menu presents decadent options like French toast, caviar, fresh seafood, Snake River Farms striploin and eggs and more. Later, from 5 to 9:30 p.m., its three-course dinner will include choices like pan-seared Maine scallops, braised wagyu beef short rib wellington and an ornament-like pastry. There will also be live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Then, on Christmas Day, The Blvd’s three-course menu will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will have live music from noon to 3 p.m.
Website/ 237 S Brand Blvd 91210
For Christmas Eve, Bourbon Steak will offer meals portioned for two: Michael Mina’s Classic Maine Lobster Pot Pie; Dover sole; Campo Grande Iberian Double Barrel Pork Chop; A5 Tallow-Aged Black Hawk Prime Bone-In 48-ounce Côte du Boeuf and Hot Chocolate Créme Brulée.
Website/ 9876 Wilshire Blvd 90210
From Dec. 24 to 25, the Beverly Hilton restaurant has you covered with all holiday dining needs. Circa 55 will hold a four-course Christmas Eve dinner from 5 to 10 p.m., while the Christmas Day brunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the dinner buffet will be open from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Meanwhile, there will also be specials at the Lobby Bar on both days from 4 to 10 p.m.
Website/ 468 N Bedford Dr 90210
Chef Tony Nyguen is guaranteeing a decadent Vietnamese fusion twist on holiday-classic dishes. On Christmas Eve, you can enjoy whole Peking duck with duck fat fried rice and raspberry hoisin; local slow-braised wagyu beef with Japanese sweet potato puree and filet Wellington with shiitake duxelles and Vietnamese black pepper cognac sauce.
Website/ 9785 S Santa Monica Blvd 90210
On Christmas Eve, opt for Italian American cuisine at La Dolce Vita where you can enjoy its tableside Caesar salad, baked manicotti, veal parmigiana and more.
Website/ 8555 Beverly Blvd 90048
The French-fusion restaurant at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills will have a Christmas buffet on Dec. 25. With seatings at 5 and 7 p.m., it will have an array of holiday dishes like prime rib, pork loin, roasted balsamic agave Brussels sprouts, mac and cheese, spinach-stuffed chicken, an assortment of pies and more.
Website/ 322 N Pass Ave 91505
The restaurant at Hotel Amarano in Burbank will serve Christmas Dinner from 3 to 10 p.m. on both Dec. 24 and 25. The three-course meal will feature options like butternut squash soup, applewood bacon-wrapped petite filet mignon, pistachio-encrusted sea bass and chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream.
Website/ 421 N Beverly Dr 90210
The Beverly Hills Mexican steakhouse will celebrate Christmas Eve with an exclusive plate of port wine-braised beef short rib with black truffle mashed potatoes and chili habanero roasted baby carrots. There will also be a special cheesecake with tequila caramel available for dessert.
Website/ 9201 Sunset Blvd 90069
Alongside its holiday wonderland of trees, lights and live music, Lavo Ristorante’s Christmas Eve brunch and dinner will feature its a la carte menu and special additions.
Website/ 9291 Burton Way 90210
Chef Christophe Émé specially developed a menu for Christmas Eve dinner. Available from 6 to 9 p.m., the $225-per-person culinary experience is a four-course menu made of dishes like tuna ceviche, seared lobster, cioppino and more.
Website/ 2128 Hillhurst Ave 90027
Get your order in ASAP! With orders open through Dec. 20, Little Dom’s will have pickup for its classic red sauce lasagna and dessert options on Dec. 24 between noon and 2 p.m.
Website/ 6500 Selma Ave 90028
Mama Shelter’s downstairs restaurant will serve up its brunch menu on Dec. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by prix fixe dinner from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Then, on Christmas Day, it will offer its regular all-day menu from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., then a special prix fixe for dinner with highlights like roasted duck breast and squash risotto. There will also be food and drink specials at Mama’s Bar on Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to midnight and Dec. 25 from 2 p.m. to midnight.
