clock menu more-arrow no yes

A Guide to Christmas Dinners in Los Angeles

View as Map

Christmas is always a festive time to meet with family and friends over great food and drinks. Sometimes that's in the comfort of someone's home, but there are also plenty of seasonally inspired menus and dishes put forth by restaurants around the city, some with traditional European slants such as the Feast of Seven Fishes. Either way, it takes the stress away from some who don't want to necessarily orchestrate a big meal at home, or because cleaning the kitchen and dishes afterward can be overwhelming. Here's a guide to Christmas Dinners in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Most restaurants require reservations or recommend reservations as spots fill up.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Trattoria Neapolis

Copy Link
336 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 792-3000
Visit Website

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian Christmas celebration that typically consists of seven (or more) kinds of seafood (or seafood dishes). This Pasadena Italian restaurant will be putting together a traditional Feast of Seven Fishes dinner, starting with Baccala Montecato, Branzino, Tuscan Seafood Stew, with a sweet finish of house made gelato, all for $55 per person. Available on Christmas Eve.

2. Mr. C Beverly Hills

Copy Link
1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 277-2800
Visit Website

On top of the regular menu, Mr. C will have a four-course Christmas Eve dinner that includes Baked Duckling Crespella, Radicchio Ravioli, Lamb Osso Buco or Pan Roasted Monkfish, and Zabaglione Mousse to finish. $62 per person.

3. The Churchill

Copy Link
8384 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-8384
Visit Website

Christmas Day dinner available from 5-9 p.m., three courses for $35, including carrot-ginger soup, leg of lamb, glazed ham, and fuyu persimmon cake.

4. Bar Pintxo

Copy Link
109 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-2012
Visit Website

Christmas Eve specials include Lobster Paella, Suckling Pig, Turron, Polvorones, Dried Fruits, and Holiday Cocktails such as the Cava Cocktail and Carajillo made with Espresso, Brandy, and Orange.

5. Drago Centro

Copy Link
525 S Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 228-8998
Visit Website

Christmas Eve will host the Feast of Seven Fishes, with seven courses for $70, with optional wine pairings for an additional $45.

6. FIG Santa Monica

Copy Link
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-7777
Visit Website

Chef Ray Garcia is preparing a special Mexican inspired meal served family style for $69 a person including quesillo and poblano tamales, stuffed quail and porchetta, fruit cake trifles and more.

7. Shojin

Copy Link
333 South Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 617-0305
Visit Website

Shojin is doing a special 4-course vegetarian Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner available from 4-10 p.m. on Eve and 12-10 p.m. on the 25th. Reservations are required.

8. Raymond Restaurant

Copy Link
1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105-3417
(626) 441-3136
Visit Website

There's a four-course Christmas Eve dinner available at this historic restaurant in Pasadena, including wild arugula salad, potato and parmesan soup with black truffle, roasted duck, prime sirloin, and day boat scallops. $89 per person, with reservations required.

9. Inn of the Seventh Ray

Copy Link
128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd.
Topanga Canyon, CA 90290
(310) 455-1311
Visit Website

Christmas Eve dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at this Topanga Canyon restaurant. The feast features free range goose, chorizo and cornbread stuffing, farmers market haricot verts, maple yams, and huckleberry goose reduction.

10. Patina

Copy Link
141 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-3331
Visit Website

A special Christmas Eve dinner can be anywhere from 3-7 courses, with pricing starting at $55. Dishes include Celery Root Salad with Pomegranate, Grana Padana, Toasted Pepitas and Chicory Salad; Seared Day Boat Scallops with Parsnip and Parsley Coulis, Tasting of Veal with Brussels Sprouts, Tokyo Turnip, Pearl Onion, Buche de Noel au Citron with Mandarin Confit.

11. Calle Tacos

Copy Link
6506 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 465-9100
Visit Website

For something a little more approachable on the budget side, Calle Tacos has seasonal menu items including Chicken Chipotle Tortilla Soup, Holiday Tamales such as Red Chile Pork (available by the dozen as well), Ponche (spiked or virgin punch), and Elote - corn on the cob.

12. Ray's & Stark Bar

Copy Link
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6180
Visit Website

This LACMA restaurant features three courses for their Christmas Eve dinner priced at $55, including Sunchoke Soup with Truffle Cream and Black Trumpet Mushrooms; Cotechino Sausage with Braised Greens and Lentils; Almond Spice Cake with Eggnog Ice Cream and Meyers Rum.

13. Petrossian Paris

Copy Link
321 N. Robertson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90211
(310) 271-0576
Visit Website

This high-end caviar restaurant on Robertson is having a Christmas Eve dinner featuring Chestnut Ravioli, Pork Loin Roulade, Maine Lobster, and Buche de Noel, available from 5-10 p.m. Of course, a Caviar flight starts each meal. $150 per person.

