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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Saddle Peak Lodge

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419 Cold Canyon Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 222-3888
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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

2. Viceroy Santa Monica

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1819 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-7500
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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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3. The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

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9882 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 975-2736
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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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4. Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

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9850 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 860-6566
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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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5. The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills

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225 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 860-7800
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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
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6. BALEENkitchen

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260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 372-1202
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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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7. Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

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9291 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 278-3344
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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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8. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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8555 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 278-5444
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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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9. Greenblatt's Deli & Fine Wines

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8017 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 656-0606
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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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10. Barbette

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7511 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 850-8888
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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
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11. Gwen

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6600 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 946-7500
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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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12. Ruen Pair

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5257 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 466-0153
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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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13. Openaire

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3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 368-3065
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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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14. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

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800 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 228-4300
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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
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15. The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

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649 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 358-0000
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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.

16. Roy's Restaurant

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641 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 356-4066
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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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17. The Royce Wood Fired Steakhouse

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1401 S Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-6410
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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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18. Five Star Seafood Restaurant

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140 Valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 288-1899

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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1. Saddle Peak Lodge

419 Cold Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
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.

419 Cold Canyon Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302

2. Viceroy Santa Monica

1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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.

1819 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

3. The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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.

9882 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

4. Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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.

9850 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5. The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills

225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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.

225 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6. BALEENkitchen

260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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.

260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

7. Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills

9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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.

9291 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

8. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
<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.

8555 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

9. Greenblatt's Deli & Fine Wines

8017 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
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.

8017 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

10. Barbette

7511 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
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.

7511 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

11. Gwen

6600 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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.

6600 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

12. Ruen Pair

5257 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Ruen Pair
Ruen Pair
Julia C./Yelp

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.

5257 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

13. Openaire

3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Openaire
Openaire
Openaire [Official Photo]

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.

3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

14. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

800 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse [Official Photo]

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.

800 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

15. The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

649 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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.

649 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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16. Roy's Restaurant

641 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
Roy’s Restaurant
Roy’s Restaurant
Roy’s Restaurant [Official Photo]

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.

641 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

17. The Royce Wood Fired Steakhouse

1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106
The Royce Wood Fired Steakhouse
The Royce Wood Fired Steakhouse
The Royce

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.

1401 S Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106

18. Five Star Seafood Restaurant

140 Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Five Star Seafood Restaurant
Five Star Seafood Restaurant
Katie L./Yelp

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.  

140 Valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776

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