Website/ 1725 Naud St 90012
The Momofuku restaurant in Chinatown is offering two large-format meals for a decadent take-home dinner. Available for pickup on Dec. 23, the Holiday Bo Ssäm Meal feeds up to eight people and features a whole bone-in smoked and glazed pork butt with fresh herbs, lettuce wraps and kimchi, along with ssamjang, ginger scallion, escabeche and hoisin. Alternatively, the Christmas Eve Prime Rib Feast will be ready for pickup on Dec. 24 and includes prime rib served au jus with sides like warm bing buns with cultured butter, truffle potato mash potatoes and a bruleed pandan pie with coconut whip.
Website/ 1415 Ocean Ave 90401
You can have both brunch and dinner at Restaurant at The Georgian. Delight in executive chef David Almany’s family-style menu of brunch eats like croissant French toast and one-pound lobster benedict from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or settle around the table for an opulent dinner between 4 and 8:30 p.m. and enjoy Christmas ravioli, filet of wagyu beef and more.
Website/ 649 S Olive St 90014
From 5 to 11 p.m., the Hotel Per La restaurant will serve a spirited, Italian meal on Christmas Eve and Day. Dish highlights include Blue Spot Prawns with Spanish chorizo vinaigrette, seared lemon, Italian parsley and mint; Hamachi with blood orange, Fresno chile, pomegranate aguachile and micro cilantro and lobster rigatoni.
Website/ 7000 Hollywood Blvd 90028
The recently debuted French-Californian restaurant at The Hollywood Roosevelt will hold Christmas Eve brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Christmas Eve dinner, 4 to 8 p.m. and a Christmas Day meal, noon to 6 p.m.
Website/ 930 Hilgard Ave 90024
Available for dine-in or take-out on Dec. 24 and 25, STK’s Christmas menu lineup includes a roasted free-range turkey dinner with classic fixings, brunch on Christmas eve, a Holiday Cheers Menu with wagyu and caviar and other a la carte dishes. Be sure to consider ordering Santa’s Egg Nog too; $1 from each beverage is donated to World Central Kitchen.
Website/ 1819 Ocean Ave 90401
The Viceroy Santa Monica restaurant will toast to the holidays with a three-course prix fixe menu on Dec. 24 and 25. Offering menus featuring land, sea and vegan entrees, highlights include roasted butternut squash, Diver scallops and banana bombolini. It will also have a brunch buffet on both days from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. where diners can feast among the bagel bar, omelet station and more.
Website/ 120 Colorado Ave 90401
The Surfing Fox will offer a $70-per-person pre-fixe holiday menu for Christmas dinner, which will feature the likes of a braised short rib with demise-glace and a bourbon pecan pie with dark chocolate and bourbon-infused whipped cream.
Website/ 453 N Canon Dr 90210
Add a Madrid flair to your holiday festivities with Christmas dinner at Tatel. The menu puts Spanish dishes front and center: fried artichokes with saffron, hamachi sashimi with fennel and blood orange salad, classic Iberico ham and cheese Croquetas, a Tomahawk steak, whole grilled branzino with fresh chimichurri and three versions of paella.
Website/ 10645 W Pico Blvd 90064
Vicini in West L.A. will present a Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. For $120 per person, the savory evening will include Baccalà Cantecato con Crostini, Vicini Caesar Salad with Herb-crusted Grilled Prawns and Polenta Croutons, Filetto di Branzino con Carciofi or Artichokes, Spaghetti Bottarga, Cioppino, Lemon Sorbetto and Dolce-Panettone Bread Pudding. Seatings will take place at 5 and 8:30 p.m.
Website/ 9850 Wilshire Blvd 90210
Paired with live entertainment, Espelette will have a three-course meu of Christmas favorites on Dec. 24 and 25 from 1 to 8 p.m. Alternatively, pair your culinary experience with impeccable city views on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at The Rooftop by JG. Here, there will be an a la carte brunch on Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon and, on both Dec. 24 and 25, a three-course menu from noon to 8 p.m.
Website/ 813 Flower St 90017
The Wayfarer’s Rooftop encourages celebrating the holidays with its festive menu, available on both Christmas Eve ( 5 to 9 p.m.) and Christmas Day (noon to 9 p.m.). Highlights include short rib tamales, Creole-style cornish game hen and the mulled wine old fashioned.
