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2013 Christmas Eve Dinner Out in Restaurants in Los Angeles

List of LA Restaurants With Christmas Eve Menus

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Gather the family together and get out there--to one of LA's many and varied restaurants--where Christmas Eve dinner is all taken care of. All you have to do is show up with an appetite and some holiday cheer.

The Bistro Garden

A special three-course Christmas Eve dinner will be served from 5:30-10 p.m. Selected dish options include their famous blue crab and lobster bisque, as well as a grilled filet mignon with Three Peppercorn sauce, roasted Colorado rack of lamb and Grand Marnier soufflé with fresh whipped cream, and a Yule Tide Log with mocha sauce. Cost is $85.

12950 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(between Coldwater Cyn. and Van Noord)
818-501-0202

Ford's Filling Station

The casual gastropub will be open on Christmas Eve and feature a special three-course dinner. It is priced at $45 per person with optional $15 beer pairings and $25 wine pairings. Highlights include herb-roasted Mary's chicken with butternut squash dumplings, braised beef cheeks and sticky toffee bread pudding.

9531 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232-2618
(Cross street: Irving Pl.)
310-202-1470

Gladstones

Enjoy Christmas the beachy So.Cal way with seafood galore. Located at Malibu's doorstep, Gladstones traditionally offers a three-course Christmas Eve dinner which includes dishes like Maine lobster risotto, pan-roasted Branzino, and a decadent pumpkin creme brulé. It's served from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.The cost is $49 per person ($20 for children 12 and under). Note: the restaurant boasts a sandbox for kid play. 

17300 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA 90265
(Cross street: Sunset Blvd.)
310-454-3474

Locanda del Lago

Cena di Natale sounds so much more glamorous than 'Christmas dinner,' doesn't it? That's what Locanda del Lago is offering on Christmas Eve (and day). Their three-course tasting menu is $52 per person with choice of slow-cooked veal shoulder or roasted Mediterranean sea bream. The four-course tasting menu is $62. And their wine tasting program is $22.  Leave room for their special holiday dessert: traditional Italian golden sponge cake with powdered sugar. 

231 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203
(between 2nd and 3rd St.)
310-451-3525

Cecconi's

The Italian food theme continues with a Christmas Eve timpano special from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cecconi's. The Northern Italian eatery will offer its iconic domed pasta dish featuring rigatoni with ragu bolognese and meatballs baked in a handmade dough crust (pre-orders only for dine-in), in addition to its a-la-carte menu. The timpano serves six to seven people at a cost of $90, begging enthusiastic toasts of 'Alla famiglia!'

8764 Melrose Avenue 
Los Angeles, CA 90069
310-432-2000

Oliverio at the Avalon Beverly Hills

Glam it up this Christmas at this swank and chic poolside hotel and its top notch restaurant, which is at the helm of Milanese Chef Mirko Paderno. They are offering a four-course Christmas Day dinner for $64 per person. Seatings start at 6 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Some of the delicious items on their menu include: ravioli di vietello al tartufo and risotto del pescatore

9400 West Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-4552
(Cross street: S. Canon Dr.)
310-277-5221

Mohawk Bend

Looking for something a bit vegan or Jewish-inspired for your holiday dinner? Mohawk Bend will host a 'Vegan, Jewish & Nowhere to Go!' dinner and a movie on Christmas Eve from 3 p.m. p.m. until 8:30 p.m. (last call in the kitchen). The a-la-carte menu features items costing $6 to $8. These include cashew cheese wontons, winter spring rolls and spicy green beans. The movie will be Breakfast at Tiffany's.

2141 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
323-654-5652

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

Enjoy a three-course Christmas Eve dinner at this downtown steakhouse mainstay. Servings starts at 5 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. Cost is $49 per person (minus gratuity and tax) with children dining for $19. The dinner begins with mustard green & kale salad or roasted chestnut soup. The main course is grilled venison chop or poached pheasant. Dessert is a bourbon chocolate pecan tart or a winters pear délice.

330 South Hope St., #100
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3115
(between 3rd and 4th St.)
213-680-0330

Biltmore Hotel

Enjoy the traditional four-course menu on the 24th and 25th at the Rendezvous Court in this glorious historic hotel in Downtown. Cost is $45 per adult and $24 per child aged four to 11. Highlights include braised Muscovy duck ravioli, free-range turkey and hot apple cider and creamy eggnog for dessert. 

506 South Grand Ave. 
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602
(Cross street: 5th St.)
213-612-1562

Napa Valley Grille

This Farmers Market inspired restaurant will offer its special holiday meal between the 24th and the 30th. They'll be serving up luxe holiday specials like pancetta-wrapped venison chop, chestnut agnoletti and prime New York strip fashioned by Executive Chef Taylor Boudreaux.

1100 Glendon Ave. #100
Los Angeles, CA 90024-3593
(Cross street: Tiverton)
310-824-3322

Dominique's Kitchen

Chef Dominique Theval lords over the holiday fare at his namesake Redondo Beach restaurant which is presenting a set four-course Christmas Eve menu for $49.99 per person. The first course is a wild mushroom soup. The second course is smoked duck breast with grilled polenta, crayfish, mâché lettuce, and baby heirloom tomatoes in a raspberry and truffle vinaigrette. The main course offers an option of smoked duck breast or roasted rack of lamb. And a caramelized lemon tart tops off the meal. Servings take place between 4 and 9 p.m.

 

 

522 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
424-247-9054

Drago Centro

Pace yourself for a seven-course Christmas Eve meal, Southern Italian style. For $80 ($55 additional for wine pairings), you'll experience this European regional tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve. Dishes include: shrimp cappuccino, Fanny bay oysters with 'Christmas tree pearls'and for dessert, Italian cheesecake terrine.

525 South Flower St.
Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-228-8998

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