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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
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An outpost of Tom Colicchio's Manhattan original in Century City. More...

Il Grano Italian
16/20
Dining Room at Il Grano, Los Angeles, CA 11359 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Sal Marino, chef-owner of Il Grano, uses only top-quality, seasonal products for his fine Italian menu. More...

Napa Valley Grille California
14/20
Dining Room at Napa Valley Grille, Los Angeles, CA Westwood Center
1100 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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California cuisine with a home-cooking style that has charm and taste. 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...

Waterloo & City Gastropub
14/20
Dining Room at Waterloo & City, Culver City, CA 12517 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90066
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Discover gastropub cuisine at chef Brendan Collins’s out-of-the-way Culver City restaurant. More...

BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD/MIDTOWN

The Belvedere Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at The Belvedere, Beverly Hills, CA The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Sunday brunch is a highlight at this elegant restaurant in The Peninsula Beverly Hills. More...

Culina Modern Italian Italian
13/20
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 by chef Mette Williams with a casual elegant atmosphere in the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. More...

Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood California
15/20
Dining Room at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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This elegant restaurant at The London West Hollywood offers upscale California cuisine from Gordon Ramsay. More...

Hatfield's Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Hatfield 6703 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Husband and wife Quinn and Karen Hatfield offer an elevated, market-driven dining experience. 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...

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...

Oliverio Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Oliverio, Beverly Hills, CA Avalon Hotel
9400 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Menu
The best place to savor Mirko Paderno’s modern Italian cuisine is poolside rather than inside. More...

Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, West Hollywood, CA 321 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048

The Los Angeles caviar emporium offers modern cuisine by chef Giselle Wellman. 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...

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...

Public Kitchen & Bar American
13/20
Dining Room at Public Kitchen & Bar, Hollywood, CA The Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
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Public Kitchen & Bar offers an eclectic American menu in the former Dakota space. More...

Ray's & Stark Bar Mediterranean
No Rating
Dining Room at Ray Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Mediterranean-inspired, farm-to-table fare from the Patina Restaurant Group. 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...

Scarpetta Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Scarpetta, Beverly Hills, CA Montage Beverly Hills
225 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Chef Scott Conant makes a very tasty West Coast debut with his earthy Italian cuisine at Montage Beverly Hills. More...

Trés by José Andrés Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Trés by José Andrés, Los Angeles, CA SLS 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
No Rating
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...

FIG California
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 California bistro in the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows featuring ingredients from local farmers markets. 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...

Joe's Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Joe 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
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Not your average Joe. Joe Miller wins with his contemporary American menu and reasonable prices. More...

Josie American
14/20
Dining Room at Josie, Santa Monica, CA 2424 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Josie Le Balch delivers an elegant American-French cuisine. More...

Locanda del Lago Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Locanda del Lago, Santa Monica, CA 231 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Intriguing menu featuring specialties from the Lake District of northern Italy. 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
15/20
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...

Stefan's at L.A. Farm California
14/20
Dining Room at Stefan 3000 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Chef Stefan Richter offers inventive cuisine inspired by seasonal ingredients and his international background. 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...

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...

LA Market California
13/20
Dining Room at LA Market, Los Angeles, CA JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. Live
900 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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California cuisine with global influences from chef Kerry Simon in downtown L.A. 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. More...

WP24 Asian
14/20
Dining Room at WP24, 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

BALEENkitchen American
13/20
Dining Room at BALEENkitchen, Redondo Beach, CA 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...

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...

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
Menu
Seasonal dishes are matched with fine wines in the rooftop restaurant of a beachfront 1930s Art Deco-style landmark. More...

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

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...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse
14/20
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...

Trattoria Neapolis Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Trattoria Neapolis, Pasadena, CA 336 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Ambitious trattoria set in a dramatic, two-level space in Pasadena. More...

INLAND EMPIRE

Duane's Prime Steaks and 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
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Located at the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, this restaurant offers seating in a lovely, architecturally grand courtyard. More...

 

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