The holidays are going to look a little different in 2020. Maybe you’re staying home instead of traveling. Perhaps instead of a big family gathering, it’s just you and your parents eating latkes this year. Or hey, maybe you’re just stuck in your apartment, sharing some Christmas prime rib with your two roommates and their four cats. No matter how you’re spending the season, LA’s restaurants are here for you, with holiday specials running for Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, or any other reason to celebrate this month.
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101 North Eatery & Bar
The 101 North Eatery has a $75-per-person Christmas Eve dinner, that includes a roasted root vegetable salad, mushroom tart, herb-crusted beef tenderloin, and more. Order by 12/22 for 12/24 pick-up.
The tremendous, innovative Silver Lake spot All Day Baby has a family-style Christmas Eve feast served a la carte. Options include a maple- and chili-brined smoked turkey breast, a ribeye roast, a hammy pork knuckle, and a ton of sides, along with whole pies. Order online by 12/19 for 12/24 pick-up.
After being closed for much of quarantine, American Beauty is opening back up for a special Christmas feast. They’ll have a family-style Christmas dinner for four ($240), with a Flannery prime rib roast, house-smoked rainbow trout, and their incredible stuffed hash brown. Order here for Christmas Eve pick-up.
Venice’s seafood spot The Anchor is offering a $60-per-person, five-course meal for Christmas Eve. You’ll get a heat-and-serve lobster ravioli kit, cherrystone clam chowder, arugula salad, and more, and they’ll also include a free bottle of wine if you order four-or-more dinners. Order online by 12/22 for 12/24 pick-up. The Anchor is also offering free Christmas Eve hot sandwiches and soup for those in need.
Koreatown Italian spot (and ice cream and pizza specialist) Antico is selling some very special dinners through New Year’s Day. There’s an $80-per-person bone-in ribeye for two to four and a $100-per-person standing prime rib roast for four to six. Both come with creamed spinach, roasted sweet potato, porcini jus, and horseradish crème fraîche. Order via Tock.
Brentwood’s local steakhouse Baltaire is offering prime rib packages throughout the month of December, including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The packages come with fancy sides like lobster bisque, roasted heirloom carrots, olive oil mashed potatoes, and a chocolate silk pie. They serve four ($295) or six-to-eight people ($495), or, you know, just you for the entire week. Pre-order here.
Birdie G’s in Santa Monica will offer a $89-per-person heat-and-serve New Year’s Eve dinner. It’s six courses, and includes ham-wrapped persimmons, wood-grilled maitake mushrooms, and koji-marinated steak. There’s also a $79 vegan menu available, and plenty of batch cocktails. Order online.
Bourbon Steak, the steakhouse at The Americana, is offering a $159-per-person prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner. It’s a three-course surf-and-turk combo that involves truffle-rubbed bone-in prime rib and lobster tail, served with potato puree and bone marrow butter. Call (818) 839-4130 by 12/26 to order for 12/31.
For a Kwanzaa feast to remember, check out the tremendous Bridgetown Roti. They’re offering a bunch of specials, like red pepper goat rotis with roasted peanut sauce, curried yam and mango or green curried shrimp patties, cod fish cakes, and more. Order online for pick-up and delivery 12/26-12/31.
New Boyle Heights Spot Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Company is offering a special pie through the holidays, the Chile En Nogada. This take on the festive pie has roasted poblanos, pomegranate seeds, ricotta, and mozz, and is available to order online through the holidays.
Carbon Beach Club
Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn is making things easy this Christmas with a single option for Christmas dinner: A 40 oz. shallot-crusted prime rib with roasted fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and Parker House rolls. The package serves four for $200. Order over the phone - (310) 460-7509.
Cassia, the excellent Southeast Asian spot in Santa Monica, is offering a New Year’s Eve meal for up to six people ($135-per-two people). Along with a six-course meal with options like lemongrass- and honey-baked ham or grilled mushrooms with saffron cream gravy, the kit also includes beads and noisemakers.
