For those looking to splurge safely this holiday season, consider ordering a fancy dinner to-go instead of spending hours in the kitchen cooking some long, difficult meal. From Peking duck to souped-up bento boxes, tubs of gumbo, and pasta with truffles, here now are 17 restaurants open for celebratory takeout this holiday season around greater Los Angeles.Read More
17 Restaurants to Order Celebratory Holiday Takeout in LA
Wok-fired lobsters, roasted prime rib, truffle pasta, and more
101 North Eatery & Bar
101 North Eatery is offering a traditional menu that includes beef tenderloin and lots of roasted vegetables, or an all-vegan option with lasagna. Both run $75 per person.
Valley staple Odyssey is offering a variety of holiday meal options, from salmon to roast turkey and roasted prime rib. Each comes with the usual sides and options to add on wine and more.
Robin Hood British Pub
Longtime pub hangout the Robin Hood in Sherman Oaks is continuing its tradition of holiday turkey dinners, only this time the meals will only be available for takeaway. Just be sure to order them ahead of time, because the pub is closed on Christmas day.
Chefs Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama partnered with Dom Pérignon to offer two celebratory bento packages this holiday season. The $315 Ekiben package includes two bentos and a bottle of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2009, while the $615 Jubako package includes two bentos and a bottle of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2000 Plénitude 2.
Chef Mario Alberto is serving vegan savory and sweet tamales to-go priced at $48 a dozen with flavors like rosemary-sage and turmeric-thyme. Pre-order on Gracias Madre’s website by December 20 and pick up on December 23.
For fresh pasta this holiday season, look no further than Pasta Sisters. Holiday specials include scratch-made tortellini and truffle ravioli. Pastas are available for pick-up via ChowNow, delivery via Postmates, or in-store in Culver City.
The Front Yard
North Hollywood’s Front Yard isn’t doing any dining on its expansive patio this year, but diners can still grab to-go food as part of a large $165 menu that includes cheddar biscuits, filet medallions, dessert, and more.
Little Kingston Jamaican Restaurant
Head to Little Kingston Jamaican Restaurant for ackee and saltfish, a traditional Jamaican breakfast that’s a holiday staple in many Caribbean households, along with curry goat, oxtails, and escovitch fish — whole fried fish in a vinegary pepper sauce.
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Gwen’s Christmas offering — a to-go feast of roasted pork loin, crushed parsnips, Parker House rolls, a yule log, and more — is priced at $120 per person and is available from December 19 to December 24.
Harold & Belle's
Classic Jefferson Park restaurant Harold & Belle’s is doing a Cajun-themed holiday menu, with options for individual plates (at $35 per person) or large-format family combinations that run $200. Also on hand are 32 quarts of gumbo to feed a crowd.
Kali is offering a prime rib dinner with classic sides like a wedge salad, creamed spinach, and roasted mushrooms. And for dessert, chocolate birthday cake. The $75 per person menu is available to order online.
All Day Baby
All Day Baby’s Christmas Eve takeout menu is all about comfort and tradition. Proteins include smoked turkey breast and a pork knuckle with pineapple glaze, while sides span mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, brioche stuffing, and more. Pastry chef Thessa Diadem’s cinnamon rolls are a must for Christmas morning. Order by December 19 and pick up on December 24.
Rossoblu’s five-course Christmas dinner for two is priced at $158 and includes lasagna Bolognese, prime rib, a yule log, and more. Available for takeout only.
Chef Brandon Go is offering souped-up sushi takeout for the month of December that’s priced at $340 and intended for two or more people. Order via Tock for pick up at 6 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday.
At Pasadena newcomer Perle, chef Dean Yasharian is offering French classics to-go. Start with the house-made charcuterie, dive into some escargots, and don’t forget the pasta topped with black or white truffles.
Duck House Restaurant
Monterey Park’s Duck House Restaurant is serving its classic Peking ducks to-go. A whole duck with 10 pancakes and all the accoutrements is priced at $50. Order online for pick-up or delivery.
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Boston Lobster Seafood Restaurant
The folks at Boston Lobster in San Gabriel know how to make a holiday dinner feel extra special with stir-fried whole lobsters, tender shaking beef, and fragrant basil clams. Call the restaurant directly to order a feast.