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

Sit back, relax, and let these restaurants take care of the rest

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For some Angelenos, there’s nothing better than stepping away from the kitchen stove and letting Los Angeles’s hospitality professionals take charge on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Because let’s be honest, decking the halls without stress or mess is truly something to celebrate. From elegant hotel dining rooms to more causal restaurant standbys, here now are over a dozen places guaranteed to be full of good cheer and open for dinner on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Draycott

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15255 Palisades Village Ln
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 573-8938
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Pacific Palisades’s sceney restaurant the Draycott has a $100 per person holiday meal all day on Christmas Eve and until 4 p.m. on Christmas Day with a fairly wide selection of dishes like seared goose breast, pork chop, and lobster ravioli, plus choice of Christmas pudding or panna cotta for dessert.

Draycott
The Draycott.
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101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-7777
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The Fairmont Miramar’s flagship farm-to-table restaurant, FIG, is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Chef Jason Prendergast’s menu includes seasonal dishes and holiday-inspired specials. Reservations are available on Resy or by calling 310-319-3111.

 

3. Citrin Restaurant

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1104 Wilshire Blvd Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0881
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Chef Josiah Citrin is serving Christmas Eve dinner at Citrin for $195 per person from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The tasting menu starts with a soft-poached egg with caviar and finishes with a traditional buche de noel. Take a look at the full menu here.

4. Crudo e Nudo

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2724 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 310-2120
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Main Street Santa Monica’s Crudo e Nudo has an $85 per person holiday menu featuring spiny lobster gnocchi, crispy squid ink rice, steamed clams, and kanpachi crudo among its multi-course selection available from December 22 to 31.

For fantastic crudo and more in Santa Monica: Crudo e Nudo.
Crudo e Nudo.
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5. A.O.C.

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11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 806-6464
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A.O.C. is open for dinner on Christmas Eve and serving its standard menu at both locations in West Hollywood and Brentwood. Start with a seasonal cocktail before diving into timeless hits like bacon-wrapped dates and Spanish fried chicken.

6. The Tasting Kitchen

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1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-6644
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Venice’s the Tasting Kitchen is open for Christmas Eve and serving its regular dinner menu along with an $85 four-course tasting menu from chef Travis Passerotti. Take a look at the current Italian-Mediterranean-Californian dinner menu here.

7. STK Steakhouse

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930 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 659-3535
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STK Steakhouse is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and serving two plated meals: prime rib (with fingerling potatoes, green beans, and black truffle madeira sauce) for $75 and turkey (with cornbread and sage stuffing, green beans, sweet potato, mashed potatoes, and cranberry orange chutney) for $59.

8. Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

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9850 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 860-6566
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Jean-Georges is celebrating Christmas Eve with an eight-course holiday tasting menu available from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The $260 per person ($75 per child) menu includes hamachi toast with black truffle, Parmesan risotto, Icelandic cod, and soy-glazed short ribs. The hotel’s more casual Rooftop by JG will be open for brunch, lunch, and dinner on Christmas Eve through December 26 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

9. Spago

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176 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0880
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Christmas Eve at Spago means festive carolers, holiday decor, sparkling wine, and a three-course prix fixe menu priced at $195 per person, and $75 those under 10. The restaurant is serving dinner from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For Christmas Day needs, head to Wolfgang Puck’s newer Merois restaurant in West Hollywood for a $150 4-course prix fixe dinner from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m

10. Etta Culver City

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8801 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(424) 570-4444
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Popular Culver City restaurant Etta has been booming with diners on weekends, with hundreds of people trying to book tables at prime seatings. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the restaurant will serve from 4 to 9 p.m. with their full menus as well as some specials of potato gratin, tagliatelle al tartufo, and roasted prime rib with garlic and rosemary au jus. Finish with blood orange baba rum cake or chartreuse hot chocolate.

One side of a patio at a restaurant with cafe woven chairs and wooden tables.
Etta Culver City.
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11. Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique

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321 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 271-6300
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For those feeling fancy this Christmas Eve, reserve a table at Petrossian for caviar and canapes. The $250 per person menu includes champagne an array of smaller bites like oysters, smoked salmon, and 30 grams of caviar served with accoutrements. Reservations are available on Tock for seatings at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

12. Juniper

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8490 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 281-1890
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Juniper, the restaurant inside 1 Hotel West Hollywood, is serving dinner (for takeout and dining in) on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. On the a la carte menu is herb-roasted prime rib with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts, gnocchi with wild mushrooms, and a dark chocolate peppermint brownie sundae.

