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Best Christmas Dining Los Angeles


Cooking and cocktailing at home during the holidays is a tradition. But if you're ready to escape the kitchen and look elsewhere for some seasonal spice, why not check out the holiday festivities at the restaurants on our Best Christmas Dining in Los Angeles list? A multi-course feast on Christmas Eve or brunch on Christmas Day might be on tap at these LA restaurants — either way, we think St. Nick would approve. Remember to call ahead for specific hours and menu offerings.


Westside
Beverly Hills/Hollywood/Midtown

Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey/Venice
Downtown

South Bay
San Fernando Valley
San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena
Inland Empire


WESTSIDE

Craft Los Angeles Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Craft Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 10100 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Menu
An outpost of Tom Colicchio's Manhattan original in Century City. More...

Tavern American
14/20
Dining Room at Tavern, Los Angeles, CA 11648 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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A sophisticated clientele enjoys American cuisine at this Westside outpost of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c.). More...

BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD/MIDTOWN

Barton G. The Restaurant American
14/20
Dining Room at Barton G. The Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA 861 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
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Be prepared for a whimsical evening but also one filled with engaging American cuisine. More...

TheBlvd California
14/20
Dining Room at TheBlvd, Beverly Hills, CA Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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An elegant dining room at the foot of Rodeo Drive. More...

Culina Modern Italian Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Culina Modern Italian, Los Angeles, CA Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
300 S. Doheny Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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This chic spot offers an “enoteca” experience with a casual elegant atmosphere in the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. More...

Delphine Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Delphine, Los Angeles, CA W Hollywood Hotel & Residences
6250 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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An American take on the French brasserie at the W Hollywood Hotel. More...

Estérel Mediterranean
No Rating
Dining Room at Estérel, West Hollywood, CA Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
8555 Beverly Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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Mediterranean cuisine at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. More...

Fogo de Chão Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Fogo de Chão, Beverly Hills, CA 133 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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Brazilian “gaucho” steakhouse is a Beverly Hills meat-lover’s destination. More...

Jar Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Jar, Los Angeles, CA 8225 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Menu
Lighter chophouse fare where seasonal produce is the star. More...

Lawry's The Prime Rib Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Lawry 100 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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Huge slabs of prime rib are carved to order at this landmark Los Angeles restaurant. More...

The Little Door Mediterranean
12/20
Dining Room at The Little Door, Los Angeles, CA 8164 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Discreet hideaway-type haunt for those seeking a scene versus cuisine. More...

Marino Ristorante Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Marino Ristorante, West Hollywood, CA 6001 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90038
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Classic Italian cuisine from a prominent family of L.A. restaurateurs. More...

Mastro's Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Mastro 246 N. Cañon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Mastro's ensures that steakhouse traditions remain alive and well in Beverly Hills. More...

Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant Contemporary
No Rating
Dining Room at Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, West Hollywood, CA 321 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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The Los Angeles caviar emporium offers modern cuisine. More...

The Pikey Gastropub
13/20
Dining Room at The Pikey, Los Angeles, CA 7617 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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In the former location of Ye Coach & Horses is this English-style gastropub. More...

Pistola Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Pistola, Los Angeles, CA 8022 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Chef Vic Casanova (Gusto) and Seth Glassman are behind this stylish, cosmopolitan steakhouse with a strong Italian accent. More...

Providence Seafood
17/20
Dining Room at Providence, Los Angeles, CA 5955 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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An interior redesign has injected more luxury and comfort into this fine dining destination for seafood. More...

Rao's Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Rao 1006 Seward St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Frank Pellegrino's Los Angeles location of famed New York Rao's Italian restaurant. More...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse
14/20
224 S. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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This clubby, upscale steakhouse chain dishes up buttery steaks to a well-heeled Beverly Hills crowd. More...

Trés by José Andrés Spanish
14/20
Dining Room at Trés by José Andrés, Los Angeles, CA SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Trés in the SLS at Beverly Hills features the cuisine of chef José Andrés. More...

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air California
15/20
Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90077
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Simple yet elegant California cuisine by über-chef Wolfgang Puck at the iconic Hotel Bel-Air. More...

SANTA MONICA/MARINA DEL REY/VENICE

Cafe Del Rey California
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe Del Rey, Marina del Rey, CA 4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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California cuisine with Mediterranean influences is offered amid panoramic views of the Marina. More...

Chaya Venice Fusion
14/20
Dining Room at Chaya Venice, Venice, CA 110 Navy St.
Venice, CA 90291
Menu
A vibrant Venice hangout featuring seafood and Euro-Asian cuisine. More...

FIG Bistro
14/20
Dining Room at FIG, Santa Monica, CA Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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A Mediterranean-influenced bistro in Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica. More...

Gladstone's Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Gladstone 17300 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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Sweeping views of the Pacific and its sunset, with pleasant casual seafood cuisine. More...

The Lobster Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Lobster, Santa Monica, CA 1602 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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A dramatic wood, glass and concrete oceanside setting for seafood or to enjoy the sunset over a drink. More...

Locanda del Lago Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Locanda del Lago, Santa Monica, CA Third Street Promenade
231 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Enjoy specialties from the Lake District of northern Italy amid the hustle and bustle of Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. More...

