Where To Eat Christmas Eve Dinner 2016 In Los Angeles

December 7, 2016 5:33 AM

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(Credit: Shaiith/shutterstock)


‘Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring except some of the most exceptional chefs in all of Los Angeles. Ready to prepare a feast unlike any other, diners can look forward to celebrating time honored family traditions like the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, and seasonal favorites such as roasted rack of lamb on Christmas Day. One thing is for certain, forget the milk and cookies because Santa’s elves and reindeers will be sure to raid your fridge for leftovers come midnight from these restaurants serving up delicious meals for Christmas.
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(credit: Hotel Casa del Mar)


Catch
Hotel Casa del Mar
1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-5533
www.hotelcasadelmar.com

Catch, inside the Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica is the perfect place to gather with friends and family to enjoy a beachside holiday meal featuring a mix of traditional dishes and coastal, California-inspired cuisine. The 3-course menu offers dishes including a Winter Salad with kale, roasted pears, spiced pumpkin, pomegranate, and Weirauch Farm Rumple Cheese; Slow Roasted Herb Mary’s Organic Turkey with vegetable casserole, sweet potato mash, rosemary sauce, and cranberries; and Strawberry Bûche de Noël. But, there’s much more on offer. View the full menu here. The Christmas Eve menu is available from 3-9 p.m., while the Christmas Day menu is available from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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(credit: Patch S./yelp)


Ivory on Sunset
Mondrian Hotel
8440 Sunset Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-6000
www.ivoryonsunset.com

With a view like this one, you won’t want to miss visiting Ivory on Sunset at the Mondrian Hotel for Christmas Eve dinner. While taking in sweeping views of the city, diners will enjoy exclusive, decadent Christmas Eve and Christmas specials including Foie Gras with house made biscuits, duck confit and plum sauce. Other options include a Australian rack of lamb with roasted turnips, rainbow chard, lemon curd, & red wine sauce and a prime rib with pommes dauphinoise, creamed kale, & au jus.

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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

Guests that stop by the preeminent restaurant at Shutters on the Beach will be treated to a Christmas Eve dinner and enjoy menu highlights that include Chestnut Soup, Prime Beef Fillet Mignon, Pumpkin Tortelli, Rum Raisin Gelato and more. 1 Pico will be open from 4pm to 10pm and it is $95 per person.

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(credit: Lawrence L./yelp)


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

Adorned in glittering opulence, downtown LA’s Le Petit Paris will be bringing authentic Parisian brasserie cuisine, wine, and ambiance to the historic 1913 El Dorado building for their Christmas Eve dinner. From Cannes-based restaurateurs David and Fanny Roland, the elegant space immerses guests in French culture throughout multiple distinct spaces, including a great lounge, large mezzanine, and multiple private event spaces. Executive Chefs Grellier Baptiste and Jeremie Cazes craft an upscale all-day menu of French classics along with by European and Californian wines from an extensive list, as well as signature cocktails boasting luxurious liquors in intrepid combinations.

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(credit: Marie Buck)


Herringbone
The Seychelle
1755 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
www.herringboneeats.com

This Christmas Eve, Brian Malarkey’s Santa Monica outpost, Herringbone Santa Monica, will be keeping with their seafood centric menu by offering a Feast of Seven Fishes. For $100 per person, diners will get seven courses. Offerings include Parker House Rolls with Whipped Uni Butter and Osetra Caviar, a Big Eye Tuna Crudo with Oyster Crema, Poppy Seeds, Toasted Pistachio, White Truffle, King Troll Salmon Confit with Cauliflower Soubise, Port Braised Onion, Watercress, Porcini Mushroom, a Spot Prawn Bucatini with N’duja, Pepperoncini, Raw Cream, Hazelnuts and a Butter Poached Maine Lobster with Umami Butter, Sea lettuce, Oyster Jus. For your 6th course, enjoy a Loup De Mare with Salasify, Cured Olives, tonnato, Fennel Nage and finish up with a Torta Del Nonna with Lemon Curd, dulce de leche gelato. Visit www.herringboneeats.com for more information.

