I saw this on the dineLA Calendar and wanted to pass it along to those who are looking for a place to eat for Christmas Even and on Christmas Day. I recommend you grab holiday dinner at Drago Centro downtown Los Angeles. The food is DELICIOUS, it’s beautifully decorated and has wonderful staff.
Christmas Eve and Day
Saturday, December 24 & Sunday, December 25 for Brunch or Dinner
The Christmas table at Campanile represents all that’s good about the holidays: crisp linens, sparking wine and tinkling glasses, a succulent roast goose, and figgy pudding. For more than 20 years, Campanile has brought their most cherished holiday offerings as they treat their guests as family. Enjoy a four-course meal plus dessert featuring items such as Winter Minestrone, Chestnut Ravioli, Roast Goose, Grilled Polenta, and Sweet Potato & Porcini Souffle.
Campanile or 323.938.1447.
Saturday, December 24
Enjoy a five-course holiday tasting menu including Arctic Char, Smoked Roe & Sea Beans; Beef Rib Cap, Marrow Potatoes, Kale & Horseradish; and Jasper Hill Dairy “Winnimere,” Apples & Warm Brioche.
$75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Craft or 310.279.4180.
Saturday, December 24 from 5-9pm
This Christmas Eve, celebrate like a real Italian and feast on seven fishes with Chef Celestino Drago. Drawing on the Southern Italian tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve, Drago Centro will present a light and healthful alternative to the hearty but often heavy Christmas feast. The seven course menu will feature items such as Crispy Salt Cod, Maine Lobster Cappuccino, and Pistachio Semifreddo.
$70 per person, $40 for optional wine pairings. Drago Centro or 213.228.8998.
Saturday, December 24 from 5-11pm
Il Covo offers menus of elegance and charm for Christmas dining in the Mediterranean home and garden of this new restaurant. Milanese Chef Roberto Maggioni created a prix fixe tasting menu featuring items such as Crudi Misti with Tuna, Yellowtail, Branzino; Squid Ink Risotto Sette Mari; Rack of Venison with a Port Reduction and Roasted Sunchockes; and Pandora. The complete à la carte menu will also be available.
$65 per person, wine pairing additional $40. Il Covo or 310.858.0020.
Saturday, December 24 from 5:30-10pm
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Joe’s with menu selections such as Bluefin Tuna Tartare accompanied by Salad of Cucumber and Roma Tomatoes, with Preserved Lemons and Lemon Oil; Father Christmas’ Standing Prime Rib of Beef, Puffed Yorkshire Pudding, Carrots Pulled from Arroyo Grande, and Roasted Brussels and Shallots to Boot; and Santa’s Best Egg Nog Semi Freddo, Spiced Chocolate, Sugar Cookie Crumbles, and the Season’s Spiced Walnuts.
$75 per person. Joe’s Restaurant or 310.399.5811.
Saturday, December 24 & Sunday, December 25 from 5-10pm
LA Market Restaurant by Kerry Simon celebrates the holidays with three-course, prix fixe menus that showcase Simon’s spin on classic holiday dishes, influenced by the restaurant’s signature contemporary comfort cuisine. On Christmas Eve, the menu includes Roasted Chestnut Soup with spiced cream, apple flan, and jamon Serrano; and Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast with celery root, date bread pudding, and dried cherry chutney. On Christmas Day, LA Market features Harris Ranch Sirloin with truffle parmesan potato terrine and pearl onion-bacon jus; and Roasted Apple Cheesecake with cinnamon pecan maple praline.
$52 per person / $21 for children under 12, exclusive of tax and gratuity. LA Market or 213.765.8600.
Locanda del Lago
Saturday, December 24 from 4-11pm & Sunday, December 25 from 11:30am-10pm
Celebrate the holidays with a seasonally inspired, multi-course “Cena di Natale” (Christmas supper) menu, crafted by Executive Chef Gianfranco Minuz. Gather around the table with family and friends for a three- or four- course feast. Featuring Italian winter ingredients, such as chestnuts, artichokes, and veal, the specials will be offered alongside an optional wine pairing menu ($25) and a seasonal dessert ($11).
$55 for three course, $68 for four courses, not including tax and gratuity. Locanda del Lago or 310.451.3525.
Mezze: A Very Jewish Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24 from 6pm-1am
This Christmas Eve, feast on an authentic array of house made, Eastern Mediterranean edibles at Mezze. Drawing on some childhood favorites, Chef Micah Wexler has crafted a not-so-traditional Christmas Eve spread sure to encourage schmoozing, schmaltzing and good cheer. In addition to their regular menu, Mezze will be offering the following fare in celebration of a Jewish Christmas Eve: Wild Salmon, Grandma’s Chopped Chicken Livers, Smoked Sablefish, Matzoball Soup, Pastrami, Potato Knish, and Shawarma.
Mezze or 310.657.4103.
Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve at Naya promises to be a culinary and celebratory journey. The elegant five-course menu features an Angel’s Delight cocktail, assorted Samosas, Green Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Black Lentil Stew, Ginger Curry and a Lamb Carving Station with Tandoor Ginger Cornbread and Naya Rice. The gastronomic experience is completed with Peppermint Mousse for dessert and Wassail to toast.
$30 per person. Naya Sunset or 323.663.8268.
Saturday, December 24 from 5-10pm
Patina offers good cheer and a festive tasting menu from Executive Chef Tony Esnault for Christmas Eve celebrations. The seven-course menu features a contemporary Bûche de Noël among other seasonal delights, such as Chicken, Foie Gras and Butternut Squash Terrine; Seasonal Glazed Vegetable Mosaic; and Roasted Liberty Farm Duck
$125 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Patina or 213.972.3331.
Saturday, December 24 from 5-10pm
Spend the holidays at Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique where Executive Chef Giselle Wellman is offering an incredible prix fixe menu featuring caviar, champagne, and a host of other indulgent delights. The exquisite Christmas Eve celebration menu includes such decadent courses as Lobster Ravioli, Aged Rib Eye, Champagne Sorbet with Caviar, and a show stoppying Cranberry Galette.
$100 per person, not including tax or tip. Petrossian or 310.271.0576.
Saturday, December 24 from 4-8pm
Holidays are Happier at Providence. Celebrate Christmas Eve with a beloved Providence tradition, the “La Vigilia-The Feast of the Seven Fishes” menu. Chef Michael Cimarusti has created seven different seafood varieties inspired by his Grandmother Josephine and Great Grandmother Domenica Cimarusti, such as stuzzichini di mare, stracciatella con aragosta, and striped bass alla griglia. Providence will also offer a limited a la carte menu that evening.
$120 per person / $170 with wine pairing, exclusive of tax, other beverages and gratuity. Providence or 323.460.4170.