Hollywood spot The Cat & Fiddle has a three-course Christmas dinner available, with options for mains like beef Wellington ($42), nut roast Wellington ($32), and roasted turkey ($35). Every order comes with a Christmas cracker - order online by 12/22 for 12/23 or 12/24 pick-up.
A family-run sweets shop in Santa Monica, Cookie Good has an entire collection of holiday desserts. There are 16 seasonal cookie flavors, including babka, gingerbread latte, peanut brittle, gluten-free gingerbread, along with their signature Cookie Corn, which is popcorn, drizzled with caramel and rolled in cookie crumbs. They’ll also gift wrap anything, making it ideal for last-minute shoppers. Order online for pick-up, local delivery, and shipping.
The classic Culver City spot, reincarnated last year as an Old Hollywood-style haunt, is set to be torn down in April 2021. So this is the last time you can celebrate Christmas or New Year’s Eve with a feast here, and we’re pretty sure Sinatra would approve. They have a variety of meals available (seriously, there are like eight of them), and the menus read like Mad Men prop lists, featuring caviar, oysters Rockefeller, shrimp cocktail, lobster thermidor, beef Wellington, and more. For all the info, or to place an order, check out their website.
Pacific Palisades spot The Draycott is offering both Christmas Day and Boxing Day specials. On 12/25, they’ll have a $75-per-person, three-course menu, with options like crispy duck leg with sour cabbage, slow-braised short ribs with whipped polenta, and porcini mushroom ravioli. For Boxing Day, they’ve got a wide range of a la carte items. Order online by 12/23 for 12/25 and 12/26 pick-up.
Drunk On Pie
A pop-up run by the people behind Severance Wine Bar in Weho, Drunk On Pie has a variety of savory and sweet holiday pies, including beef Wellington, lobster bisque pie, and traditional apple. They’ll also serve Christmas-y batch cocktails like house-made sherry eggnog, holiday Old Fashioned with nutmeg and walnut bitters, and a Christmas mule with cranberry-ginger syrup. Pre-order online, pick-up available at Severance or Brite Spot in Echo Park.
Original Farmer’s Market spot Du-Par’s has family-style holiday meals available for four-to-six ($155) or eight-to-ten people ($255). Orders include choice of a ham or turkey, plus options like butternut squash soup, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and more. Each order also comes with a pie. Order online.
Upscale Italian food emporium Eataly has everything from butchered meats and salumi platters to baked goods and fresh pastas for your holiday meals. They’ve also got prepared Christmas dinners for four ($275) or eight ($525) involving lasagna, prime rib, mashed potatoes, and more. Order online by 12/18 for 12/23 or 12/24 pick-up.
Tremendous Cuban restaurant El Cochinito in Silver Lake has a Christmas Eve catering menu involving their crispy, tender lechón asado, congri, and yuca, for six-to-eight ($100) or 12-14 ($180), along with a la carte options for maduros, croquetas, and papas rellenas. They’re also offering a Cuban breakfast package that includes bake-your-own cheese and guava pastelitos, along with a make-your-own Cuban sandwich kit for Christmas Day. Pre-order online.
Silver Lake’s Eszett has a Festivus meat pie, filled with venison, duck confit, lardon, red wine, caramelized onion, and wild mushrooms. They’re $150, and serve four-to-six. Order online.
Fogo de Chão
Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo De Chao has pre-packaged meals for Christmas Eve and Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and Day. The $130 meal for six involves a choice of turkey, lamb, or picanha, plus sides like sweet potato casserole, Brazilian sausage and apple stuffing, and more. Order via their website.
Eagle Rock’s Four Cafe has a four-person dinner ($225) that includes braised beef brisket, potato au gratin, mac and cheese, fig and beet salad, and much more. They’ll even deconstruct the feast for four different households, if you’re celebrating via Zoom, and also have a bunch of items available a la carte.
