Updated for 2021
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 Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day and 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 you 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
8850 Washington Blvd Culver City, California 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 our 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, feel warm and cozy with our Mulled Wine. Christmas cracker included with every order! Christmas Eve 12/24/21 Serving 1pm-9pm on site dining. Prices range $30-$42
Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
800 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles CA 90017 and
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 Avenue, Los Angeles 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.
Sugar Palm at Viceroy Santa Monica
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica 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.
114 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Redbird is offering Christmas Eve dinner this year. On December 24, Chef/Owner Neal Fraser and team will be preparing a three-course prix fixe dinner with optional wine pairing by Wine Director Matt Fosket in celebration of the holiday. Menu includes Persimmon Salad, Cappelletti, Hamachi Tartare, Chicken Liver Tartine, Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding, King Salmon, Roasted Turkey Roulade, Prime Rib of Beef, Banana Bread Pudding, Crème Puff.
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
Several locations including
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Suite 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 their 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.
The Restaurant at Mr. C Beverly Hills, a Cipriani Restaurant
1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035
The Restaurant at Mr. C presents inventive yet traditional Italian cuisine 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.
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629
– Christmas Day Holiday Buffet: Saturday, December 25th, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Treat the family to a delicious holiday buffet.
– RAYA Christmas Day: Saturday, December 25th, 4 to 9 p.m. Celebrate with a three-course holiday menu.
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