If you would rather spend time shopping for gifts than groceries this holiday season, there are plenty of L.A. restaurants offering festive menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Here is a roundup of some restaurants that are open and serving delicious dishes:
Beverly Hills Hotel
Capture the spirit of the season at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel with Christmas Eve prix fixe dinner ($140 per adult, $55 per child) from 5 to 10 p.m. and Christmas Day prix fixe brunch ($115 per adult, $55 per child) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas dinner at the Polo Lounge ($140 per adult, $55 per child) will be served from 5 to 10 p.m. Menu highlights include Maine lobster medallion, stuffed quail, turkey roulade, roasted filet mignon, and a choice of buche de Noel or pain perdu. Santa Claus and carolers will also be in attendance.
Café Del Rey
The Westside’s Café Del Rey is offering a three-course prix fixe Christmas Day menu including crispy octopus, barramundi, braised short ribs, black truffle pasta, and eggnog crème brûlée. $60 per person.
Santa Monica’s Catch is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner Christmas Eve from 5 to 10 p.m. and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with dishes like lobster crudo with black truffle, filet mignon, house smoked salmon, turkey roulade, and a peppermint chocolate tart. $90 per person.
Delphine Eatery & Bar
Delphine Eatery & Bar will offer a four-course holiday-inspired prix fixe menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day that includes apple and fennel soup, Dungeness crab ravioli, grilled prime sirloin cap, and pan-roasted white bass. $67 per person.
Hotel Bel Air
Hotel Bel Air is offering a special holiday tea throughout December, a gingerbread house and cookie decorating class on December 18, and a Christmas Eve menu featuring tuna carpaccio, steamed stripped bass, lobster pot pie, smoked duck breast, venison filet, and a buche de Noel. There is also a Christmas Day brunch, and a Christmas dinner with menu options including hand cut tortellini, pan roasted turbot, quail, ribeye steak, and a dessert buffet.
Mr. C Beverly Hills
Mr. C Beverly Hills will be serving a four-course prix fixe dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Cipriani Group restaurant’s menu will include a trio of marinated salmon, octopus, and tuna tartare, walnut crusted filet, and terrine semifreddo. $35 per person.
Joachim Splichal’s downtown Patina is offering a three-course ($65 per person), four-course ($85 per person), and eight-course ($150 per person) menu on Christmas Eve. Menu highlights include seared diver scallops, Japanese Kobe beef, and a buche de Noel. Served from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 at the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles will be serving a prix fixe dinner for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The four-course menu includes wok-fried Brussels sprouts, Hong Kong-style steamed fish, grilled lamb chops, and roasted Peking duck. $70 per person.