30801 Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
At the glorious Montage Laguna Beach’s Studio Restaurant, Christmas is celebrated over a five-course chef tasting menu for a holiday dinner to remember and perhaps, revisit next year. Open the evening of Dec. 25, this Laguna Beach outpost situated right on the beach, is also offering its a la carte menu allowing for limitless options. Make note: The beet and goat cheese ravioli made with basil and smoked almonds is to die for.READ MORE: Newsom Says Most Californians Will Reap Benefits From State Budget Surplus
1555 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Inside the Surf and Sand Resort, Splashes Restaurant shares 500 feet of Pacific beachfront with the popular property, making this the ideal setting for a Christmas dinner. If weather allows, request a seat on the patio peering directly down to incoming waves. On Dec. 25, a three-course, fixed price menu will be on tap with all sorts of festive food treats and the chance to order from the adjoining Splashes Bar (try the seaside ceviche, it’s divine.)
Orange Hill Restaurant
6410 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
Expect a roaring fire on Christmas Day when brunch is served buffet style with all kinds of cuisine, including Mexican and Italian. Each dish is prepared at its own station and holiday favorites across the pond, like Beef Wellington, also tempt the palate. Definitely leave room for dessert, where everything from a chocolate fountain to a full-on holiday cookie corner are on offer to satisfy your sweet tooth.READ MORE: Manuel Benavente Gets 35 Years To Life For Assaulting Riverside Woman, Developmentally Disabled Daughter
Mastro’s Ocean Club
8112 East Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92657
On Christmas Day 2016, the full menu of this Newport Beach mainstay, located right on the coast as the name implies, is on offer so hungry revelers can partake to their collective hearts’ content. Seafood, including sushi and oysters on the half shell, is a big deal on this carte, as are a fine selection of steaks and chops. For dessert? Try the chocolate sin cake. Despite its name, you won’t be sorry afterword.
1 Ritz Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
www.ritzcarlton.comMORE NEWS: Vandenberg Air Force Base Renames To Align With US Space Force
Inside the posh Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Raya reigns every day including Christmas when chef Richard Sandoval’s pan-Latin coastal cuisine heighten the holiday experience. Natural and organic meat, sustainable seafood and local produce are prepared in an unforgettable way and special desserts, like cranberry brown butter cake and chocolate peppermint macaroons, are the perfect compliment to a fresh cup of coffee at the end of a very fine celebratory meal.