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The run-up to Christmas day can be overwhelming, so why not take out the biggest challenge of the day and try dining out instead!
Los Angeles has plenty of option for dining out where family squabbles, turkey cooking and washing up, will soon be but a distant memory.
Take your pick from traditional menus to something totally different.
Restaurants open on Christmas Day in Los Angeles
Christmas day is a fine time to check out this welcome addition to the city's fine dining scene. Open on Christmas day and offering a prix fixe menu for $74 per person there are plenty of house comfort food favourites to be found like roast beet salad, filet mignon and seared scallops. Be sure to check out the festive cocktail pop up bar too!
Nomad Los Angeles
Giannini Place, 649 South Olive & 7th Street, LA, CA 90014
Curtis Stone will be cooking up a storm at Gwen on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A five-course dinner includes dishes like mushroom soup, roast scallops and New York strip for $85 per person.
6600 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
3. Saddle Peak Lodge
This annual steadfast puts on a seasonal Christmas prix fixe menu including Christmas ham, elk tenderloin and pumpkin pie curated by Chef Adam Horton for $98 per person.
Saddle Peak Lodge
419 Cold Canyon Rd Calabasas, CA 91302
4. The Belvedere at the Peninsula Hotel
Seared scallops, duck confit rillette and turkey with sage stuffing are just a few of the dishes making up the Christmas feast in the luxurious Peninsula Hotel surroundings. Priced at $140 per person, the all you can drink Nicolas Feuillette Champagne should make the bill easier to swallow.
The Belvedere at the Peninsula Hotel
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212
5. Mastro's Ocean Club
Say goodbye dry old turkey and hello juicy steak at this swanky seaside steakhouse in Malibu, open Christmas Eve and Christmas day.
Maestro's Ocean Club
18412 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265
6. Catch LA
Have the run of the a la carte menu with some seasonal specialities thrown in at this popular globally influenced seafood restaurant in West Hollywood.
8715 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood CA 90069
7. Tres by Jose Andres
Sit back and enjoy the sophisticated surroundings whilst tucking into comfort food favourites with a twist in this Jose Andres sanctuary.
Tres by Jose Andres
800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015
8. The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills
The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills is serving a four-course tasting menu on Christmas day in the evening for $105 per person, including traditional favourites like rosemary citrus-glazed ham, a stuffed rib roast, and sweet potato gnocchi.
The Restaurant at Montage Beverly Hills
225 N Canon Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210