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Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Los Angeles, 2018

Because celebrating without stress is truly the best

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Christmas Dinner
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For a particular set of Angelenos, nothing sounds more glorious than stepping away from the stove or the usual holiday routine and letting Los Angeles’ hospitality professionals take charge this Christmas Day. Because let’s be honest, decking the halls without stress or mess is truly something to celebrate.

Choose from buttoned-up restaurants tucked inside the city’s finest hotels or more casual fare throughout the Southland. Here now are over a dozen places guaranteed to be full of good cheer and open for dinner this Christmas Day.

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Saddle Peak Lodge

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Adam Horton is serving an early bird dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. Priced at $98 per person, the menu includes braised short ribs, cranberry-glazed elk, and pumpkin pie.

Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge

Viceroy Santa Monica

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Cast Restaurant is offering its regular Mediterranean-leaning menu, service, and pricing from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Viceroy Santa Monica
Viceroy Santa Monica
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The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

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The Peninsula Beverly Hills will be serving a family-style feast featuring a duck confit rillette, turkey with sage stuffing, and seared scallops with maple-glazed kobocha. Dinner is priced at $140 per person and includes all-you-can-drink Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne.

The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
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Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

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There’s plenty of holiday cheer inside the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills where Jean-Georges Vongerichten will be cooking up a Christmas Day brunch for $155 per person. The menu includes truffle hamachi toast and grilled octopus to start, salmon and squab entrees, and pumpkin bourbon bread pudding for dessert.

Christmas at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
Christmas at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
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The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills

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The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills is serving Christmas Day dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for $105 per person. The four-course tasting menu includes holiday-inspired dishes like a rosemary citrus-glazed ham, a stuffed rib roast, and sweet potato gnocchi. Save room for the eggnog panna cotta for dessert.

Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Beverly Hills [Official Photo]

BALEENkitchen

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Chefs Vasili Tavernakis and Paul Dinulescu are serving a three-course Christmas Day menu that includes roasted squash bisque, a holiday stroganoff, and center-cut pork chops. For dessert, diners can choose either a chocolate lava cake or port-poached pear. The prefix menu is priced at $65.

BALEENkitchen
BALEENkitchen
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Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

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Avec Nous is serving a five-course modern tasting menu priced at $85 per person from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Innovative bites on the menu include an eggnog tart with vanilla bourbon caviar and lobster medallions with Thermidor cream.

Avec Nous
Avec Nous
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Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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Cattle & Claw inside the Sofitel will be serving a menu of classic holiday trimmings including a slow-roasted goose, maple-glazed ham, and herb-crusted prime rib. Rounding out the menu will be lobster mac’n’cheese and a short rib pappardelle, best-sellers from the restaurant’s regular menu. The buffet will be served from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is priced at $65 per person.

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Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
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Greenblatt's Deli & Fine Wines

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Open for service 365 days a year since 1926, this Hollywood institution is the place to go for traditional deli fare this Christmas Day. Nothing says Merry Christmas like a bowl of homemade matzo ball soup, a hot pastrami reuben, and a thick slice of double chocolate fudge cake.

Greenblatt’s Deli &amp; Fine Wines
Greenblatt’s Deli & Fine Wines
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Barbette

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Head to West Hollywood for Chef Flaherty’s contemporary take on French bistro fare. On the menu is beef bourguignon, vegetable pot au feu, and a Bûche de Noël for dessert. Included with dinner are a few shared vegan sides including brussels sprouts and cauliflower with red pepper sauce, roasted baby carrots with pomegranate tahini, and potato focaccia. The Christmas Day menu is priced at $55 per person.

Barbette
Barbette
Rob Stark

Curtis Stone is serving a five-course dinner from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gwen for $85. On the menu is a wild mushroom soup, roasted scallops, New York strip with potatoes, and chocolate cake.

A medium-rare steak sliced on a plate.
Gwen
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Ruen Pair

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Head to East Hollywood for dinner at this Thaitown institution that’s famous for its bold spicing, fast service, and good value. A papaya salad with raw crab legs makes for an exciting starter. Follow it up with a helping of soul-warming curry. The red curry with roasted duck, pineapples, tomatoes, and loads of fresh Thai basil teeters deliciously between spicy and creamy.

Ruen Pair
Ruen Pair
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Openaire

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Josiah Citrin is serving a $65 three-course menu available from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Choose from chestnut ravioli or seared scallops to start, beef Wellington and roasted sonoma duck breast entrees, and chestnut cheesecake and cranberry and roasted pear pie for dessert.

Openaire
Openaire
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Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

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There are few better ways to celebrate the holidays than an all-you-can-eat feast of 16 fire-roasted meats and a selection of seasonal sides. The churrascaria will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse [Official Photo]

The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

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The NoMad will offer breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon in the Lobby, while a special prix fixe menu will be available from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Guests have the choice of an appetizer such as curried squash soup or roasted beet salad, followed by a selection of mains including seared scallops, filet mignon. For dessert, a choice of either the Milk and Honey ice cream or Dark Chocolate Ganache with sea salt and maple ice cream.

Roy's Restaurant

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All locations will be open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. with two set menus: the “Classic Prix Fixe” starts at $49 and includes some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, while the “Christmas Dinner” starts at $59.95 and includes a slow-roasted Chateaubriand.