Website/ 1515 Maple Ave 90015
For Christmas Eve, Yangban will have a $95-per-person multicourse menu with choices like prawn toast, lobster pot pie, short rib, egg custard and banchan and garlic rice.
Website/ 9040 Sunset Blvd 90069
The West Hollywood Edition signature restaurant will be illuminated by a warm atmosphere, live music and a vegetable-forward a-la-carte menu for Christmas Eve (5 to 9 p.m.) and Christmas Day (1:30 to 7 p.m.). Menu highlights include the grilled 14-ounce Kurobuta pork chop with pineapple and citrus compote; braised short rib with coffee-roasted root vegetables and Bordelaise sauce; roasted chestnut ravioli made with brown butter Au Poivre and crispy sage and black truffles available upon request and a pine nut cremeux with milk sorbet and sprinkled with pine dust.
Website/ 8171 Santa Monica Blvd 90046
On Christmas Eve, Connie & Ted’s will serve a festive seafood feast. The pre-fixe dinner features hits like lobster bisque, oysters, smoked rib roast, cioppino and traditional pumpkin bread pudding. What’s more, a selection of the pre-fixe menu items will be available for take-out until Dec. 17
Website/ 10250 Santa Monica Blvd 90067
Extend your Christmas celebration at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. Its Wagyu Chateaubriand Christmas dish (12-ounce herb-roasted Westholme wagyu tenderloin, A5 Kobe tallow and caviar butter) is available from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1 and pairs well with the Santa’s Sleigh Ride cocktail (Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, fresh orange juice, mulled wine) and Faust Cabernet Sauvignon.
Website/ 2121 Hillhurst Ave 90027
From 3 to 9 p.m., head to Encanto to enjoy special holiday cocktails like the Brandy Alejandro, Red Nose and Creme Brulee Cocktail and the holiday chef’s feature, a New Zealand lamb rack glazed with a chipotle agave sauce and served on carrot puree with baby roasted carrots and fine herbs (available Dec. 12 to 24). Your feast will be further enlivened by the Christmas tree and decor.
Website/ 2025 Avenue of the Stars 90067
Lumiére at the Fairmont Century Plaza welcomes hotel guests and Angelenos on both Christmas Day and ever for its standard menu and holiday specials.
Website/ 101 Wilshire Blvd 90401
Fairmont Miramar will have a number of dining options for the holidays. On Christmas Eve, opt between the Lobby Lounge (with specials like Beef Wellington, surf and turf and a chilled seafood platter) and Fig (menu highlights include roasted sea scallops, Colorado loin of lamb and egg nog crème brulee). Then, on Christmas Day, Fig will have a carving station with slow-roasted maple-glazed ham, scallop potatoes, Brussels sprouts and green beans with garlic and lemon; pumpkin-spiced French toast and a Bloody Mary bar. Also, Soko, the hotel’s intimate sushi bar, will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. with its standard menu.
Website/ 740 N Fairfax Ave 90046
Christmas is the biggest day of the year at Genghis Cohen, and for good reason. The New York-style Chinese restaurant, which celebrates turning 40 this year, welcomes Angelenos to savor its a la carte menu from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 25. Reservations are now open and pick-up orders go live on Dec. 1.
Website/ 1910 Ocean Way 90405
Delight in holiday festivities right by the Pacific. At Hotel Casa Del Mar, you can opt for Christmas brunch and dinner with dishes like buttermilk pancakes with chocolate chips, lobster bisque and caviar and pistachio-crusted rack of lamb to start the day and, for the latter, toro and dry-aged kanpachi crudo with caviar, grilled prawns and roasted scallops.
Website/ 1014 Wilshire Blvd 90401
Start Dec. 25 with ease thanks to Huckleberry’s Christmas Morning Spread and feast over a breakfast of its farmers’ market quiche with cornmeal thyme cheddar crust, a housemade lox platter with Milo + Olive’s bagels and a variety of accouterments, gluten-free gingerbread teacake and more. Later, enjoy a Huck dinner of oven-roasted Scottish salmon; roasted Weiser Family Farms baby carrots with chimichurri, savory bread pudding, eggnog cheesecake and more. Pre-orders are open on Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. for pickup or delivery on Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Website/ 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave 91106
The Langham has a hearty lineup for Christmas dining. On Dec. 24 or 25, you can dine at The Terrace or The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse for a four-course prix-fixe dinner. Also on Dec. 25, The Viennese Ballroom will have a holiday feast from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring winter salads, an omelet station, a prime rib carving station, a crudo bar, kids’ corner and more.
