Stumped as to where to dine this Christmas? Here are nine great options as to where you should wine and dine this Xmas holiday in the City of Angels.
BOXWOOD AT THE LONDON WEST HOLLYWOOD
On Friday December 24 and Saturday, December 25 indulge in a traditional Christmas feast that combines seasonal flavors and Executive Chef Anthony Keene’s signature touch to bring an enticing twist to the holiday. Celebrate family and friends with a wide variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts such as Oysters Rockefeller with Mornay Sauce and Creamed Spinach; Roasted Chestnut Soup with a Porcini Mushroom Cream; Roasted Organic Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, served with all the Traditional Offerings, 10 oz Black Angus Filet with Saffron Potato Fondant and Smoked Béarnaise; Apple Cider Doughnuts with a Vanilla Anglaise and more in Boxwood’s sophisticated and stylish atmosphere.
AVEC NOUS AT VICEROY L’ERMITAGE
Enjoy Christmas Eve around the (French) table with an elaborate spread of appetizers, main courses, desserts, and drinks (of course). First courses include the likes of escargot, foie gras orange and French onion soup, while second courses include duck, sea bass and scallops; finish strong with a cheese plate, Buche de Noel or a floating island dessert.
SPAGO BEVERLY HILLS
Chef de Cuisine Tetsu Yahagi has prepared a meal of Wolfgang Puck’s holiday staples, and while the fare is clearly the focus, expect an added bonus in the live holiday carolers on site who will spread holiday cheer sporadically throughout the restaurant.
Enjoy a festive a la carte menu from 5-10PM with seasonal specials like Roasted Chestnut Soup, Black Trumpet Mushrooms; Red Wine Braised Bone-In Short Rib and Eggnog Cheesecake with Ginger Bread Cookie Crumbs and Huckleberry Preserves.
THE BELVEDERE AT THE PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS
Head to The Belvedere on Christmas Eve as Chef Codney prepares a selection of a la carte specials with a festive twist including Spiny Lobster, White Truffle Risotto and A-5 Zen-noh Japanese Wagyu beef. Christmas Day’s meal is a family-style affair with a set of menu of cChestnut Bisque, Oysters “Rockefeller”, Roasted Duck, Free-range Turkey and more.
CIRCA 55 AT THE BEVERLY HILTON
CIRCA 55 will be offering a special Christmas Day Brunch with free-flowing Prosecco, festive favorites including a Winter Truffle Risotto and Slow Roasted leg of Lamb, and a mouth-watering dessert spread. Christmas day dinner includes a crisp winter salad, savory seafood pasta, slow cooked short ribs and more, which can be enjoyed a la carte or as a four-course meal with Prosecco.
1 PICO AT SHUTTERS ON THE BEACH
On Christmas Eve, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy menu highlights that include Chestnut Soup, Prime Beef Fillet Mignon, Pumpkin Tortelli, Rum Raisin Gelato and more. On Christmas day itself, expect fare like Duck Prosciutto, Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chop, Roasted Mediterranean Branzino or a Chocolate Sponge Roll “Yule Log.”
PUBLIC KITCHEN + BAR AT THE HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT
After unwrapping presents enjoy a Christmas Brunch at Public Kitchen & Bar in Hollywood. It the perfect spot if you’re looking to forget about a bad haul from Santa or celebrate a good one with $20 bottomless mimosas! In addition to traditional fixings including Prime Rib and Rack of Lamb carving stations, enjoy stand-out options including a Duck Confit Hash with a perfectly poached egg. If you’re looking to keep it light after some heavy holiday eating, enjoy a crisp Watermelon & Burrata Salad lightly dusted with pistachios and a sherry dressing.
CULINA AT THE FOUR SEASONS LOS ANGELES
Culina’s Christmas Day Brunch features Honey Baked Ham, an array of salads, and seafood offerings, from oysters on the half shell to Alaskan King Crab to house made sushi. Kids’ items and an extensive Dessert Station including hand-made pies, assorted house-made gelatos, and sorbets ensure there’s something for everyone.