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Holiday spread at Corteza in Downtown.
Holiday spread at Corteza in Downtown.
Katrina Frederick

Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Los Angeles

16 superb options for dining out or ordering in this holiday season in LA

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Holiday spread at Corteza in Downtown.
| Katrina Frederick

An impressive number of restaurants stay open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Los Angeles. Many places serve up special dishes or offer set menus for the occasion. Whether one celebrates the holiday or not, it’s always a pleasure to gather around a table with loved ones to share festive food and drinks without having to lift a finger. Here’s an array of dining options for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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Located inside the Fairmont Miramar hotel, Soko is serving sushi dinners on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. With just eight seats, the intimate space allows everyone to have a full view of chef Masa Shimakawa showing off his knife skills. Book a table via Resy.

Soko at Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica.
Soko.
Fairmont Miramar

West LA’s Vicini Ristorante & Wine Bar is preparing a Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Priced at $120 per person, the menu includes bacalao crostini, branzino, herb-crusted grilled prawns, and panettone bread pudding. Book a table via OpenTable.

Maple Block Meat Co.

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It’s all about smoky proteins at Maple Block Meat Co., where Christmas offerings include Berkshire hams, prime rib, brisket, and full dinners that serve up to six people. Select preferred dishes online by December 20 and pick them up on Christmas Eve in Culver City.

The interior of Maple Block Meat Co. in Los Angeles, California.
Maple Block Meat Co.
Wonho Frank Lee

Chef John Fraser’s Ardor is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day serving an a la carte menu with a few festive additions. Opt for the 14-ounce Kurobata pork chop, braised short rib, or roasted chestnut ravioli, along with Ardor’s standard dinner menu. Book a table via OpenTable.

A lush dining room with candles and plants at Ardor in West Hollywood.
Ardor.
Ardor

The Front Yard

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Head to the Front Yard at the Garland Hotel on December 25 for an $85 buffet (or $35 for children 12 and under) from noon until 8 p.m. Find chipotle pineapple-glazed ham, birria leg of lamb, and build-your-own apple crumble on the all-you-can-eat menu. Book a table via OpenTable.

The Front Yard dining room in North Hollywood, California.
The Front Yard, North Hollywood.
The Garland

Every Christmas Eve, chef Suzanne Tracht prepares a special dinner alongside a la carte options. Don’t miss her char sui pork chop, pot roast, and duck fried rice paired with cocktails or an excellent bottle of wine. Book a table via OpenTable.

A steak at Jar restaurant in Los Angeles.
Jar’s steak.
Anne Fishbein

Genghis Cohen

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Fairfax’s legendary NY-style Chinese restaurant Genghis Cohen has hosted Christmas dinner for decades. It’s their busiest day of the year, turning out heaping portions of egg rolls, beef skewers, hot and sour soup, and spicy garlic lamb from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Order via Tock for at-home dining.

An assortment of dishes at Genghis Cohen restaurant in Los Angeles.
Genghis Cohen spread.
Genghis Cohen

Little Dom's

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Little Dom’s in Los Feliz will make lasagna and desserts available for pick-up on Christmas Eve. Place an order through the website by December 20 for a tray of meat sauce lasagna or one with smoked vegetables; both are priced at $100. Desserts include a chocolate cream pie, a pine nut tart with vanilla filling, or a box of Italian cookies.

Christmas cookies at Little Dom’s restaurant in Los Angeles.
Little Dom’s cookie collection.
Little Dom’s

Corteza at Sendero

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Corteza’s Christmas Day feast, which takes place on the 24th floor of the Ritz Carlton Downtown from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., includes Australian wagyu ribeye, lobster thermidor, potato-thyme gratin, Parker House rolls with butter, and more. The cost is $105 per person and wine pairings are available for an additional $45; book a table here. Leña next door is also serving a special menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Sendero’s holiday spread in Downtown Los Angeles.
Sendero’s holiday spread.
Katrina Frederick

Carousel Restaurant

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Carousel Restaurant hosts a Lebanese-style Christmas dinner annually at both locations. Reservations are $49 for adults and $29 for children under 10 at the Glendale location. At Carousel’s Hollywood outlet, dinner is $47 for adults and $27 for the youngins. Book a table via OpenTable.