Website/ 5620 2nd St 90803
Partaking in the cherished Italian tradition, Michel’s on Naples will offer the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. The five-course menu will feature two options per course for $90 or $140 with wine pairings. The seafood-forward menu includes Tagliatelle (hand-cut chickpea dough, Dungeness crab, calamari, prawns and Livornese style broth) and Branzino Ripieno (seared European seabass filled with scallop mousse, creamed leeks, fingerling potatoes and crispy leeks).
Website/ 1534 N McCadden Pl 90028
Pasta lovers should set a reservation immediately at L’antica. The Hollywood pizzeria will have a Feast of the Seven Fishes menu on Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., which is made up of seven courses of pasta. You’ll revel in dishes like the Tagliolini Truffle, Pappardelle Porcini, Gnocco All’Anatra and Paccheri Genovese.
Website/1020 N San Vicente Blvd 90069
For Christmas Eve, The London West Hollywood will go a la carte for dinner with menu options like baked oysters Rockefeller, chestnut agnolotti, baked sweet crab gratin, Tandoori-spiced cauliflower steak, prime filet mignon with black truffle and turnips, baked seabass, ribeye, English toffee pudding, classic chocolate cake, pecan tart and more. Then, Christmas Day will feature a three-course prix-fixe menu from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. with dishes like lobster risotto, filet mignon and ribeye. Both meals will have an optional iced seafood tower.
Website/ 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy 90265
Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn will have a three-course menu inclusive of an appetizer, entree and dessert. Available Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the menu includes dishes like beef carpaccio; burrata with caviar, chives, red onion, shaved egg and brioche; grilled rib eye and a flourless chocolate torte.
Counting down from Christmas Eve to the end of the year with a special meal, Morton’s will have its three-course Chateaubriand Holiday Dinner from Dec. 24 to 31. It features dish choices like baked corn souffle, hot chocolate cake and Chateaubriand Cut and is complemented well by the ‘Tis the Season specialty cocktail (Absolut Citron, Chambord, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, cranberries, Villa Marcella Prosecco).
Website/ 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd 90212
The Peninsula Beverly Hills will have a flurry of festivities for the holiday. On both Dec. 24 and 25, you can experience its Christmas Afternoon Tea Celebration, which comes fit with free-flowing Champagne by Laurent-Perrier, one-of-a-kind teas and a tower of sweet and savory holiday delights. Over at The Belvedere, there will be a four-course Christmas Eve and three-course Christmas Day dinner featuring a festive setting, special menus and live entertainment. Finally, children staying at the hotel are invited to the Verandah from 8 to 10 a.m. for gifts from Peter the Bear, hot chocolate and cookies.
Website/ 655 N Harbor Dr 90277
On both Christmas Eve ( 4 to 9 p.m.) and Day (2 to 8 p.m.), Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge will host its annual Christmas Feast, a four-course prix-fixe meal with choices like grilled tiger prawns, Ora King salmon, prime rib and short rib with white polenta truffled mushroom ragu.
Website/ 9680 Wilshire Blvd 90212
While closed on Christmas, Steak 48 assures a decadent dinner for Christmas Eve diners from noon to 9 p.m. Join the Beverly Hills location of the esteemed steakhouse for a meal of custom-cut 28-day wet-aged steaks, Australian heritage whole rack of lamb, chef Eddie’s signature potatoes, rock shrimp mac & cheese, prime steakhouse meatballs, corn crème brûlée, raw bar offerings, signature holiday side dishes and more.
Website/ 8500 Beverly Blvd 90048
In addition to its classic menu, Yardbird is stepping up for Christmas Day with dine-in holiday specials like herb-roasted prime rib, lobster agnolotti and red velvet cake.
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