Liberate your life from the stress and hassle of preparing a Christmas feast and leave it all to the culinary professionals. Some of the most elegant restaurants in Los Angeles are offering festive dinner and brunch services on December 24th and 25th amongst decked halls, good cheer, and some really great champagne. Tables are filling up, so book your reservation soon.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Lucques
One of the best gifts to give yourself over the holiday season is the gift of not cooking. Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s famed and award-winning original is open for Christmas Eve dinner, serving an a la carte menu of greatest hits and seasonal specials, including ricotta dumplings, grilled quail with sweet potato puree, and a celebratory chocolate cake to end all chocolate cravings. Dinner starts at 5 p.m.
Feast of the Seven Fishes at Providence
This annual Christmas Eve dinner is like dining with chef Michael Cimarusti’s Italian-American family. The tasting menu celebrates specialties from the sea: Nantucket bay scallops, octopus with fennel, California rockfish crudo, spiny lobster in brodo, calamari alla Bolognese, clams and pasta, plus a festive chestnut yule log for dessert. $160 per person; $230 with wine pairings.
Christmas at Polo Lounge
It’s “Festive Season” at the inimitable Beverly Hills Hotel. Do the holiday in timeless style at the Polo Lounge, offering both Christmas Eve dinner (a four-course menu offered from 5-10 p.m.) and Christmas Day brunch (three-course menu with dessert buffet from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.). Keep your eye out for visits from Santa and carolers at these feasts of gourmet classics, and don’t miss the epic gingerbread display from executive pastry chef Brooke Martin in the hotel’s lobby.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Gwen
Have a happy Hollywood holiday at the upscale-modern steakhouse by Curtis and Luke Stone. For $85 per person, enjoy a prix fixe of wild mushroom soup with celeriac, Josper roasted scallops, a 30-day aged bone-in ribe eye with Bearnaise and duck fat potatoes, and finish with flourless chocolate cake and eggnog ice cream. Only a few tables are left.
Christmas Dinner at Saddle Peak Lodge
It’s a Christmas miracle that this gorgeous, historic property nestled in the hills above Malibu suffered zero damage in the recent Woosley Fire. Celebrate more than just the festive season, and how much we all have be grateful for, in Saddle Peak Lodge’s stunningly rustic dining room both Christmas Eve (from noon-8 p.m.) and Christmas Day (from 4-9 p.m.). Prix fixe menus feature of holiday classics and Saddle Peak’s specialty, wild game.
Christmas Eve & Day Dining at Westlake Village by Four Seasons
Enjoy a stunning buffet spread at Hamptons, the restaurant at the Four Seasons’ wellness-focused resort in Westlake Village. Both Christmas Eve (from 3-8 p.m.) and Christmas Day (11 a.m.-8 p.m.) offer a dazzling array of buffet stations, including a raw bar, carving station, dim sum, salads, artisan cheese and charcuterie, and a special menu for little ones.