For Christmas Eve, Momed chef Vartan Abgaryan is serving the restaurant’s regular menu along with a few winter specials like pheasant, venison shish, and a baked Alaska. Book a table via OpenTable.

Momed’s dining room with customers in Los Angeles, California.
Momed.
Momed

San Laurel

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Chef José Andrés’s Downtown luxury spot with views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Walt Disney Concert Hall is serving a four-course, $160 per person dinner from December 21 to December 25. The set menu includes a salty and sweet cracker coca idiazábal, yellowtail amberjack crudo with buttermilk leche de tigre, and a wagyu flat iron steak from Blackhawk Farms served with kale, truffle jus, maitake mushrooms escabeche, and more. Check out the San Laurel website for more details.

An outdoor terrace with tables and a view of the Walt Disney Performing Arts Center at San Laurel restaurant.
San Laurel.
San Laurel

Yangban

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Book a table at Yangban’s newly revamped dining room for Christmas Eve. Chef-owners Katianna and John Hong are serving a three-course prix fixe menu for $95 per person from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. that includes prawn toast, tea leaf salad, banchan, and garlic rice.

A dark dining room with rounded booths, low lights, at LA restaurant Yangban.
Yangban.
Wonho Frank Lee

Union Restaurant

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On Christmas Eve, chefs Sandro Hernandez, Brendan Rielly, and Andrew Mercado are hosting the annual Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The cost is $135 per person with a $45 wine pairing. Book a table via Resy.

Union Restaurant dining room in Pasadena.
Union Restaurant.
Union

Long Beach’s Selva is offering Colombian-style holiday dinners to-go. Priced at $100 and intended to feed up to four individuals, the menu includes chicken with spices, two large side dishes like corn arepas or braised greens with smoked pork, and a coconut panna cotta. Call 562-343-5630 to order by December 22 and pick it up on Christmas Eve.

Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen

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Fullerton’s Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day serving an Indian Chinese fusion menu that includes chow mein, sweet and chile tiger shrimp, lo mein, and halal standards like the restaurant’s signature butter chicken.

An assortment of Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen’s dishes in Orange County, California.
Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen.
Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen

Soko

Located inside the Fairmont Miramar hotel, Soko is serving sushi dinners on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. With just eight seats, the intimate space allows everyone to have a full view of chef Masa Shimakawa showing off his knife skills. Book a table via Resy.

Soko at Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica.
Soko.
Fairmont Miramar

Vicini

West LA’s Vicini Ristorante & Wine Bar is preparing a Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Priced at $120 per person, the menu includes bacalao crostini, branzino, herb-crusted grilled prawns, and panettone bread pudding. Book a table via OpenTable.

Maple Block Meat Co.

It’s all about smoky proteins at Maple Block Meat Co., where Christmas offerings include Berkshire hams, prime rib, brisket, and full dinners that serve up to six people. Select preferred dishes online by December 20 and pick them up on Christmas Eve in Culver City.

The interior of Maple Block Meat Co. in Los Angeles, California.
Maple Block Meat Co.
Wonho Frank Lee

Ardor

Chef John Fraser’s Ardor is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day serving an a la carte menu with a few festive additions. Opt for the 14-ounce Kurobata pork chop, braised short rib, or roasted chestnut ravioli, along with Ardor’s standard dinner menu. Book a table via OpenTable.

A lush dining room with candles and plants at Ardor in West Hollywood.
Ardor.
Ardor

The Front Yard

Head to the Front Yard at the Garland Hotel on December 25 for an $85 buffet (or $35 for children 12 and under) from noon until 8 p.m. Find chipotle pineapple-glazed ham, birria leg of lamb, and build-your-own apple crumble on the all-you-can-eat menu. Book a table via OpenTable.

The Front Yard dining room in North Hollywood, California.
The Front Yard, North Hollywood.
The Garland

Jar

Every Christmas Eve, chef Suzanne Tracht prepares a special dinner alongside a la carte options. Don’t miss her char sui pork chop, pot roast, and duck fried rice paired with cocktails or an excellent bottle of wine. Book a table via OpenTable.