The Front Yard, the restaurant at the Garland in North Hollywood, will have a $165 family-style dinner for four for Christmas, highlighted by seared filet in mushroom bordelaise and sage-roasted turkey. There’s also a Call (818) 255-7285 for Christmas Eve or Day pick-up.
Historic Filipinotown’s local gin bar has a bunch of New Year’s Eve cocktails available for pre-order, along with a few different options from local paella-maker Roger X. Navas-Balladares. Every order over $100 comes with a free bottle of champagne. Order online for pick-up 12/30 or 12/31.
Giovanni’s Tiramisu isn’t running any holiday specials, but if there’s a more seasonally-appropriate dessert spot in LA, we haven’t found it yet. The man behind the operation is Giovanni Bolla, a 72-year-old Italian chef who personally delivers each tiramisu order. Order through his website - that’s not a suggestion, it’s a command.
Good Boy Bob Coffee
You might not be feeling too well come New Year’s morning. Fortunately, Santa Monica and Culver City coffee roaster Good Boy Bob is here to help you plan ahead - with a $95, Morning After New Year’s kit that includes a bag of fresh beans, a mimosa kit, a loaf of sourdough, a dozen eggs, bacon, goat butter, and preserves. Pre-order online by 12/30 for pick-up 12/31 or 1/1.
Great White Rotisseria
This roast chicken spot in Venice is running a chicken feast special for the holidays. Each order includes honey-glazed chicken, mashed potatoes, roasted winter vegetables, and more. Pre-order by 12/22 for 12/24 pick-up.
Typically a members-only club, the Griffin Club is offering its Christmas and New Year’s Eve prix fixe meals publicly. For Christmas, they have meals for two-to-four ($195) or five-to-eight ($325), with roasted lobster and sherry bisque, braised short ribs, a yule log, and more. At New Year’s, they’ll have coursed-out options highlighted by either prime rib or leg of lamb. Order by 12/20 for 12/25 pick-up, or by 12/27 for 12/31 pick-up. Call 310-558-6492 to order.
Weho spot Harlowe will have a bunch of French classics for the holidays, thanks to the Little Door’s semi-permanent residency in their kitchen. The menu runs every day through 12/31, and includes a la carte options, all portioned for four to six people. There’s foie gras and brandy, poached lobster salad, beef Wellington, and a whole bunch of desserts. Call (323) 876-5839 to order - requires 48 hours notice.
This excellent Creole restaurant in Jefferson Park is running holiday specials all month long. They’ve got meals for anywhere from one person to 20-25 people, which include entree options like Cajun fried turkey, pork roast, beef pot roast, and a bunch of sides (mac & cheese, jambalaya, cornbread stuffing, and more). Note that they also have options for large batches of their incredible gumbo (up to 70 servings!). Requires 72 hours notice - call (323) 753-9023 to order.
One of our favorite Southern places in the city, Hatchet Hall is offering all the sides you need to complement whatever large meat you choose to roast this Christmas. Each order includes sides for four people ($135), and includes potato yeast rolls, rutabaga mash, baked cream corn, candied yams, and more. You can also add on a butcher box or cornbread kit, if you’re looking to supplement with some at-home cooking. Order online - orders are by 12/18 for pick-up on 12/23 or 24.
Flouring LA is a local, WOC-owned bakeshop popping-up every Saturday (plus 12/23) at Hotel Figueroa in DTLA. Their eight-piece holiday box includes gingerbread cake bars, peppermint meringue-topped brownies, cinnamon and sugar donuts, and sea salt chocolate-chip cookies. Pre-order via their website for pick-up.
Howie’s is a neighborhood market and butcher shop in San Gabriel, serving a bunch of prepared food for the holidays, like a four-pound aged prime NY strip roast with all the fixings like mashed potatoes, vegetables, and gravy ($225), huge charcuterie platters, and massive shrimp cocktail platters. Order by 12/19 for 12/23 or 12/24 pick-up.
