Explore Top Holiday Dining Spots in Los Angeles

Embrace the festive spirit of the holiday season in Los Angeles with our curated dining guide. Whether you’re seeking top-notch restaurants or delightful dessert shops, we’ve compiled a great selection for you to explore. Gather your loved ones and immerse yourself in the culinary delights of the season by diving into our guide.

Ristorante Per L’Ora

Dec. 24. Experience a festive Christmas Eve à la carte feast at Ristorante Per L’Ora, where this Italian-inspired Los Angeles restaurant offers a menu that blends Italian flavors with local flair. Enjoy a seafood-centric celebration with dishes like blue spot prawns, hamachi, diver scallops, lobster rigatoni, black cod, bucatini vongole, and fritto misto, all in honor of the Italian-American tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes.
Time: Sunday, open 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Address: 649 S Olive St., Los Angeles
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Marina at SALT Restaurant & Bar 

Dec. 24 & 25. SALT Restaurant & Bar invites guests to celebrate Christmas Eve with a special dinner on Sunday, December 24. The evening will feature a menu that includes chestnut soup, filet of beef, a unique cauliflower steak chermoula and Christmas sugar cookies, along with a variety of a la carte options. The festive atmosphere continues into Christmas Day with a brunch at SALT on Monday, offering dishes such as steak and eggs, avocado tartine and eggnog French toast.
Time: Sunday, from 4-10 p.m. Monday, 7:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,
Address: 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey
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Shirley Brasserie

Dec. 24 & 25. The vibrant new restaurant, located in a historic Hollywood hotel, showcases French-Californian cuisine under the leadership of Chef de Cuisine Craig Hopson. Special holiday menus include a Christmas Eve brunch and dinner with options like roasted Green Circle chicken, prime rib, and maple-glazed ham, accompanied by sides and warm Christmas plum pudding. On Christmas Day, guests can enjoy traditional dishes such as butternut squash soup, escargot, and a French Onion Burger. Reservations are being accepted for these festive dining experiences.d
Time: Sunday, brunch: 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Dinner: 4-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, 12-6 p.m.
Address: 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
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The Historic Nocturne Theatre

Until Dec. 23. Spirits of the Season,” Los Angeles’ newest holiday pop-up bar, opens its doors on December 2, offering a unique, jazzy holiday experience. Nestled on the second floor of the historic Nocturne Theatre, the bar features five festively themed hideaways, each offering a distinct atmosphere. Guests can enjoy vintage cocktails infused with holiday flavors, all set against a backdrop of immersive Christmas decor. A highlight of the experience is the speakeasy cabaret area, a secretive spot where the festive ambiance is amplified.
Time: Multiple dates and times
Address: 324 N. Orange St., Glendale 
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Michael’s on Naples

Now Open. The popular Italian restaurant in Long Beach, has added white truffles to its holiday menu. These truffles, a favorite among gourmet chefs, are available for a limited time and it will be offered on new dishes featuring the truffles, including tagliatelle, risotto, and white pizza, each priced at $115. Guests can also add white truffles to any menu item for an additional $115, with servers suggesting the best pairing options.
Time: Open Daily, dinner: 5-10 p.m.
Address: 5620 2nd St., Long Beach
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Holey Grail Donuts

Until Dec. 31. Known for their taro donuts from Hawaii, Honey Grail Donuts is offering holiday-themed donuts like the “Naughty List” and “Saffron Snickerdoodle.” They’ve teamed up with Dandelion Chocolate from San Francisco for a holiday pop-up in Los Angeles until December 31. This includes special items like the Mission chocolate donut and Mission hot chocolate. Additionally, 20% of sales from the Mission Hot Chocolate donut will go to The Waipa Foundation, which supports Hawaiian natural food resources and education.
Time: Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Address: 2441 Main Street, Santa Monica
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Vicini Ristorante & Wine Bar

Dec. 24. In West LA, Vicini will delight Angelenos with a memorable Feast of Seven Fishes this Christmas Eve. This holds a special significance for Lucio, as Vicini resides in the former Louise’s Trattoria, where he began his journey in LA. Priced at $120 per person, guests can enjoy a seven-course feast featuring dishes like baccalà cantecato con crostini, Vicini caesar salad with herb-crusted grilled prawns and polenta croutons, filetto di branzino con carciofi, spaghetti bottarga, cioppino, lemon sorbetto and Dolce-Panettone bread pudding. Vicini offers two seatings for The Feast of Seven Fishes at 5 pm and 8:30 pm on Christmas Eve (12/24).
Time: Sunday, two seatings one at 5 p.m. and the second at 8:30 p.m.
Address: 10645 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
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Valerie Confections

