Food & Drink

13 LA Restaurants that Have Christmas Covered

From seafood to Italian to deep-fried turkey feasts.

We’re ending the year with lots of questions: When will things reopen? How long until we can get in on the vaccine? Is Santa still allowed to come down the chimney if he’s technically not part of our household? While we don’t have answers to any of the above, if your usual family holiday plans are disintegrating faster than a chess game against that girl from The Queen’s Gambit, then you’re likely wondering where you can get a really good Christmas dinner to go. And that we can help with. Whether it’s an old-school Italian feast, a blow-out prix-fixe menu, or a turkey dinner from a diner, here are 14 amazing options for what’s sure to be the weirdest Christmas ever.

Little Dom's

Los Feliz

Anything goes this Christmas, including a deep-fried turkey for dinner. Pre-order one for pick up on Christmas Day from the Eastside fave that’s also offering several sides including roasted Brussels with wild boar bacon and sweet potato puree (all of the above serve six to eight). On Christmas Eve you can go old school with pans of baked ziti and chicken cacciatore. And not to worry: there will be plenty of pies for purchase on both days. 
Cost: Varies; available a la carte. 
How to order: Email christmas@littledoms.com.

Scopa Italian Roots

Venice

If you grew up gorging on seven courses of sauced-up seafood every Christmas Eve, you’re likely from an Italian family, which is totally not a requirement if you want to get in on Scopa’s Feast of the Seven Fishes. The dinner serves four and includes an anchovy tin, smoked trout toast, cold seafood salad, jumbo poached shrimp, crispy cod, lobster bucatini, and a whole branzino you bake at home. There’s also a (fish-less) Christmas Dinner menu that includes starters of ricotta crostini and Brussels sprout salad, an herb-crusted ribeye main course, two sides, and a cool cannoli kit. 
Cost: Feast of the Seven Fishes, $200; Christmas Dinner $125
How to order: Email info@scopaitalianroots.com for pickup December 22-24.

Rossoblu
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Rossoblu

Downtown

Steve Samson’s Cal-Italian Fashion District staple is doing a multi-course Christmas meal for two featuring some of the restaurant’s signature dishes like that tomato sugo-topped Valbruna’s eggplant, the brothy minestra nel sacco, lasagna Bolognese, and the heirloom and Tuscan kale ribollita, all centered around a beefy grilled prime rib with red wine jus and horseradish crema plus a Yule log for dessert. 
Cost: $158
How to order: Order on Tock for pickup on December 24.

STK Steakhouse

Westwood

In addition to its full regular menu, you can feast on the sleek steakhouse’s holiday specials for one or two including a prime rib dinner served with confit fingerlings, green beans, and a black truffle Madeira sauce with the option to splurge on some shaved truffles. You can also get a roasted free-range turkey breast special with a heavy dose of sides including corn pudding, green beans, sweet potato mash, and even an extra dose of turkey (confit thighs!). Pick up apple pie by the whole pie or slice, too. 
Cost: Varies; available a la carte
How to order: Order on ChowNow

Love & Salt
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Love & Salt

Manhattan Beach

DIY your own Christmas Eve tasting menu with lots of antipasti options including grilled octopus, wood-oven meatballs, and a prosciutto-pear salad; pastas including penne Bolognese and mushroom lasagna; and mains like a prime ribeye or whole roasted branzino along with dessert options (that chocolate peanut butter crunch concoction is calling everyone’s name). Bonus: You can tack on wine pairings too. 
Cost: Four courses for $55 per person; five courses for $65 per person. Wine pairings $45-$60 per person. 
How to order: Order on Toast (48-hour pre-order required).

NORMS Restaurant

Various locations

If you want to relive your Thanksgiving dinner on Christmas and on the cheap, look no further than this nostalgic SoCal diner chain. Its traditional all-in holiday meal that serves four to six comes with roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing, gravy, and fresh cranberry sauce plus salad, pie, and its famous chicken-sausage gumbo thrown in for good measure.  
Cost: $49
How to order: Order through Norms.com or via most delivery apps.