14. Napa Valley Grille

Copy Link
1100 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322
Visit Website

Christmas Eve has special holiday menu items in addition to the regular menu, such as Chestnut Bisque, Duck Confit Leg, Lobster Risotto, Pistachio Crusted Leg of Lamb, and Persimmon Steam Cake. Hours on Christmas Eve are 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

15. Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood

Copy Link
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 358-7788
Visit Website

Christmas Eve and Day feature three-course, $95 Dinners at Gordon Ramsay at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. Highlights include Scallop and Quail Egg on Black Truffle Risotto, Tuna Carpaccio, and Butter Poached Lobster, in addition to many other available menu items. Eggnog Creme Brulee stars in the dessert menu. `

16. Cafe Pinot

Copy Link
700 W 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 239-6500
Visit Website

Three courses for $70 and four courses for $90 at this classy Downtown restaurant in the Financial District. Menu items include Japanese Hokkaido Scallops with Lentils du Puy and Natural Jus; Tenderloin with Trumpet Royal Confit, Pommes Fondant and Beurre Rouge; Pear-Gingerbread Tart with Port Wine Reduction, Saffron Pears, and Poir Williams Sorbet

17. Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

Copy Link
330 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 680-0330
Visit Website

Three courses for $65 at this Downtown steakhouse on Bunker Hill, with Chestnut Soup with Bacon Brittle and Cinnamon Crème; Pan Roasted Sea Bass with Roasted Baby Beets, Sautéed Swiss Chard and Black Olive Oil; Eggnog Parfait with Panettone Crumble, Carrot Caviar and Cinnamon Vanilla Foam

18. Mohawk Bend

Copy Link
2141 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 483-2337
Visit Website

Mohawk Bend is doing the whole Jewish tradition of eating Chinese on Christmas, with a vegan/Chinese three course dinner that's available all night for $16. Highlights include hot and sour soup, egg rolls; char siu tofu, garlic long beans, brown rice, toasted peanuts; almond cookies. Woody Allen's Sleepers will be playing as well, to round it out.

19. Oliverio

Copy Link
9400 W Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 407-7791
Visit Website

There's a four course prix fixe at Oliverio for $65, which includes a glass of prosecco and coffee or tea. Highlights include Artichoke Souffle with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Orechiette con Vongole (clams), and Lamb Chops or Branzino for main course. Desserts finish off with Chocolate Bread Pudding or Pumpkin Pie.

20. Whist @ Viceroy Santa Monica

Copy Link
1819 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-7511
Visit Website

Whist is offering a $35 cheeky Chinese takeout menu, which includes Hot & Sour Soup, Vegetable Won Ton, Foie Gras Dumplings. Also Dim Sum options: Spring Rolls, Dungeness Crab Pot Stickers, Shrimp Toast, Squab in Lettuce. For mains, there's Wok Fried Whole Fish, Peking Duck, Lobster & Sausage Fried Rice. Available Christmas Eve for $35 per person. There's also a Christmas Day dinner for $65 per person.

Loading comments...

1. Trattoria Neapolis

336 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian Christmas celebration that typically consists of seven (or more) kinds of seafood (or seafood dishes). This Pasadena Italian restaurant will be putting together a traditional Feast of Seven Fishes dinner, starting with Baccala Montecato, Branzino, Tuscan Seafood Stew, with a sweet finish of house made gelato, all for $55 per person. Available on Christmas Eve.

336 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106

2. Mr. C Beverly Hills

1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035

On top of the regular menu, Mr. C will have a four-course Christmas Eve dinner that includes Baked Duckling Crespella, Radicchio Ravioli, Lamb Osso Buco or Pan Roasted Monkfish, and Zabaglione Mousse to finish. $62 per person.

1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035

3. The Churchill

8384 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Christmas Day dinner available from 5-9 p.m., three courses for $35, including carrot-ginger soup, leg of lamb, glazed ham, and fuyu persimmon cake.

8384 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

4. Bar Pintxo

109 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Christmas Eve specials include Lobster Paella, Suckling Pig, Turron, Polvorones, Dried Fruits, and Holiday Cocktails such as the Cava Cocktail and Carajillo made with Espresso, Brandy, and Orange.

109 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

5. Drago Centro

525 S Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA

Christmas Eve will host the Feast of Seven Fishes, with seven courses for $70, with optional wine pairings for an additional $45.

525 S Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA

6. FIG Santa Monica

101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Chef Ray Garcia is preparing a special Mexican inspired meal served family style for $69 a person including quesillo and poblano tamales, stuffed quail and porchetta, fruit cake trifles and more.

101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

7. Shojin

333 South Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Shojin is doing a special 4-course vegetarian Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner available from 4-10 p.m. on Eve and 12-10 p.m. on the 25th. Reservations are required.