Now Open. Valerie Confections offers a range of holiday treats, perfect for gifts or desserts. Highlights include the $12 Homemade Peppermint Bark Bar, blending white and bittersweet chocolates with peppermint candy, and the $50 Baby Grand Assortment, featuring a mix of popular toffees, truffles, and caramels. There’s also a special $140 set combining Brightland’s mini flavored oils (chile pepper, garlic, basil, lemon) with 20 of Valerie’s chocolate truffles that match these oil flavors.
Time: Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Address: 1936 W Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale
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Citrin & Melisse 

Dec. 24. Join Chef Josiah Citri at Citrin & Melisse Citrin for a special Christmas Eve dinner on December 24th, priced at $195. Enjoy a festive menu featuring dishes like egg caviar, Japanese hamachi crudo, chestnut soup, Stonington Maine scallop, crispy bass, truffle risotto (with a $75 supplement), Brandt beef ribeye and aged liberty duck. Dessert includes their signature Buche de Noël.
Time: Sunday, 5-8:30 p.m.
Address: 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
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LA Cha Cha Chá

Dec. 24. Experience a cozy and delicious Christmas Eve at home with LA Cha Cha Cha’s Christmas Eve Kit, offering a three-course feast designed for 6-8 people at just $250. This special kit brings the Cha Cha Cha spirit to your celebration, featuring their popular signature dishes.
Address: 812 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles
Time: Check website hours for pick-up
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Lawry’s The Prime Rib

Dec. 23. In August, the renowned Beverly Hills prime rib establishment marked its 85th anniversary. Over the years, it has gained recognition for its festive decor and unique events, including live performances of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and a December 23 luncheon featuring Santa singing “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” alongside their signature tableside-carved prime rib.
Time: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Address: 100 La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills
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Celestino Ristorante

Dec. 24. Celebrate an Italian Christmas Eve Dinner at Celestino Ristorante in Pasadena, hosted by Owner and Executive Chef Calogero Drago. Enjoy a special menu featuring both seasonal delights and classic favorites like mushroom soufflé, duck and mushroom ravioli with porcini blueberry sauce, pumpkin tortellini, sautéed branzino, grilled lamb chops and t-bone steak. Due to popular demand, there’s also a “Feast of the Seven Fishes” À la Carte Menu for seafood enthusiasts. Save room for dessert with options like vanilla panna cotta with fresh strawberries or the decadent flourless chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream.
Time: Sunday, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Address: 100 La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills
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Arth Bar + Kitchen

Dec. 24. This Christmas Eve, indulge in a blend of sugar and spice at Arth Bar + Kitchen, featuring a diverse menu such as small Plates, Tandoor starters, entrées, handcrafted Tandoor breads, rice and desserts, there’s something for everyone to savor. Don’t miss out on their extensive cocktail menu, including the special Old Monk’s Manhattan made with Old Monk spiced Indian rum, banana liqueur, cinnamon-infused vermouth, vanilla liqueur, walnut bitters and garnished with a torched cinnamon stick.
Time: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
Address: 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City
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1212 Santa Monica

Dec. 24. Celebrate a festive Christmas Eve at Twelve Twelve Santa Monica, where Executive Chef Oliver Malmsten has prepared a mouthwatering feast featuring crostinis, beef tartare, oysters Rockefeller, Italian meatballs, seafood spaghetti di Gragnano, wild boar tagliatelle and bistecca alla ribeye. Indulge in delectable desserts like chocolate croissant bread pudding, cannoli Siciliani and chocolate lava cake. Pair your meal with selections from their award-winning wine list and full cocktail list.
Time: Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Address: 1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica
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Photo credits: Twelve Twelve Starters courtesy of Ryan Tanaka. Hotel Per La Per L’Ora courtesy of The Ingalls. SALT Brunch courtesy of Kassy Rodriguez. Other images are courtesy of the venues featured.


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