The bi-level restaurant inside the shiny new outpost of the original New York hotel will do special three-course prix fixe menu on Christmas Day with first courses of curried squash soup or Brussels sprouts with apples, mains like filet mignon with roasted parsnips, and a few family-style sides. It all ends with dessert, of course, and the milk & honey ice cream looks like the way to go.
Details: $74 per person; 2pm to 8:30pm. Reservations via OpenTable. Walk-ins accepted.
The Viceroy L’Ermitage restaurant is offering a French-influenced five-course tasting menu with roasted chestnut soup, lobster medallions, and entree choices of lamb stew or cod in addition to dessert and a festive-sounding amuse bouche: an eggnog tart with vanilla-bourbon caviar.
Details: $85 adults, $65 children; 5pm to 11pm. Reservations via website. Walk-ins accepted.
The Line Hotel’s revamped restaurant with Josiah Citrin now at the helm is offering a three-course dinner, where you’ll choose between starters like chestnut ravioli and seared scallops, and mains of beef Wellington and roasted Sonoma duck breast, along with family-style sides and a dessert course.
Details: $65 adults, $35 children; 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Reservations via OpenTable. Walk-ins accepted
For the early-going set, the SLS’s all-day spot will be doing a buffet brunch featuring an impressive chilled seafood display with caviar, prawns, snow crab, oysters, and Russ & Daughters smoked salmon. Andrés’ Spanish influences abound with an Andalusian-style lamb and prime rib carving station, shrimp ceviche, and Spanish rice, and you can get your fill of sparkling drinks at the unlimited bubble bar for an extra $25. The restaurant will also be offering a three-course prix fixe dinner later for $75
Details: $85 adults, $42 children 11am to 3pm (last seating). Reservations via OpenTable.
If you’ve ever told your loved ones that you don’t need no stinking’ fancy holiday dinner and would be perfectly fine just eating hot dogs, now’s your chance to prove it. The DTLA neighborhood watering hole that normally doubles as a sandwich stop will instead be offering a holiday hot dog bar for truly low-key Christmas Day dining. Pair one (or more) with a craft beer on draft and bask in the glory of what you’ve just pulled off.
Details: a la carte hot dogs only; 6pm to 1am. Walk-ins only.