Best Christmas Restaurants in Los Angeles

Best Christmas Restaurants LA

Top Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dining in LA




Gather family and friends and enjoy a special Christmas meal together. From Italian-inspired “Feast of the Seven Fishes” dinners on Christmas Eve to a bountiful brunch on Christmas Day, here are GAYOT’s top Christmas holiday restaurants in Los Angeles, presented in alphabetical order.

1. AR Cucina

AR Cucina, Culver City
Culver City, CA

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Chef Akasha Richmond transformed her culinary memories of Italy into reality with the tasty, homey dishes served at AR Cucina.

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2. Avec Nous

Avec Nous, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA

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Avec Nous, the modern French bistro at Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, gets festive on Christmas Eve.

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3. The Bazaar by José Andrés

The Bazaar by José Andrés, Beverly Hills
Beverly Center Area, Los Angeles, CA

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On Christmas Eve, treat yourself to an inventive gastronomic experience by dining at The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills.

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4. The Belvedere

The Belvedere, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA

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On Christmas Eve, executive chef David Codney of The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills will offer a multi-course dinner with dishes such as seared scallops and prime rib of beef ($148).

Christmas Day will feature a family-style set menu ($140, including free-flowing Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne) with duck confit rillette, turkey and sage stuffing, and more.

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5. Cafe Del Rey

Cafe Del Rey, Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey, CA

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California cuisine with Mediterranean influences is offered amid panoramic views of the Marina at Cafe Del Rey.

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6. Café Pinot

Café Pinot, Los Angeles
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

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Café Pinot offers downtown dining featuring glittering views and California cuisine.

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7. Chez Mélange

Chez Mélange, Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach, CA

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Chez Mélange houses three different dining concepts: Sea Change seafood restaurant, Bouzy gastropub and Oyster Bar.

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8. Craft Los Angeles

Craft, Los Angeles
Century City, Los Angeles, CA

Craft Los AngelesReservation OpenTable in Century City is an outpost of Tom Colicchio’s Manhattan original.

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9. Culina Modern Italian

Culina, Los Angeles
Beverly Blvd./Third St., Los Angeles, CA

Culina Modern ItalianReservation OpenTable is a chic spot offering an “enoteca” experience with a casual elegant atmosphere in the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

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10. The Front Yard

The Front Yard, North Hollywood
North Hollywood, CA

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The Front Yard, located at The Garland hotel in North Hollywood, will offer a buffet-style meal from noon-8 p.m. on Christmas Day ($59 for adults, $29 for kids 12 years and under).

Indulge in a golden beet salad, garlic grilled broccolini, buttermilk and rosemary brined turkey, and chocolate mousse cake.

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11. Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA

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Indulge in a special holiday meal at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills.

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12. Kendall’s Brasserie & Bar

Kendall's Brasserie & Bar, Los Angeles
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

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A good place to dine before a concert at the Music Center, this handsome restaurant offers classic French dishes.

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13. Le Petit Paris

Le Petit Paris, Los-Angeles
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

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

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14. Locanda del Lago

Locanda del Lago, Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA

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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.

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15. Maison Akira

Maison Akira, Pasadena
Pasadena, CA

Reservation OpenTableSome of L.A.’s most compelling French cooking with Pacific Rim highlights.

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16. Mari Los Angeles

Mari, Los Angeles
Century City, Los Angeles, CA

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A multi-course Christmas menu ($55 for adults, $35 for kids 12 and under) will be available at Mari Los Angeles at InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills.

Savor fare like salmon rillettes; lamb osso buco with a wild mushroom mélange, potato gratin and lamb jus; and black cherry bûche de noël.

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17. Marino Ristorante

Marino Ristorante, West Hollywood
West Hollywood, CA

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Classic Italian cuisine from a prominent family of L.A. restaurateurs.

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18. mar’sel

mar'sel, Rancho Palos Verdes
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Reservation OpenTableMake the holidays memorable with a meal at mar’sel, Terranea Resort’s fine-dining restaurant overlooking the ocean.

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19. Mélisse

Melisse, Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA

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The epitome of Los Angeles fine dining, Mélisse fluently bridges French sophistication with style.

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20. Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse

Nick & Stefs, Los Angeles
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

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Sleek, contemporary downtown steakhouse from superchef-restaurateur Joachim Splichal.

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21. One Pico

One Pico, Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA

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Fresh and light cuisine is offered in this highly romantic, oceanside hotel dining room.

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22. Patina

Patina, Los Angeles
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

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Downtown LA’s Grand Avenue is an aptly named location for Patina, as it is a grand restaurant.

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23. Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant

Petrossian, West Hollywood
West Hollywood, CA

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This West Hollywood restaurant gives diners the feel of luxury but at a more reasonable price, without sacrificing on taste and quality.

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24. The Pikey

Pikey, Los Angeles
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

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English pub The Pikey in Hollywood decks its halls with festive lights and stockings on the mantel.

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25. Providence

Providence, Los Angeles
Hancock Park, Los Angeles, CA

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Chef Michael Cimarusti continues to maintain the reputation of this fine-dining destination for seafood in Los Angeles.

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26. Tavern

Tavern, Los Angeles
Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

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A sophisticated clientele enjoys American cuisine at this Westside outpost of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c.).

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27. The Terrace

Terrace, Pasadena
Pasadena, CA

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This soothing indoor-outdoor café offers fresh California cuisine with a Mediterranean influence.

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28. TheBlvd

The Blvd, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA

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An elegant dining room at the foot of Rodeo Drive.

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29. Trés by José Andrés

Trés by José Andrés, Los Angeles
Beverly Center Area, Los Angeles, CA

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Trés by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills offers all-day dining in a whimsical setting.

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30. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA

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Simple yet elegant California cuisine by über-chef Wolfgang Puck at the iconic Hotel Bel-Air.

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