San Diego Christmas Roundup
Amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, this Christmas, take some time to relax and let someone else do the cooking.
Whether you’re looking for an elegant dinner feast or a casual cocktail lounge to welcome in the holidays, we’ve compiled a list of dining options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in our San Diego Christmas roundup.
Holiday Gala Dinner Cruise
Join Hornblower Cruises & Events for a special dinner cruise through San Diego Bay. Sip champagne and savor a three-course dinner and view. Holiday events include a Parade of Lights Dinner Cruise, Holiday Gala Dinners, Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise, Christmas Day Champagne Brunch Cruise, Christmas Day Dinner Cruise. 970 N. Harbor Dr.619.686.8700. hornblower.com
Recently opened in Coronado with Executive Chef Tim Kolanko, Stake Chophouse is serving their full menu to Christmas Eve guests until 10 p.m. Stake Chophouse boasts an extensive wine list, steakhouse menu with twists on standard classics, and an ambience of elegance. 1309 Orange Ave., Coronado. 619.522.0077. stakechophouse.com
Juniper & Ivy
The “Left Coast Cookery” is open for regular dinner service on Christmas Eve. The restaurant breathes a balance of industrial and elegant architecture and offers refined American food with left coast edge. 2228 Kettner Blvd. 619.296.9036. juniperandivy.com
For some back-woodsy Christmas spirits, bring the gang to Sycamore Den after dinner. The 1970’s inspired cocktail lounge is open for regular service 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 3391 Adams Ave. 619.563.9019. sycamoreden.com
The restaurant that got its start in Tennessee has brought its acclaimed “TennMex” menu blending Southern cooking and Mexican culture. The Tin Roof often hosts live music events and will be open for regular business hours on Christmas Eve 11-2 a.m. 401 G St., Downtown. 619.230.8606. tinroofbars.com
Open Christmas Day, Brian’s 24 is a San Diego staple for Gaslamp Quarter visitors. Brian’s 24 will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as usual on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 828 6th Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. 619.702.8410. brians24.com
This scenic restaurant has become one of the best loved seafood restaurants in San Diego. The menu is inspired by traditional waterfront dining with a contemporary island twist. On Christmas Day, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., enjoy their traditional turkey dinner, honey baked ham and slow roasted prime rib, in addition to other menu entrees. 2040 Harbor Island Dr., Shelter Island. 619.291.8011. boathouserestaurant.com
George’s California Modern
Occupying the lower level of iconic George’s at the Cove in the heart of La Jolla overlooking the Pacific coastline, George’s California Modern is an upscale contemporary restaurant. Enjoy seasonal craft cocktails, stunning views and inventive cuisine. Full menu will be available on Christmas Day. 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla. 858.454.4244. georgesatthecove.com
Wake up with a delicious breakfast at Grant Grill or join in a 4 course dinner featuring Christmas goose, vanilla pudding cake with rum sauce and other holiday fares. 326 Broadway, Downtown. 619.744.2077. grantgrill.com
Sally’s Seafood on the Water
Enjoy Christmas Day with an ocean view at Sally’s Grand Breakfast Buffet, or savor the prix-fixe Christmas Dinner from 5:30-9:30 p.m. 1 Market Pl., Downtown. 619.358.6740. sallyssandiego.com
The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina welcomes guests to enjoy a Christmas feast with all the necessary trimmings. The special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffet will include beef prime rib, roasted jidori chicken, and a selection of daily market fish. For a sweet finale, guests will enjoy eggnog cheesecake and peppermint angel food cake. Menu is priced at $48/pp. 333 West Harbor Dr., 619.699.8222. marriott.com
Serving special menus Christmas Day, many of the Cohn Restaurant Group venues will be open. Click the following to view their Christmas menus: 333 Pacific, The Prado, Island Prime, Vintana, Bo-beau, 100 Wines Kitchen, Sea 180, and Indigo Grill.