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(Credit: Napa Valley Grille)


Napa Valley Grille
1100 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322
www.napavalleygrille.com

For Christmas Eve this year, stop by Westwood’s Napa Valley Grill, which will be offering a delicious dinner for $65 per person. Offerings include a kale salad, a chicken liver mousse and a chopped caesar salad to start. For main dishes, options include a black truffle pasta with fresh gruyère cheese, black truffle cream sauce, and fresh herbs, as well as lobster tails, a chicken breast with brussels sprouts, and a Black Angus sirloin steak.

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(credit: The Pikey)


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

Hollywood’s most popular English Pub will be serving local and organic dishes by Chef Ralph Johnson on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Things don’t need to be so fancy either for Christmas Eve Dinner. Although this establishment is high class, it’ll have a more relaxed vibe than other restaurants. But, needless to say, the food will be just as good. In addition to Chef Johnson’s regular menu of snacks and both small and large plates, the restaurant/bar will offering special holiday selections including a House Cured Glazed Ham; Goose Neck Ragu with Spelt Pappardelle, Orange Zest and Rosemary; and Mincemeat Pie Ice Cream. With stockings on the mantel and elves in fuzzy hats to help spread the holiday cheer and camaraderie, it’ll be a fun experience to be a part of! The Pikey will be open from 11:45 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Christmas Eve and 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on Christmas Day. In addition to the regular menu, options like homemade pigs in a blanket, scallops with bacon, buttered brussels sprouts, and more will be offered.

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(credit: Cavatina )


Cavatina
1200 Alta Loma Rd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 358-3759
www.cavatinala.com

Someone must have been very good this year, because Cavatina, located at the iconic Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, is ready to spread the holiday cheer with a rather decadent seasonal tasting menu this Christmas holiday. Hours before Santa checks his naughty / nice list, Cavatina is featuring Yuletide-inspired dishes to feast on such as an heirloom cauliflower and parsnip soup to start, followed by a chicory and pear salad. For the main course, choose between a roasted ocean trout, a delicious braised beef short rib with sweet and sour cippolini onion, brussels sprouts, herbed polenta, and veal jus, or a wild mushroom risotto. Dessert calls for an utterly scrumptious carmalized apple brown butter cake that you won’t want to miss out on!

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(credit: Kendall’s)


Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar
135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-7322
www.patinagroup.com

On Christmas Eve, festive French fare is in your cards in downtown Los Angeles. Featuring classic and contemporary regional favorites selected by Chef Jean Pierre Bosc, the restaurant will be offering 2 options: a 3 course meal for $55, or a 4 course meal for $65. For starters, a lobster bisque, 6 oysters on the half shell, a house cured salmon with lemon coriander and vegetables and more will be on offer. Then, move on to your second course (which depends on whether you select the 3 or 4 course meal) offers items like pumpkin ravioli, seared sea scallops, and risotto. For the main course, make it feel like Christmas Eve with options like a beef duo with braised short ribs and a grilled flat iron steak with sides, or a roasted chicken breast, a roasted lamb loin, or a fish option. Leave room for dessert, though! The sticky toffee pudding is a must!

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(credit: Cafe Pinot)


Cafe Pinot
700 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 239-6500
www.patinagroup.com

Chef Megan Logan will be helping guests celebrate the holidays with her California French cuisine at this romantic, Downtown LA garden oasis. On Christmas Eve from 5pm to 9pm, dine on menu highlights like Porchetta with truffle potatoes, arugula, poached egg, and fermented chili; Crispy Duck Breast with savory oatmeal, roasted little gem lettuce, brown butter apples, and jus; and Eggnog cheesecake with five spice crumble, cider gastric brioche croutons, and candied pepitas. There is a 3 or 4 course menu, as well as a la carte dining.

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(credit: Plan Check)


Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
1800 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1411
www.plancheck.com

Plan Check’s many locations (including Sawtelle, Fairfax, Downtown, Santa Monica) will be open for Christmas Eve Each Plan Check location will be serving an exclusive prix-fixe menu for just $20, which will go against the grain and offer Mexican inspired comfort food. Offerings will include Mini Beef Cheek Tamales with green chile and queso fresco, Mole Rojo with braised pork ribs, Chicken Enchiladas with New Mexico Christmas red salsa and crema, Mexican “Red” Rice with roasted corn and peas & charro black beans, and Cinnamon Buneulos with horchata ice cream and goat’s milk cajeta. Plan Check’s regular menu will also be available on Christmas Eve, and all Plan Check locations will close at 8pm on Christmas Eve.