Roy’s Restaurant
Roy’s Restaurant
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The Royce Wood Fired Steakhouse

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Sit down for a three-course dinner from chef Dominique Shelton inside the Langham’s steakhouse. Served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and priced at $145 per person, the menu includes both traditional and California-inflected fare, like an endive salad, beef Wellington, and a roasted apple tarte tatin.

The Royce Wood Fired Steakhouse
The Royce Wood Fired Steakhouse
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Five Star Seafood Restaurant

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A Chinese banquet never fails to feel festive, so load up the Lazy Susan and go to town with friends and family. Peking duck is served with the requisite steamed buns and hoisin, while the house-special lobster is hacked in to bits with ginger and scallions. Fried rice, as plain or as ornate as your party dictates, is just the thing to round out any meal.  

Five Star Seafood Restaurant
Five Star Seafood Restaurant
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Saddle Peak Lodge

Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge

Adam Horton is serving an early bird dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day. Priced at $98 per person, the menu includes braised short ribs, cranberry-glazed elk, and pumpkin pie.

Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge

Viceroy Santa Monica

Viceroy Santa Monica
Viceroy Santa Monica
Viceroy Santa Monica [Official Photo]

Cast Restaurant is offering its regular Mediterranean-leaning menu, service, and pricing from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Viceroy Santa Monica
Viceroy Santa Monica
Viceroy Santa Monica [Official Photo]

The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The Peninsula Beverly Hills [Official Photo]

The Peninsula Beverly Hills will be serving a family-style feast featuring a duck confit rillette, turkey with sage stuffing, and seared scallops with maple-glazed kobocha. Dinner is priced at $140 per person and includes all-you-can-drink Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne.

The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The Peninsula Beverly Hills [Official Photo]

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

Christmas at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
Christmas at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
Jean-Georges Beverly Hills [Official Photo]

There’s plenty of holiday cheer inside the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills where Jean-Georges Vongerichten will be cooking up a Christmas Day brunch for $155 per person. The menu includes truffle hamachi toast and grilled octopus to start, salmon and squab entrees, and pumpkin bourbon bread pudding for dessert.

Christmas at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
Christmas at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
Jean-Georges Beverly Hills [Official Photo]

The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills

Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Beverly Hills [Official Photo]

The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills is serving Christmas Day dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for $105 per person. The four-course tasting menu includes holiday-inspired dishes like a rosemary citrus-glazed ham, a stuffed rib roast, and sweet potato gnocchi. Save room for the eggnog panna cotta for dessert.

Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Beverly Hills [Official Photo]

BALEENkitchen

BALEENkitchen
BALEENkitchen
BALEENkitchen [Official Photo]

Chefs Vasili Tavernakis and Paul Dinulescu are serving a three-course Christmas Day menu that includes roasted squash bisque, a holiday stroganoff, and center-cut pork chops. For dessert, diners can choose either a chocolate lava cake or port-poached pear. The prefix menu is priced at $65.

BALEENkitchen
BALEENkitchen
BALEENkitchen [Official Photo]

Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

Avec Nous
Avec Nous
Avec Nous [Official Photo]

Avec Nous is serving a five-course modern tasting menu priced at $85 per person from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Innovative bites on the menu include an eggnog tart with vanilla bourbon caviar and lobster medallions with Thermidor cream.

Avec Nous
Avec Nous
Avec Nous [Official Photo]

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

<span data-author="5428851">Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills </span>
Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
ABACApress/Bethany Nauert

Cattle & Claw inside the Sofitel will be serving a menu of classic holiday trimmings including a slow-roasted goose, maple-glazed ham, and herb-crusted prime rib. Rounding out the menu will be lobster mac’n’cheese and a short rib pappardelle, best-sellers from the restaurant’s regular menu. The buffet will be served from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is priced at $65 per person.

<span data-author="5428851">Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills </span>
Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
ABACApress/Bethany Nauert

Greenblatt's Deli & Fine Wines

Greenblatt’s Deli &amp; Fine Wines
Greenblatt’s Deli & Fine Wines
Frank B./Yelp

Open for service 365 days a year since 1926, this Hollywood institution is the place to go for traditional deli fare this Christmas Day. Nothing says Merry Christmas like a bowl of homemade matzo ball soup, a hot pastrami reuben, and a thick slice of double chocolate fudge cake.

Greenblatt’s Deli &amp; Fine Wines
Greenblatt’s Deli & Fine Wines
Frank B./Yelp

Barbette

Barbette
Barbette
Rob Stark

Head to West Hollywood for Chef Flaherty’s contemporary take on French bistro fare. On the menu is beef bourguignon, vegetable pot au feu, and a Bûche de Noël for dessert. Included with dinner are a few shared vegan sides including brussels sprouts and cauliflower with red pepper sauce, roasted baby carrots with pomegranate tahini, and potato focaccia. The Christmas Day menu is priced at $55 per person.

Barbette
Barbette
Rob Stark

Gwen

A medium-rare steak sliced on a plate.
Gwen
Farley Elliott

Curtis Stone is serving a five-course dinner from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gwen for $85. On the menu is a wild mushroom soup, roasted scallops, New York strip with potatoes, and chocolate cake.

A medium-rare steak sliced on a plate.
Gwen
Farley Elliott

Ruen Pair