Updated for 2022
Christmas means family. And families must eat. But if you’d rather not spend hours in the kitchen, there are plenty of restaurants all around Los Angeles that will be open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day that make lovely settings for memorable family holiday meals.
These restaurants will also make your Christmas dinner special, with some serving prix fixe meals, or offering seasonal cocktails to start your holiday off with a bang! And don’t forget to tip well, because the bottom line is, you won’t have to do dishes either, and that’s always worth a lot in our book!
If you’re searching for tamales for your Christmas meal, be sure to read our article on where to find the Best Tamales in Los Angeles.
Restaurants Serving Christmas Dinner in Los Angeles — updated for 2022
The Peninsula Hotels
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
On Christmas Day, The Belvedere will be hosting a special Christmas Day meal from 11 am – 7 pm. Menu highlights will include a lobster bisque, ahi tuna flatbread, prime strip steak, and a Winter Wonderland pavlova. The Living Room will be open for a traditional tea service as well.
114 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Redbird is offering Christmas Eve dinner this year. On December 24, Chef and owner Neal Fraser and the team will be preparing a three-course prix fixe dinner with optional wine pairing by Wine Director Matt Fosket in celebration of the holiday. The menu options include Sunchoke Soup, Frog Hollow Pear Salad, Raviolo, King Salmon Tartare, Chicken Liver Tartine, Pithivier, John Dory, Bacon Wrapped Saddle of Rabbit, Prime Rib of Beef, Chocolate Bouche De Noel, and Savarin.
Terranea California Resort
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Four restaurants including:
The Catalina Kitchen at the Terranea California will serve a Christmas Eve brunch, buffet style, that will include holiday favorites 9 am – 3 pm. They will also serve a Christmas Eve dinner, also buffet style, along with live entertainment from 5 pm – 9 pm. On Christmas day you can enjoy a buffet brunch from 9 am – 3 pm with live entertainment from 10 am – 2 pm. For Christmas dinner, they will provide live entertainment and serve a buffet from 6 pm – 10 pm.
The Mar’sel will also serve a traditional three-course Christmas Eve dinner from 5 pm – 9 pm as well as a limited selection of à la carte items. They will also have brunch on Christmas day from 10 am – 2 pm and dinner from 5 pm – 8 pm offering a four-course menu along with appetizer choices, specialty wines, holiday-themed cocktails, and more.
You can get both Christmas Eve meals and Christmas day meals that are Asian-inspired at Bashi from 12 pm – 9 pm.
Christmas Eve and Christmas day meals will be served at Nelson’s from 11 am – 8 pm and feature prime rib.
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
- Christmas Day Holiday Buffet: Sunday, December 25th, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm. Treat the family to a delicious holiday buffet.
- RAYA Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25th, 4 to 9 pm. Celebrate with a three-course holiday menu.
These Restaurants Serving Christmas Dinner in Los Angeles have not yet updated their information for 2022
8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Bianca is now taking pre-orders for their selection of holiday bakery specials by Executive Pastry Chef Federico Fernandez. Their offer is based on the co-owners (Federico Fernandez and Gianni Vietina) cultural influences, rich with European influences and their childhood favorites. These delicacies are meant to be enjoyed from morning to night this holiday season. Pre-order by Dec 18th and pick up by Dec 22nd-24th. Choose from Signature Panettone, Bûche de Noël, Stollen, Assorted Christmas cookies, and Apple pie.
The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant
742 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038
The Cat & Fiddle will be serving a three-course meal for Christmas Eve this year (and their full menu will be available as well), with limited onsite dining (reservations required) or takeaway. Enjoy some of their most popular items such as their Beef Wellington, or the Holiday Roasted Turkey w/ Apple & Walnut Stuffing & Sweet Potato Casserole, or their Nut Roast Wellington (vegan). For dessert, the Sticky Toffee Pudding w/ Fresh Whipped Cream is a delight. Pair your meal, and feel warm and cozy, with their Mulled Wine. Christmas crackers are included with every order! Christmas Eve 12/24/21 Serving 1pm-9pm on site dining.
Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
800 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90017
133 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse invites families to celebrate Christmas at their locations which will be open Christmas Eve (11:00 am to 9:30 pm) and Christmas Day (11:00 am to 9:30 pm). Enjoy Brazilian cuisine in the heart of downtown Los Angeles or on Restaurant Row in Beverly Hills. Dinner prices will apply all day. The “Fogo Churrasco Experience” is complimentary for children 6 and younger. Children 7-12 are half-price. Reservations may be made online.
740 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Christmas is Genghis Cohen’s biggest day of the year (it’s their Super Bowl, and it’s been reported in the past that they do more than 600 covers which roughly translates to some 800 egg rolls, 1,500 dumplings, and 500 quarts of soup), and this year dining in at the iconic LA restaurant is back. To-Go orders are available on Tock. Additionally, they’ll be rolling out some special holiday cocktails to join their list of beer, natural wine and full bar.
Viceroy Santa Monica
1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Swap the snow for the sand at Sugar Palm for a quintessentially coastal Christmas. A three-course prix fixe menu Christmas Sunset Menu ($95 per guest or $79 for the vegan entrée) will be served under the palms at the new restaurant, from 3 – 10 p.m. on December 25th. You’ll choose from menu items: Roasted Honeynut Squash Soup, Heirloom Quinoa Salad, Braised Short Ribs with Wasabi Pommes Puree, Accompanied by Patatas Bravas and Brussels Sprouts, Rack of Lamb with Peruvian Chili Miso, Duck Breast with Braised Onions, Cioppino with Ora King Salmon, Tiger Prawns, Calamari, Peruvian Scallops, and Toast, Eggplant Tikka Masala with Dhaal, Deconstructed Cheesecake, Eggnog Crème Brulee, Pumpkin Spice Panna Cotta.
321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
Roy’s is serving a three-course Christmas Dinner so that instead of spending time cooking and cleaning, you and your family can spend time enjoying good food and good times. Enjoy Caesar Salad or Lobster Bisque, Slow Roasted Chateaubriand, and either Chocolate Torte or Cinnamon Brioche Bread Pudding.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Multiple locations including:
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 1360, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Families can enjoy a meal at Ruth’s Chris Steak House either on Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve. In addition to its regular menu, the restaurant is also offering a special Holiday Surf & Turf meal as well as Ruth’s 3-course Holiday Menu. Menus may vary at each location so be sure to check with the location nearest you for details. Reservations may be made online.
Mr. C Hotel Beverly Hills
1224 Beverwil Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035
The Restaurant at Mr. C presents inventive yet traditional Italian cuisine on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25th by the renowned Cipriani family and their collection of restaurants around the globe. With a selection of grilled specialties, savory pizzas, and risotto as well as classic Cipriani dishes like the signature Carpaccio and baked tagliolini. Guests enjoy cocktails such as the original Bellini or newcomers like the refreshing Mandarin-based Mr. C. Four-course, pre-fixed dinner, $115 per adult • $45 per child (Ages 5-12), Vegetarian available upon request. Reservations are available through Resy; for parties of more than six people, please contact 310-226-6245.
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