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(credit: Patina Restaurant Group/Nick+Stef’s)


Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
330 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 680-0330
www.patinagroup.com

Master Chef Andreas Roller offers an elegant interpretation of traditional holiday fare at this Modern Steakhouse and downtown L.A. institution in Bunker Hill. The iconic steakhouse is a great place for Christmas Eve Dinner from 5:30pom to 9pm, where you can dine on menu highlights like their Pan Seared Diver Scallops with celeriac puree, pickled beets, and brown butter emulsion; Christmas Duck with braised red cabbage, glazed green apples, and poppy seed butter quenelles; and Duo of Beef with dry aged New York steak and merlot braised short rib, Paris mashed potatoes, winter greens, and truffle sauce. For 3 courses its $78 per person, or an á la carte option is also available.

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(credit: Mastro’s Restaurants)


Mastro’s
246 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 888-8782
Multiple Locations
www.mastrosrestaurants.com

Christmas Eve & Christmas Mastro’s Restaurants is the perfect location for an unforgettable holiday meal to wow your loved ones .This year, for the second time ever, Mastro’s (all CA locations) will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Sizzling steaks, perfectly chilled bottle of champagne, a jaw-dropping seafood tower with enchanting dry ice, decadent sides such as lobster mashed potatoes, beloved Signature Butter Cake al a mode – it’s what holiday wish lists are made of.

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(credit: Melisse)


Mélisse
1104 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0881
www.melisse.com

On Christmas Eve, Chef Josiah Citrin is bringing the holiday season to your plate with a five-course, prix-fixe menu for $175 from 5pm to 8:30pm. To start, diners will eat caviar with Dungeness crab, cauliflower and yuzu, followed by cream of lentil soup. Then, dine on a Maine lobster with Hawaiin hearts of palm young carrots, peanuts and lobster curry or a foie gras terine. For the third course, a black bass or a truffle risotto is for offering. Your entree options include filet of beef with braised beef cheek, Swiss chard, porcini mushrooms,
and red onion compote or an aged liberty duck. Still hungry? You better be! Dessert offers a Gateaux Chocolat or Coconut Meringues.

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(credit Culina Restaurant)


Culina
Four Seasons Hotel
300 S Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 860-4000
www.culinarestaurant.com

On Christmas Eve, enjoy a four-course prix fixe dinner at Culina from 6pm to 11pm at the Four Seasons Hotel’s top restaurant. The menu includes items like a mushroom carpaccio, squid ink rigatoni or a roasted fillet of cod. But, no holiday meal is complete without dessert, so make sure to save room to bite into their Tronchetto di Natale with chocolate gelato and caramelized pistachio or a mascarpone cannoli with white chocolate snow and espresso gelato. View their full menu here.

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(credit: Patina)


Patina Restaurant
141 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
213-972-3331
www.patinagroup.com

The night before Christmas, under the leadership of Master Chef and Patina Restaurant Group Founder Joachim Splichal, Executive Chef Paul Lee showcases his renowned contemporary French cuisine with international influences with an array of holiday menus in true Patina finesse and style. Located at the iconic Walt Disney Music Hall, dine on decadent dishes that are true celebrations of the holiday. Christmas Eve Dinner on Saturday, December 24 will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. and include menu highlights like: Poached Foie Gras with radish, seaweed, Daikon, and black truffle; Black Truffle Custard with Maine lobster, bone marrow, and parmesan; and Millbrook Farm Venison with quince, broccolini, dates, and sauce Grand-Veneur.

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(credit: Taste on Melrose)


Taste on Melrose
8454 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 852-6888
www.ilovetaste.com

The iconic West Hollywood restaurant Taste on Melrose is featuring a Christmas Eve menu from Executive Chef Brian Sheard available as a three-course, prix-fixe menu or the regular menu. Dishes including: a lobster bisque with claw, and knuckle meat and red chili oil, a red & yellow beet and pear salad (GF) with baby spinach, herb goat cheese and roasted shallot vinaigrette to start. Then, dine on options like a prime rib with roasted Brussel sprouts, Taleggio potato gratin, red wine rosemary jus, as well as a thyme crusted halibut, and a braised lamb. Dessert will include a Christmas cake, as well as a chestnut mousse with candied kumquat and tangerines.

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