Choose between a 4 ($110) or 6-course ($160) Christmas Eve dinner at the Michelin-starred Patina in DTLA, from Chef Andreas Roller. Menu highlights include Foie Gras with roasted apple, bacon, and macadamia; Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef with salsify, cipollini, and bone marrow; and Sticky Toffee Pudding with salted caramel and ginger sorbet
Market Provisions on Beverly Blvd from the group behind Barbrix and All’Acqua will be serving an a la carte menu with some extra special holiday items like Grilled Spanish Octopus with cannellini beans, chorizo, piperade + parsley pesto ($19) and the MP Fried Chicken buttermilk fried chicken with apple slaw, a homemade biscuit and yukon gold mashed potatoes on Christmas Eve from 5:30 PM-10 PM. Wrap the whole evening up with a bow and an All-Night Happy Hour at the Bar!
Enjoy a taste of the French holiday spirit by Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc at Kendall’s Brasserie in DTLA. Menu highlights include Seafood and Pearls with Maine lobster, shrimp, sea scallops, and lobster Cognac sauce or a Roasted Rack of Lamb with cassoulet beans, roasted tomato, and garlic jus. Choose between a 3-Course ($58) or 4- course ($68).
Have you been dreaming of a Cratchits’ Christmas? Then head to Upstairs 2 in West LA for a Roast Goose Dinner made with Roast Whetstone Valley Roast Goose, natural goose gravy, goose fat & roasted garlic, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, braised red cabbage and cranberry & orange chutney ($42).
From 11 AM-11PM, celebrate Feliz Navidad at Casita Del Campo in Silverlake. Enjoy Chile en Nogada,a traditional Mexican Holiday dish that sort of resembles a Yule Log, made with fresh poblano green chilis stuffed with ground beef and dressed in a walnut cream sauce. For dessert don’t forget to order the signature Flan.
For a less traditional Christmas Eve menu try executive Chef Viet Pham’s inventive offerings at Cafe Pinot in DTLA. Must have items include a Duck Breast with shiitake, roasted shallot, celery root purée, poached cherries, and Balinese long pepper jus. Choose between the 3-course menu ($58) or 4-course ($68) with special wine pairings for only $29 additional!
Just around the corner from Cafe Pinot, Chef Megan Logan is cooking up a Christmas Special with a Crispy Skin Duck Breast entrée served with braised red cabbage, celery root purée, Brussels sprouts, and huckleberry duck jus ($42). Don’t worry if Duck isn’t your thing, you can never go wrong with a nice Strip Steak. Complete your evening with Winter wonderland desserts and a festive Bourbon Eggnog cocktail.
It’s Rudolph the red nose risotto at Pasadena’s Celestino Ristorante. Chef Calogoero Drago’s specially crafted Risotto con Barbabitole e Formaggio di Capra features a beautiful bright red beet risotto with a creamy goat cheese sauce. Finish it all off with an array of classic Italian desserts including the house-made Cannoli, Tiramisu, and the Panna Cotta. The restaurant will be open from 5-10 PM.
Enjoy a 3-course ($60) or 4-course ($75) meal surrounded by art and culture at Ray & Stark’s Bar located on the LACMA campus. Curated by Executive Chef Fernando Darin menu options include a Roasted Tasmanian Trout with roasted sunchoke and Moroccan couscous; a Rack of Lamb and Mascarpone Semifreddo with espresso, caramel, and fleur de sel.
Sip your holiday troubles away with a Run Rye Rudolphmadewith Templeton Rye, Herring Cherry liquor, seepage of barley and flaxseed, clove and cinnamon tea, lemon juice, house-made cranberry syrup, and garnished with a fresh mint spring, lime wheel, and cranberries created by Bartender Marco Carrasco. Fill your belly up too with an Amuse & Four-Course Christmas Eve Prix-Fixe Menu ($75) featuring highlights like Kumamoto Oysterwith caviar and gold flake, and Angus Filet Mignonserved with a wasabi au jus and wild mushrooms. Chaya will be serving Christmas Eve from 5:30 PM-10:30 PM.
Celebrate Christmas Eve perched high above the rest of Los Angeles at Nest at WP24 in the Ritz Carlton DTLA. Available from 5:30 PM-10 PM Chef de Cuisine, John Lechleidner will serve a modern dim sum menu followed by Asian-inspired dishes for the table such as wok fried shrimp and spicy beef stir fry as well as small sweet bites to finish ($68).
Spend Christmas Eve in the South of France. Chef Esnault’s 3-course Christmas Eve Menu de Noel ($76) features a Himachi with pear, watermelon radish, and pickled mustard seeds and Flat Iron Steak, from Strauss Farm grass fed beef, forest mushrooms, pee wee potatoes and celery. Leave room for dessert like the Buche de Noel Traditionnelle made with a Valrhona chocolate log, orange marmalade and kumquats. My must have addition?? The $38 Wine Pairing. Dinner runs from 5 PM-8 PM.