Angelini Osteria
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Angelini Osteria

Beverly Hills

Pick up all that you need for an unbuckle-your-pants-inducing old-school Italian meal with a massive menu of large trays filled with everything from eggplant parm to lasagna to tricolore salad to Barolo-braised short ribs. There are also plenty of side dishes including spicy broccoli, white polenta, and sautĂ©ed winter veggies along appetizers, antipasti trays, and whole cakes available, too. Most everything feeds at least six people or more. 
Cost: Varies; available la carte. 
How to order: Order by calling 323-297-0070 or emailing info@angelinirestaurantgroup.com.

Tacos Tu Madre
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Tacos Tu Madre

West Hollywood

If fun tacos and Christmas cocktails sound like the best holiday dinner ever, you can order both from the taco shop’s WeHo location. The special tacos available on Christmas Eve (and sold individually) include smoked ham-and-habanero, Jalisco pork tamale, and twice-baked potato plus all the regular offerings for your tortilla-stuffed holiday enjoyment. For drinks, you can order up Mr. Gnome’s Drunken Gingerbread, made with brown butter-infused tequila and a gingersnap cookie garnish, plus DIY Mexican hot chocolate, and Baja-mulled wine. 
Cost: Varies; available a la carte.
How to order: Order on ChowNow, in person, or through most delivery apps.

Plant Food and Wine

Venice

Vegans and the non-vegans who love them can holiday in harmony with Matthew Kenney’s lineup of plant-based Christmas eats. The four-course menu comes with chestnut soup, Brussels sprout salad, roasted celery root with green bean casserole and mushroom gravy, and a spiced vanilla ice cream-topped apple crumb for a finisher. You can order it hot if you want to have it Christmas Eve or ready to be reheated if you’ll be indulging the next day.
Cost: $120 per person 
How to order: Order on Tock

Boxwood Restaurant
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Boxwood Restaurant

West Hollywood

The hotel’s onsite restaurant is offering an a la carte holiday menu both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day that lets you mix and match mains like traditional beef Wellington or whole Branzino with starters like chestnut porcini ravioli, butter-poached Maine Lobster roll, and local burrata and endive salad. Then, load up on desserts including a Christmas yule log with eggnog Anglaise and English toffee pudding accompanied by brown butter ice cream. 
Cost: Varies; available a la carte
How to order: Order by calling 310-358-7788 or emailing boxwoodhost@thelondonweho.com. Place orders by December 22 for pickup on Christmas Eve and December 23 for Christmas Day. 

Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery
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Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery

Santa Monica

The Rustic Canyon Family’s popular bakery-cafe is offering multiple holiday dinner options for Christmas Eve pickup. Most of the items are enough for four, including an organic herb-roasted chicken with dried fruit-and-bread salad and braised short ribs for the main event along with sides of bourbon-glazed carrots and parsnips, butternut squash puree, and take-and-bake buttermilk biscuits. If brunch in your pajamas is more your thing, order up some big servings of Huckleberry’s fabled baked goods including gingerbread teacake, goat cheese-gruyère quiche, and blueberry cornmeal cake plus tons of dessert options and cookie decorating kits. 
Cost: Varies; available a la carte
How to order: Order by calling 310-451-2311 or by emailing catering@huckleberrycafe.com by December 18.

Griffin Club Los Angeles

West Los Angeles

If you’re looking for a taste of a swanky private club without the whole membership thing, this is your chance. The private Westside club is opening up its to-go holiday dinner offerings to non-members this Christmas Eve with a menu that includes a wild arugula and beet salad, roasted lobster bisque, slow-braised short ribs, hazelnut-black truffle tagliatelle and broccoli, in addition to a chocolate yule log for dessert. 
Cost: $195-$325 
How to order: Order by calling 310-558-6492 or emailing Sergio@GriffinClubla.com by December 20 for pickup on December 24.

Norah

West Hollywood

For an upscale Christmas Eve dinner mom definitely didn’t used to make, go for this multi-course menu of braised short ribs, a little gem salad, baked shells amped up with black truffle conserva, caramelized Brussels, and a chocolate layer cake. You can also throw in some signature bottled cocktails or bottles of wine and bubbly while you’re at it. 
Cost: $95 per person
How to order: Order on Tock by December 21.