The dining room at Juniper in West Hollywood.
The dining room at Juniper in West Hollywood.
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13. The Front Yard

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4222 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91602
(818) 255-7290
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The Front Yard is serving a prix fixe dinner menu on Christmas (December 25) featuring prime rib and turkey breast, along with a trio of appetizers, like a blue crab salad, and desserts including, toffee bread pudding. The menu will be served from noon to 8 p.m. and is priced at $75 per adult, and $29 for those 12 and under.

14. Della Terra Restaurant

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7675 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-7675
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Italian trattoria Della Terra is open for dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and serving its usual menu that includes crowd-pleasing pizzas, pastas, risotto, and wood-fired skewers.

15. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

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1534 N McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 366-2408
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Swing into Hollywood’s L’antica Pizzeria da Michele this Christmas Eve for a seafood-forward arrabbiata pasta that includes branzino, scallops, calamari, shrimp, clams, and mussels — a nod to the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes, in addition to the restaurant’s full menu.

Spicy arrabbiata di mare pasta at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Hollywood.
Spicy arrabbiata di mare pasta at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Hollywood.
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16. Gwen

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6600 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 946-7500
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Curtis Stone’s meat-focused butcher shop and restaurant has a Christmas dinner prix fixe for $95 from December 22 to 24, including glazed ham, prime rib roast, and radiccio salad, with a trio of sides and horchata milk punch for dessert.

Gwen by Curtis Stone
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17. Savoca at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

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900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-8600
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Come into Savoca on Christmas Day for festive fare inspired by chef Nathaniel Marcus’s time cooking in the Sicilian town of Savoca, where the restaurant takes its name. The Christmas Day a la carte menu features a vegetarian Chateaubriand, rack of lamb, and gingerbread crème brûlée.

18. Bourbon Steak Los Angeles

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237 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 839-4130
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The Glendale outlet of chef Michael Mina’s steakhouse is open for dinner on December 24 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and serving its standard a la carte menu, which includes a few festive tableside preparations like prime rib and lobster pot pie.

19. Redbird

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114 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 788-1191
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Redbird chef and owner Neal Fraser will be preparing a three-course prix fixe dinner with optional wine pairings by wine director Matt Fosket on Christmas Eve. The menu is priced at $125 with an additional $65 for wine pairings. Take a look at the full menu here and reserve a table in advance.

 

20. N/Soto Pop-Up

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244 San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-2725
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The N/Soto pop-up at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) is serving an early dinner on Christmas Eve featuring eight courses, including snow crab with tosazu jelly, chicken kettle rice, and lobster tail with miso butter. Reservations can be made through n/soto’s Resy page

1. The Draycott

15255 Palisades Village Ln, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Draycott
The Draycott.
Wonho Frank Lee

Pacific Palisades’s sceney restaurant the Draycott has a $100 per person holiday meal all day on Christmas Eve and until 4 p.m. on Christmas Day with a fairly wide selection of dishes like seared goose breast, pork chop, and lobster ravioli, plus choice of Christmas pudding or panna cotta for dessert.

15255 Palisades Village Ln
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

2. Fig

101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Fairmont Miramar’s flagship farm-to-table restaurant, FIG, is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Chef Jason Prendergast’s menu includes seasonal dishes and holiday-inspired specials. Reservations are available on Resy or by calling 310-319-3111.

 

101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

3. Citrin Restaurant

1104 Wilshire Blvd Suite A, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Chef Josiah Citrin is serving Christmas Eve dinner at Citrin for $195 per person from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The tasting menu starts with a soft-poached egg with caviar and finishes with a traditional buche de noel. Take a look at the full menu here.

1104 Wilshire Blvd Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90401

4. Crudo e Nudo

2724 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
For fantastic crudo and more in Santa Monica: Crudo e Nudo.
Crudo e Nudo.
Matthew Kang

Main Street Santa Monica’s Crudo e Nudo has an $85 per person holiday menu featuring spiny lobster gnocchi, crispy squid ink rice, steamed clams, and kanpachi crudo among its multi-course selection available from December 22 to 31.

2724 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

5. A.O.C.

11648 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

A.O.C. is open for dinner on Christmas Eve and serving its standard menu at both locations in West Hollywood and Brentwood. Start with a seasonal cocktail before diving into timeless hits like bacon-wrapped dates and Spanish fried chicken.

11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

6. The Tasting Kitchen

1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Venice’s the Tasting Kitchen is open for Christmas Eve and serving its regular dinner menu along with an $85 four-course tasting menu from chef Travis Passerotti. Take a look at the current Italian-Mediterranean-Californian dinner menu here.

1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

7. STK Steakhouse

930 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

STK Steakhouse is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and serving two plated meals: prime rib (with fingerling potatoes, green beans, and black truffle madeira sauce) for $75 and turkey (with cornbread and sage stuffing, green beans, sweet potato, mashed potatoes, and cranberry orange chutney) for $59.

