If you don’t plan on cooking or washing dishes this holiday season, here are a few of our favorite places that you can spend Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or ring in the New Year.
Petrossian West Hollywood
Petrossian offers authentic French flavors with seasonal California inspiration, where indulgence is synonymous with elegant, refined dining in a comfortable and casual environment, and Christmas Eve is no exception. Dinner begins with amuse-bouche before diving into a five-course meal featuring Dungeness Crab, Œuf en Croûte, Black Truffle Risotto, a choice of Kobe A5 Sirloin or Dover Sole, rounded out with a choice of seasonal galette or Tête de Moine for dessert.
Dinner service begins at 6:00pm, and will be accompanied by a live classical string duo to provide the soundtrack to your evening
Cost: $175 per person / $250 with wine pairings
321 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 310.271.6300
Ivory on Sunset
West Hollywood’s chic indoor/outdoor dining concept, Ivory on Sunset, located in the Mondrian Hotel, will offer Christmas Eve/Day dinner specials by Executive Chef Andrew Bice, with normal hours on Christmas Eve and open until 8pm on Christmas Day. Enjoy Christmas Eve specials including Prime Rib (served with mashed potatoes, baby carrots, horseradish and au jus, $45), which will also be available on Christmas Day, as well as Dover Sole (in a meunière sauce with grilled lemon, $49 *only available Christmas Eve*), all of which can be enjoyed on the restaurant’s incomparable patio.
Dinner Hours: 5pm-11pm (Christmas Eve), 5pm-8pm (Christmas Day)
And, there is a special prix fix menu until 11:30pm on New Year’s Eve for $125 per person to ring in the new year. Enjoy dishes like Sear Foie Gras, Ricotta Agnolotti, and Truffle Butter Poached Lobster, all of which can be enjoyed on the restaurant’s incomparable patio.
8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood (323) 848-6000
For those with family and friends in town looking for a pre-Christmas Eve treat, visit none other than vegan Mexican West Hollywood hotspot Gracias Madre, which will be open until 3pm on Christmas Eve. Nosh on Executive Chef Chandra Gilbert’s vegan Mexican fare while washing it down with a cocktail by Beverage Director Maxwell Reis.
Hours: 10am-3pm (Christmas Eve)
Open until 1am on New Year’s Eve, ring in the new year the right way with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and specials including Chiles en Nogada (filled with picadillo topped with a walnut-based cream sauce, $20) and a CBD Grasshopper Brownie (served with peppermint ice cream, chocolate sauce, topped with hemp seeds and cashew whipped cream, $15) by Executive Chef Chandra Gilbert.
8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood (323) 978-2170
On Christmas Eve dine out on Chef Marcel’s decadent prix fixe Christmas feast, a five-course tasting of holiday fare for $75 per person, plus an optional beverage pairing. Reservations are available from 5-9pm.
CHRISTMAS EVE MENU
XMAS TREE SALAD beet, asian pear, pine nut, pomegranate, blue cheese snow, baby kale
SUNCHOKE SOUP chestnuts, cracker
SPINY LOBSTER RISOTTO pancetta, parmesan, allium
ROASTED DUCK BREAST brown butter butternut, pomegranate, pumpkin seed
BRUSSELS AND CARROTS honey & thyme glaze
CACAO MACA MOUSSE gluten free tart, persimmon
New Year’s with Wolf
From welcome bellinis to oysters to white truffle risotto, Chef Marcel spares no detail at this one-night-only, six-course dinner affair to say farewell to 2017. Menu $125, optional beverage pairing $35. Now taking reservations from 6pm to 11pm. Vegetarian menu also available. www.wolfdiningla.com
7661 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles (323) 424-7735
The Stalking Horse
A recently opened British brewpub featuring vegan and non-vegan Cornish fare, great fish and chips, plus they brew their own beer on site, will be open from 10:00am-8:00pm on Christmas Eve.
10543 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles (424) 832-7511
SLS Hotel, The Bazaar by José Andrés and Tres
On Christmas Eve, The Bazaar by José Andrés: will offer their full regular dinner menu, available from 3:30PM-10:30PM. Tres by José Andrés: Tres will offer both a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Brunch, featuring a decadent brunch table for $95 per person from 11AM-4PM, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner, featuring a three-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person, available from 4PM-9PM. Details: https://www.slsbeverlyhillshotel.com/events/christmas-eve/
Tres by José Andrés: Tres will offer both a New Year’s Eve Brunch, featuring a decadent brunch table for $85 per person from 11AM-4PM, and New Year’s Eve Dinner, featuring a three-course prix fixe menu and welcome glass of Cava for $85 per person, available from 4PM-10PM. For more information, please call (310) 246-5551. The Bazaar by José Andrés: will offer two decadent tasting menus, The Saint for $260, with reservations available from 5:30PM-7PM, and The Sinner for $325, with reservations available from 7:45PM-9:45PM. Hotel packages also available. Details: https://www.slsbeverlyhillshotel.com/events/new-years-eve/
Tres by José Andrés: Tres will offer a New Year’s Day Brunch, featuring a decadent brunch table and welcome glass of Cava for $95 per person from 11:30AM-4PM, and their full dinner menu, available from 4PM-10PM. Details: https://www.slsbeverlyhillshotel.com/events/new-years-day/
Chef Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne are whipping up A Night in Monte Carlo where guests can virtually travel to the tiny principality near the South of France and live it up with a prix-fixe menu, wine pairings themed décor and costumed staff. The menu, prepared by Chef de Cuisine Mercedes Rojas, begins with de rigueur Eggs & Caviar à la Casino Royale; followed by a salad of Bitter Herbs & Root Vegetables with Truffle Vinaigrette & Pissaladière. Next is a course of Pumpkin Ravioli with Maine Lobster, Tomato Confit & New Zealand Spinach. There is a Grilled Veal Chop with Osso Buco Jus, Saffron Rice & Swiss Chard Butter for the main course. Noubar Yessayan, The Lucques Group’s new executive pastry chef, prepares a magnificent Croustillant Pralinée with Bittersweet Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert. Pricing is $110 per person for the first seating, menu only; and $150 for the second seating, menu only, including a midnight countdown with a champagne toast. http://lucques.com/assets/nye2018.pdf
8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 323.655.6277
And, lastly, for when you need to sober up:
New Winter Lattes at Coffee For Sasquatch
The stylish and trendy little coffee shop on Melrose and LaBrea, which uses the San Francisco based Ritual Coffee as its anchor beans, has dreamt up a fresh batch of drinks to warm the soul and get you in the spirit of the holidays. The new drinks are available at the coffee shop now through the end of the year, so stop by before heading to work or hang out at the shop and enjoy the living plant wall.
New winter lattes include:
· Spicy Mocha: Dark Chocolate infused with Cayenne Pepper, Ancho Chile, and Cinnamon. Topped with Marshmallows and Cocoa Powder
· Spiced Apple Cider: Hot Apple Cider Infused with Cayenne Pepper and Cinnamon
· S’Mores Latte: Dark Chocolate infused with Cinnamon and Blackstrap Molassas. Topped with Marshmallows, Crushed Cinnamon Graham Crackers, Nutmeg, and Cocoa Powder
· Liverpool Latte: Earl Grey Tea infused Coffee and steamed milk sweetened with our In-house made Vanilla Syrup