This excellent Santa Monica bakery is currently serving a variety of holiday treats. For Christmas Eve, they’ve got specials like a whole-roasted chicken, braised short ribs, and a bunch of sides and desserts. All details for ordering here.
Still-to-come Whittier spot Imli is getting things started a bit early before their upcoming grand opening in 2021. They’re selling a prix fixe Indian feast for two ($75), which includes chana chaat, chicken kheema, and more. Order online by 12/28 for 12/31 pick-up.
Spire 73 at DTLA’s Intercontinental Hotel will have a four-course prix fixe Christmas Eve and Day dinner that involves beef tenderloin or seared king salmon, plus sides, for $50-per-person, and a New Year’s Eve dinner for $60-per-person. Order online.
West Hollywood classic Jar is offering a special a la carte menu for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, with options like chicken schnitzel, coq au vin, roasted ribeye filet (for four-to-six people), and, of course, their signature pot roast. They’re also offering batch cocktails, like a spiced Old Fashioned and their Mezcal Mexican Hot Chocolate. Order online.
Jerry’s, a classic deli in Marina Del Rey, is running its holiday special through 12/25 for holiday meals. The $200 meals for five-to-six have options for each course, including matzo ball soup, brisket, corned beef, crispy potato latkes, and blueberry cheesecake. Order pick-up or delivery online.
All-around excellent Los Feliz spot Kismet is offering a bunch of classic New Year’s Eve dishes, like shrimp cocktail, mushroom velouté, and duck a l’Orange, among a bunch of other things you’d eat if your last name was Rockefeller or Hearst. It’s $100-per-person - order online.
Though you won’t get the carolers like you would in their Beverly Hills location, you can still have a Lawry’s holiday meal at home. They’re offering their prime rib dinner for six-to-eight ($349) or 12-15 ($569), which includes the roast rib, creamed spinach, Yorkshire pudding, and much more. They’ve also got a bunch of a la carte options, and an impressive wine selection. Order ahead for Christmas Eve pick-up.
Los Feliz neighborhood favorite Little Dom’s has specials running for both Christmas Eve and Day. On the 24th, they’ll have pans of baked ziti, fried chicken cacciatore, and lasagna, along with a bunch of sides, all portioned for six-to-eight people. And if you’re looking for something on Christmas Day, they’ll have whole deep-fried turkeys with all the fixings available. Everything is priced a la carte - order at Christmas@LittleDoms.com or by calling (323) 661-0055.
This Chinese spot in Mar Vista has a $100 holiday meal for four, with walnut shrimp, orange chicken, mapo tofu, zha jiang noodles, sesame balls, and more. Order online starting 12/22 for pick-up 12/24 or 12/25.
Loews Hotel Santa Monica
The hotel restaurant at the Loews Santa Monica has two family-style options for four, which feature a bone-in roast prime rib ($250) or a citrus-herb porchetta ($200) as mains, plus a bunch of sides. Book now for pick-up on Christmas Eve or [Christmas Day](https://resy.com/cities/lax/venues/blue-streak-at-loews-santa-monica-beach-hotel/events/festive-feast-to-go-by-loews-at-home-our-kitchen-your-table-2020-12-25?date=2020-12-16&seats=2.
Manhattan Beach’s great Italian comfort food spot Love & Salt has at-home tasting menus with four ($55/person) or five ($65/person) courses. You pick your own adventure here, with options like grilled octopus with marinated shell beans, penne Bolognese, rigatoni pomodoro, and whole roasted branzino. They’ve got to-go wine and liquor pairings for each course, as well. Pre-order online - 48-hour notice required, four-person minimum.
Lucques Catering is offering a ton of holiday treats. Their Christmas Eve and Day dinner kits have a standing rib roast, Parker House dinner rolls, wild mushroom and potato gratin, and more (feeds six for $425 - pick-up 12/23-12/24). Order through Tock.