930 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

8. Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Jean-Georges is celebrating Christmas Eve with an eight-course holiday tasting menu available from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The $260 per person ($75 per child) menu includes hamachi toast with black truffle, Parmesan risotto, Icelandic cod, and soy-glazed short ribs. The hotel’s more casual Rooftop by JG will be open for brunch, lunch, and dinner on Christmas Eve through December 26 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

9850 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9. Spago

176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Christmas Eve at Spago means festive carolers, holiday decor, sparkling wine, and a three-course prix fixe menu priced at $195 per person, and $75 those under 10. The restaurant is serving dinner from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For Christmas Day needs, head to Wolfgang Puck’s newer Merois restaurant in West Hollywood for a $150 4-course prix fixe dinner from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m

176 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10. Etta Culver City

8801 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
One side of a patio at a restaurant with cafe woven chairs and wooden tables.
Etta Culver City.
Wonho Frank Lee

Popular Culver City restaurant Etta has been booming with diners on weekends, with hundreds of people trying to book tables at prime seatings. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the restaurant will serve from 4 to 9 p.m. with their full menus as well as some specials of potato gratin, tagliatelle al tartufo, and roasted prime rib with garlic and rosemary au jus. Finish with blood orange baba rum cake or chartreuse hot chocolate.

8801 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

11. Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique

321 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

For those feeling fancy this Christmas Eve, reserve a table at Petrossian for caviar and canapes. The $250 per person menu includes champagne an array of smaller bites like oysters, smoked salmon, and 30 grams of caviar served with accoutrements. Reservations are available on Tock for seatings at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

321 N Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

12. Juniper

8490 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
The dining room at Juniper in West Hollywood.
The dining room at Juniper in West Hollywood.
1 Hotel West Hollywood

Juniper, the restaurant inside 1 Hotel West Hollywood, is serving dinner (for takeout and dining in) on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. On the a la carte menu is herb-roasted prime rib with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts, gnocchi with wild mushrooms, and a dark chocolate peppermint brownie sundae.

8490 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

13. The Front Yard

4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602

The Front Yard is serving a prix fixe dinner menu on Christmas (December 25) featuring prime rib and turkey breast, along with a trio of appetizers, like a blue crab salad, and desserts including, toffee bread pudding. The menu will be served from noon to 8 p.m. and is priced at $75 per adult, and $29 for those 12 and under.

4222 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91602

14. Della Terra Restaurant

7675 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Italian trattoria Della Terra is open for dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and serving its usual menu that includes crowd-pleasing pizzas, pastas, risotto, and wood-fired skewers.

7675 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

15. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

1534 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Spicy arrabbiata di mare pasta at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Hollywood.
Spicy arrabbiata di mare pasta at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Hollywood.
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Swing into Hollywood’s L’antica Pizzeria da Michele this Christmas Eve for a seafood-forward arrabbiata pasta that includes branzino, scallops, calamari, shrimp, clams, and mussels — a nod to the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes, in addition to the restaurant’s full menu.

1534 N McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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16. Gwen

6600 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Gwen by Curtis Stone
Gwen Hollywood.
Wonho Frank Lee

Curtis Stone’s meat-focused butcher shop and restaurant has a Christmas dinner prix fixe for $95 from December 22 to 24, including glazed ham, prime rib roast, and radiccio salad, with a trio of sides and horchata milk punch for dessert.

6600 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

17. Savoca at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Come into Savoca on Christmas Day for festive fare inspired by chef Nathaniel Marcus’s time cooking in the Sicilian town of Savoca, where the restaurant takes its name. The Christmas Day a la carte menu features a vegetarian Chateaubriand, rack of lamb, and gingerbread crème brûlée.

900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

18. Bourbon Steak Los Angeles

237 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91210

The Glendale outlet of chef Michael Mina’s steakhouse is open for dinner on December 24 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and serving its standard a la carte menu, which includes a few festive tableside preparations like prime rib and lobster pot pie.

237 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91210

19. Redbird

114 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Redbird chef and owner Neal Fraser will be preparing a three-course prix fixe dinner with optional wine pairings by wine director Matt Fosket on Christmas Eve. The menu is priced at $125 with an additional $65 for wine pairings. Take a look at the full menu here and reserve a table in advance.

 

114 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

20. N/Soto Pop-Up

244 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The N/Soto pop-up at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) is serving an early dinner on Christmas Eve featuring eight courses, including snow crab with tosazu jelly, chicken kettle rice, and lobster tail with miso butter. Reservations can be made through n/soto’s Resy page

244 San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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