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Christmas dinner at chef Curtis Stone’s Maude.
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Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Los Angeles

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

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Christmas dinner at chef Curtis Stone’s Maude.
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For a particular set of Angelenos, nothing sounds more glorious than stepping away from the stove and letting Los Angeles’s hospitality professionals take charge on Christmas Day. After all let’s be honest, decking the halls without stress or mess is truly something to celebrate. From buttoned-up restaurants to more casual standbys, here now are over a dozen places guaranteed to be full of good cheer and open for dinner on Christmas Day.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Newport Seafood Restaurant

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518 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 289-5998
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The Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley are largely open and packed over the holidays. Newport’s house-special lobster makes for a festive celebration with its heaps of chopped chilies, scallions, roe, and garlic. The hunks of lobster are considerately cracked before landing on a platter slathered in the aromatic sauce.

2. Ruen Pair

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5257 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 466-0153
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For a casual Christmas lunch or dinner, head to this Thaitown institution 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.

3. The Pikey

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7617 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 850-5400
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LA’s beloved British pub is serving a prix-fixe Christmas dinner for $55 per person from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. On the set menu are things like roasted duck, sea scallops, and shared sides. A few classics from the pub’s regular dinner menu including fish and chips and a hamburger will also be served.

4. 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.

5. Gwen

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6600 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 946-7500
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On Christmas Day, chef Juan Rendon is preparing a four-course menu that includes a winter root vegetable salad, black truffle risotto, and New York strip steak. The menu will be available from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $95 per person. 

6. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

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701 Stone Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 909-1644
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For a Christmas dinner that includes carolers, look no further than the four-course feast at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. The menu is served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is priced at $175 per person and $65 for children 12 and under.

7. Genghis Cohen

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740 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-0640
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For those who crave Chinese American fare on Christmas, Genghis Cohen is ready to serve. The 35-year-old New York-style Chinese restaurant is offering up all the classics from noon to 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

8. Saddle Peak Lodge

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419 Cold Canyon Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 222-3888
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Saddle Peak is rolling out the red carpet for Christmas dinner from 4 p.m. to 9pm. On deck is a four-course menu for $98 per person that includes hand-rolled cavatelli in a Perigord truffle sauce. Check out the full menu here. Reservations are a must.

9. Avec Nous

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9291 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 860-8660
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Avec Nous inside the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is serving a five-course menu with optional wine pairing for $95 per person ($40 for wine pairing). On the menu is mushroom soup, cured scallops, and grape leaf-wrapped turbot. Check out the menu here. Reservations are recommended.

 

10. Maude

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212 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 859-3418
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For a taste of Tuscany this Christmas, come into Maude for a six-course menu from chef Chris Flint that includes a pumpkin and white truffle soup, and pheasant with cannellini bean puree and braised kale. For dessert, there’s white truffle gelato. The menu is priced at $250 per person and will be served from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

11. STK Los Angeles

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930 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 659-3535
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There’s no finer Christmas dinner than prime rib and STK will be serving it up with a truffle Madera sauce for $58, along with the restaurant’s regular menu.

12. The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

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649 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 358-0000
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Swing into Downtown’s NoMad for brunch or dinner. Chef Rudy Lopez is preparing a holiday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a four-course dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations can be made via OpenTable

13. Nest at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

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The Ritz-Carlton, 900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 743-8824
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Nest at WP24 is open for Christmas dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is serving the restaurant’s regular menu along with a festive family-style menu. Highlights include salt and pepper prawns, Peking duck fried rice, and a selection of sushi.

1. Newport Seafood Restaurant

518 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

The Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley are largely open and packed over the holidays. Newport’s house-special lobster makes for a festive celebration with its heaps of chopped chilies, scallions, roe, and garlic. The hunks of lobster are considerately cracked before landing on a platter slathered in the aromatic sauce.

518 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776

2. Ruen Pair

5257 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

For a casual Christmas lunch or dinner, head to this Thaitown institution 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

3. The Pikey

7617 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

LA’s beloved British pub is serving a prix-fixe Christmas dinner for $55 per person from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. On the set menu are things like roasted duck, sea scallops, and shared sides. A few classics from the pub’s regular dinner menu including fish and chips and a hamburger will also be served.

7617 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

4. Greenblatt's Deli & Fine Wines

8017 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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

5. Gwen

6600 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

On Christmas Day, chef Juan Rendon is preparing a four-course menu that includes a winter root vegetable salad, black truffle risotto, and New York strip steak. The menu will be available from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $95 per person. 

6600 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

6. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077

For a Christmas dinner that includes carolers, look no further than the four-course feast at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. The menu is served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is priced at $175 per person and $65 for children 12 and under.

701 Stone Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

7. Genghis Cohen

740 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

For those who crave Chinese American fare on Christmas, Genghis Cohen is ready to serve. The 35-year-old New York-style Chinese restaurant is offering up all the classics from noon to 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

740 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

8. Saddle Peak Lodge

419 Cold Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

Saddle Peak is rolling out the red carpet for Christmas dinner from 4 p.m. to 9pm. On deck is a four-course menu for $98 per person that includes hand-rolled cavatelli in a Perigord truffle sauce. Check out the full menu here. Reservations are a must.

419 Cold Canyon Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302

9. Avec Nous

9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Avec Nous inside the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is serving a five-course menu with optional wine pairing for $95 per person ($40 for wine pairing). On the menu is mushroom soup, cured scallops, and grape leaf-wrapped turbot. Check out the menu here. Reservations are recommended.

 

9291 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10. Maude

212 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

For a taste of Tuscany this Christmas, come into Maude for a six-course menu from chef Chris Flint that includes a pumpkin and white truffle soup, and pheasant with cannellini bean puree and braised kale. For dessert, there’s white truffle gelato. The menu is priced at $250 per person and will be served from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

212 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

11. STK Los Angeles

930 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

There’s no finer Christmas dinner than prime rib and STK will be serving it up with a truffle Madera sauce for $58, along with the restaurant’s regular menu.

930 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

12. The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

649 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Swing into Downtown’s NoMad for brunch or dinner. Chef Rudy Lopez is preparing a holiday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a four-course dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations can be made via OpenTable

649 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

13. Nest at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

The Ritz-Carlton, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Nest at WP24 is open for Christmas dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is serving the restaurant’s regular menu along with a festive family-style menu. Highlights include salt and pepper prawns, Peking duck fried rice, and a selection of sushi.

The Ritz-Carlton, 900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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