The West Hollywood location of the excellent Oaxacan spot Madre will be offering a five-course prix fixe for $45 per person, including a cocktail and options like tortilla soup, linguine with crema and salsa morita, pollo en barbacoa, and more. There are also a whole bunch of batch seasonal winter cocktails. Order online 24 hours in advance for 12/23 or 12/24 pick-up (and delivery within three miles).
Moto Ramen, the Japanese spot in Culver City, is offering what they’re calling an Ode To Osechi - traditional Japanese New Year food - for New Year’s Eve. This box is $40, and includes nishime, dashi ikura, tuna, yellowtail, salmon sashimi, miso black cod, and more. Pre-order online for 12/31 pick-up.
Our favorite new BBQ spot in town is offering a Christmas Eve prime rib dinner for (at least) four. There’s a standing rib roast, and some of their excellent sides, like buttery mashed potatoes, wedge salad with marinated potatoes and bacon lardons, and a cheesy noodle bake with mornay sauce. Order soon - slots here tend to sell out quickly. Pre-order via Tock.
Night + Market Song
Night + Market’s three locations (Silver Lake, Weho, and Venice) will all offer what they’re calling a Thai-Chinese-American Christmas Eve feast, that includes dim sum with salmon caviar, roast duck spring roll, pineapple shrimp fried rice, orange chicken, and more for $60 per person (minimum two). They’ve also got a vegan option. Order online for 12/24 pick-up.
For an affordable family dinner, local chain Norms is offering a $55 family-style meal for four. It includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and a pie. Order online.
This restaurant at the Line in Koreatown will have a six-course Christmas Eve dinner ($75) that includes filet mignon and Main lobster thermidor, sunchoke and ham bread pudding, and more. And for New Year’s Eve, they’ve got a family-style meal for two-to-three ($275) or four-to-six ($550), with a caviar and smoked salmon platter, shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, grilled lobster, and more. Order online.
The excellent Santa Monica French restaurant Pasjoli will have both Christmas and New Year’s Eve specials. Their $130-per-person Christmas menu includes take-and-heat meals with detailed instructions, and all of the following: Leg of lamb, half chicken, Brussels sprouts, roast root vegetables, mashed potatoes, fennel gratin, Parker House rolls, chocolate Yule log, and a sugar cookie with a decorating kit. Pick-up is 12/23. They’ve got a similarly stacked NYE menu, which (for $200) includes a half-bottle of champagne, ribeye, a truffle eclair, and more. Order online.
Though they’re not running any holiday-specific specials, Pasta Sisters does have seasonal offerings. They’ve added handmade tortellini, truffle ravioli, and handmade panettone from Italy for the month of December. Order here.
The hotel restaurant at the Peninsula in Beverly Hills will offer a three-course Christmas Eve dinner and a family-style holiday feast for four to six on Christmas Day. The 12/24 offering includes seared scallop and caviar, roasted chateaubriand (fancy French steak) with mushroom risotto, and sticky toffee pudding for $120-per-person - they’ll also include a bottle of champagne in every order for two. The Christmas Day meal is $395 for short ribs, a whole roast turkey, risotto, and lots of fixings, plus a whole pecan pie and a bottle of champagne. Pre-order here for 12/24 or 12/25 pick-up.
This Playa Del Rey staple is offering a feast for two for $126.50, that includes duck confit with orange-miso caramel and black lentils, basil salad with pomegranate vinaigrette, pistachio, and blue cheese, creamy cauliflower soup, and more. They’ve also got take-and-bake cinnamon rolls, cookie decorating kits, and batch cocktail kits. Order online for 12/23 or 12/24 pick-up.
Real Coconut Kitchen in Malibu has both turkey ($350) and vegan stuffed acorn squash ($270) meals for four. Both come with all the fixings, including roasted vegetables and plantain bread stuffing. Order for 12/23 or 12/24 pick-up.
