Where to Celebrate Christmas in Los Angeles
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.