The view-heavy restaurant at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is going all out for the holidays this year with lots of special events, including live holiday music Thursday and Friday nights and a DJ spinning festive tunes on Saturdays. The week of Hanukkah, the hotel will also be holding Menorah lightings with its resident Rabbi in the lobby. Stay for dinner afterwards and dig into Hanukkah specials (in addition to the regular menu), including Potato Latkes, Matzo Ball Soup, Noodle Kugel, Brisket, and—best of all!—Sufganiyot, otherwise known as jelly donuts.
Dine-in details: A la carte pricing varies. Hanukkah special offered December 18-26.
The beachfront restaurant at the LoewsSanta Monica Beach Hotel is doing a family-style feast you can pair with views of the Pacific. You’ll feast on Brined Turkey with Pan-Dripping Gravy alongside all necessary sides, including Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Yams with Marshmallow Topping, and Roasted Carrots. Start with an Arugula, Pear, and Blue Cheese Salad and finish with some old-fashioned Pumpkin Pie.
Cost: $95 per adult, $35 for children under 10. Seatings from 1pm-7pm.