Redbird’s seven-course heat-and-serve menu is running 12/18-12/19, 12/23-12/24, and 12/30-12/31. It includes dishes like ginger-pumpkin soup, turkey roulade, NY strip bordelaise, and more, along with optional add-ons like a cookie party kit and a make-your-own truffle risotto. Order online.
One of the best French restaurants in the city, Republique has a black truffle-themed dinner for $160-per-person (minimum two). It includes kanpachi sashimi with uni, lobster, roast chestnut, and porcini soup, butternut squash agnolotti, and more. Every order for two also includes 25 grams of black truffle, and shaver, to truffle-ify your meal to your heart’s content. Order online for 12/23 or 12/24 pick-up.
One of our favorite Italian restaurants in town, Rossoblu is offering a bunch of hits in their $79, five-course Christmas meal. They’ve got Tortellini in brodo, lasagna Bolognese, grilled dry-aged ribeye, tiramisu, and more. They’ve also got a $198 New Year’s Eve dinner for two, with even more Italian excellence; you’ll also get an optional invitation to a Happy Hour Zoom on NYE with the Rossoblu team, with a cocktail demo, a wine chat, and a cooking demo with chef Steve Samson. Order online.
Shutters On The Beach in Santa Monica has a $95 per person, three-course, pick-your-own menu including a choice of appetizer, main, and dessert. Options include pumpkin soup, house-smoked salmon and caviar, braised short ribs, vegetable lasagna, and toasted almond chocolate flourless cake. Pre-order online for these Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day set menus.
Westwood’s STK is serving a prime rib special for $69 per person on Christmas Eve and Day. They’ll have confit fingerling potatoes, green beans, and port wine shallots with black truffle Madeira sauce. You can go extra-decadent with added shaved truffles for $15. Pre-orders and same-day takeout and delivery available, special runs 12/24-12/27. More info here.
Tacos Tu Madre in West Hollywood added a bunch of holiday specials available through 12/24. New taco options include Brazilian ham, tamal-style Jalisco pork, and twice-baked potato, and they’ve got cocktails like the Mr. Gnome’s Drunken Gingerbread, with brown butter-infused tequila, and a DIY pack for mulled wine. Order online.
Santa Monica spot Tar & Roses isn’t running any special New Year’s Eve dinner, but they do have their regular menu and will be offering 10% off pre-orders with code FU2020. Pre-order online.
You won’t be having your usual Christmas meal in the Tam O’Shanter’s storybook cottage in Atwater Village, but (like Lawry’s) you can still bring their meats home with you. You can order whole prime rib dinners for a group, and the Tam also offers whole turkey meals, and individual plates for those celebrating in a smaller group. Order ahead for Christmas Eve pick-up.
Santa Monica’s Tiato will be running specials for Christmas for three-to-four or six-to-eight people. Options include cinnamon five spice ham, beef Wellington, and roasted herb-crusted prime rib. Order via their website.
Local chain Urban Plates is running two holiday specials - the first is a three-course meal for four ($75) with a choice of steak, salmon, or chicken, choice of salad, sides, house bread, and holiday cookies, available until 12/31. The other is a Christmas turkey dinner for six-to-eight ($129), which includes turkey breast and all the fixings, for pick-up 12/23 or 12/24. Order online.
Spaceship/restaurant Vespertine in Culver City has a whole bunch of winter specials they’re running for the month of December. There’s a $115-per-person pre-prepared tasting menu, as well as a $95-per-person option that you heat and prepare yourself. The innovative menu includes duck with pumpkin and banana, beef with elements of root beer, halibut with shellfish custard, and more. Order here.
Weho Sausage Company
If cured meats are an essential part of your holiday tradition, look no further than Weho Sausage Co. This new restaurant at Citizen Public Market has a massive, $140 charcuterie platter that serves 12 (or one extremely determined meat lover) - more info on their Instagram.