333 South Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

8. Raymond Restaurant

1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105-3417

There's a four-course Christmas Eve dinner available at this historic restaurant in Pasadena, including wild arugula salad, potato and parmesan soup with black truffle, roasted duck, prime sirloin, and day boat scallops. $89 per person, with reservations required.

1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105-3417

9. Inn of the Seventh Ray

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga Canyon, CA 90290

Christmas Eve dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at this Topanga Canyon restaurant. The feast features free range goose, chorizo and cornbread stuffing, farmers market haricot verts, maple yams, and huckleberry goose reduction.

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd.
Topanga Canyon, CA 90290

10. Patina

141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

A special Christmas Eve dinner can be anywhere from 3-7 courses, with pricing starting at $55. Dishes include Celery Root Salad with Pomegranate, Grana Padana, Toasted Pepitas and Chicory Salad; Seared Day Boat Scallops with Parsnip and Parsley Coulis, Tasting of Veal with Brussels Sprouts, Tokyo Turnip, Pearl Onion, Buche de Noel au Citron with Mandarin Confit.

141 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

11. Calle Tacos

6506 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

For something a little more approachable on the budget side, Calle Tacos has seasonal menu items including Chicken Chipotle Tortilla Soup, Holiday Tamales such as Red Chile Pork (available by the dozen as well), Ponche (spiked or virgin punch), and Elote - corn on the cob.

6506 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

12. Ray's & Stark Bar

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

This LACMA restaurant features three courses for their Christmas Eve dinner priced at $55, including Sunchoke Soup with Truffle Cream and Black Trumpet Mushrooms; Cotechino Sausage with Braised Greens and Lentils; Almond Spice Cake with Eggnog Ice Cream and Meyers Rum.

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

13. Petrossian Paris

321 N. Robertson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90211

This high-end caviar restaurant on Robertson is having a Christmas Eve dinner featuring Chestnut Ravioli, Pork Loin Roulade, Maine Lobster, and Buche de Noel, available from 5-10 p.m. Of course, a Caviar flight starts each meal. $150 per person.

321 N. Robertson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90211

14. Napa Valley Grille

1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Christmas Eve has special holiday menu items in addition to the regular menu, such as Chestnut Bisque, Duck Confit Leg, Lobster Risotto, Pistachio Crusted Leg of Lamb, and Persimmon Steam Cake. Hours on Christmas Eve are 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

1100 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

15. Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood

1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Christmas Eve and Day feature three-course, $95 Dinners at Gordon Ramsay at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. Highlights include Scallop and Quail Egg on Black Truffle Risotto, Tuna Carpaccio, and Butter Poached Lobster, in addition to many other available menu items. Eggnog Creme Brulee stars in the dessert menu. `

1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Related Maps

16. Cafe Pinot

700 W 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Three courses for $70 and four courses for $90 at this classy Downtown restaurant in the Financial District. Menu items include Japanese Hokkaido Scallops with Lentils du Puy and Natural Jus; Tenderloin with Trumpet Royal Confit, Pommes Fondant and Beurre Rouge; Pear-Gingerbread Tart with Port Wine Reduction, Saffron Pears, and Poir Williams Sorbet

700 W 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

17. Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

330 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Three courses for $65 at this Downtown steakhouse on Bunker Hill, with Chestnut Soup with Bacon Brittle and Cinnamon Crème; Pan Roasted Sea Bass with Roasted Baby Beets, Sautéed Swiss Chard and Black Olive Oil; Eggnog Parfait with Panettone Crumble, Carrot Caviar and Cinnamon Vanilla Foam

330 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

18. Mohawk Bend

2141 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Mohawk Bend is doing the whole Jewish tradition of eating Chinese on Christmas, with a vegan/Chinese three course dinner that's available all night for $16. Highlights include hot and sour soup, egg rolls; char siu tofu, garlic long beans, brown rice, toasted peanuts; almond cookies. Woody Allen's Sleepers will be playing as well, to round it out.

2141 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

19. Oliverio

9400 W Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

There's a four course prix fixe at Oliverio for $65, which includes a glass of prosecco and coffee or tea. Highlights include Artichoke Souffle with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Orechiette con Vongole (clams), and Lamb Chops or Branzino for main course. Desserts finish off with Chocolate Bread Pudding or Pumpkin Pie.

9400 W Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

20. Whist @ Viceroy Santa Monica

1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Whist is offering a $35 cheeky Chinese takeout menu, which includes Hot & Sour Soup, Vegetable Won Ton, Foie Gras Dumplings. Also Dim Sum options: Spring Rolls, Dungeness Crab Pot Stickers, Shrimp Toast, Squab in Lettuce. For mains, there's Wok Fried Whole Fish, Peking Duck, Lobster & Sausage Fried Rice. Available Christmas Eve for $35 per person. There's also a Christmas Day dinner for $65 per person.

1819 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Related Maps