A steak at Jar restaurant in Los Angeles.
Jar’s steak.
Anne Fishbein

Genghis Cohen

Fairfax’s legendary NY-style Chinese restaurant Genghis Cohen has hosted Christmas dinner for decades. It’s their busiest day of the year, turning out heaping portions of egg rolls, beef skewers, hot and sour soup, and spicy garlic lamb from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Order via Tock for at-home dining.

An assortment of dishes at Genghis Cohen restaurant in Los Angeles.
Genghis Cohen spread.
Genghis Cohen

Little Dom's

Little Dom’s in Los Feliz will make lasagna and desserts available for pick-up on Christmas Eve. Place an order through the website by December 20 for a tray of meat sauce lasagna or one with smoked vegetables; both are priced at $100. Desserts include a chocolate cream pie, a pine nut tart with vanilla filling, or a box of Italian cookies.

Christmas cookies at Little Dom’s restaurant in Los Angeles.
Little Dom’s cookie collection.
Little Dom’s

Corteza at Sendero

Corteza’s Christmas Day feast, which takes place on the 24th floor of the Ritz Carlton Downtown from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., includes Australian wagyu ribeye, lobster thermidor, potato-thyme gratin, Parker House rolls with butter, and more. The cost is $105 per person and wine pairings are available for an additional $45; book a table here. Leña next door is also serving a special menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Sendero’s holiday spread in Downtown Los Angeles.
Sendero’s holiday spread.
Katrina Frederick

Carousel Restaurant

Carousel Restaurant hosts a Lebanese-style Christmas dinner annually at both locations. Reservations are $49 for adults and $29 for children under 10 at the Glendale location. At Carousel’s Hollywood outlet, dinner is $47 for adults and $27 for the youngins. Book a table via OpenTable.

Momed

For Christmas Eve, Momed chef Vartan Abgaryan is serving the restaurant’s regular menu along with a few winter specials like pheasant, venison shish, and a baked Alaska. Book a table via OpenTable.

Momed’s dining room with customers in Los Angeles, California.
Momed.
Momed

San Laurel

Chef José Andrés’s Downtown luxury spot with views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Walt Disney Concert Hall is serving a four-course, $160 per person dinner from December 21 to December 25. The set menu includes a salty and sweet cracker coca idiazábal, yellowtail amberjack crudo with buttermilk leche de tigre, and a wagyu flat iron steak from Blackhawk Farms served with kale, truffle jus, maitake mushrooms escabeche, and more. Check out the San Laurel website for more details.

An outdoor terrace with tables and a view of the Walt Disney Performing Arts Center at San Laurel restaurant.
San Laurel.
San Laurel

Yangban

Book a table at Yangban’s newly revamped dining room for Christmas Eve. Chef-owners Katianna and John Hong are serving a three-course prix fixe menu for $95 per person from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. that includes prawn toast, tea leaf salad, banchan, and garlic rice.

A dark dining room with rounded booths, low lights, at LA restaurant Yangban.
Yangban.
Wonho Frank Lee

Union Restaurant

On Christmas Eve, chefs Sandro Hernandez, Brendan Rielly, and Andrew Mercado are hosting the annual Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The cost is $135 per person with a $45 wine pairing. Book a table via Resy.

Union Restaurant dining room in Pasadena.
Union Restaurant.
Union

Selva

Long Beach’s Selva is offering Colombian-style holiday dinners to-go. Priced at $100 and intended to feed up to four individuals, the menu includes chicken with spices, two large side dishes like corn arepas or braised greens with smoked pork, and a coconut panna cotta. Call 562-343-5630 to order by December 22 and pick it up on Christmas Eve.

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Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen

Fullerton’s Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day serving an Indian Chinese fusion menu that includes chow mein, sweet and chile tiger shrimp, lo mein, and halal standards like the restaurant’s signature butter chicken.

An assortment of Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen’s dishes in Orange County, California.
Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen.
Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen

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