Mastro's Ocean Club Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Mastro 18412 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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Seafood and steaks in a prime Malibu location perched over the beach. More...

Mélisse French
18/20
Dining Room at Mélisse, Santa Monica, CA 1104 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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The epitome of Los Angeles fine dining, Mélisse fluently bridges French sophistication with style. More...

One Pico American
13/20
Dining Room at One Pico, Santa Monica, CA Shutters on the Beach
One Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Fresh and light cuisine is offered in this highly romantic, oceanside hotel dining room. More...

Valentino Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Valentino, Santa Monica, CA 3115 W. Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Piero Selvaggio's Valentino has dominated Los Angeles' Italian dining scene for years. More...

DOWNTOWN

Barbrix Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Barbrix, Los Angeles, CA 2442 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Silver Lake’s sleek little neighborhood wine bar offers interesting wines and Mediterranean small plates. More...

Barrel Down American
No Rating
Dining Room at Barrel Down, Los Angeles, CA 525 W. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Craft beers and modern takes on "Americana food" in downtown Los Angeles. More...

Café Pinot California
14/20
Dining Room at Café Pinot, Los Angeles, CA 700 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Downtown dining featuring glittering views and California cuisine. More...

Chaya Downtown Fusion
14/20
Dining Room at Chaya Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 525 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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A vibrant space from the Chaya restaurants family, where the menu offers sushi and global dishes with Japanese influences. More...

Kendall's Brasserie & Bar French
14/20
Dining Room at Kendall Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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A good place to dine before a concert at the Music Center, this handsome restaurant offers classic French dishes. More...

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Nick & Stef 330 S. Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Sleek, contemporary downtown steakhouse from superchef-restaurateur Joachim Splichal. More...

Patina French
17/20
Dining Room at Patina, Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall
141 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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A well-orchestrated, elegant and upscale dining experience in downtown Los Angeles at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. More...

Le Petit Paris French
14/20
Dining Room at Le Petit Paris, Los Angeles, CA El Dorado Building
418-420 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

French restaurateurs Fanny and David Rolland bring French cuisine to downtown Los Angeles in a grand décor. More...

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck Asian
14/20
Dining Room at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, Los Angeles, CA L.A. Live
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
900 W. Olympic Blvd., 24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Menu
Contemporary Asian cuisine from Wolfgang Puck and Lee Hefter at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. More...

SOUTH BAY

Abigaile American
13/20
Dining Room at Abigaile, Hermosa Beach, CA 1301 Manhattan Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Exciting small plates abound at this casual eatery in Hermosa Beach. More...

BALEENkitchen American
13/20
Dining Room at BALEENkitchen, Redondo Beach, CA King Harbor Marina
The Portofino Hotel & Marina
260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Dine at this location right next to the Pacific Ocean. More...

Chelsea Chowder House & Bar Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Chelsea Chowder House & Bar, Long Beach, CA The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90802
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An chowder house amid the gracious Art Deco décor of the one-time queen of the seas. More...

Chez Mélange Eclectic
15/20
Dining Room at Chez Mélange, Redondo Beach, CA 1611 S. Catalina Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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The South Bay’s pioneer in nouvelle cuisine has pleased locals and others for decades. More...

555 East Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at 555 East, Long Beach, CA 555 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Clubby restaurant offering up steakhouse fare and a lively bar scene. More...

mar'sel California
No Rating
Dining Room at mar Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Elegant California cuisine and spectacular views from the patio at this relaxing resort restaurant. More...

Sir Winston's Continental
13/20
Dining Room at Sir Winston The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Dining room aboard The Queen Mary featuring retro but elegant continental dishes, plus a view. More...

The Sky Room California
12/20
Dining Room at The Sky Room, Long Beach, CA The Breakers Hotel
40 S. Locust Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Seasonal dishes are matched with fine wines in the rooftop restaurant of a beachfront 1930s Art Deco-style landmark. More...

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

The Front Yard California
13/20
Dining Room at The Front Yard, North Hollywood, CA The Garland
4222 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Menu
The Front Yard, which resides in front of The Garland hotel in North Hollywood, serves seasonal comfort food. More...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse
13/20
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #1360
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Menu
Chain steakhouse located in Woodland Hills. More...

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/PASADENA

Maison Akira French
15/20
Dining Room at Maison Akira, Pasadena, CA 713 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Some of L.A.'s most compelling French cooking with Pacific Rim highlights. More...

The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse Steakhouse
No Rating
Dining Room at The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse, Pasadena, CA The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
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Chef de cuisine Perry Pollaci oversees this steakhouse at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. More...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse
13/20
369 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Menu
Another quality steakhouse from the worldwide chain that delivers steaks sizzling in butter, along with traditional accompaniments. More...

The Terrace California
13/20
Dining Room at The Terrace, Pasadena, CA The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
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This soothing indoor-outdoor café offers fresh California cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. More...

INLAND EMPIRE

Duane's Prime Steaks & Seafood Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Duane The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
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Steaks and seafood in a darkly romantic restaurant. More...

Mission Inn Restaurant Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Mission Inn Restaurant, Riverside, CA The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501

Located at the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, this restaurant offers seating in a lovely, architecturally grand courtyard. More...

 

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