Best Places For Christmas Day Dinner in Los Angeles

December 14, 2016 5:00 AM

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(credit: Patina Restaurant Group)


Treat yourself to a very special Christmas present this holiday season by making reservations and going out to eat on Christmas Day. Quite a few of L.A.’s best chefs are playing Santa this year and have opened their doors this Christmas Day to serve one-of-a-kind seasonal Yuletide feasts for all to enjoy. So whether you’ve made it to the top of the “Big Man’s” naughty or nice list, celebrate Christmas Eve in style with a culinary adventure to remember. And don’t forget to enjoy carbs, give in to sweet treats and desserts, and go back for seconds and thirds, because New Year’s resolutions are just around the corner!
(credit: Lawrence L./yelp)

(credit: Lawrence L./yelp)


Le Petit Paris
418 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 217-4445
www.lepetitparisla.com

Located in Downtown L.A., Le Petit Paris is a stunning French brasserie that is perfect to celebrate with family and friends on Christmas Day. They will be offering a brunch from 10am to 5pm, and then dinner from 5pm to 12am, whereby guests can enjoy a buffet brunch, including house-made pastries, and the restaurant’s regular dinner menu at night. The dinner menu offers delectable dishes such as Sea Bass Ceviche Marinated with Lime, Cilantro, Tomatoes and Avocado; Flambéed Truffle Pasta in a Parmesan Cheese Wheel; Crispy Duck Breast with Fresh Berry Sauce and Polenta Fries; and Rack of Lamb Roasted with Thyme Green Beans & Mashed Potatoes.

(credit: The Pikey)

(credit: The Pikey)


The Pikey
7617 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 850-5400
www.thepikeyla.com

Sunset Boulevard’s The Pikey will be presenting their annual holiday Christmas celebration with a limited regular menu, as well as special holiday selections. Offerings include Goose Neck Ragu with Spelt Pappardelle, Orange Zest and Rosemary; House Cured Glazed Ham; Roast Goose Breast and Mincemeat Pie Ice Cream. Decorated with stockings on the mantel and elves in fuzzy hats to help spread the holiday cheer, The Pikey will be open every day and night in December, including from 1pm to 2am on on Christmas Day.

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(Credit: One Pico)


1 Pico
Shutters On The Beach
1 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1717
www.shuttersonthebeach.com

Visit this superb restaurant just steps from the Pacific Ocean for a delightful Christmas Day dinner. From 11am to 4pm, enjoy standouts from the Christmas Day menu that include as Duck Prosciutto, Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chop, Roasted Mediterranean Branzino or Chocolate Sponge Roll “Yule Log.”

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(credit: JN/yelp)


The Royce
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-6410
www.roycela.com

Offering a decadent Christmas Day dinner from 4pm to 9pm, The Langham Huntington in Pasadena will be offering a three course prix-fixe menu with favorite steakhouse items. Choose between a dinner for $125 per person without wine, or $170 per person with wine. Items include a roasted chesnut veloute with lobster, espresso caramel and chestnut chips, as well as a wagyu beef carpaccio, seared scallops and a vegetable tartare to start. For your second course, dine on options like a Persillade-Crusted Sturgeon, a roasted Sonoma duck breast, as well as a truffle risotto. Then, finish up with delicious desserts, including an eggnog creme brulee and a white chocolate tart.

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(credit: The London West Hollywood)


Boxwood
London West Hollywood Hotel
1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 358-7788
www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Situated inside the London West Hollywood Hotel, Boxwood will be serving a delicious Christmas Day dinner with items like roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, oysters, and delicious dessert options like doughnuts. The restaurant is open from 11:30am to 10pm, and dinner is $85.

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(credit: Thomas Keller)


Bouchon
235 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-9910
www.thomaskeller.com

This Christmas Day, Bouchon Bistro will open it’s doors at 6pm to patrons looking to spread some holiday cheer with a French inspired menu for $95. The three course meal offers items including standing rib of prime beef, lasagna, as well as starters like Rillettes aux Deux Saumons, or smoked salmon, as well as plenty of desserts. Desserts include their Tarte au Citron with lemon sabayon and pine nut crust, as well as a chocolate genoise with candied hazelnuts.

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(credit: Fogo de Chão)


Fogo de Chao
133 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 289-7755
www.fogodechao.com

Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chão will be offering a full Christmas menu – Churrasco style! Fogo de Chao is always an experience, but this Christmas, stop by the iconic La Cienega restaurant with plenty of meat options to choose from. Guests will experience a little taste of Brazilian culture this holiday season with the centuries-old tradition of gauchos grilling meats over an open flame and serving tableside. With 16 fire roasted meats, and many sides, you’ll be in good hands. The restaurant is open from 12pm to 9pm.

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(credit: mar’sel)


mar’sel
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2836
www.terranea.com

Located inside the beautiful Terranea Resort, mar’sel is one restaurant you have to visit. And, what better day to visit than with friends and family on Christmas for their special 5 course dinner. To start, there will be a Sunchoke bisque, Crispy sunchoke, Truffle butter, followed by a scallop, cauliflower puree with black trumpet mushrooms. Then, move on to a lobster with pappardelle pasta, gold raisins and buratta. After that, a veal loin will follow, and for dessert a peppermint cheesecake will have you feeling full and satisfied.

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(credit: Malibu Beach Inn)


Malibu Beach Inn
22878 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 651-7777
www.malibubeachinn.com

Why not spend Christmas Day in beautiful Malibu at the Malibu Beach Inn? Their Christmas Day menu includes a 3 course meal served including options like a celery root and apple soup with black truffles, as well as a pork belly with roasted pear, carrots and smoked almonds. For your second course, choose options like their bouillabaise wth lobster, crab, shrimp, mussels, and saffron rouille, as well as a delicious branzino, a cornish hen with lavender honey, and a beef trio, with ribeye, bone marrow, oxtail, and charred leek. For dessert, on offer is a pear costata, as well as a vanilla bean panna cotta.

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(credit: Mastro’s)


Mastro’s Ocean Club
18412 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 454-4357
www.mastrosrestaurants.com

For those looking for a “serious upgrade” on the usual family holiday traditions, Mastro’s Ocean Club overlooking the Pacific in Malibu is the ideal destination for an unforgettable celebration this season. On Christmas, guests will enjoy sizzling steaks, perfectly chilled bottles of champagne, a jaw-dropping seafood tower with enchanting dry ice, and decadent sides such as lobster mashed potatoes. The restaurant will be open from 12pm – 9pm on Christmas Day.

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